With a relaxed and friendly style, an NCT Antenatal course is as individual as you are. You can be confident that every course is tailored to the needs of the group taking part.

The course is for you and your partner or birth partner. But you are very welcome to come alone, or with a friend or relative.

Some courses are running online due to the pandemic, details in each individual course.

Course Outline

Based on the latest, evidence-based research, expect this course to be practical, hands-on and friendly. You will focus on all aspects of labour and birth, including the right choices for you, plus your emotional wellbeing. This course will also give you confidence for the crucial early days and weeks of parenthood. Practical baby care includes nappy changing, washing, swaddling, crying and safe sleeping. This course has a breastfeeding session. Much of your breastfeeding session will focus on understanding what your baby needs and does, so even if you are undecided about how you will feed your baby you will still benefit from this segment of your course. Partners are welcome because their support can make a big difference to how well feeding goes. Everyone else on your course will have due dates around the same time. So you will have a local, ready-made network when it matters most, and friends for many years to come. This course has the advantage of being personalised to the needs of the group. This means that the content can vary slightly, so this is a guide to the wide-range of topics you will cover:

Labour and birth

  • Final stages of pregnancy
  • Early signs of labour and coping at home
  • Calling the midwife/going to the maternity unit
  • Birth options and medical procedures
  • Coping with labour: breathing and pain relief options
  • Birth partner’s role

Becoming a parent

  • Communicating with your baby
  • Parenting styles
  • Your emotional health
  • Supporting your relationship
  • Friends and families

Caring for your baby

  • Crying, calming and soothing
  • Safe sleeping
  • Feeding options
  • Feeding techniques
  • Feeding patterns
  • When to get outside advice

Course are running a mixture of online and in-person at various venues. Please see below details and links for more information.

Dates

  • NCT Antenatal course for babies due in September 2021
    Course starting 21st July 2021
    Booking Link
    Location - ZOOM

     

  • NCT Antenatal course for babies due in November 2021
    Course starting 29th September 2021
    Booking Link
    Location - Hemerdon Village Hall

     

  • NCT Antenatal course for babies due in mid-November 2021 to December 2021
    Course starting 24th September 2021
    Booking Link
    Location - Woolwell Centre

     

  • NCT Antenatal course for babies due in December 2021
    Course starting 21st October 2021
    Booking Link
    Location - Hemerdon Village Hall

     

  • NCT Antenatal course for babies due in late December 2021 to January 2022
    Course starting 13th November 2021
    Booking Link
    Location - Woolwell Centre

     

  • NCT Antenatal course for babies due in January 2022
    Course starting 27th November 2021
    Booking Link
    Location - Hemerdon Village Hall

     

  • NCT Antenatal course for babies due in late January 2022 to February 2022
    Course starting 4th December 2021
    Booking Link
    Location - Woolwell Centre

     

  • NCT Antenatal course for babies due in mid-February 2022 to March 2022
    Course starting 5th January 2022
    Booking Link
    Location - Hemerdon Village Hall

     

  • NCT Antenatal course for babies due in late-March 2022 to April 2022
    Course starting 23rd February 2022
    Booking Link
    Location - Hemerdon Village Hall

 

For more dates, please use our course viewer.

Frequency
Every year
Next date
Thursday 21 October 2021
Time
19:00pm - 19:00pm
Location
Various, PL1
Organiser
Jenny
020 8752 2482
Pricing
Please see booking link
Frequency
Every year
Next date
Thursday 21 October 2021
Time
19:00pm - 19:00pm
Location
Various, PL1
Organiser
Jenny
020 8752 2482
Pricing
Please see booking link