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. 

Courses until the end of April 2021 are online to bring you local, fully interactive and inclusive courses when Covid-19 infection rates are high and official guidance for pregnant women remains in place – a decision supported by the Royal College of Midwives. 

"Antenatal classes can be incredibly helpful in preparing for childbirth and parenthood – and for meeting and sharing experiences with other parents-to-be. Online classes, like those offered by NCT, are the safest and most practical option currently and still offer those opportunities, even if the experience is different to getting together in person."

- Royal College of Midwives 

We are taking decisions on whether courses from May 2021 onwards will be delivered online or in-person on a month-by month-basis.  We are updating course information on our website and contacting you if have booked a course place explaining why, so you know how your course will run 6-10 weeks before it begins. 

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: 

  • act promptly and transparently, informing you how and why your course will be delivered as early as practically possible.  
  • always make decisions that offer the best experiences available whilst protecting you, our parents, your babies and our NCT course leaders. 

Vicki is an NCT doula for East Sussex.

Would you like Vicki to be your Doula?

Email: vicki.steer.nct@gmail.com or call 07792673266

About Vicki

Vicki has always had an interest and passion for birth. As a young teenager she was present at the birth of her niece and then subsequently at the birth of her nephew. It was these early formative experiences that had ignited Vicki’s passion for birth. She has also supported friends during their births and even considered a career in midwifery. 

Whilst applying for midwifery training she encountered the NCT. After engaging with the local branch and speaking with local NCT practitioners Vicki decided that the ethos and intentions of the NCT strongly resonated with her and she felt that working with NCT would allow her to support women and parents in a way that may not be possible as a midwife.

Vicki passed her level 4 NCT antenatal teacher training with the University of Worcester in July 2017 . In 2018 she completed her training with the NCT and university of Worcester  as a Doula, pregnancy for yoga teacher, mother and baby yoga teacher and baby massage teacher.

Outside of the NCT Vicki is a holistic therapist specialising in body massage, aromatherapy and reflexology. 

Vicki lives and works in Brighton. She would consider supporting women living within the East Sussex area or within a 20 mile radius of her home.

Vicki Steer

Qualifications

  • NCT Level 4 Birth & Beyond practitioner
  • NCT Level 5 Foundation degree

Practicalities

Vicki will provide support by:

  • Meeting with you on 3 occasions prior to the birth to discuss your birth plan and any concerns you may possibly have. The meetings will also allow you to get to know one another and enable you to build a personal connection. 
  • Being available to contact via email or phone throughout your pregnancy.
  • Being on call 24/7  10 days before and 2 weeks after your estimated due date.
  • Staying with you throughout your labour and birth and then for as long as you require after the birth.
  • Meeting with you 7-10 days post birth to reflect on  and talk through your birth experience and discuss any further support you may require.
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