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. 

Courses until the end of April 2021 are online to bring you local, fully interactive and inclusive courses when Covid-19 infection rates are high and official guidance for pregnant women remains in place – a decision supported by the Royal College of Midwives. 

"Antenatal classes can be incredibly helpful in preparing for childbirth and parenthood – and for meeting and sharing experiences with other parents-to-be. Online classes, like those offered by NCT, are the safest and most practical option currently and still offer those opportunities, even if the experience is different to getting together in person."

- Royal College of Midwives 

We are taking decisions on whether courses from May 2021 onwards will be delivered online or in-person on a month-by month-basis.  We are updating course information on our website and contacting you if have booked a course place explaining why, so you know how your course will run 6-10 weeks before it begins. 

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. 

Laura is an NCT doula for Peterborough.

Would you like Laura to be your Doula?

Call: 07706034468
Email: laurajanedoula@gmail.com

www.laurajanedoula.co.uk

About Laura

Laura is based in central Peterborough.
 
Laura’s own entirely different birth experiences led her to believe that all women have the innate wisdom to birth their babies in a positive way, whatever form that might take. By creating a safe birth environment to encourage labour hormones and using relaxation techniques, Laura believes this sacred moment can be enhanced for all involved.
 
Her role is not to replace the birth partner (unless they can’t be or choose not to be present) rather to work together. Laura will be a constant, steady presence at this powerful time. She will communicate the birth plan to all health professionals, encouraging it to be followed where possible, working alongside midwives. Her caring, empathetic nature means that she will utilise both practical and emotional support. She can walk alongside you, making no judgements or influencing decisions, so she is able to fully realise what you want and need. Practically, she can encourage movement during labour to inspire innate birthing abilities, support a partner with their needs, and support you to initiate breastfeeding after birth.  She will enable you to navigate this transition into parenthood by providing evidence based information about maternity care. This will help to support your decision making and individual needs.
 
Research shows that women who have Doula support at their birth have shorter and less painful labours. Continuity of care is a big part of this, so by being there for you and working together, a positive experience can be created where you feel happy and confident about your decisions and plans.

Qualifications

  • NCT Breastfeeding peer supporter
  • NCT birth and beyond degree with the University of Worcester:
  • NCT Antenatal Practitioner
  • NCT Doula
  • NCT yoga for pregnancy
  • Mindful Rebozo with Sophie Messager
  • Biomechanics of birth with Molly O'Brien
  • Hypnobirthing 

 
Practicalities

  • Laura will meet with you three times before the birth to discuss your worries, hopes, fears and preferences, building a supportive relationship.
  • Be available via phone, text or email.
  • Be on call 24/7 from ten days before the estimated due date
  • Support you throughout the entire labour and birth.
  • Help you all to settle as a new family in the first hours after the birth, helping with older children where necessary (e.g home birth.)
  • Meet with you one week to ten days after the birth to support you through the early days and give you some time to reflect.
     

Laura Traynor

Qualifications

  • NCT Breastfeeding peer supporter
  • NCT Access Course
  • Currently studying the NCT birth and beyond degree with the University of Worcester:
  • NCT Antenatal Practitioner
  • NCT Doula
  • NCT yoga for pregnancy

Practicalities:

  • Laura will meet with you three times before the birth to discuss your worries, hopes, fears and preferences, building a supportive relationship.
  • Be available via phone, text or email.
  • Be on call 24/7 from ten days before the estimated due date
  • Support you throughout the entire labour and birth.
  • Help you all to settle as a new family in the first hours after the birth, helping with older children where necessary (e.g home birth.)
  • Meet with you one week to ten days after the birth to support you through the early days and give you some time to reflect.
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