Background New research from the University of Oxford supports the policy of all women having access to a birth centre run by midwives – either alongside a hospital unit or on a separate site in the community. Giving birth at home or in a midwifery unit...
Unemployment figures were today released by the Office of National Statistics. They showed an increase of 70,000 – largely credited to the high numbers of women attempting to get back into work, changing their status from “economically inactive” to “...
The Government has announced plans to deliver free classes for parents in three areas of the country. NCT is among the organisations which will be delivering the classes from this summer. The trials will take place in Camden in London, Middlesbrough and...
Win a fantastic £5,000 cash prize kindly donated by Pregnacare, as well as prizes worth £12,000
NCT supports the call from England's chief medical officer that all children should be offered vitamin supplements to safeguard their health.
In section: About us
NCT Trading is a subsiduary of The National Childbirth Trust. The aim of the Company is to generate funds for NCT.
NCT Trustee Seána Talbot has been appointed to the Board of the Patient and Client Council, Northern Ireland.
A Midwife 4 Me: Maternity groups unite to call for continuity of care during pregnancy, birth and beyond
The time it is appropriate to clamp the umbilical cord after a child’s birth is being debated in the national news today.
In section: NCT College
There is a fantastic opportunity to train as an NCT Voluntary Role Breastfeeding Counsellor starting September 2014. Deadlines for applications: Mid Feb 2014 - 30th July 2014
NCT welcomes the ‘Preparation for Birth and Beyond’ resource pack, launched by health minister Anne Milton today. Aimed at all those in the NHS, local authorities and the voluntary sector who run groups for expectant and new parents, the resource aims to...
Last week, Baroness Julia Cumberlege was awarded the Children & Youth Champion Award for which she was nominated by the NCT (National Childbirth Trust) at the Charity Champion Awards 2009. Baroness Cumberlege’s dedication to the NCT and to reforming...
In section: Professional
Initiated in 2005, the NCT Parent Education Access Programme (PEAP) offers parents with few formal qualifications a non-traditional route back into education.
NCT's response to BBC research that half of hospital trusts in England have had to close their maternity units to women in labour when they were too busy during the last year
In response to BBC research that half of hospital trusts in England have had to close their maternity units to women in labour when they were too busy during the last year, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, says:
Commenting on the changes being made to flexible working arrangements today, NCT Chief Executive Belinda Phipps said:
A recent systematic review, published in The Cochrane Library, reveals that later cord clamping after birth increases iron levels in babies.