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Let your baby boom without breaking the bank

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.

NCT Response: Infant Feeding Survey

The NHS Information Centre released the Infant Feeding Survey 2010: Early Results on Tuesday 21 June.

NCT & Maternity Action call for parental leave plans to be implemented quickly

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.

NCT response: swine flu

There has been a notable rise in the number of people with flu who have been admitted to hospital recently, including some with severe H1N1 influenza (swine flu).

NCT response: King's Fund 'The role of GPs in maternity care'

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.

NCT response: New parental leave announcements

Today the Government has announced plans to extend parental leave to 12 months, leaving it up to the parents to decide who takes the leave.

High Five winner announced!

Vicky Engelbrecht recently took part in NCT's High Five reasons to join competition, and won a holiday for her family in Devon.

NCT response to £25 million fund for maternity services

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.

NCT helps parents combat climate change

To help celebrate Climate Week, NCT is offering its top tips to parents looking to ensure the sustainability of the planet for the benefit of their families.

NCT unites with maternity groups in new campaign 'A Midwife for Me and my Baby'

A Midwife 4 Me: Maternity groups unite to call for continuity of care during pregnancy, birth and beyond