Beginnings

A Center for Childbirth and Parenting Education

When should I take my classes?
You should be finished with your classes approximately 4-6 weeks prior to your due date. Pregnant with twins? Finish your classes at least two months prior to your due date.

I can’t find the registration form online. How can I register for classes?
Please call or email us to complete your registration. 

What forms of payment do we accept?
Check, cash or money order, credit and debit cards accepted. Checks are processed approximately one week before the first class. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Do you offer gift certificates?
Gift certificates are available. Call 802.658.5959 to order a gift certificate for any of our classes. 

What kind of insurance do we accept?
We don’t accept direct payment from private insurance. Many insurance companies provide reimbursement for classes. Check with your insurance company to see what benefits they may offer for Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Infant Care, Pediatric CPR and Sibling Preparation classes.

We accept Medicaid payments for childbirth classes.

How do I get a receipt?
On the registration form, check the appropriate box indicating you need a receipt. Your instructor will give it to you in class.

What is our refund policy?
A refund is available only to those who cancel two weeks prior to the first class or to the parents of babies born before the series begins.

How do I get a certificate of completion?
Certificates of Completion are distributed on the last night of class.

What should I bring to class?
Our classes are informal. We suggest you wear comfortable clothing to class, preferably pants. In your Preparation for Childbirth class you will spend some time on the floor so we urge you to bring a small pillow and a yoga mat or blanket to class each week. A yoga mat or blanket is also encouraged for your Prenatal Infant Massage class. You don’t need to bring any of these items for the Pediatric CPR, Breastfeeding, or Infant Care class.

How large are our classes?
Classes are never more than 18 people.

Is class more than just breathing?
YES! So much more. For a list of some of the many topics we cover, click on our Programs link. Also check out the other classes we offer in addition to our Preparation for Childbirth class.

Who do I call if I won’t be in class or if I will be late to class?
Your instructor will distribute a class outline with her personal contact information on it on the first night of class. Please call her if you cannot attend class or if you have any questions.

What is your cancellation policy in the event of bad weather?
We will make every effort possible to speak with each family in person if we need to cancel class. In the event that we can’t contact the family directly, we will leave voice mail messages. Please check your messages if you have any concerns. We generally start making cancellation calls at approximately 3:00 PM.