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. The reality of feeding: 10 things you need to know

    One of your most important roles as a new parent will be feeding your baby, but it’s also a learning curve. We look at 10 things that are useful for every parent to know when it comes to feeding their baby.

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  2. Tongue-tie in babies

    Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) in babies can affect both breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Here we explain about tongue-tie symptoms and treatment.

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  3. Hot weather with a newborn: tips to keep cool

    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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  4. Coping with hot weather during pregnancy

    Read our tips on how to beat the heat when you’re pregnant

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  5. 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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  6. Perineal massage in pregnancy

    Find out what perineal massage is and how it might work to help you avoid a tear or episiotomy when you give birth.

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  7. Postnatal depression and mental health as a parent

    We break down the common myths about pregnancy, parenthood and mental health.

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  8. Steph’s Top 5 books!

    I’m Steph, I live in High Wycombe with my husband and our 10- and 11-year-old daughters. I’m an NCT antenatal teacher and breastfeeding counsellor and I teach hypnobirthing and run baby massage classes.

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