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Our Mission

To bring community to families and their babies.

Our Vision

​We envision a society where the transition to parenthood is supported and communities come together to ​ensure all infants thrive.

Our Story

Good Beginnings was founded in 1991 by three mothers in Northfield, VT who recognized a growing need for support for new parents due to the combined effects of shorter postpartum hospital stays and a diminished role for extended family and other traditional sources of support.

Are you expecting a baby?

Connect with us before baby arrives and let us help you with your postnatal support system. Learn about our BabyWise program that will help you feel ready for your postpartum transition. Request a prenatal visit from one of our amazing Postpartum Angels.

Are you a new mom or dad?

Check out what’s going on at The Nest, a cozy baby-friendly drop-in space designed for you and your little one. You can even get fitted for, or purchase a baby carrier on our sliding scale. We’ve also got lots of information about activities and resources especially for families with babies and toddlers.

Looking for ways to help make the postpartum transition smoother for families in your community?

Learn more about volunteer opportunities or make a donation to Good Beginnings.

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Angel We Love

We would like to take the time to celebrate and recognize the efforts of Tammie Paterson as an incredibly amazing Good Beginnings Postpartum Angel. Tammie has done an absolutely over-and-beyond job of carrying out our mission to bring community to families and their babies. We are so blessed to have her on our Postpartum Angel team!

 Meet Our Postpartum Angels

Meet Our Postpartum Angels