Haringey NCT is committed to providing support and information for mums, dads and families in our area.
NCT volunteers offer you opportunities to meet up and make friends and share experience at coffee mornings, bumps and babies sessions and other support groups.
Are you pregnant and looking into your birth options? Have you already had your baby?
Whether you’re thinking of having an elective c-section, have had an emergency or a planned c- section, or are you hoping for a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean), please get in contact for information and support.
Email: Nisha at email@example.com
For comprehensive information visit: www.caesarean.org.uk
These are secret Facebook Group to protect your privacy, this way the group will be free from advertisers and spammers and so you can post without sharing all with your Facebook Contacts.
Expectant Parents Groups
Alongside our quarterly Expectant Parent events we have set up private Facebook groups for the same quarters:If you're expecting your baby shortly, join our bumps groups by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org An invitation from the Facebook group will then be sent to you.
It's a great way to meet and keep in touch with other families at the same stage as you on your parenting journeys.
Two Or More! Facebook Group
This group is set up for parents having their second, third (or fourth and fifth) child. To share tips, ask questions, arrange meet-ups...
It can be daunting starting a second maternity leave without a pre-made group of friends, this Facebook group can help meet new friends with children of a similar ages.
To receive an invite to the group please email Alice at email@example.com
This group was previously the Two-Under-Two group. We have broadened the audience as while a small age gap creates particular difficulties (which can still be discussed here) a new addition to a family is challenging whatever the age gap.
Lone Parents Group
NCT Haringey has set up this Lone Parent Facebook Group to provide support and friendship for sole parents.
Anyone welcome, whether you have a bump. baby or a toddler.
To join the group please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite.
While babies are a special gift and parenting can offer the most amazing experiences, the changes that occur with parenthood can take a lot of adjusting to. The early years of motherhood can sometimes be an isolating and lonely experience. It can knock our confidence, shake up our sense of identity, put a strain on our relationships and play havoc with our emotions. Whether you feel you are struggling with a particular issue, are going through a difficult patch or you are concerned that you may have postnatal depression, NCT is here to support you. For information or guidance try our helpline 0300 330 0700 or see https://www.nct.org.uk/parenting/postnatal-depression
There is also the national charity PANDAS, which offers advice and support to people suffering with ante and postnatal illnesses. Helpline: 0843 28 98 401. Pandas run a small support group in Muswell Hill at St. Peter le Poer Church on Albion Avenue. It runs every first and third Friday of the month. For more information contact Natasha on Natasha.email@example.com
Finally look out for our regular articles in our "Rainy days and Mondays" section of Gas & Air.
Are you pregnant and thinking about your birth options?
If you would like to talk to a local parent who has experienced giving birth both in hospital and at home then please get in touch.
We can pass on details of the local specialist NHS homebirth team, or arrange a meeting should you prefer to speak to a midwife.
Please contact Fiona initially via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our MSLC rep, is looking for feedback - good or bad - on new parents' experiences of local breastfeeding support services.
Do you think you got adequate support and advice after having your baby, either in hospital or at home?
Could you access NHS or NCT provided services easily?
Are there enough breastfeeding support groups available locally, at the right times and in the right places?
Have you found the advice and support provided useful?
(The Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC) is run by Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group - the NHS organisation that 'buys' NHS services, including antenatal, maternity, and post natal care, on behalf of local people.)
To pass on feedback or for more details contact email@example.com
The Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC) representative for local maternity services from NCT Haringey is in a position to convey the views, experiences and aspirations of local parents and parents-to-be to NHS decision-makers.
We would like to hear from you if you have had particularly good or bad experiences of local hospital or community maternity services, and about your thoughts in general on local maternity services, antenatal and post natal care.
Please note that we will not be in a position to take up individual complaints with a service but, by hearing about your experiences, can build up a picture of what is or is not working locally.