BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Birthing Center announced the May and June program schedule for its New Moms Network, which meets every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the BMH Exercise Room.
Chris Ellis, RD, presents "Starting Solids: Making Your Own Baby Food" on May 15. Ellis is a staff nutritionist at the Brattleboro Food Coop and part of the Early Education Services organization. On May 22, Dawn Kersula, RN, IBCLC, presents "The Advice I Would Give Someone Else About Birth." Kersula is a perinatal specialist and lead lactation consultant at BMH. She is also president of the Vermont Lactation Association. The final Wednesday of the month, May 29, is an open session.
On June 5, New England Youth Theatre’s Jess Gelter presents "Poppa Momma Drama" followed by "Planning for the What-ifs" on June 12 by financial services professional, Inga Plisz. Michelle Stephens, author of the "JuiceBox Confessional" blog, presents "Using Your Baby Carrier" on June 19. The month closes with a screening and discussion of the infant CPR film "Baby Emergency! What do I Do?" on June 26.
The New Moms Network is a free program where new mothers meet and exchange tips and information about caring for newborns. It is open to the entire community, whether or not the child was born at BMH. Fathers and babies are also welcome. For more information, contact Dawn Kersula at 802-257-8278 or check the Events Calendar page at