NCT's series of live Postnatal Talks are a highly valued free-to-access benefit, exclusively for NCT members. These talks are packed with information and support for NCT members with new babies aged 2-6 weeks. Gather knowledge, insights, and strategies from our experienced practitioners on key topics including sleeping, feeding and crying.

woman holding newborn

Created for new parents with new babies, our postnatal talks provide insight and support to guide you through the first few weeks with your baby. This rolling series of postnatal talks are designed to leave new parents feeling reassured and with greater understanding as they adjust to life with their baby. 

Key topics covered are:

Feeding your baby: Our postnatal practitioners will talk you through feeding cues, responsive feeding, breastmilk supply, signs feeding is going well, mixed feeding and expressing, and parenting at night.

Finding your feet: This talk will focus on common experiences and feelings of adjusting to being a new parent, recovery after birth and changes to family relationships will also be explored. 

Getting to know your baby: This talk will help you understand your newborn’s needs and share ideas on how you can support your baby’s transition from womb to world. 

Newborn Sleep: Our experienced postnatal practitioners will talk you through the science of infant sleep, leaving you reassured on normal sleep patterns over the first year.

Crying and Communicating: Our experienced postnatal practitioners will help you understand how babies communicate, explain the reasons for crying and provide you with strategies to soothe your baby. 

Video

NCT Members can access this series of interactive and engaging 45 minute talks, held every Thursday at 2pm, from the comfort of their own home. Each talk is led by one of our experienced postnatal practitioners, sharing their knowledge and insight to broaden your understanding whilst giving you the confidence to embrace the rewarding journey with your new baby. There will also be an opportunity for you to have any questions answered at the end of the talk. 

Our members say:

'Fantastic content and plus of being a member. Would recommend as a first time mum'

Paris,  Southend-on-sea

'I attended a live talk on newborn sleep and the information was invaluable. Parenting can feel isolating but it was extremely reassuring to connect with other parents in the same boat. The session was realistic with expectations and empathetic'

Sophie, Dunstable

'A wealth of information delivered by exceptionally knowledgeable experts who are supportive and understanding
 of all types of situations'

Stacey, York

'Very reassuring and helpful advice especially helpful as a reminder once baby is born. Thanks NCT!'

Gemma, Wimbledon 

Postnatal Talks are a members-only exclusive benefit, just one of a number of benefits available with NCT Membership. Our 12 month membership, for two people at the same address, costs £48 per year (or £12 per quarter). 

Become an NCT Member now

Courses & workshops

NCT Antenatal course

Find out more

NCT Antenatal refresher course

Find out more
NCT Membership
Support NCT Charity by becoming a member
Excited couple holding pregnancy test
Sign up to our weekly Pregnancy & Baby Guide