NCT believe that women should be able to choose to give birth in either a consultant-led unit, a birth centre or at home.
In section: Courses
NCT postnatal classes in the form of Early Days™ groups give you the opportunity to explore different approaches to important parenting issues with a qualified group leader and other new parents in your area.
The quality of postnatal care provided to women and families in the first days and weeks after birth can have a significant impact on their experience of the transition to parenthood.
Your baby will undergo several health checks aimed at detecting conditions or abnormalities. Here we look at postnatal screening and testing.
Postnatal depression affects many new mums. This article discusses what causes postnatal depression, common symptoms as well as options for treatment.
Tagged with: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, Dad's view: parenting, 9-12 months, You after the birth, Parenting
Having a baby is a life changing experience for both new mums and dads. This article discusses the effects of postnatal depression on dads and suggests ways to find help.
In section: Welcome to NCT College
Aim to help mothers and fathers feel more confident and better supported as they adjust to becoming parents.
Postnatal Services are called NCT Early Days™ courses or Drop-ins and are growing in popularity in Children's Centres as they are one of the only commissioned services which addresses the mental health of the mother.
NCT's postanatal services include our poplular Early Days session either run as a course or as a drop-in and postnatal professional training days.
This article looks at how to get started with potty training, working out if your baby is ready and dealing with common potty training problems.
NCT wants all women and their partners to feel supported during pregnancy and prepared for parenthood.
In section: About NCT
NCT’s Pregnancy & Baby guides you week by week through your pregnancy to life as a parent.
In section: Get Involved
To find out more about NCT's current campaigning work on issues affecting maternity care follow the links below.
A varied, healthy diet whilst pregnant really helps your baby develop and grow as well as possible. This article provides some guidelines on a healthy diet.
Tagged with: First trimester, Pregnancy, Second trimester, Third trimester, Exercise during pregnancy
We discuss some important rules to follow when exercising in pregnancy.
Tagged with: First trimester, Pregnancy, Second trimester, Third trimester, Pregnancy and antenatal health, Emotions
We discuss what to expect from your second pregnancy. You may find you have different symptoms, and worries about coping with two or more children are also common.
Tagged with: First trimester, Pregnancy, Pregnancy discomforts, Second trimester, Third trimester, Pregnancy and antenatal health
Which pregnancy symptoms are normal and which should you talk to your GP about?