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 Distribution of Postpartum Angels across Central Vermont as of October 2019

Distribution of Postpartum Angels across Central Vermont as of October 2019

Join our team of Postpartum Angels to help families with newborn babies feel supported and connected to our community.

The first few months postpartum can be exhausting for parents, as they recover from birth. Many suffer from sleep deprivation, loneliness, and feelings of overwhelm. This tender “4th trimester” is a critical time when parents and their babies bond and establish lasting family relationships. A little extra help from a caring, trained community member can go a long way during this time. Are you the one with an open heart and helping hand? Would you like to help families in your community build lasting bonds with their infants and connections to their community? Volunteer home visitors are needed now in Orange County.

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 Journey into Parenthood 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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