Postpartum Angel Family Support

Postpartum Angels offer…

…Care for your baby so you can rest, bathe, have a meal, exercise, and take care of your needs

…Care for your baby so you can have time to give older siblings the focused attention they need during the transition of becoming the big sister or brother

…An extra pair of helping hands after baby is born to assist with light chores, meal preparation, holding and changing baby

…Some care for older siblings while you connect with your new baby

….Positive adult companionship and a supportive and compassionate ear

…Company on outings, errands, or trips to baby’s pediatrician

…Assistance connecting your family with other vital community resources

IN LOVING ARMS

Infant Cuddling Program

Our newborn cuddling program serves babies boarding at UVM Health Network Central Vermont Medical Center campus due to health concerns. Early cuddling is vital for a baby’s healthy emotional development, and may help them recover faster from illness. Under direct supervision by CVMC nursing staff, our specially-trained volunteers cuddle and comfort infants who must board at the hospital due to health complications.

The ILA program serves:

  • Parents & babies in recovery or treatment
  • Families with premature infants
  • Parents & babies with minimal visitation or support
  • ​Parents & babies recovering from cesarean birth

Frequent cuddling contributes to healthy growth and development and can lead to a shorter hospital stay. To enroll in ILA, contact Good Beginnings or speak with your child’s nurse at the UVM-CVMC birthing center.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES WITH LIMITED RESOURCES

Income-eligible families who are matched with a Postpartum Angel may also qualify for the following services:

  • The Good Beginnings FREE CARRIER PROGRAM
    Helps families access high-quality infant carriers.
  • The Good Beginnings EMERGENCY FUND
    Provides short-term financial assistance with basic needs such as rent or fuel bills, diapers, or other essential baby supplies.

For more information talk with your Postpartum Angel, or contact us today!