New Beginnings Postpartum Wellness & Support Group

New Beginnings will begin again on June 1st!

Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 at the Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT

The group meets in the tent in front of Holton Hall (inside Thomas Hall on rainy days).


  • June 1 – “Ask the Pediatrician” with Dr. Susan Slowinski
  • June 8 – Local Resources Q & A with Deb Kitzmiller, RN
  • June 15 – Perinatal Mental Health with Lindsay Smith, CNM 
  • June 22 – Pelvic Floor PT Tips with Dr. Kayla Matuszewski 
  • June 29 – Sally Pennington, IBCLC 

New Beginnings is a way to connect and to learn from and lean on each other while parenting a new child. Each week, we focus on a topic to support your life as a parent. You can swap best practices with fellow parents in the area and get answers to your questions from our maternal child health and lactation professionals.  

Babes in arms and young children are welcome! 

Discussions are facilitated by the Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development’s maternal child health nurses Sally Pennington, RNC, IBCLC; Autumn Blais, RN, PNP; and Emma Schneider, LPN.

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Group Guidelines

New Beginnings is a place to connect, learn, and lean on each other for support. You will hear a range of ideas and possibilities on various topics. Take what works for you. You know yourself and your baby best. We kindly ask that everyone have a chance to speak without interruption. If you have some good advice to offer, please ask first if this is what they want. Sometimes being seen and heard with compassion and understanding is just what they need, what we all need.