NCT Courses and Covid-19

Until the end of October 2020 our courses are online, not in person, due to the UK’s social distancing measures, particularly the inclusion of pregnant women in a ‘vulnerable group’ advised to avoid social contact.

We know how much you value our in-person courses so we’re keeping our options open for courses from November 2020 onwards. Currently you can still book these as in-person classes but we’ll only bring people back together in venues once it is safe to do so. We’ll never put you, your baby or your family at risk. Read our course FAQs and Covid-19 pregnancy and birth information.

Our Covid-19 Price Promise: If you book a course that is already being delivered online you’ll receive a 15% discount at the time of booking. If you book a course that is currently offered as in-person, we’ll give you back 15% of your course fee if we need to move it online to ensure your safety.

Sally is an NCT doula student based in Sutton, Surrey.

Would you like Sally to be your doula?

Email or call 07939 454795.

About Sally

Sally is currently a student NCT doula. An important part of training for this role is supporting a woman or couple through birth with the support of the NCT doula tutors. Sally has already been booked for her student birth, so will be available as a qualified doula to support births from August 2020 onwards.

Sally lives in Sutton, Surrey, with her three children and is also mother to a grown-up step-daughter.  She has experienced two hospital induced labours and one spontaneous hospital birth.  

She has experience in different parenting situations and has built a blended family with her husband and recognises the importance on being non-judgemental and inclusive of partners and other family members at this amazing time.               

Sally is calm and well organised and has a great sense of humour. She understands how good support during labour and birth, of both the woman and her partner can make their birth more positive.            

The birthing environment is such a crucial element of the process and Sally can work with you and your healthcare professionals to support you wherever you choose to birth your baby. Sally can support you in your labour providing practical ideas such as advice on positions and massage and also support you emotionally during labour and in the postnatal period.            

Sally covers the South London area including Epsom and St Helier, Kingston and St Georges hospitals.

Sally Hodgson doula


Sally has studied level 3 (access course) and level 4 of the NCT and University of Worcester Birth and Beyond Foundation Degree and is currently studying the Doula pathway and the Antenatal and Postnatal New baby, new family pathways.


Sally will:             

•             Meet with you and your partner (if you have one) two or three times before the birth to get to know you, discuss your preferences and concerns, explore your options and support you in making plans for your birth.

•             Be available by text/email in-between meetings.

•             Be on call 24/7 for up to 4 weeks around your estimated due date.

•             Stay with you throughout your labour and for a few hours after birth to ensure you and your new family are settled.

•             Meet with you again, a couple of weeks after birth, should you wish to talk through your birth and signpost you to any further support you feel you may need.

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