Before having my son, I had a lot of fears over the dreaded postpartum period. After listening to the Birth Hour podcast for months, and questioning any other mom who wanted to share her trials and tribulations with birth...
Recommendations provided here are not intended to replace conversations with your own medical care provider. Some people dream of having children but aren’t quite in the right place to do so. Work, health concerns, and lifestyle choices can all...

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"The BVTMB is getting real this week about a sometimes taboo, but important topic...S-E-X!  Our team is sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly...and maybe the humorous and kinky too... about sex after kids in hopes that some...
Dear Nora and Maggie, I want to start this letter by reminding you all just how much I love you. I know I tell you all this a lot, but my words can never truly express just how much I...
Giving birth is a truly beautiful and wonderful experience. But let me be honest...one of the things that I didn't really like was the hospital gown I had to wear. Those things are TERRIBLE. Now that I know about...
After suffering the loss of our son due to a miscarriage at about 20 weeks, it became very important to my husband and me to do something tangible to honor the memory of our child. I didn’t want to pretend...
We are so excited to present this new resource of expecting and new moms! We know that pregnancy and the postpartum period can be a difficult time, but we are lucky to live in a community with so many...
When I had my son a few years ago, I knew a little about what labor doulas do, but I hadn’t heard of a postpartum doula until I met Allison Hicks. Like most new moms, I went to my postpartum doctor...
We had a fantastic time celebrating new and expecting moms at our 3rd Annual Bloom Event held at the Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort and Spa a couple of weeks ago! Presenting Sponsors This event would absolutely not have been possible without the support of Sweet...
  I've written before about my struggles with breastfeeding my first daughter, Nora (you can read more about that here). When I found out I was pregnant with baby #2 I immediately started thinking about what I could do to...
BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine to bring you our latest series titled “Lullaby Wishes: raising infertility awareness.” 1 in 8 couples suffer from infertility and yet the subject is often not openly discussed and seems to carry a stigma....
What would you do if you had to spend the last month of your pregnancy in the hospital for constant monitoring? Like, actually living there. I’m talking about eating, sleeping, and showering. Saying goodbye to your daily routine and the...
“Doula” is an ancient Greek word meaning “a woman who serves” which is now commonly used to refer to a professional labor support person.  A doula works with the mother’s chosen care team to enhance her journey into parenthood...
A mother is impatiently counting down the days until her due date. Her belly protrudes to unbelievable proportions and vigorous kicking keeps her awake at night. Sometimes her husband can feel the kicking on his back as they lay...

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2022 Vermont Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

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Welcome to the sometimes cold but always delightful Vermont holiday season! Whether you stay close to home or decide to take a tour of the...