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.  

Harriet is currently a student NCT doula. An important part of training for this role is that Harriet is required to support a woman or couple through birth with the support of the NCT doula tutors. The fee to support you has been appropriately set to recognise the fact that she is a student.


Would you like Harriet to be your doula?

Email: or call: 07825044823. 

About Harriet

Harriet lives on the south coast in Emsworth with her husband and 2 boys. Harriet is happy to cover areas around Chichester - Portsmouth, and other surrounding areas in and around West Sussex and Hampshire borders. Please contact her if you want to know if she covers your area.  

Harriet feels, as a doula, she is there to support and empower you though your chosen birth. Whether that is a homebirth, hospital birth, or any of the other many and varied options. Harriet’s aim is to get to know you, to understand and help you prepare during pregnancy pregnancy for birth. Harriet will listen, support & signpost to relevant, evidence-based information so that you are able to make decisions about the birth that's right for you. Harriet’s role is based around supporting you, to achieve the birth that’s right for you. Supporting you with birthing positions and breathing exercises throughout labour. 

Harriet has always been interested in the wonders of pregnancy, birth and newborns. Working for many years with families, Harriet is a naturally nurturing person, and she wishes to make the time with you as restful and relaxing as possible to ensure you’re recharged. She will support you, and any members of your family to gain confidence with your newborn baby. 

Harriet prides herself on her warm, dependable, and trustworthy nature. She understands everyone is individual and will always listen and respect your birth wishes - being led by you, whatever you decide. During labour, she believes a mother’s wishes should be heard and respected. Harriet will do her upmost to make this happen for you and your partner.

Harriet Cutting


  • Currently in final year of training to be an NCT Birth Doula & Breastfeeding Counsellor along with Yoga Foundation


Harriet will provide support by:

  • Offering a minimum of 3 antenatal visits to get to know you and discuss your personal needs  
  • Being on call from 38 weeks until after the birth of your baby  
  • Offering continuous support in labour at your chosen birthplace  
  • Arranging a postnatal visit to explore  your birth experience and answer any questions
  • Supporting you in your feeding choice  
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