coronavirus, pregnancy and parenthood

Coronavirus has thrown up so many questions for pregnant women and new parents. We’ve compiled this FAQ so you have reliable information and support when you need it

The coronavirus has affected us all with ‘normal’ life now on hold. Here’s where you can find answers to your questions about coronavirus and more about how it might affect you and your family.

Coronavirus and pregnancy

  • For any questions about whether coronavirus might affect your pregnancy, see our FAQs here.
  • If you’re feeling anxious about coronavirus, see here for ideas on how to stay positive.
  • If you’re self-isolating and pregnant, here are some tips for coping and for staying fit and healthy.

Coronavirus and birth

  • If you’re worried about whether coronavirus might affect your plans for labour and birth, see our FAQs here.

We’re still here for you: new live, online NCT antenatal course

In these challenging times, it’s so important that we all feel connected. And we’re not going to let social distancing get in the way! We understand just how important it is for you to feel supported and connected to local parents, now more than ever.

Interactive, engaging and social our live online 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, please do get in touch to find out more.

If you’re already booked onto a course, you might find this FAQ on the new online course useful. We will be in touch with all parents who have booked with us.

Coronavirus and your baby

Feeding

  • For more information about breastfeeding and coronavirus, see our FAQs here.
  • If you’re using formula, we cover lots of useful information here.
  • For ideas on what to cook your baby if you’re in self-isolation, see our article baby meal ideas from the cupboard

Staying well

Keeping in touch

  • For tips on keeping you and your children in touch with their grandparents, see here.
  • For ideas on using the top tech and apps to keep in touch with friends and family, see here.

Coronavirus and parenting

Working from home and parenting

  • See here for tips on how to juggle working from home and looking after children with your partner.
  • Here are some tips for working from home with a baby.

Staying well

  • Struggling to get your toddler to clean their hands? Here are some tips.
  • If you’re stuck inside self-isolating with your baby, here’s how to stay fit and healthy.

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 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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