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Nicola's Story

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

Laura's Story

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...

Becky's Volunteering Journey

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

Charlie's Story

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...

Hope's Story

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

Becky's Story

When we started out on our breastfeeding journey I vowed to get to two years, after all, that’s what the WHO recommended so I assumed it...

Mercedes Story

Looking back at my breastfeeding journey with my first baby is hazy; the heady mix of sleep deprivation and adrenaline from a fast birth...

Hazel & Rowan's Story

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...

Laura's story

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...