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.  

Chelsea is currently a student NCT doula. An important part of training for this role is that Chelsea 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 Chelsea to be your birth doula. The fee for Chelsea to support you has been appropriately set to recognise the fact that she is a student.

Would you like Chelsea to be your doula?

Email: or call 07599759710

About Chelsea

Chelsea is based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire where she lives with her partner and two children. She is available to support parents in the borough of Welwyn Hatfield, Potters Bar and Barnet.

Becoming a mother at a young age herself, Chelsea feels that having personalised support and information is important in creating a positive birth experience. She hopes to equip you with knowledge to aid your decision making and act as an advocate to ensure you feel heard and understood.

Chelsea understands the importance of birth environment and will endeavour to meet your needs in your chosen location, be that a hospital or at home. 

During the birth, Chelsea would offer practical support including birth positions, breathing techniques and massage, alongside emotional support for you and your birth partner. She can also provide support with skin-to-skin and initiating breastfeeding if this is something you would like.

Chelsea is positive and considerate and will strive to work together with you to ensure support is tailored to your needs.

Chelsea Nichols


  • Currently in her second year of the NCT Birth and Beyond foundation degree
  • Also studying Yoga for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Counselling


Chelsea will provide support by:

  • Meeting with you and your birth partner (if you have one) on up to three occasions to get to know each other, discuss your wants
  • and needs for labour and birth, provide any information you may want and discuss preferences for practical support
  • Be available by email and text message between meetings
  • Be available for up to four weeks around your estimated due date
  • Be with you for the duration of labour and birth, ensuring you are settled afterwards
  • Support for initiating breastfeeding during the first hours
  • Meeting with you postnatally to talk through your birth
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