About us

My Story so far...

The Ivy Restaurant in Manchester

I'm Rachael Kirkwood, a 34-year old mother of FIVE beautiful children - Baby Orla, Identical twin boys Niall and Luke (19 months old), Mollie (2 years old), Oliver (aged 7), and step-mum to Oscar (aged 10)! Mollie was only 9 months old when Niall and Luke were born, so all 3 will be in the same school year! I'm married to Paddy, my high school crush.

Rachael Kirkwood Pregnant

It's safe to say they all keep me very busy. I decided to set up mumtobe as I've been through a lot of different scenarios in my pregnancies and wanted to share my experiences. I've had a molar pregnancy, a high risk twin pregnancy, 3 single pregnancies, been induced, a forceps delivery, a planned c-section, 2 emergency c-sections, Group B Strep, premature labor 3 times, a baby born at 35 weeks and spent 2 weeks in NICU.


I found it very isolating having 3 small babies in such a short space of time, my friends were all at work, and I had awful anxiety taking them all out on my own. I wanted to set up some events where mums to be / new mums could meet up and not feel isolated. You can read a bit more about my pregnancies in the Blog.


I've been working on designs for baby slings, t-shirts, tote bags and other products....these will be on the website very soon. My mum to be box will be the perfect gift for a mum to be or new mum.


I also have my own UK-registered charity Wish for a Wedding - we provide weddings for couples dealing with a terminal illness before it's too late.​


In a nutshell, that is me and what keeps me busy. I'm looking forward to sharing our journey with you.


If you have a mum / baby blog and would like to share a post with us, please email Rachael@mumtobe.com - we will feature 1 guest post each week.