Prouty Parent-Baby Group

Prouty Parent-Baby Group (formerly New Beginnings) has moved to a new date & time: Tuesday at 2:00pm.

The group meets weekly on Tuesday from 2:00-3:30pm on the Winston Prouty Campus. The regular meeting spot is in the tent in front of Holton Hall and will relocate to inside Thomas Hall during inclement weather. The address is 209 Austine Drive, Brattleboro.

The Prouty Parent-Baby Group 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, RN.

  • October 3 – Back to the Basics: Fun Ways to Promote Health Development, with Sandy Stark from Early Education Services
  • October 10 – When will my baby start to … ? Child Development Q & A with Nancy McMahon from CIS Early Intervention
  • October 17 – TBD
  • October 24 – Pelvic Floor PT for Postpartum Healing with Kayla Matuszewski, PT 
  • October 31 – Songs and Silliness (bonus — Baby Costume Party!?) with Emma Schneider, RN

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Group Guidelines

Prouty Parent-Baby Group 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.