Antenatal and Postnatal Classes by NCT
Prepare for birth and early parenthood by booking onto our 45 minute classes run by NCT practitioners.
Classes are jam-packed with vital information and practical tips to help you and your partner prepare for birth and the first few weeks of your baby’s arrival, covering everything from the birth choices available to pain management techniques, how to bathe your baby to colic, breastfeeding to how to read baby cues.
- Birth choices and labour
A feature of NCT’s Signature and Essentials antenatal courses, this session will walk you through the options: Labour ward? Birth centre? Home birth? This is your chance to explore and understand the differences between the UK's most common options for where to give birth.
- Top pain management techniques during labour
This session is a core element of NCT’s Signature and Essentials antenatal courses. Come and learn practical tools and techniques to help mum work with her body in the most effective way during labour. You’ll also explore the various medical options available.
- A step-by-step guide to breastfeeding
A friendly and supportive session full of practical tips to get breastfeeding off a good start, plus where to get further support if it’s needed. Led by a specialist NCT breastfeeding counsellor.
- The new parent survival guide to practical babycare
Another taste of an NCT antenatal course with this hands-on workshop covering the essentials of practical baby care, such as carrying, bathing and nappy changing your baby.
- The new parent survival guide to sleep, crying and calming
With content drawn from NCT postnatal courses and workshops, join this session to learn how to put your baby to bed safely along with techniques for calming your crying baby. You’ll also learn how to understand your baby’s needs and how they communicate their likes and dislikes through how they behave.
Individual classes cost £12 or you can purchase a ticket package to save money.
Each package includes 2 adult show entry tickets, plus class places:
- Bronze Package - £45 (SAVE 15%)
- Silver Package - £65 (SAVE 15%)
- Gold Package - £80 (SAVE 20%)
*Savings based on 2 x Advance Online Ticket price of £14.45/£15.45, which comes into effect after the Early Bird Ticket promotion ends on midnight, 27 August 2017.
Becoming a parent can be a steep learning curve, so NCT is there for you – whatever the challenges of pregnancy and parenthood. NCT is the place to go for independent information, birth and parenting classes, practical support, and new mum and dad friends.
Why do new parents choose to do an NCT antenatal course? Because research shows that after doing an NCT course, 91% of mums-to-be said they felt more confident about making labour, birth and early parenting decisions. Nearly all mums who took part (94%) said that they felt supported by other parents on their course, and 96% said that they would stay in touch afterwards. NCT courses are good for dads and partners too. Almost 95% of those attended said they were more confident about caring for and feeding their baby.