Birth and Postpartum

Preparing For Your Birth

Better Beginnings is designed to help BCBS members who are pregnant give their baby the best healthcare available, even before he or she is born.

​New parent or parent to be? Plan ahead for the adjustment to motherhood or fatherhood. Our full spectrum suite of early parenting workshops go beyond the ‘birth day’ to help you prepare for what comes next. All workshops are free to the public and offered in convenient locations throughout Central Vermont

At Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. We know that It can be an overwhelming and often scary situation. HOWEVER, we also know that there is hope for the mother and her child. Birthright believes that “It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth, and the right of every child to be born.” Birthright is here to be the friend that a pregnant woman needs as she navigates an unplanned pregnancy. Birthright is available to women for as long as they need us. We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant. Birthright services are always free, non-judgmental and confidential.

Care Net pregnancy centers provide accurate & helpful information in a compassionate environment, to empower life-affirming choices that change lives.

We are dedicated to providing compassionate and individualized care for women – from early family planning through pregnancy, labor and delivery.

Search the online directory for a doula in your area. CAPPA certified professionals aim to facilitate empowerment, connection, and self-advocacy in families from pre-conception through early parenthood. has over 7000 birth and postpartum doula listings featuring doula availability calendars, fees, experience, certifications, client testimonials, and special services.

For more than 35 years, Gifford’s Birthing Center has been the standard of care for women in Vermont, and today continues to be a leader in family-centered care, obstetrics and midwifery.

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

We are a community of professional homebirth midwives committed to serving families during the childbearing year. We promote the health and well-being of mothers and babies through comprehensive and compassionate care, public education about birth options, and the development of the midwifery profession. Whether you are an aspiring midwife, considering a homebirth, or looking for a midwife, we are happy you’ve found us.

Postpartum Resources

Babywearers of Central Vermont supports families in their effort to wear their children. Everyone has the capacity to learn how to wear their baby. We’ve found that it’s much more enjoyable to learn with a friend!

We are a full service, not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Association committed to providing high quality, medically-necessary home health and hospice care to all Central Vermonters, regardless of their ability to pay. In addition, we promote the general welfare of the citizens of central Vermont with health promotion and long term care services.

The mission of Good Beginnings is to ensure that every baby in our local community enjoys a “good beginning.” We provide volunteers that visit families with new babies free of charge and lend a helping hand with whatever the family might need.

Our mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.your last toddler. Regular monthly meetings happen at the Good Beginnings Nest.



Drop in for playtime or a parent group meeting. Unwind between appointments or errands. Make sure to perk up with a complimentary coffee or tea. And don’t forget to check out resources from our lending library, or try on an infant carrier. The Nest has a great play area for kids with some great children’s books. The Nest is a welcoming space for families to connect with each other and share resources about parenting in a respectful, culturally sensitive, accessible, and comfortable manner.

The postpartum period can be intense for any family. Fortunately, our Good Beginnings Postpartum Angels are trained to help make the first few weeks and months a little easier.

Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

We’ve put together this list of counselors, who’s specialties include perinatal mental health, to help you with your search.

This online directory makes it easy to find a therapist that is right for you. You can even sort by insurance, age, issue, gender and more!

Find and connect with your local PSI coordinator! PSI Volunteer Coordinators provide support, encouragement, and local resources on the phone and email to pregnant and postpartum moms, dads, and families. PSI Coordinators help you connect to local providers and groups. and to online resources. They give encouragement, information, tips, and referrals but do not give clinical, medical, legal, or religious advice. They are here to help all families navigate through the transition to parenthood.

Online Resources We Like

Birth Without Fear began as a simple passion to let women know they have choices in childbirth. It then evolved to become an inspiration and support to women and their families through their trying to conceive, pregnancy, birth and postpartum journeys.

This group is for members of the Central Vermont Medical Center Bosom Buddies and Bosom Buddies Too groups.

View our webinars training library for amazing postpartum information. A must see!

Welcome! This website was developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting.

La Leche League of Vermont is a peer to peer local group for supporting breastfeeding moms and their kiddos. Share your knowledge and get your questions answered. We have meetings around the state.

This group is, like a discussion board, a place for peer to peer sharing for who wish to discuss all of the aspects of postpartum psychosis (PPP), but it is NOT a “support group”. We do not have monitors, moderators, or facilitators. IF YOU NEED SUPPORT, please visit the PPD Support Page.

Welcome! We are glad you found us. PSI’s mission is to promote awareness, prevention, & treatment of perinatal mental health worldwide. We provide direct support to parents, training to professionals and volunteers, and a bridge to connect with each other. A unique aspect of this group is that it includes professionals, moms, and volunteers. Moms can find peer support & information about pregnancy and postpartum stress, emotions, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).

Weekly online support meetings. Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Get comfortable and grab a cup of coffee. Listen and share your story as a mom. Meeting in Spanish offered.