NCT Courses and Covid-19

Until the end of February 2021 our courses are online. Currently, due to rising Covid-19 infection rates and official guidance for pregnant women, online is the only way we can safely and practically deliver local, fully interactive and inclusive courses – a decision supported by the Royal College of Midwives.

We know how much you value our in-person courses so we’re keeping our options open for courses from March 2021 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.

To understand more about why we're delivering our courses online please read our course FAQs. Our website also has an up-to-date section on 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.

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. Your baby needs to be due between the end of February and mid-April 2021 for you to be able to consider asking Samantha to be your birth doula.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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