Antenatal Courses

From where to give birth to knowing when your contractions are getting underway, NCT Antenatal Classes are a great way to find answers to all your questions about labour, birth, being a new parent and looking after your baby.

Classes are held at various locations throughout Edinburgh. Formats vary, from weekly evening to full weekend sessions. Call 0844 243 6994 or email for more information and to book.

Edinburgh for Under Fives

Edinburgh for Under Fives is the essential guidebook for parents and carers of young children living in and around Edinbugh. Packed with 1000+ reviews and listings of family-friendly places to eat, indoor and outdoor activities, shopping highlights, pre-school groups, classes, festivals and events. Buy edition 15 of Edinburgh for Under Fives for £9.95 at bookshops and gift shops throughout Edinburgh or at, where you can also buy a subscription to the handy online version.

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Bumps & Babies

We welcome bumps, parents, grandparents & carers of not quite mobile babies (up to 9 months). We provide a private room for you and your baby to relax with tea, coffee and biscuits. If you would like to meet other local parents and carers, share stories, get support from NCT specialists, access information for families then please pop in and join us at: Blackhall Library, 56 Hillhouse Road. Postcode, EH4 5EG. Every Wednesday 10.30-11.30am (donation of £1 gratefully received).

Breastpump Hire 

NCT hires out Ameda and Medela hospital grade breast pumps, which offer quick, effective and practical pumping. Our NCT volunteer agents will give you information on how to use the pumps. Please phone Naomi Crowley on 07504863970 (Craigleith).

Breastfeeding Support 

Breastfeeding can be a wonderful experience, and it is sometimes challenging. NCT breastfeeding counsellors are trained practitioners who can help you with any problems or questions you have about breastfeeding, expressing breastmilk and the introduction of solid foods. 

Phone Kathy McGlew on 0131 226 5803, or the NCT Helpline on 0300 330 0700, open seven days a week, 365 days a year, 8am – 10pm.

Courses & workshops

NCT Antenatal course

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NCT Online Antenatal refresher course

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