The experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood stays with us well beyond the vulnerable perinatal period. We believe that prioritizing parents’ deep need for community and perspective in early parenthood creates the conditions for families to flourish. Children and their parents emerge from these early days more resilient, confident and connected.
Creating meaningful conversation and community throughout pregnancy and parenting.
We are a non-profit providing community based education and support focused on pregnancy through the early years of parenting. Our classes and events emphasize instinct and intuition, while addressing the social, emotional and non-clinical needs of new parents.
Birth Roots creates a culture of support for parents, beginning in pregnancy and throughout the critical window of early childhood development.
Investing in families.
We envision a world where all community members invest in new families during pregnancy, birth, and their early years of parenting. Every community member understands that such support is a critical investment in the long term health and well-being of both individuals and the entire community.
We balance inclusivity with authenticity.
We value introspection-based work over prescriptive methods.
We encourage continued engagement and involvement in the promotion of our vision and mission.
Trained as a Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor, Emily has expanded the Birth Roots programming over the past several years to include more support for parents as they navigate the leap from infancy to toddlerhood. Emily weaves her deep belief in the goodness and capability of parents and children into all of the programming at Birth Roots to support strong and healthy beginnings for new families.
Our Outdoor Classroom.
The Birth Roots Outdoor Classroom, located in our backyard at 16 Vannah Ave, was thoughtfully designed to provide open-ended, elemental features for child-led, nature-sourced exploration. Each spring, summer and fall, you’ll find a gathering of Gnome-sized scientists and adventurers assembling for our Baby Roots Nature Camp. Here, the freedom to be messy and get dirty fosters independence, problem solving, sensory integration, social skills, and nature literacy.
Our Outdoor Classroom also provides a safe, comfortable, shaded space for prenatal and postnatal classes during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
We are forever grateful to the Quimby Family Foundation that has generously supported our Outdoor Classroom since its beginnings in 2019.