About VBN

Vermont Birth Network is a nonprofit organization and independent forum providing information, education, support, and advocacy on healthy, normal birth in Vermont. Choosing prenatal care is the first major step in the journey of parenthood. Understanding your options for care and being empowered to assert choice during your prenatal care as well as during labor and delivery will instill a sense of centered strength and confidence that will carry into early parenting. As passionate birth advocates, we will gather and share outstanding evidence based research on the importance of making informed choices from pregnancy to birth to post-partum and breastfeeding.

Vermont Birth Network can help individuals create the birth they want, drawing in all of the knowledge and support they will need to enter into birth on their terms and with an open heart. Because current hospital practices often do not support normal birth processes, birthing individuals must be informed about the birth process and all possible interventions they may encounter in a hospital or homebirth setting.  You are in control of your birth experience and have the right to accept or deny any intervention offered.

As advocates of normal birth we recognize its physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual interconnected dimensions. We believe birth is natural process with inherent transformative power. It is every individual’s right to engage with all of these elements when creating a space where they can gently birth a new-being into the world.