NCT Courses and Covid-19

Covid-19 price promise: If all of your course takes place online due to Covid-19, we promise to give you a 15% discount.

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.  

Stacey is currently a student NCT doula. An important part of training for this role is that Stacey 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 mid-February and mid-April 2022 for you to be able to consider asking Stacey to be your birth doula. 

Would you like Stacey to be your doula?

Email: staceyjullionnct@outlook.com or call 07795265650

About Stacey

Living in Hertfordshire with her husband and young daughter, Stacey is passionate about providing the highest level of emotional, physical and practical support through the lifechanging event that is becoming a parent.    

  

With 3 years’ experience in supporting families with new babies, Stacey would be delighted to support women and their birth partners in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and North London.  

  

Stacey is a warm, caring, genuine individual who enjoys nothing more than developing a strong connection with her clients through trust, empathy and a non-judgemental perspective. 

  

With a gentle approach Stacey will work with you to develop your birth plan as you prepare for birth guided by your preferences and the latest evidence-based information, to enable you to make informed decisions.    

  

Stacey believes birth should be an empowering experience whatever the birth setting (eg homebirth, caesarean birth, waterbirth) and is committed to supporting you achieve this.  Throughout labour she will help create and protect a safe environment and will advocate for you when needed to enable you and your partner to focus on each other and your baby.  

  

Emotional support as well as physical care such guided relaxation and massage will be provided to help you to maintain calm, comfort and confidence.

Stacey Jullion

Qualifications

  • NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor. 
  • NHS Breastfeeding Peer Supporter - Watford General Hospital.
  • Stacey is in her final year studying Birth and Beyond Foundation Degree with the NCT and University of Worcester to qualify as a Birth Doula

Practicalities

Stacey will provide support by:

  • Meeting you and your birth partner (if you have one) up to 3 times before the birth to get to know each other and a develop a relationship based on respect and trust. 

  • Working with you to explore your birth options and develop your birth plan, ensuring she fully understands your preferences in terms of how you would like her to support you and your birth partner during each stage labour.  

  • Being available to you with unlimited contact by phone, text and email from time of booking until 6 weeks after the birth of your baby. 
  • Being on call 24/7 for 2 weeks before your estimated due date and 2 weeks after (4 weeks in total). 
  • Staying with you throughout your labour, providing practical and emotional support including relaxation, breathing techniques and active birth positions (if appropriate), and for a few hours after birth to ensure you and your family are comfortable and settled.
  • Assisting with the first feed.
  • Meeting with you again, a couple of weeks after birth, to reflect on your birth experience and signpost you to any further support you feel you may need. 

NCT Membership

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