Mummy’s Star is the only charity in the UK and Ireland dedicated to women and birthing people diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy or within 12 months of giving birth, and their families.
Our mission is to provide cancer support to every family facing this traumatic situation.
we focus on
1. Women & birthing people who are diagnosed with cancer during their pregnancy.
2. Women & birthing people who are diagnosed with cancer within a year of giving birth.
3. Families who, within the first year of birth, lose the partner who has given birth, as a result of cancer.
4. Healthcare professionals who care for women, birthing people and families facing this situation.
For no mother or birthing person to feel alone following a cancer diagnosis, in or around pregnancy.
To ensure they can make informed choices about their cancer treatment and pregnancy care.
For any woman or birthing person, diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy or
within 12 months of giving birth, to be referred to Mummy’s Star to access the support we offer.
our work involves
Where there has been a cancer diagnosis in pregnancy or within 12 months of giving birth.
Advocacy on behalf of our families
This includes support at hospital appointments, working with other organisations to draw in
additional support, and employment rights advice, in addition to extending our knowledge
base and expertise about cancer and pregnancy, treatments and options for women and birthing people.
Small grants system supporting families affected by the costs of cancer in or around pregnancy
and in the event of a terminal cancer diagnosis, for memory-making activities.
Workplace entitlements or benefit entitlements information is also available on our website.
Mummy's Star emotional support provides online resources, peer support through closed online forums,
and bespoke support through a dedicated Support Worker.
In the event of the death of a mum or birthing parent, we continue to support both the surviving partner
and can signpost to further support for other family members if requested.