NCT Signature Antenatal Courses: From where to give birth to knowing when your contractions are getting underway, NCT Signature Antenatal courses are the ideal way to find answers to all your questions. A dynamic course for anyone expecting their first baby. A great opportunity for new parents and birth partners to meet others and learn all about pregnancy, birth and the early postnatal period. Your Signature Antenatal course will focus on providing you with evidenced-based information and the skills you need to make decisions about your labour and birth. Taught by highly trained NCT antenatal teachers and Breastfeeding Counsellors. For more information or to make a booking email bookings4c@nct.org.uk.

NCT Essentials Antenatal Courses – this course is desiged to prepare you and your partner for the arrival and first months with your new baby. NCT Essentials Antenatal courses use the same friendly, relaxed and practical approach and covers six essential core themes. The course, as well as preparing the parents to be for the arrival of their new baby, it will guide you through the transition and challenges of being a new parent. There will also be information regarding birth positions, pain relief and pushing. For more information or to make a booking email bookings4c@nct.org.uk.

NCT Refresher course –if you already have a child, NCT Refresher courses offer the chance to plan for your next birth and for your expanding family. It is also an opportunity to meet other parents who are expectig their second or subsequent child and to share experiences. For more information or to make a booking email bookings4c@nct.org.uk.

NCT Twins & Multiples –this workshop looks at the unique challenges of giving birth and caring for multiples. Topics include, working with your hospital to understand your birth choices, coping strategies for birth and parenting including relaxation techniques, what to expect in the couple of weeks after birth, breastfeeding and baby care, thinking about how to enjoy your babies as well as feeling well yourselves. This is a fantastic opprtunity to meet other expecting twins or more and to create a support network of parents in a similar situation. For more information or to make a booking email bookings4c@nct.org.uk.

 NCT Doula – a birth doula service for parents through late pregnancy, labour, birth and the first few hours with their new baby. NCT trained doulas provide women and their partners with skills physical and emotional assitance. They provide up-to-date knowledge, information and encouragement to help women have the type of birth they desire. An NCT Doula will meet with you up to three times before the birth and help you put toegther a birth plan whether you are going to have your baby at home, birth centre or hospital. They will aslo stay with you trhoughout your labour and birth and communicate with medical and midwifery staff so you can docus on your own needs. For more information and the details of an NCT Doula in your area see www.nct.org.uk/courses/antenatal/antenatal-services/nct-doula

NCT offer a discounted rate scheme for those who are on certain benefits or fall under an annual joint household income threshold. Please contact bookings4c@nct.org.uk in confidence to discuss further. 

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