Please see below for details of the services and courses that this branch has to offer new parents and parents-to-be:
Free NCT Bra Fitting Service for Maternity & Feeding Bras. Having a comfortable, well-fitted maternity or feeding bra is important during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Different makes and styles of bras fit differently on different women so it makes sense to try them on before you buy. Avril is an NCT-trained, experienced volunteer bra fitter and can help you choose the bras which fit you best. Check out the range of bras available at www.nctshop.co.uk The ideal time to be fitted for a nursing bra is from 36 weeks.
To arrange your free fitting, call Avril on 0844 2436243 and choose option 5.
Valley cushion If you are sore, aching or tender after giving birth, sitting may be painful. The Valley Cushion gives total support – reducing healing time and allowing you to sit comfortably, relax and enjoy your new baby. Portsmouth & Southsea branch has a volunteer agent who can arrange Valley Cushion hire. Hire costs are £15 for 5 days, £2 per day afterwards (£25 returnable deposit). Concessions available for unwaged households.
Contact Avril on 0844 2436243 and choose option 5.
NCT Early Days postnatal course These courses are run by a qualified group leader and aim to help and support new parents in your local area with all the choices and decisions that having a newborn introduces! Sharing experiences and ideas among other new parents can really help to build confidence and provide reassurance. It is also a great opportunity to meet other new parents who are local to you. The course is 5 weeks long and runs throughout the year.