Beginnings was founded in 1981 by a group of professional women committed to offering expectant families unbiased prenatal and parenting education.

Initially, Beginnings was an independent business.  In 1997 Beginnings became a subsidiary of Timber Lane Pediatrics in South Burlington where we have remained. Beginnings has worked with expectant families for over 30 years, the longest running prenatal education group in Chittenden County.

Beginnings offers a variety of classes to help families prepare for a fulfilling and meaningful birth experience as well as for the first few months following their baby’s arrival. Our classes are taught by instructors who have completed a comprehensive certification program.

We take pride in offering our families current, objective information by a professional, experienced, compassionate staff.


Meet our staff of childbirth and parenting professionals.

Lorraine Rigutto (Childbirth Education instructor)

Hannah Christiansen (Childbirth Education instructor; Infant Care instructor)

Tricia Cassi (Breastfeeding instructor)

Juliana Taylor (Baby Basics: Infant Care)

Allison Hicks (Pediatric Sleep Solutions instructor)

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We hope we can assist you in your childbirth or parenting journey.