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Tagged with: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, Parenting, 9-12 months, Emotions and mental health, 12-18 months
We debunk myths about perinatal mental health and encourage parents to talk about how they're feeling.
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.
NCT's response to the Royal College of Midwives' State of Maternity Services report
Eve Canavan shares her experience of postpartum psychosis, how she finally got the help she needed and why Mother and Baby Units are so important
Here we look at your protection against pregnancy discrimination at work as well as redundancy during pregnancy, maternity leave or when returning to work
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At the end of 2015, we launched our #BeyondBabyBlues campaign which encourages people to talk more openly about maternal mental health, to avoid the mistake of dismissing potentially serious mental health issues in themselves, friends or family, and to...
NCT launches its #BeyondBabyBlues campaign which aims to encourage people to talk more openly about maternal mental health,
Tagged with: Parenting
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.
While Glastonbury’s muddy fields have well and truly dried out, summer festival season in the UK is in full swing. And just because you’ve become a parent doesn’t mean you can’t dust off your wellies and enjoy your favourite festival pastimes.
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.
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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 they like. 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.