Press releases and analysis
Sanjima DeZoysa, NCT’s Parent Content Manager, talks about the #WorkThatWorks campaign and how flexible working should be a reality for all parents who want it rather than the novelty for some.
Joanne Diraham-Ruzza has been a breastfeeding counsellor for six years. One of her many tasks is to run breastfeeding sessions on NCT antenatal courses. Here Jo writes about what goes on in her classes and how she tries to give parents the right information so they can make the best feeding choices for themselves.
Sam Grimstone, NCT Executive Director of Communications and Development lends her voice to Digital Mums' #WorkThatWorks campaign and urges UK businesses to move flexibility in the workplace from niche to norm.
NCT Head of Communications and Campaigns, Miranda Banks comments on the joint report released by Digital Mums and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) that suggests a lack of flexible work is costing the economy up to £62.5 billion in wasted mum talent.
Many women who experience incontinence issues after having a child are suffering in silence, according to new research by NCT.
NCT Senior Policy Adviser, Elizabeth Duff comments on the Women and Equalities Committee's Pregnancy and maternity discrimination report, suggesting pregnant women and mothers are reporting more discrimination and poor treatment at work now than they did a decade ago.
NCT Head of Campaigns, Abigail Wood comments on the Institute of Fiscal Studies gender wage gap report, suggesting new mothers earn a third less than men even 12 years after giving birth.
Two women give their views of a scheme where we trained ‘maternity champions’ from an estate in London’s Queen’s Park to give local mums more help.
In response to NHS England’s announcement about perinatal mental health funding today, Abi Wood, Head of Campaigns, NCT, said:
Community volunteers, called ‘maternity champions’ in this project, can provide invaluable support for disadvantaged new mothers, says NCT’s Head of Knowledge Sarah McMullen. And it's win-win as the volunteers themselves also thrive in the process.