Pregnancy and birth are amazing journeys, but some parents feel they could benefit from the continuous support of somebody they know, with experience of the birthing environment. With an NCT doula, you can have support by your side every step of the way.

Doula and pregnant woman

Pregnancy can feel like a step into the unknown, especially for first time mums. How you are cared for during this important time can have a lasting impact on you and your family. NCT doulas can offer the additional support you may feel you need during pregnancy and labour.

They’ll make sure you understand your options and provide continuous physical and emotional support during your birth.

What to expect

preganant woman with doula in hospital

Practical and emotional support

Your doula helps you to find your way through all the information and choices you’re faced with during pregnancy. She’ll support you, and help you practise labour skills such as massage and breathing. She may also have books and equipment for you to borrow.

pregnant woman drinking tea

Regular meetings

The bond between a pregnant woman and her doula is very important. She’ll meet you at least three times before your birth, so that you feel completely comfortable with her. She’ll be there to support you during labour, and will arrange to see you after the birth to talk through how it went. 

Woman in labour with doula

The birth you want

Having a doula with you can really help during labour. As well as giving any other birthing partners confidence, it can shorten first-time labour by an average of two hours. Some mothers find it also reduces the need for pain medication or a caesarean. 


NCT doulas vary in price depending on experience and location. If you have a due date between the end of February and mid-April, our advanced student doulas may be able to give you high-quality support for a reduced cost. 

Find a doula

Anne Fawcett

Anne is an NCT doula in the Surrey, South West London, Sussex and Kent areas.

Beverley Hinton

Beverley is an NCT doula in South London, Surrey and surrounding areas.

Borbala Polya (Borie)

Borbala is an NCT doula for South West London.

Caroline Pearce

Caroline in an NCT doula in Surrey and the surrounding area.

Fiona MacFarlane

Fiona is an NCT doula for South West London.

Gabriela Teixeira

Gabriela is an NCT Doula in London.

Josie Wood

Josie is an NCT doula in South West London.

Laura Wetherall

Laura is an NCT doula for Croydon, Sutton, East Surrey and Surrey Hills.

Lou Toosey

Lou is an NCT doula in Ealing, Chiswick and Acton.

Natalie Misaljevich

Natalie is an NCT doula for North and Central London.

Penny Bolton

Penny is an NCT doula in the Surrey and Hampshire area.

Rachel May

Rachel is an NCT doula in London.

Sally Hodgson

Sally is an NCT doula student based in Sutton, Surrey.

Simone Matus

Simone is an NCT doula for London.

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