National Childbirth Trust

The NCT (also known as the National Childbirth Trust) is UK's leading charity for parents. Every year we support thousands of people through the incredible life changing experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Learn more about who we are.

Becoming a parent is a life-enhancing experience, but it can also be challenging and sometimes stressful. We are here to help you through this transition, offering relevant information, reassurance and mutual support. Find out more about what we do and where we work.

 NCT near you

Our local branches offer support for parents and parents-to-be, and organise various activities and events. Find your nearest NCT branch and get involved today. Our branches range in size from fewer than a dozen members to over a thousand and cover very rural as well as urban areas, so what they can offer varies across the UK. All of them try to make new parents welcome.

Get support when you need it
Make friends with other parents-to-be and new parents, get support from them and have fun joining in branch activities.

Registration details

The National Childbirth Trust is a registered charity, number 801395. Our registered office address is Alexandra House, Oldham Terrace, Acton, London W3 6NH.

It is also a company registered in England and Wales with company number 2370573 and VAT registration number 681182923.