Black Lives Matter and Resources for Families:

They’re Not Too Young to Talk About Race: a chart showing how children ages 0 – 6+ notice and begin to think about race. From The Children’s Community School of Philadelphia.

New York Times article: These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids
In there, one persona also speaks for the importance of sharing joyful books about BIPOC as well. The book recommendations are for ages 0 – 3, 3 -5 , 5 – 8, and 9 – 12 and 12+.

NPR 20 min story: Talking Race with Young Children

Book sources for authors of color and about People Of Color: The Brown BookshelfThe Conscious Kid

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners

Dear White Mom


Maternal Health System Inequality for BIPOC:

The Health Care System and Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality

Black Mothers and Babies are Facing High Risks and we Need to Talk About it

Black Mamas Matter



Amé Solomon: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula and Child Birth classes

Ariel Darby: Birth Doula

Lactation and Birthing Solutions: Vicki Rich

Handle With Love VT:  A New Doula Scholarship Fund – for moms seeking Doula support but unable to afford it. If you’ve experienced the support of a doula and want to help other women receive help in this way – consider donating to this new organization!


Childbirth Education

Seeds of Love: Healthy Pregnancy, Prenatal Classes & Doula, Birth Healing, SImplicity Parenting Classes

Emerge Yoga and Amé Solomon: Empowered Childbirth Education for Home, Birthing Center and Hospital Births



Well Within Midwifery: Chelsea Blackwell & Hannah Allen, Vermont / Hardwick – home birth midwifery

Birth Into Being: Bonne Dunham & Sienna Flanders, Cabot –  home birth midwifery

North Branch Midwifery: Laureli Murrow, Montpelier –  home birth midwife

Gentle Landing Midwifery: Katherine Bramhall – home birth midwife – Barre


Placenta Encapsulation

Happy Bellies Placenta Encapsulation: Tara Carpenter


Breastfeeding Support

Bosom Buddies: Monthly breastfeeding support group at CVH

Lactation and Birthing Solutions: Vicki Rich

La Leche League of Central Vermont Monthly meetings with various topics. Pregnant women, nursing moms, partner, children encouraged and welcome to attend.


Post-Partum Depression 

Stages Of PPD – This is one article – looking at PPD through the lens of the stages of grief.

PPD and The Baby Blues – This website goes into details about The Baby Blues and PPD – causes, symptoms, risk – factors, self-help, treatments, how others can help and referrals links for support.

PostPartum Support International – Vermont contact: Lisa Hardy 802-985-8330

Support for Partners – in helping their loved one navigate PPD and receiving support themselves.


Pregnancy, Infant and Child Loss Support

Invisible Mothers – Emily Long –

Share’s Caring Hearts: Ariel Darby

Bereavement Group: CVH


VBAC Support

VBAC Facts: Jennifer Kamel is the Founder & Director of VBAC Facts whose mission is to make hard-to-find, interesting, and pertinent information relative to post-cesarean birth options easily accessible to the people who seek it.  She presents her class “The Truth About VBAC: History, Politics, & Stats” to parents, medical providers, birth professionals, administrators, advocates, and academics throughout the United States.

Emerge Yoga: Therapeutic Yoga: helping you, physically, mentally and emotionally prepare for your VBAC

ICAN VT: resource for gathering around the topic of VBAC


Birth and Beyond Related Websites 

Vermont Birth Network: Vermont Birth Network is a nonprofit organization and independent forum providing information, education, support, and advocacy on healthy, normal birth in Vermont.

Good Beginnings of Central Vermont: Serving children and families through volunteer support and programs


Connecting Moms

Mama Says: Community network providing support, education, advocacy and communication for families

Vermont Mama Chatter: Facebook page connecting moms in central VT.


Connecting Fathers

Dads Play Group:  With Family Center of Washington County – Free weekly play gathering plus FREE dinner!

Dad’s Services through Good Beginnings of Central Vermont



Health and Wellness Practitioners

Vermont Integrative Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: with Kerry Jenni, Specializing in fertility, pregnancy and post-partum

Vermont Back and Body Care: Specializing in Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Hardwick Chiropractic: Promoting a healthy pregnancy delivery


Health Through Food

Fiddleheads Cuisine: Lisa Mason, CSK (Community Supported Kitchen) – providing prepared meals for you! All you do is pick it up at a convenient location and heat it up!

Harmonized Cookery: Lisa Mase, Prenatal and Postnatal nutrition focusing on custom menus

Happy Bellies: Tara Carpenter, Provides therapeutic nutritional services with a focus on moms

Deep Rooted Wellness: Leah Webb, Integrative Nutritional Health Coach



Yoga Mountain Center: Offering a variety of yoga classes


Child Care

The Berry Patch Holistic ChildcareCURRENTLY HAS OPENINGS

Registered home daycare in Moretown for children 1 year and older. Vegetarian food, no tv, lots of outside time. Music and yoga!

Honi Bean Barrett – At-home child care in Middlesex
Works with children ages 3+ (sometimes 2+). Our days: circle time, crafts, outside time, free play, reading, early learning activities. Offering children a great first step before going to a larger center or formal preschool.   802 249 7945


 Insurance Coverage

Better Beginnings (Blue Cross and Blue Shield)  – As of now – the only insurance company that offers coverage for a portion of prenatal yoga, in-home postpartum services, childbirth education (and more).

Some people’s FSA and HSA accounts do cover childbirth preparation or therapeutic work. Check in with your health saving account to find out more.


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