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Every parent is entitled to parental leave. This article explains what it is and what your entitlements are.
In section: Professional
NCT aims for all parents to have a positive start to family life. We want all women and men to feel prepared and supported to become confident and caring parents.
Listed in: Press releases
In the run up to the election NCT, the UK’s largest parenting charity, has today launched a manifesto calling for the next government to address the pressures affecting modern parents.
In section: NCT College
What is the difference between part-time or full-time?
This article outlines paternity rights and provides information for parents about paternity leave.
In section: Professional
Peer support has been shown to help in increasing rates of breastfeeding. Peer support can also help in the transition to parenthood, offering friendship and alleviating isolation, stress and low mood.
Find out about pelvic floor exercises during and after pregnancy. Looking after your pelvic muscles can help prepare for an easier birth and recovery.
Pain in the pelvis (pelvic girdle pain or symphysis pubis dysfunction) is common in pregnancy, but can be treated. Find out how to minimise discomfort and get help here.
In section: Professional
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: Media
Position statements & media briefings intro
In section: NCT College
The introduction of a bespoke NCT research degree programme has been delayed until at least 2015/16 whilst we review strategic aims and what we offer postgraduate students.
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.
In section: Professional
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.
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: NCT College
Postnatal Leaders facilitate Early Days Courses helping mums and dads feel more confident and better supported as they adjust to becoming parents.
In section: Professional
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.
In section: Media
Pregnancy