National Childbirth Trust

Moving Flexibility In The Workplace From Niche To Norm

Sam Grimstone | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Parents
Sam Grimstone

The alarming level of maternity discrimination in this country is compounding this problem. Many new mums are afraid to take time off work. These archaic business attitudes remain embedded in the dark ages; one that values presence over performance.

Is Doing an NCT Course the Friendship Moment of Your Life?

Lisa Williams | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK Parents
Lisa Williams

Your first NCT class is like your first day at a new school; there you are, at a huge milestone in your life, wearing new clothes that make you feel very grown up, and eyeballing your new classmates wondering which one is going to be your new best mate.

The Things You Do for Love - The 'I Never Knew and Didn't Understand' Moments of Motherhood

Alison Powell | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK Parents
Alison Powell

Since having children I have picked meat out of their little teeth in a restaurant. I can say hand on heart I would not do that for another human being. I have used a hand-held breast pump, feeling like a Jersey cow, as a bus load of people parked at the stop stared at me through my living room window and I simply stared back.

Breast-Fed Babies ‘Cry More’ And ‘Laugh Less’

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to new research today, babies who are breast-fed cry more, laugh less and generally have ‘more challenging temperaments’ than bottle-fed...