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coronavirus, pregnancy and parenthood

We understand that if you're pregnant or a new parent, the spread of Covid can be a worry. We’re committed to giving you reliable information and support when you need it.

Our services are there to help and support all parents at the beginning of their journey. 

For NCT Antenatal and New Baby groups, click here, and for Walk and Talk groups, see here. To read articles about pregnancy and Covid, including information on the Covid-19 vaccine if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, see here.

You might find it useful to watch this NHS video about your care during your pregnancy and labour: 

How will coronavirus affect my pregnancy?

Will my birth and labour be different because of coronavirus?

We’re here for you with local NCT Antenatal courses & NCT Walk and Talk groups

We understand just how important it is for you to feel supported and connected to local parents.

Interactive, engaging and social, our NCT Antenatal course is a great way for you to meet other local parents, and get essential unbiased information and knowledge about pregnancy, birth and early days with your baby.

If you haven't booked a course with us yet, find out more about NCT Antenatal courses near you today.

Thanks to our amazing network of volunteers, we're running NCT Walk and Talk groups across the country. Find out if there's one in your area.

How will coronavirus affect my baby?

We answer some of your most pressing questions on COVID-19 life with a newborn in our FAQ here.

Can I still breastfeed or formula feed my baby?

  • For more information about breastfeeding and coronavirus, see our FAQs here.
  • If you’re using formula, we cover lots of useful information here.

How can I stay healthy?

We have lots more information in our section on your baby and coronavirus.

How will coronavirus affect me as a parent?

How can I stay healthy with my baby?

  • Struggling to get your toddler to clean their hands? Here are some tips.

How can I make friends and socialise with other parents near me?

Many of our NCT branches run groups and activities for parents. Some branches are also offer social Walk and Talk groups

Visit our local activities and meet-ups page and enter your postcode to search for your local NCT group. You can then contact your closest branch to see what's happening in your area.

Read more about being a parent and coronavirus here.


Useful information

Read the NHS stay at home advice.

The NHS website has up-to-date information on coronavirus and how to reduce the possible spread of infection.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have produced information on coronavirus for pregnant women and their families

The RCM has produced this helpful FAQ with advice and information on different aspects of pregnancy and birth for women and their families.

Maternity Action has this handy FAQ: Covid-19 – rights and benefits during pregnancy and maternity leave.

The Department of Health and Social Care website is being updated daily with guidance and what the government is doing about the virus.

Our support line offers practical and emotional support with feeding your baby and general enquiries for parents, members and volunteers: 0300 330 0700.

Click on the following links for guidance on self-isolation and social distancing in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh.

For more information about coronavirus in various languages see here.

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