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Here we look at the different types of baby carriers and slings that are available in the UK
We look at how to make sure you fit your child's car seat properly and helpful tips
Here we look at communication development in children and how you can support and encourage your child
In section: About us
Ian was elected as a trustee in 2011 and is a member of the Audit and Risk and Nominations and Governance committees. He is also a Non-Executive Director of NCT Trading Ltd. Ian has one young child, and has found NCT immensely supportive since the birth...
We look at how children develop language and ways to help your child to talk
In section: Media
NCT's response to the Royal College of Midwives' State of Maternity Services report
Find out about the benefits of getting outdoors for you and your children
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NCT looks at what to expect and prepare for in the first three months with your new baby – from feeding to bath time to sleep.
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When you are 10 weeks pregnant, symptoms can include cravings as well as morning sickness and tiredness. Your embryo will also be developing distinctive features.
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In your 11th week of pregnancy, your embryo grows at a rapid pace; developing teeth and reflexes. At this stage you may also be considering antenatal classes.
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By the time you are 12 weeks pregnant, symptoms can start to ease. You usually meet your midwife for a booking-in appointment, sometimes followed by a ‘12 week’ scan.
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Development There are lots of developmental changes at this stage. It is likely your baby will:  Start to walk unaided.  Start saying simple words, such as ‘dad’, ‘mum’, ‘dog’ and ‘cat’.  Point to things she likes.  Show a...
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The 13th week of pregnancy spells the beginning of the second trimester. Your baby will become capable of minor facial movements and pregnancy symptoms may start to ease.
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When you are 14 weeks pregnant, your symptoms may be easing which can make it a good time to discuss things with your partner. Also why not begin pelvic floor exercises?
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Pregnancy week by week: When 15 weeks pregnant, your bump may become visible and you may feel tightness in your abdomen. Swelling and bleeding in the gums can occur.
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At 16 weeks pregnant, your baby is developing rapidly. Around this time, symptoms of discomfort may ease and you will meet your midwife for a second antenatal appointment.
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When you are 17 weeks pregnant, your baby can move freely, hearing and responding to external sounds. You may experience symptoms of heartburn, constipation or itching.
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Development Most children will have started to walk by now, and your child will be probably be doing some or all of the following:  Climbing on furniture Running Increasing her vocabulary and sometimes putting two words together (‘new shoes’ or ‘...
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When you’re 20 weeks pregnant, your baby grows quickly and develops distinctive features. You may get results from scans and tests and you can also think about baby names.
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