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.  

Samantha is currently an NCT doula student and is happy to work in the areas of Stourport-On-Severn, Kidderminster, Droitwich, Bromsgrove and Worcester.

Would you like Samantha to be your doula?

Email: samanthajanemurphy@outlook.com  or call 07554600987.

 

About Samantha

Samantha is passionate about empowering women to birth with confidence, to feel supported and in control. She has a very calm nature, a great sense of humour and feels passionate that a positive birth experience is a good basis for parenthood. 
Samantha can provide continuous physical and emotional support for you and your partner. She can support you with coping techniques such as massage, breathing, relaxation and finding different positions during labour and birth.  

Samantha is comfortable to support in all birthing environments, whether that includes home birth, hospital birth, water birth or caesarean, she will be there to support and welcome all your decisions. 

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

Katherine Berzins

Qualifications

Samantha is currently an NCT student in her final year of the Birth and Beyond degree with the University of Worcester and will soon be qualified as an NCT Doula and NCT Antenatal Practitioner, she has a range of knowledge including breastfeeding, giving birth and the transition to parenthood. 

Practicalities

Samantha will provide support by:

  • Meeting with you and your partner up to three times before your birth to get to know you, discuss your preferences and concerns, explore your options, and make plans for the birth. 
  • Be available by phone/email from booking and in-between meetings. 
  • Be on call 24/7 for up to 4 weeks around your estimated due date. 
  • Staying with you throughout your labour and for a few hours after birth to ensure you and your family are settled. 
  • Meeting with you a couple of weeks or so after to talk through your birth and discuss any further support you may need.
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