NCT research blog

Welcome to the research blog, your first stop for the latest in pregnancy, birth and parenting research news. 

We are the re-born NCT Library Twitter account, encouraging awareness and discussion of areas important to practitioners and parents.

Our main Twitter account is now the key account to follow for news, updates and links.

Each month you can find a round-up of the latest research relevant to practitioners and parents. We're more in-depth than a tweet can be.

Here you'll find plenty of carefully selected, timely information. Topics range from pregnancy and labour to postnatal health and parenthood, including infant feeding and infant health, care and development. It will draw on up-to-date journal articles, news, government reports, our resources, periodicals, and any other pieces which are compelling and contribute to the understanding of an issue. 

Plus there are updates on our The #HiddenHalf campaign, raising awareness of mental health problems experienced during pregnancy or in the postnatal period.

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