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...

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...

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...