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 May 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 June 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. 

Anne is an NCT doula for Dumfries and surrounds.

Would you like Anne to be your doula?

Email annee.booth@tiscali.co.uk or call 01848 331799 

About Anne

Anne lives in rural Dumfries and Galloway, but can be in Glasgow or most parts of the central belt in an hour and Edinburgh in an hour and a half.

The experience of training as an NCT doula was really exciting for Anne. Her births were all very different and enjoyable in their own ways. She knows it is not always easy to have the kind of birth you hope for and would love to enable more women to do so. Anne feels passionately that a positive birth experience is a really good foundation for parenthood.

As an NCT antenatal teacher with twenty four years of experience, Anne likes to empower her clients. Most of them gain the confidence to experience the birth that is right for them but she is aware that a few people need extra support. As a doula, Anne can provide that extra support in many ways to women with and without partners, or with any particular needs.

She is able to support you emotionally, offer you comfort measures such as massage, and help you use active birth skills such as breathing and relaxation. Anne can also support your partner during the labour. She will meet with you again after the birth to discuss your labour with you.

Anne loves being out in the fresh air. She enjoys gardening and has recently travelled to China and Iceland and walked the West Highland way with her sons.

Anne Booth

Qualifications

Anne is an NCT antenatal teacher and NCT doula.

Practicalities

Anne will provide support by:

  • Meeting with you twice before the birth of the baby, and once after.
  • Being on call up to two weeks before the birth until the baby arrives.
  • Being able to communicate with medical and midwifery staff.
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