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. 

During July and August we are taking a safety first approach to delivering our courses in-person, this means that we have a mix of online and in-person courses available.

We are taking decisions on how we deliver our courses from September 2021 onwards based on government unlocking time frames and venue availability. It is our ambition to deliver the majority of our courses in-person.

We are updating course information on our website and contacting you 4-6 weeks before your course begins if you have booked a course place, explaining how unlock may affect how your course will run.

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. 

Gabriela is an NCT Doula in London.

Would you like Gabriela to be your doula?

Email gabiteixeira@gmail.com or call 07398 233388

About Gabriela

Gabriela is a birth and postnatal doula. She was born in South of Brazil and has been living in London since 1999. 

As a mother herself to a teenage girl and ten year old boy, Gabriela brings with her a lived experience of how to nurture a child from conception onwards. Having had varied birthing experiences with her own two children, her goal, from the very beginning of motherhood, was to give her children the very best in terms of emotional, physical and spiritual development. It is this support that she offers the families that she works with.

The call to serve

Gabriela first felt a desire to be a Birth Companion after the birth of her first child. She was fortunate enough to have a doula at both her children’s births and was grateful for the support and guidance she received during this precious time.

Gabriela has supported many couples through pregnancy and birth both at hospital and at home, giving her first-hand knowledge of how specialised support the birthing and environment can enhance a mother’s experience. Every birth and family is unique and Gabriela supports the needs and wants of the family, while helping to empower the mother to have confidence in herself and to reassure her of her instinctive ability to give birth. She will help the family to make fully informed choices while respecting their desires. 

She recently qualified as yoga teacher. Gabriela started practicing thirteen years ago while pregnant with her daughter. She was advised that yoga would help with the challenges a changing body could bring and would provide comfort for her baby.  She is now starting a training to develop a pregnancy yoga sequence for clients who may be interested in the benefits that yoga can bring to mother, partner and baby. 

Gabriela says “I will listen to your concerns, provide information, care and understanding in a completely non-judgemental, non-prescriptive way. I will make clear to you your options and choices and I’ll encourage you to trust in your instincts and feelings about the birth you want. I will hold you and care for you with my whole heart.”

Gabriela Teixeira

Qualifications

  • Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers Paramana Doula Course
  • Introduction to Breastfeeding with Indira Lopez-Bassols 
  • NCT Access to NCT training
  • NCT doula 
  • Yoga Teaching Training at Shiva Shakti Yoga – Goa/India

Practicalities

Gabriela will provide support by:

  • Meeting with you two times before your birth to ensure that she fully understands your birth wishes and to begin to build a friendship with you
  • Encouraging you to consider your birth preferences and explore your birth options
  • Staying with you throughout your labour and birth
  • Offering you (and your birth partner) physical, emotional and spiritual support
  • Staying with you for 3 hours after your baby has been born to nurture and support you during those precious hours as you make the transition into parenthood
  • Meeting with you after your birth to listen to your birth story and signpost to any other appropriate support

Testimonials

"We had the great pleasure to have Gabriela’s presence during Martha’s birth day and she was exceptional with her assistance to the 3 of us. Before I met Gabriela I was not sure if a 3rd person in such a personal moment of a couple life will be the best idea, then I met Gabriela, before the big day, and from the beginning Gabriela was very helpful making me aware of all the changes that my body will have. This allowed me to have more control of the situation because I knew what would be happening and how to react and not panic would help the baby and myself.

One of the greatest things that I really appreciate was Gabriela’s approach for the natural birth and how she made me understand with scientific and logical arguments why I should go for this option! All the knowledge mixed with a kind and strong personality gave me safety that I did the right choice having Gabriela’s help on Martha’s birth day.

Then we had the big day, and each time that I had a contraction Gabriela was there guiding me how to breath how to control my body and make my 26 hours less painful, and she was remarkable! And her support was extended also to my partner because she was making him be there for me and that gave me an extra energy for such a tough moment. I can say that we had an angel helping us in such an important moment of our lives.

Thank you very much Gabriela."

- Monica and Miguel, parents of Martha.
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