In section: NCT Relax Stretch & Breathe/Yoga for Pregnancy
NCT RSB/YfP teachers facilitate women-only physical skills classes which also incorporate essential elements of NCT courses.
NCT research finds that parents will lose out under Government plans for maternity and paternity pay
Research by NCT, based on IPPR analysis, has found that government plans to limit annual increases to maternity and paternity pay to 1% will mean that by 2015 parents lose out by around £224.
Almost half of women (43%) are likely to return to work sooner than they would like after having their baby, according to a new NCT report. Of those, 47% said this is due to concerns over job security.
In section: Professional
The NCT research overview series provides an evidence base to guide the practice of NCT and other transition to parenthood workers on topics of relevance during pregnancy, birth, parenthood and the care of babies and toddlers aged 0-2 years. Workers must...
In his conference today, Nick Clegg announced that he will provide £120m of funding to ensure people with depression receive treatment within 6 weeks, or up to a maximum of 12 weeks.
The National Institute for Heath and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published a new quality standard and guidance on patient experience in adult NHS services.
A survey carried out by Netmums and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) found 73% of women on low incomes do not attend antenatal classes.
In response to the MBRRACE-UK "Saving Lives, Improving Mothers' Care" report, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser at NCT said:
NCT responds to the launch of 'A Strategy for Maternity Care in Northern Ireland' by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland.
On 25 February, Maternity Action and the Refugee Council published the report ‘When maternity doesn’t matter: Dispersing pregnant women seeking asylum.’ In response to the ‘When maternity doesn’t matter’ report, which focuses on the treatment of pregnant...
In response to 4Children's research on child-care, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, says:
Research conducted by the universities of Bristol and Oxford show that relatively small levels of exposure to alcohol while in the womb can influence a child's IQ
An article by Margaret McCartney published in the BMJ reveals that trusted organisations are profiting by selling on personal data of women and new parents for commercial interest and promotions, such as Bounty packs.
The results of the Birthplace in England study by Oxford University’s National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) were published on 25 November. The Birthplace study was carried out at Oxford University and led by co-investigators from Oxford, UCL (...
In response to a new Danish study, published in BJOG on proactive labour induction practice, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT said:
Listed in: Press releases
In response to research published in the BMJ which found that pregnant women are more likely to quit smoking if financial rewards are offered as part of a treatment plan, Rosemary Dodds, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, says:
On 6 March 2013, The Family and Parenting Institute and Daycare Trust released the Childcare Costs Survey
On 19 March the Government announced a new scheme for tax-free childcare for working families.
On 13 March 2013, the Department of Health published the results from the Diet and Nutrition Survey of Infants and Young Children (DNSIYC) 2011.