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. 

We are updating course information on our website and contacting course bookers as early as we can before courses begin, explaining how your course will run.

Here is our latest safety guidance for all in-person sessions.

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.  

Jess is currently a student NCT Doula. She lives in Hampshire and can support parents around Winchester, Southampton and Basingstoke. 

An important part of training for this role is that Jess 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 Jess to be your Doula?

Email: jesswelshnct@gmail.com or call 07762 679892 

About Jess

From a young age, Jess learnt about the wonder of childbirth from her mother who supported families for over 30 years as a Breastfeeding Counsellor and Lactation Consultant. Having worked in London in Creative Advertising for over 10 years, she decided it was time to follow in her mother’s footsteps and train to practice as a Doula in Hampshire

Jess is a caring, approachable and intuitive person who will provide you with non-judgmental support. She is empathetic and happy in any environment – be it at a planned caesarean, home birth, birth in a labour ward or birthing centre.

She will assist with planning throughout your pregnancy and will be your advocate during labour, working alongside midwives to help you achieve the experience you desire.

She appreciates that every labour and birth is unique and is trained in breathing and relaxation techniques, counter-pressure and massage, plus positions to make you more comfortable. She will also be there for your partner, to help them understand what is happening and how to best support you.

However you wish to bring your child into the world, Jess will be the person you (and your partner) didn’t realise you needed by your side, to ensure you feel confident in your body, prepared and safe. 

Jess Welsh

Qualifications

  • NCT Doula training with the University of Worcester 
  • NCT Access to learning course 
  • Voluntary work with La Leche League GB and New Zealand 
  • Supporting Lansinoh at Baby Friendly conferences 
  • Vodafone World of Difference winner, working with the child healthcare charity Best Beginnings 
  • BA (hons) Creative Advertising 

Practicalities

Jess will provide support by:

  • An initial, no pressure meeting to decide if she is the right Doula for you 
  • Meeting with you two subsequent times during your pregnancy to discuss the support you would like 
  • Providing valuable information about your local trusts and services to help you make informed decisions 
  • Helping you formulate your birth plan 
  • Being on call 24/7 for the two weeks before your due date and until your baby is born 
  • Staying with you throughout your labour and birth to be your advocate and support you both emotionally and practically 
  • One postnatal visit to give you the opportunity to talk through your birth experience and any further support you would like 
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