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. 

Becky is a qualified NCT doula. She lives in Hereford with her 4 children (two young adults), all born at home. 

Would you like Becky to be your doula?

Email Becky at RebeccaKingDoula@yahoo.co.uk or call 07791 212025

About Becky

Being a lone parent since 2010 and a childhood as the youngest of 8 children has taught Becky resilience, self-reliance, adaptability and compassion.

Now that her children are older, she has the opportunity to fulfil her lifelong passion to support women in pregnancy and childbirth. 

Becky will offer information and signpost you to relevant specialists so that you can make informed choices about your pregnancy and birth. You will have the time to ask questions and for your voice to be heard.

During your early labour she will be with you at your home and in whichever birth setting you choose, home, birthing unit, hospital.

Becky will be there with physical /practical help, guidance, encouragement and, most of all, to care for you. She is committed to enabling you to have the best possible experience of pregnancy and birth.

She is happy to support women within an hour's drive of Hereford.

She would like to offer her services on a voluntary basis to women / couples who are in a vulnerable position due to, for instance, domestic abuse, refugee status, mental health issues , lack of support etc.

Becky King

Qualifications

  • NCT access course level 3, NCT, Bristol.
  • NCT Doula pathway level 5, University of Worcester.
  • Becky is a volunteer in the maternity unit at Hereford hospital.

Practicalities

Becky will provide support by:

  • Before the birth, three meetings with you and, if you have one, your birth partner to get to know you and to discuss any preferences or worries you have as regards your birth.
  • Available by phone, text and or email in between meetings and for 4 weeks after the birth.
  • On call 24/7 from 2 weeks before your estimated due date (EDD) until your baby is born.
  • Stay with you throughout your labour and birth.
  • Final visit (approximately 2 weeks after the birth) to support you as a new family and talk through your birth experience.
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