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Caroline was elected as an NCT Trustee at the 2015 AGM. Caroline has three children and has fostered many children. She is a grandmother to 12 and was present as a midwife for the births of nine of her grandchildren. NCT has been central to Caroline's...
Tagged with: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, Parenting, 9-12 months, Baby health and development
Choking is a common worry for parents. Here we share first aid tips you can use if a baby is choking.
Baby car seat installation can be difficult. Here we give tips on fitting children’s car seats; with a guide to safety and information on the various types.
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NCT's response to the Royal College of Midwives' State of Maternity Services report
Here we look at your protection against pregnancy discrimination at work as well as redundancy during pregnancy, maternity leave or when returning to work
NCT looks at what to expect and prepare for in the first three months with your new baby – from feeding to bath time to sleep.
When you are 10 weeks pregnant, symptoms can include cravings as well as morning sickness and tiredness. Your embryo will also be developing distinctive features.
In your 11th week of pregnancy, your embryo grows at a rapid pace; developing teeth and reflexes. At this stage you may also be considering antenatal classes.
By the time you are 12 weeks pregnant, symptoms can start to ease. You usually meet your midwife for a booking-in appointment, sometimes followed by a ‘12 week’ scan.
Development There are lots of developmental changes at this stage. It is likely your baby will: Start to walk unaided. Start saying simple words, such as ‘dad’, ‘mum’, ‘dog’ and ‘cat’. Point to things she likes. Show a preference...
The 13th week of pregnancy spells the beginning of the second trimester. Your baby will become capable of minor facial movements and pregnancy symptoms may start to ease.
When you are 14 weeks pregnant, your symptoms may be easing which can make it a good time to discuss things with your partner. Also why not begin pelvic floor exercises?
Pregnancy week by week: When 15 weeks pregnant, your bump may become visible and you may feel tightness in your abdomen. Swelling and bleeding in the gums can occur.
At 16 weeks pregnant, your baby is developing rapidly. Around this time, symptoms of discomfort may ease and you will meet your midwife for a second antenatal appointment.
When you are 17 weeks pregnant, your baby can move freely, hearing and responding to external sounds. You may experience symptoms of heartburn, constipation or itching.
Development Most children will have started to walk by now, and your child will be probably be doing some or all of the following: Climbing on furniture Running Increasing her vocabulary and sometimes putting two words together (‘new shoes’ or ‘...
When you’re 20 weeks pregnant, your baby grows quickly and develops distinctive features. You may get results from scans and tests and you can also think about baby names.
When you are 21 weeks pregnant, your baby will be able to hear your voice and distinguish it from others. Your bump may be growing as the baby gains weight too.