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.  

Sally is an NCT doula based in Sutton, Surrey.

Would you like Sally to be your doula?

Email: shodgsonnct@gmail.com

Call: 07719 045448

Website: www.simplybirthandbeyond.co.uk 

About Sally

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

Qualifications

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 has achieved Level 3 (access course), Level 4 and Level 5 NCT and University of Worcester, Birth and Beyond Foundation Degree qualification.

She is an NCT Antenatal practitioner and is also a Baby Massage and Baby Yoga instructor.

Sally has also completed training in aromatherapy in childbirth and is a qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher. 

Practicalities      

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.

Testimonials

Sally was sensitive to our needs and supported us both every step of the way. We had a difficult time giving birth to our oldest child and were apprehensive about things second time round. Sally reassured me and gave me confidence to move past that experience. Sally was warm, approachable and helpful throughout the whole process. I feel lucky to have had her support on this journey. I can’t recommend her highly enough!  

Joanna, Mum to Oscar

Sally was a reassuring presence throughout. She was the voice in the corner that gave us support and confidence. Thank you! 

Owen, Dad to Ava

 

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