New Beginnings is a bi-monthly virtual gathering for those who have recently given birth in the Windham County, Vermont area.
In 2018 Winston Prouty took over leading what was previsously called the New Moms Group in conjunction with Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. This popular weekly group was a welcoming place to meet up with others, find support, get help with breastfeeding, and learn about things like infant sleep, baby wearing and starting solids. Sadly, the group was put on hold due to COVID-19. Last summer we resumed meetings outside at the Winston Prouty Campus. We are happy to announce we are launching a new group: New Beginnings: Postpartum & Wellness Support Group.
Though we know it can’t beat an actual, physical meet-up it’s a way to connect and continue to learn from and lean on each other during the pandemic. And you can get answers to your questions and the help you may need from our maternal child health and lactation professionals. Discussions are facilitated by the Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development’s maternal child health nurses Sally Pennington, RNC, IBCLC and Jean Vulte, RN, LC, WHNP.
The group currently meets virtually on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm.
New Beginnings is a place to connect, learn, and lean on each other for support. Members of the Winston Prouty team have listed our preferred pronouns and the term we use as a parent. We invite you to do the same. 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.
No registration is required! To join, click HERE.
Thursday, April 15th our focus on infant sleep continues. We are delighted to have Jess Kimball from Sunflower Postpartum Care joining us. Jess is a postpartum and birth doula, a newborn care specialist, and an infant sleep consultant. She will talk more about sleep and discuss baby-led sleep coaching. Additionally, she will offer information on babywearing and how to use a babywearing wrap!