Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley announced plans today for a public health service that gives more power to local people over their health, whilst keeping a national grip on population-wide issues.
Data from the WHO global survey on maternal and perinatal health(1) shows that risk of maternal death and serious complications is higher for women undergoing caesarean section that is not medically indicated than for those where there is a medical...
Over 95% of women in the UK are not able to choose where to give birth, a new report released today by the NCT (National Childbirth Trust) has found. Offering women choice of where to give birth is government policy across the UK as it is proven to have...
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NCT Scholars showcases academic work of NCT practitioners and staff on maternity and transition to parenthood topics, including publications and unpublished theses not available elsewhere.
NCT, the UK’s largest parenting charity, and Unilever are celebrating today after being named winners of the Charity Partnership category at Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards.
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NCT offer a variety of services, both directly to parents and commissioned by the NHS and local authorities. Services cover the First 1,000 Days - from conception to your child's second birthday.
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Having a baby is a special time. So make sure you benefit from the experience, support and social networks that only come with an NCT Signature antenatal course.
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Help us find our NCT Stars. Nominations for Volunteer Awards and Practitioner Awards are open until 29 February 2016.
Background New research from the University of Oxford supports the policy of all women having access to a birth centre run by midwives – either alongside a hospital unit or on a separate site in the community. Giving birth at home or in a midwifery unit...
Unemployment figures were today released by the Office of National Statistics. They showed an increase of 70,000 – largely credited to the high numbers of women attempting to get back into work, changing their status from “economically inactive” to “...
The Government has announced plans to deliver free classes for parents in three areas of the country. NCT is among the organisations which will be delivering the classes from this summer. The trials will take place in Camden in London, Middlesbrough and...
Win a fantastic £5,000 cash prize kindly donated by Pregnacare, as well as prizes worth £12,000
NCT supports women and men who work as maternity services parent reps. If you want to volunteer or if you are already a committee member or activist please register with us using our volunteer registration system. Everyone who registers will receive free...
NCT supports the call from England's chief medical officer that all children should be offered vitamin supplements to safeguard their health.
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We caught up with British athlete Jo Pavey to talk about juggling parenthood, training and her goal to make it to her fifth Olympics in Rio 2016. She gives the phrase ‘the school run’ a whole new meaning…
We had a chat with actress Kellie Shirley - best-known for playing Carly Wicks in EastEnders - about her pregnancy, expecting twins and why mums-to-be might want to think about cord blood donation
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