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.

Sophie is currently a student NCT doula. An important part of training for this role is that Sophie 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 Sophie to be your birth doula. The fee for Sophie to support you has been appropriately set to recognise the fact that she is a student. 

Sophie is based in South Wales. 

Would you like Sophie to be your doula?

Email: wisewavesbirth@gmail.com or call: 07939653123 

About Sophie

Sophie is an enthusiastic birth doula focused on the holistic care of the birthing family. She believes in holding space for those to experience their own birth their way. Sophie is an advocate of a positive birth experience for all. Supporting families and mothers in their birthing decisions and empowering them to follow their innate instincts to achieve their birth. 

Sophie believes in the benefits of a positive birth experience to promote bonding and support babies’ early development. With a non-judgemental, open attitude Sophie embraces all different types of informed birth choices and family situations. Having completed a trauma informed doula education course Sophie has knowledge of the impact that previous life experiences can have on expectant parents and the birth experience. 

As a trainee breastfeeding counsellor Sophie can offer information and support for those undertaking their feeding journey. Sophie believes in people’s instincts in listening to their bodies and knowing their own capabilities.  

As a trained hypnobirthing practitioner, Sophie can suggest visualisation, breathing and relaxation exercises during labour to create a calm birth environment, harness the power of the mind and to help make the birth be a calm transitional experience. Sophie can help families to create a calm birth environment and create relaxation exercises to use throughout labour.  

Sophie is studying to become an NCT breastfeeding counsellor and can offer support and information on your feeding journey. Studying yoga for pregnancy Sophie can use her knowledge of physical skills to suggest positions and movement to use throughout labour and birth. 

Sophie Wainwright

Qualifications

  • NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor (to qualify 2021) 
  • NCT yoga for pregnancy (to qualify 2021) 
  • Calm births hypnobirthing instructor (2020) 
  • Trauma Informed doula education course with Conscious birthing (2019) 

Practicalities

Sophie will provide support by:

  • Offering local knowledge of birth options. 
  • Non-committal meeting to see if we can work well together. 
  • Two meetings antenatally. 
  • Supporting you in making your birth plan. 
  • Attending appointments at your request. 
  • Phone support throughout early labour and postnatally following the days after birth. 
  • Physical presence as soon as you feel you need me in labour and until you as a family are comfortably settled post birth 
  • Supporting you in a debrief of your birth experience. 
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