Childbirth Educators

Childbirth educators offer classes that provide information to expectant parents about the stages of labor and delivery, pain management and relaxation techniques, basic infant care, and in many cases, typical interventions and procedures in the hospital.  Independent childbirth educators are generally not affiliated with a hospital and the information they provide generally does not center on a particular hospital’s policies and recommendations.  Many offer a curriculum based on a certain philosophy or approach (See Birth Links).

It is important to ask a potential childbirth educator questions before enrolling in a
course to ensure a good match between your needs and expectations and their approach
and philosophy.  See Questions to Ask Providers for a comprehensive list.

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Francesca Arnoldy, ICCE, CD
Sally MacFadyen, IBCLC, CCE, CD
Alice Pollvogt, MA
Carolyn Lewis, Certified Hypnotherapist
Eastern View’s Healthy Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond… Creating harmony and balance in your upcoming adventure!
Group classes including Preparation for ChildbirthYour Amazing Newborn!,Breastfeeding 101, and Introduction to Hypnosis for Birth and Parentingheld in the beautiful Eastern View Integrative Medicine building in South Burlington, VT.
What makes our offerings different? We cover all the traditional material, plus we have EV practitioners share their expertise on complementary approaches to health, such as Aromatherapy, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic Care, Massage, Physical Therapy, and Naturopathic Medicine and Nutrition.
To find out more about how these comprehensive classes can help your growing family have the very best transition, please visit our website or call! (“Classes and Events” section)

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Birth Journeys, Childbirth Services

Genevieve Henry CD, CCE, CMT

Jenna Thayer, CD, CCE

Rachel Stanton, CD, CCE, Lactation counselor

A team of experienced, certified childbirth educators & doulas who are committed to facilitating the most fulfilling, empowering and satisfying birth experiences possible. We believe that everyone benefits from a caring, compassionate and knowledgeable support team who trusts in the process of birth. Providing services in Chittenden county and its surrounding areas, we offer birth & postpartum doula services as well as a full spectrum of childbirth education classes.


Address: 1 Main Street, Suite 214 (Union Station) Burlington, VT 05401

Phone: 802-324-8809

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Prenatal Method 

Childbirth Education Classes: Intensive or Series

Breastfeeding 101, and Newborn Care

Birth Partner LOVE: Hands on Prep for Labor

VBAC and Refresher classes offered as a Private Class Session

We offer all of our classes at our beautiful, intimate, light filled Studio in the Chace Mill on the Winooski River. If you prefer a private class, we are happy to accommodate you-contact us about fees and availability. See website for more details and to sign up for a class.

1 Mill St, Suite 236
Chace Mill (second floor)
Burlington, VT 05401
c. #802. 829.0211
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Beginnings: A Center for Childbirth and Parenting Education
Preparation for Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Infant Care,
Pediatric CPR, Sibling Preparation, Refresher and
VBAC classes offered.
51 Timber Lane
South Burlington, VT

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Paule Bézaire, C.L.D. (CAPPA)
la smala birth service ~ Paule Bézaire
placenta encapsulation specialist
802.917.3442 (cell)
802.240.2478 (pager)
“La smala” means “the family”.  Because I value the important transition of birth for families and I want to insure services to all birthing families who wish to receive them, I offer barter and sliding scale.  I have experienced birth as a mother, an interpreter, and as a doula, in varying contexts, from hospital to home birth.  I value the birth process and the following weeks as an empowering moment for families, and believe in offering the support desired to make this important transition a wonderful journey.

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Eron Cardinal CCCE

Teaching in So. Burlington & Williston
Naturally You Childbirth/Eron Cardinal CCCE

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Shari Corr
Massage Therapist, Doula, Childbirth Educator,
Arvigo Practitioner of Maya Abdominal Therapy(802) 343-1003
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Birthing From Within
Marianne Donahue Perchlik, Advanced Mentor

Childbirth Preparation classes, post partum Classes, and distinctive Birthin’ Again Classes.
Central Vermont

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Birthing From Within Holistic Childbirth Classes
Annique Sampson, CPM
Advanced Birthing From Within Mentor
Southeast VT and southwest NH

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Birthmatters Doula Service
Sarah Keeley, CD (DONA)

Birth and Postpartum Doula Care
Serving Central Vermont and the Burlington Area
(802) 229-0933

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Jessilyn Dolan, RN, CLD, CMT, CIMI, HBCE, CAPPA faculty, ICAN of VT Chapter Leader

CAPPA faculty labor doula trainer, certified labor doula, HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Certified Massage Therapist ( pre & postnatal, craniosacral, acupressure, and reiki), Yoga Instructor
International Cesarean Awareness Network ofNorthern VT Chapter Leader
Consider training for free to be a volunteer labor doula!
Come to an ICAN meeting or support us with a membership!
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Kristin MacKulin

Childbirth education classes: Five-week or six-week series.
Taught at Kids & Fitness in S. Burlington

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Lisa Hardy

Specializing in hypnosis for childbirth, relaxation and guided imagery CDs for birth and postpartum, new mother support groups, and Happiest Baby on the Block education. Chittenden, Addison, Washington, Lamoille, Orleans, Caledonia, and Grand Isle counties.


Contact MamaDoula

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Moon Mountain Midwifery
Helena Wu

Homebirth,VBAC, waterbirth, birth education for parents and birth workers, Doula (Birth Arts International) training, herbal medicine classes and health consultations (The Good Herb), remedies and plants (in season)
Midwifery- southern VT and adjacent MA. Herbal classes- anywhere! Doula training- anywhere!
Sponsor a class in your area.

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Amy LePage

Emerge Yoga with Amy LePage-Hansen

Partner Prenatal Workshop: Helping Your Loved One Prepare for Labor and Birth
2.5 hour workshop offered every other month in a group class setting or as a private session in the comfort of your home where you plan to labor and/or give birth.
Empowered Childbirth
Ame Solomon – midwife, doula, childbirth educator
Amy LePage-Hansen – therapeutic yoga practitioner, Prenatal yoga teacher, doula-in-training
See website for class descriptions and dates
Montpelier, VT
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Marianne Donahue Perchlik, Advanced Mentor
Birthing From Within

Childbirth Preparation classes, post partum Classes, and distinctive Birthin’ Again Classes.
Central Vermont

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Drs. Matthew & Julieta Rushford, Rushford Family Chiropractic
Comprehensive pre- and post-natal chiropractic care, well-baby chiropractic check-ups, natural childbirth education and support
South Burlington, Vermont

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Ame Solomon

Empowered Childbirth Course: 
Our birth preparation classes emphasize holistic, evidence based, informed choices for an empowered birth experience for couples birthing at hospital or home. Topics include: Stages of Labor, Anatomy and Physiology, Postpartum knowledge, breastfeeding, and couples support.
As a Midwife and Doula, I bring twenty years of experience caring for and serving families in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Co-instructor Amy LePage, Prenatal and Therapeutic Yoga Practitioner & Doula teaches postures for natural birth, movement, and partner support.
Classes are ongoing, condensed, and highly interactive, located at Emerge Yoga, in Montpelier.
Some insurance reimbursement!
Private in-home classes available as well!
To register: or call (802) 461-7857
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Women’s Whole Health Partnership

Bodywork/Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Postpartum doula and childbirth education. The focus is affordability with sliding scales fee based on income and bodywork pricing packages for prenatal/postpartum
12 North Street, Burlington, VT 05401

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