Parents’ Voices: Slings and Postnatal Depression

Ellie talks about how carrying her baby helped her to recover from postnatal depression. When my eldest son was born almost six years ago, I suddenly realised that I wasn’t cut out for motherhood. I had a traumatic… Read More

Rachael’s story: reflecting on the fourth trimester

Obviously supporting new mums’ wellbeing is a high priority and something the Cheshire Parenting Collective team is passionate about as well as focusing on the newborn. When I signed up for the Fourth Trimester course I thought it would… Read More

Laura and her crying baby

Laura’s story: To the mum with the crying baby…

Ruby was a screamer. My midwife said as much when she was only a few minutes old. She screamed even more if anyone else held her (or looked at her!), so I got to the stage where I… Read More

Vicky's newborn is sleeping, but she isn't!

Vicky’s Story: She Sleeps, But I Don’t!

Although Vicky’s newborn sleeps well, she is experiencing anxiety and worries over what is ‘normal’. Words and photo by Vicky Geary. I have an 8 week old baby who CURRENTLY* sleeps well at night and naps in the… Read More

I wish I’d known

Lots of the parents we support tell us “I wish I’d known it would be like this.” We have collected some of these comments into this blog post. What do you wish you’d known before having a baby?… Read More

Can parents be entrepreneurs?

I never thought I would end up running a business. Aside from watching ‘The Apprentice’ and ‘Dragon’s Den’, I have never been interested in the mechanics of business. In many ways, having my children led me down the… Read More

Kate’s Story

I came across Cheshire Parenting Collective whilst being on maternity leave (still only 5 months in!) and I was impressed by the great work the team does! I came along to a library meet for help with my… Read More