Becoming a parent is exciting, but it can be an expensive time too. NCT’s Nearly New Sales give new and expectant mums and dads a financial lifeline by offering an alternative to forking out for brand new baby products – and the opportunity to be a greener parent.
Father’s Day is a time for celebrating the importance of fathers in our communities and NCT and Maternity Action are using this opportunity to call on Government to implement proposals on parental leave as soon as possible.
A report out today by the King’s Fund: ‘The role of GPs in maternity care - what does the future hold’, suggests that GPs could take a more active role in delivering high quality maternity care by sharing responsibilities with midwives and obstetricians, particularly for women with ongoing medical conditions.
On November 11 2012, the Department of Health announced a £25 million fund to improve birthing environments. Maternity services will be able to apply for new funds to improve their maternity environments as long as there is evidence that women have been asked about the changes they want in their local areas. They can bid for ensuite facilities, rooms where dads can stay overnight or a wider range of facilities available like birthing pools.