It has been announced that the Duchess of Cambridge will be opting for a birth plan with no planned medical intervention.
In response to the Falling through the Gaps report from the Royal College of General Practitioners and Centre for Mental Health, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser at NCT said:
Responding to the findings of the Family and Childcare Trust’s annual childcare costs survey, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, said:
In response to the Friends and Family Test data on Maternity Services, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
A new analysis published by BMJ has been launched today that finds that bed sharing with parents increases the risk of sudden unexplained infant death (SIDS) fivefold in babies younger than 3 months old, even if the parents are non-smokers.
In response to The Lancet 'Breastfeeding in the 21st Century' study senior policy adviser, Rosemary Dodds, said:
A new campaign launched by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) - ‘Everyone’s Business’ - finds that pregnant women and new mothers across almost half of the UK do not have access to specialist perinatal mental health services.
In response to the MBRRACE-UK perinatal mortality report, Sarah McMullen, Head of Research and Quality, NCT, said:
Responding to today’s MBRRACE-UK report, NCT’s head of research Dr Sarah McMullen said:
In response to the National Maternity Survey from the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU), Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT, said:
In response to the PAC report on Maternity services in England, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
NCT welcomes the Prime Minister’s commitment to increasing opportunity for all children, set out in his speech today
In response to the Queen’s Speech, which announced a bill to increase the provision of free childcare, Abi Wood, Public Affairs Manager, NCT, said:
Commenting on the Save the Children report, A Fair Start for Every Child, NCT chief executive Belinda Phipps said:
NCT response to the University of West London's research on teenage mothers and their postnatal inpatient experiences
In response to the University of West London’s research on teenage mothers and their postnatal inpatient experiences, Rosie Dodds, Senior Policy Adviser at NCT said:
In response to the Welsh government’s announcement of additional funding to improve support for new mothers, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT said:
Today the UNICEF report: Preventing disease and saving resources: the potential contribution of increasing breastfeeding rates in the UK was published.
On 21 March the WAVE Trust launched their report in collaboration with the Department for Education: Conception to age 2 – the age of opportunity
Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser at NCT, the UK’s largest charity for parents, said: “The Welsh Government’s plan to reform maternity services in Wales is a significant opportunity. In the past, Wales has demonstrated some excellent practice –...
On November 11 2012, the Department of Health announced a £25 million fund to improve birthing environments. Maternity services will be able to apply for new funds to improve their maternity environments as long as there is evidence that women have been...