NCT Courses and Covid-19

Covid-19 price promise: If some or all of your course takes place online due to Covid-19, we promise to give you a course price discount related to how much of the course is online. 

Courses until the end of June 2021 are online to bring you local, fully interactive and inclusive courses when Covid-19 infection rates are high and official guidance for pregnant women remains in place – a decision supported by the Royal College of Midwives. 

"Antenatal classes can be incredibly helpful in preparing for childbirth and parenthood – and for meeting and sharing experiences with other parents-to-be. Online classes, like those offered by NCT, are the safest and most practical option currently and still offer those opportunities, even if the experience is different to getting together in person."

- Royal College of Midwives 

We are taking decisions on whether courses from July 2021 onwards will be delivered online or in-person on a month-by month-basis.  We are updating course information on our website and contacting you if have booked a course place explaining why, so you know how your course will run 6-10 weeks before it begins. 

How we make decisions about the delivery of NCT courses

As the UK’s largest parenting charity and leader in the field of antenatal education, we make informed decisions with full consideration to the current and any (confirmed) future UK government restrictions and official guidance and the most reliable research findings and data regarding pregnancy and Covid-19.   

We also consult closely with our colleagues at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM).  

It’s our charitable mission to support all parents to have the most positive experiences of pregnancy, birth and the early days, so we will: 

  • act promptly and transparently, informing you how and why your course will be delivered as early as practically possible.  
  • always make decisions that offer the best experiences available whilst protecting you, our parents, your babies and our NCT course leaders. 

Amy is currently a student NCT doula. Amy would be happy to cover Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, the East of England and East Midlands area.

Would you like Amy to be your doula?

Email: missajones30@gmail.com or call 07815 948263

 

About Amy

Amy lives in a small village on the outskirts of Biggleswade with her partner and 3 beautiful children, Ben 8, Izzy, 7 and Phoebe 5. She has been supporting women in labour and early parenthood for 12 years now. Amy is passionate about promoting positive birth, supporting both women and their partners so they feel empowered and equipped as they journey into parenthood.

The journey parents make is one of transformation, it has many different elements to it and at times parents can feel lost and unsteady. Amy has the skills and empathy to support and encourage parents, aiding in a much smoother transition. 

Being an advocate for parents is something Amy feels very strongly about, women have voice’s and they need to heard. Amy has the skills and knowledge needed to aid parents in making decisions that best suit them.

All of Amy’s children were born in the hospital where Amy worked, having her friends and work colleagues supporting her through her births highlighted the importance of having continuity of care and support from a trusted individual which directed her on the path to becoming a doula.

Amy has worked in many different areas of the maternity setting, from theatres to the midwifery led birth unit. She is a qualified antenatal practitioner and maternity nurse who fully understands her role as a doula and the importance of working in harmony with other health professionals.

During labour Amy can offer support through massage, breathing techniques and visualisations. Amy feels very passionate about the early days post birth and is able to offer support with feeding and settling in with a new baby. 

Amy Jones doula

Qualifications

  • Antenatal practitioner
  • Maternity nurse
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Night nanny

 

Practicalities      

Amy will offer support by:             

  • Meeting with you and your partner up to 3 times during the antenatal period to discuss the type of birth you are aiming for.
  • Helping to composing a “wish list” that you can go through with your midwife or care provider on the day so you can all work together to achieve a positive birth.
  • Being on call for you 24/7 from 2weeks before your due date until you give birth.
  • Visiting you up to 2 times during the first 2 weeks to chat about you and your baby, offering support around feeding and adapting your new life as parents.
  • Unlimited contact via phone or email for the first 4 weeks
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