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, explainign 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.  

Rhiannon is currently a student NCT doula. She lives in a village just outside of Peterborough with her husband and her two daughters.

Would you like Rhiannon to be your doula?

Email: rhiannonasplin.doula@gmail.com or call 07540 517552.

About Rhiannon

Rhiannon’s own birth experiences were very different, the first being a breech birth born by Caesarean section, and the second being a vaginal birth. It was the positive care and support that she received from her midwife on her second birth that brought her to train with the NCT.  

Rhiannon will support you in your chosen birth, be that at home or a hospital birth, within a 20-mile radius of her home. 
 
Rhiannon is passionate about supporting women throughout their pregnancy, labour and beyond and believes it is vital to create a warm, calm and relaxed birthing environment. Having such an environment can enable the body to produce vital hormones such as oxytocin and goes on to enable women to achieve a positive birth experience. Rhiannon will also offer massage and relaxation techniques and will assist the mother in exploring different birthing positions to help aid comfort and creating optimum space for the baby in the birth process. 
 
Rhiannon also greatly values the role of the birth partner and the importance of ensuring that both the mother and birth partner feel supported and prepared. She does this by meeting both their physical and emotional needs whilst being mindful not to take over. Should the mother have made the decision to not have a birth partner, Rhiannon is happy to fulfil this role. 
 
There is growing evidence that receiving continuous, responsive and compassionate care that is free from judgement, can be both comforting and empowering for the parents. Rhiannon aims to provide this for the parents she supports.  

Rhiannon has a warm and nurturing personality, is well organised and has an excellent sense of humour. She hopes that by working closely with you she can help you to achieve the birth experience that you wish for. 

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

Rhiannon Asplin

Qualifications

  • NCT Access Course

Currently Undertaking Studies with Worcester University in: 

  • NCT Antenatal Practitioner 
  • NCT Baby Massage 
  • NCT Yoga Foundation 
  • NCT Doula 

Practicalities

Rhiannon will provide support by:

  • Meeting with you three times before the birth to build a relationship and discuss your worries, hopes and fears along with any birth preferences you have set out in your plan.  
  • Being available via phone, text and email  
  • Being on call 24/7 from ten days before the estimated due date 
  • Supporting you during the entire labour and birth 
  • Meeting with you after the birth at a time that suits you to reflect on your experience and offer support where required 
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