The journey ahead with your new baby
Now your baby has arrived, your emotional and practical preparation for parenthood will have moved in to a new phase.
But don't worry, we're here to help support you through these joyful new, but sometimes challenging, times. We have a wealth of essential, evidence-based information, as well as a range of postnatal courses and workshops - designed especially for you and your baby.
It's normal to question how you're doing and what you're feeling in the first few weeks or months of parenthood. So our Early Days postnatal courses offer the opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings with other new mothers in an open and friendly environment, with the help of a trained NCT practitioner. Typically the topics discussed include:
Changes in yourself and your relationships
Going back to work, or not.
Discover how to use your loving touch to soothe your baby with an NCT Baby Massage course. Before babies are able to speak, or even respond to sounds and sights, they communicate with the world around them through touch.
Massage is a way to connect with your baby and has been shown to help with improving bonding and attachment, enabling better communication and improving your baby's sleep. Plus, it's an ideal opportunity to meet up with other new mums or dads.
Our popular and relaxing NCT Mother and Baby Yoga course provides a wonderful opportunity for you as a new mum to ease your way back into exercise.
Weaning is an exciting time for you and your baby, but can be confusing with so much conflicting information from family, friends, health professionals and books. Our Introducing Solid Foods workshops cover topics such as:
When to start weaning
What foods to avoid.