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Handle With Love Fund Helps Families Afford Doulas 

click to enlarge FRANCESCA ARNOLDY
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Research has shown that women who give birth with help from a doula — a support person trained in labor and delivery — experience fewer medical interventions and shorter labors. But hiring a doula can cost several hundred dollars, and most insurance companies don't cover the cost. Enter Handle With love, Francesca Arnoldy's new scholarship fund. "I believe all women deserve access to that kind of birth experience," says Arnoldy. The Hinesburg doula has partnered with the nonprofit Mama Says to raise money for Vermont families wishing to hire a doula; they granted the first scholarship last month. Want to support the effort? Purchase Arnoldy's adorable bibs, onesies, tote bags and other products, designed and screen printed by New Duds of Winooski. A portion of the purchase price goes to the fund.

Handle With Love: Need-based scholarships of up to $500 are available. For more information, visit handlewithlovevt.com or stop by Arnoldy's booth at the Fletcher Allen Health Care vendor fair on November 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A portion of sales from Bluebird Barbecue Community Night on November 12 will benefit the fund.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Megan James

Megan James

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Megan James began writing for Seven Days in 2010, first as Associate Arts Editor. She later became an editor for Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT, and is currently a freelance contributor.

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