MUMS SUPPORT FORUM
Peer support through sharing your experiences
This is a private, closed group for women who have had or are currently experiencing cancer during pregnancy or the postnatal period. Any woman who is eligible for our support can join the forum at any point. Some of our women contribute on a regular basis, but some prefer to observe or just ask occasional questions.
No medical advice is given on the forum and women are strongly encouraged to engage with their health care team regarding any medical concerns. Always discuss your worries and questions with your own health care team before acting on any ideas you may get from reading our forum posts.
Everybody's diagnosis, treatment and side effects are different and what choice might be right for one person may not be right for another.
The forum is mutually supportive, and some users have described it as their ‘Mummy’s Star family’. A whole range of topics, worries, sadness and celebrations are discussed and shared and there is always someone around for a bit of company, day or night. If an information and support worker notices that someone is having a particularly difficult time, then we may email or private message that person to see if there is any further individualised support we can offer.
Women experiencing a cancerous form of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD), sometimes referred to as molar pregnancy, often require a different level of support. We have a separate forum for those women who wish to use it in addition to the main forum.
Running alongside our main forum, we also have a forum for any of our mum’s who have suffered pregnancy/baby loss, for any reason, as an additional source of support.
Similarly, for our mum’s who have been given a secondary or terminal diagnosis, we have a forum where they can share anything that they may not wish to share on the main forum.
We also have a support forum for partners.
To access our support forum, please get in touch with us directly at email@example.com.
This forum is facilitated by Mummy's Star Monday to Friday, during office hours. Please note we are not a 24-hour or crisis service, so if you require immediate or emergency support, please contact one of these organisations for the appropriate help. We've listed them below for you.