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: Courses
We run regular Waterbirth Workshops by NCT qualified antenatal teachers.
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.
In reaction to David Cameron’s speech on families, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, says:
Responding to 4Children’s survey of childcare costs, NCT Senior Policy Adviser Elizabeth Duff said:
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.
British Scientists have developed a new £10 test that gives advance warning of post-natal depression for pregnant women.
A new BiB study, published in the Lancet, finds that marriage between first cousins can more than double the risk of giving birth to a baby with a 'congenital anomaly'.
As of next year, the number of two-year-olds entitled to free childcare will double. Families on less than £16,190 a year on working tax credits will be eligible as it is extended to 260,000 children.
In response to new NICE guidance on home births and co-sleeping, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, said:
In response to NICE’s new draft proposals on choice of birth location Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive at NCT said:
Four MPs from across the political spectrum have joined together to present a vision for the conception to age two period. The 1001 Critical Days manifesto recognises how early years intervention before the age of two is key to transforming our social,...
In response to the survey from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which found that the majority of UK believe childcare should be shared equally between couples, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT said:
“This report highlights the need for antenatal care to be easily accessible and welcoming to all women, particularly those who are at higher risk of a complicated pregnancy or birth. Vulnerable women are more likely to attend appointments when they are...
The government has announced that working parents will be given up to £2,000 per child under Budget plans to ease the cost of child care.
In response to The Lancet’s new Series on Midwifery, Mary Newburn, Head of Research and Information, NCT, says: