Run by local parent volunteers, we offer support, information and friendship to parents-to-be and new parents across Basingstoke and Deane
Whether you're expecting a baby or you already have a family with young children, Basingstoke NCT has a lot to offer you.
Signature Antenatal Classes can be booked in various locations across the borough, giving you the chance to make friends who are expecting babies around the same time as you, as well a chance to learn about what choices you have in planning your birth and life with your new baby or babies.
We also run Relax, Stretch and Breathe classes for women during pregnancy (suitable from 12 weeks of pregnancy); Refresher Antenatal Courses for couples expecting their second or subsequent baby; Waterbirth workshops for couples interested in using water during labour;
Once your baby is born, choose from our Early Days Courses for mums with young babies; Introducing Solids workshops for those with babies between 4 & 6 months and Relax and Stretch with Baby classes for mums & babies from 6 weeks onwards.
We have social groups and events across the borough, as well as supporting you with breastfeeding, through our B.A.B.I.E.S. group and one-to-one telephone support; planning a homebirth; finding a well fitting feeding bra; first aid courses and hiring breast pumps and valley cushions.
Our Nearly New Sales are among the largest in the country and are held in central Basingstoke in the spring and autumn. They are a great place to shop for you and your baby, stock up on maternity wear, baby and children's clothes, toys, books and games as well as equipment such as prams, cots and baby baths.
Basingstoke NCT covers Basingstoke, Cliddesden, North Waltham, Oakley, Overton, Whitchurch, Tadley, Ashford Hill, Baughurst, Pamber Heath, Bramley and Old Basing.