The National Childbirth Trust wants all parents to have an experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood that enriches their lives and gives them confidence in being a parent, providing local support and putting them in touch for social networking. The NCT also runs antenatal classes and provides information on maternity issues, breastfeeding and postnatal support including specialist groups for caesareans and miscarriage. There are approximately 320 branches throughout the country and the NCT is also involved in research and campaigning.
The National Childbirth Trust
Who to contact
Where to go
- The National Childbirth Trust
Various locations throughout the UK
- Area served
Days & Times
- Pregnancy & Birth Line (0300 3300772): Monday to Friday, 10.00am - 8.00pm. Breastfeeding Line (0300 330 0771): Seven days a week, 8.00am – 10.00pm. Postnatal Line 0300 3300772
- Age Groups
The NCT offers a range of support services for parents. We are most known for our antenatal education and breastfeeding counselling, but we also run courses for new parents to help them adjust in their new role as parents. Our services are open to all parents. We charge for services like our antenatal and postnatal courses. This is to cover the cost of organising courses and training our teachers and facilitators to an exceptionally high standard. We offer discounted rates in special circumstances and advise anyone wishing to access our courses to discuss their situation in confidence with our bookings coordinators. We also run the Pregnancy and Birth Line (0870 444 8709) and the Breastfeeding Line (0300 330 0771) to support parents.
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