Handle with Love VT was created earlier this year by Hinesburg mom Francesca Arnoldy. Her goal was to combine her two passions: “promoting the loving treatment of little ones and ensuring all families are able to hire a doula (professional labor support person)”. The Handle with Love line includes onesies, gift sets, bibs, tote bags, women’s shirts and Francesca has more coming soon.
Here is some important information about Handle With Love: “A portion of each sale goes to the Handle With Love VT Scholarship Fund, providing need-based financial aid to expectant mothers who wish to hire a doula for birth and/or postpartum. Research has repeatedly demonstrated numerous positive effects and benefits of doula support, including fewer medical interventions and more positive feelings about the birth experience.“
I can speak from personal experience about how meaningful it is to have a doula at a birth. The wonderful care that our doula Amy gave to us was invaluable. She helped to voice our needs and wants when we were focused on other things. She helped us prepare for the birth of our daughter, and she supported us after the birth as well. Having Amy be part of our birth was a hard financial decision that we had to make before our birth. I really appreciate Francesca’s goal of helping women and families!
Handle With Love VT apparel is designed and screen printed in VT on the highest quality materials. When you find yourself searching for the perfect baby gift consider a Handle With Love onesie, bib or gift set. You will be giving a lovely gift, supporting a small VT business and a great cause!
Contact Francesca if you are interested in carrying Handle With Love products, hosting a fundraiser, or making a donation. Try Vermont First fans can use the code “LOVE5” for $5 off an order of $35! Expires 7-31.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share Handle With Love with YOU!
Thanks for your support of Moms, families, and babies!