NCT Courses and Covid-19

We are updating course information on our website and contacting course bookers as early as we can before courses begin, explaining whether courses will run in-person or online.

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: 

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

Chantelle is currently a student NCT doula. An important part of training for this role is that Chantelle is required to support a woman or couple through birth with the support of the NCT doula tutors. Your baby needs to be due between mid-February and mid-April 2022 for you to be able to consider asking Chantelle to be your birth doula. The fee for Chantelle to support you has been appropriately set to recognise the fact that she is a student.

Would you like Chantelle to be your doula?

Email chantelle_rm@hotmail.co.uk or call 07930 115450

About Chantelle

Chantelle is a mum to two girls and has been supporting children and families, in multiple capacities, for the last ten years. Her goal is to ensure parents feel supported and held through important transitions. She is based in Halesowen, next to the M5, and is happy to travel up to an hour away to cover areas that include, but are not limited to: Birmingham, Dudley, Stourbridge, Kidderminster and Bromsgrove.

Chantelle believes in person-centred practice and enjoys working in partnership with expectant parents and empowering them by ensuring they feel supported and heard throughout pregnancy and birth. She aims to provide continuity of care both antenatally and throughout labour. Her varied and diverse knowledge base and experience include a vast amount of experience relating to peer support: breastfeeding infant/ child sleep, babywearing and transition to parenthood. She is currently developing her professional skills to include relaxation techniques, mindfulness, self-efficacy, and labouring with confidence.
 
Chantelle is a calm and nurturing presence during her time with you. She is an oxytocin enthusiast and has many tools to encourage the production of the feel-good hormone that is essential in the birthing process. Chantelle will create a relaxing, non-judgemental and supportive environment; with the aim of harmonising all in the birthing room to produce an oxytocin friendly environment. Her interprofessional working experience will enable her to effectively communicate the birthing person’s needs and desires to any medical professionals. Be this directly or supporting the person to express themselves. 

She is well versed in the multi-faceted experiences of pregnancy and birth, enabling her to support you in your unique journey. This may include supporting your partner through their potential roles within this process. Including understanding their transitioning role, relaxation techniques, effective communication; how to support your partner through the birthing process.

Chantelle Revel-Maton

Qualifications

  • Access to higher education
  • NCT Birth and Beyond Level 4 NCT and University of Worcester
  • Four Years as a Peer support worker and Admin of Co-Sleeping & Attachment Parenting Support Facebook group
  • Hypnobirthing Teacher with Clam Births a Royal College of Midwives accredited course

Ongoing training:

  • Birth and Beyond, BA (Fd) University of Worcester and NCT
  • Holistic Sleep Coaching Level 6, The Open College Network and Lynsey Hookway

Practicalities

Chantelle will provide support by:

  • Meeting with you and if relevant your birthing partner prior to the birth. The initial no-obligation meeting will also enable you to touch base and consider if her service is the right one for you. Should you decide to continue with her service you will be provided with two further meetings to develop an open, trusting and empowering relationship. You can explore your preferences, concerns, and understanding of the birthing journey.
  • Being available by email, text, phone, internet-based telecommunication (such as Zoom and Teams) between meetings.
  • Being exclusively on-call for up to 4 weeks around your estimated due date. This will include being on-call 24 hours.
  • Supporting you psychologically, physically and emotionally throughout your pregnancy, labour and postnatally.
  • Supporting you with your feeding decision, using her wealth of experience and skills relating to infant feeding.
  • Offering you a post-natal visit to enable you to reflect on your pregnancy and birth experiences. This is usually done in the first six weeks after birth and will include an opportunity to discuss any further support or services you may need.

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