Articles

Here you’ll find a range of articles about pregnancy, birth and parenting with tips from other NCT members and all the latest evidence-based information.

  1. Hot weather with a newborn: survival guide

    There’s a bee coming towards your baby’s tiny foot, you can’t work the parasol and you’re thinking it might be easier to stay indoors until October. Here’s how to navigate the season's main obstacles.

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  2. Looking out for your mum (and dad) mates: what to do if you’re worried about a friend’s mental health

    What do you do when someone you know just doesn’t seem like themself? Read our tips to find out how you can help.

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  3. Watch our Covid-19 vaccination expert panel Q&A

    We put your questions about the Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy and breastfeeding to experts from the NHS, Public Health England and the RCOG.

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  4. Two-mum families: how to tackle questions like ‘what will they call you?’

    Claire Lynch shares her experience of being part of a two-mum family.

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  5. 10 things I never expected about being a dad

    While being a dad will change your life forever – and in the best possible way – there might be a few things you weren’t bargaining for. We talked to NCT dads to find out what surprised them when they had children.

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  6. A dad’s guide to bonding with baby

    What’s the best way for dads to bond with their babies? Dr Anna Machin shares tips on how dads can connect with their babies from the start – even before they’re born.

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  7. Antenatal depression: signs, symptoms and support

    While postnatal depression is becoming more talked about, prenatal depression is still relatively unknown. Here’s an overview.

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  8. Postnatal depression: the questions you really want to ask

    Heard it discussed but still feel in the dark? Here are the answers to the most common postnatal depression questions…

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