Exciting news! Return to group support

We are very pleased to announce that due to many COVID restrictions being lifted we are now able to bring our specialist support back...

3 Top Tips for Breastfeeding Positioning

Our team of breastfeeding and early parenting specialists are here to support your journey. In the following blog article Laura, one of...

10 ways to support Baby Umbrella

Baby Umbrella Charity relies on support and fundraising to keep our services FREE for local families. We are always so grateful for the...

Volunteer stories: Jo

Baby Umbrella was a lifeline to me and I decided to volunteer because I could maybe support others going through something similar. I...

Parent stories: Nicola

*** Trigger warning, this story is a personal experience of postnatal depression *** My experience of having my second baby was so very...

Parent stories: Laura

Without really thinking about it too much I decided I would breastfeed. I didn’t know much about it and I didn’t know anyone else who...

Parent stories: Charlie

My son Edward was born with a tongue tie and like many other new parents with tongue tied babies we were desperate to help him. He was...

Parent stories: Hope

Trigger warning: birth story, stop-start labour From the minute a baby is conceived there is something that develops that can ruin...

Volunteer stories: Becky

I first volunteered with Baby Umbrella when my little boy was very young, unfortunately this coincided with the pandemic so the...

Volunteer stories: Mercedes

Six years ago I was a new mum, struggling to feed my baby - I was overwhelmed with advice but felt none the wiser. However, the care and...

Parent stories: Hazel

Rowan’s arrival Rowan’s arrival into the world was swift! A planned, and much desired, home birth came off like a dream. Start to finish,...

On writing and motherhood

As we launch our first poetry evening for Baby Umbrella, I thought I would try to explain what writing means to me and how it links to my...

Lavender Field Raffle

Finally the sunshine has arrived and after a very strange year with so many restrictions, now is the perfect opportunity for you to get...

Launching Baby Umbrella Social Groups!

We are really excited that the government limit on support groups has increased from 15 to 30 adults! This means that we are now able to...

Volunteer stories: Laura

I’m a peer supporter with Baby Umbrella precisely because I remember the emotional and physical challenge that breastfeeding can present....

Tell us your story

One of the things parents often say when they’ve recently had a baby, and even more so when they've had a difficult journey, is why did...