RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY LINKS:
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
Maternal Health System Inequality for BIPOC:
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!
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
Happy Bellies Placenta Encapsulation: Tara Carpenter
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.
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
Share’s Caring Hearts: Ariel Darby
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
Mama Says: Community network providing support, education, advocacy and communication for families
Vermont Mama Chatter: Facebook page connecting moms in central VT.
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
The Berry Patch Holistic Childcare – CURRENTLY HAS OPENINGS
Registered home daycare in Moretown for children 1 year and older. Vegetarian food, no tv, lots of outside time. Music and yoga! email@example.com
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.
Contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org