All expectant mothers and fathers should be helped to prepare for birth and parenthood.
Read about the evidence behind the courses NCT provides and ideas for practitioners in articles from our journal on preparing parents for birth and early parenthood.
Mothers in prison
Induction and other birth interventions
Expecting a big baby
Twins and multiples
Alternative & complementary
Preparation for Birth and Beyond
NCT Access to NCT training course
Teaching Preparation for Birth and Beyond in a children's centre
NCT Preparation for Birth and Beyond: the teachers' perspective
NCT PBB courses: a response to new opportunities
Birth and Beyond Practitioner: a new qualification
Courses and training
Words that empower
The first session - what do parents tell us?
Optimising the start for baby study day
Refining the assessment of NCT practitioners
Training midwives to run parent-centred courses
Does a longer antenatal course increase parents' confidence?
NCT antenatal teacher training improves wellbeing
NCT birth companions: a new training programme and a new service
Yoga in pregnancy: relax, stretch and breathe
Evidence for NCT's antenatal services