Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings.

Our research-based Bringing Baby Home workshops prepare couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time. They build on what Dr. Gottman and colleagues found is the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage.

This workshop combines scientific research and public education to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. It teaches new parents how to gain relationship satisfaction and create healthy social, emotional and intellectual development for their children. Click here to learn more about Dr. Gottman’s parenting research.

Upcoming New Parents Workshops presented by Bringing Baby Home Educators:


Fort Lauderdale

Instructors: April Eldemire, LMFT
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Cost: $299 per couple and includes couples workbook and all materials as well as light refreshments throughout the day. (Lunch is on your own)
February 13 & 14
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Program led by April Eldemire, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Bringing Baby Home™ educator.
Information: For more information or to sign up, please visit www.eldemirepractice.com, call April Eldemire at 954-654-9609, or e-mail her at april@eldemirepractice.com.



Instructors: Gabriel Chernoff, LCSW-C and Anchal Khanna, LCMFT; Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educators
Location: Sequence Counseling and Consulting Services, 3204 Tower Oaks Blvd, Suite 250, Rockville, MD 20852
Dates: Each of these two hour workshops are from 11:30am-1:30pm
Emotional Communication and Children – January 23, 2016
Making the Magic Last – February 6, 2016
Information: Fees are $65.00 per couple for each workshop. Babies six months and under are welcome. To register, please click here. For questions, please call 240-200-5401 ext. 3, or email info@sequenceservices.com.


St. Paul

Instructors: Jeanette Truchsess is a Gottman Certified Educator, Licensed Psychologist and RN with a PhD in Family Social Science.
Dr. Jeanette is a therapist with a private practice of 25 years, specializing in fertility, pregnancy and postpartum issues. She is also a consultant for Third Party Reproduction at the Center for Reproductive Medicine in Mpls-St. Paul. She taught graduate and undergraduate courses for five years at the U of MN, and a ten week Mind/Body Program from 2003-2013 to nearly 900 people in the Twin Cities.
Location: Carondelet Center of St. Catherine’s University, 1890 Randolph Avenue, Rm 200A, St. Paul, MN
Cost: Tuition is  $265 per couple, plus $30 for 150-page spiral-bound workbook and six card decks. This comes to about $10/hour for service per person—a deal! Babies up to 3 months are welcome.
Dates: Each training consists of two consecutive Sundays.
January 31 & February 7
April 10 & April 17
July 17 & July 24
October 9 & October 16
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Contact: email: doctortruchsess@gmail.com, or call: 651-226-4704
Information: Click here for more information.

New York


Instructor: Jennifer Kavanagh – Christian Life Coach
Location: In His Name Outreach 3871 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14215
January 16 & 17
Information: Cost: $350 ($50 off courtesy In His Name Outreach if registered by 1/2/2016. Please use code IHNOHelps) cost of materials included. Mail payments to address above payable to In His Name Outreach. Babies up to 1 years old allowed.
Phone: call 716-464-3681 if you have any questions



Instructor: Janie McMahan, MA, LMFT, Associate
Location: Norris Conference Center at Northcross Mall, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, #365, Austin, Texas 78757
January 23 & 30 (early registration ends 11/23/2015)
May 7 & 14 (early registration ends 03/07/2016
October 8 & 15 (early registration ends 08/08/2016)
Information: Classes meet for two consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration fee includes workbook for each couple and snacks and beverages throughout the day. Lunch is on your own at nearby restaurants. Call 512-739-2494 to register or for more information, or click here.


Instructor: Brandi Tarver, LPC, LMFT, CGT
Location: University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058
Cost: Registration fee of $180 includes materials for the workshop. If you pre-register, the fee is $150. Lunch is on your own at nearby restaurants.
April 16 & 17 (Early registration ends February 19, 2016)
October 22 & 23 (Early registration ends September 2, 2016)
Contact: Call 281-480-0200, or email Brandi.tarver@hotmail.com for more information or to register.
Information: Classes meet for two consecutive Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Instructor: Anne Wright and Bonnie Bartman, Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educators
Location: Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, 6651 Main St., Houston, TX 77030
January 9 & 10
Information: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. $150 per couple. For more information/to register please Click Here



Instructor: Grace Howarth, PhD
Dates and locations:
December 12 & 19 at the Reston Association Conference Center, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA

January 30 & February 6 at the Tepeyac Family Center, 11135 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Cost: $299 per couple (includes couples workbook, materials, and healthy snacks throughout the day)
Information: The workshop will be led by Dr. Grace Howarth, developmental psychologist and certified Bringing Baby Home educator. For more information or to sign up, please visit the Bringing Baby Home tab at http://www.goldenassessments.com/. Questions?  call Dr. Christine Golden at 571-234-1057, or email her at drgolden@goldenassessments.com .



Instructor: Georgie Coote CD(DONA)
Location:  TBA
February 20 & 27
Information: 10.30am to 5.30pm each day, $250 per couple includes workbook and materials. Babies 6 months and under are welcome. For more information and to register at http://www.georgiecoote.com. Questions?  email: info@GeorgieCoote.com or call: (425) 417-0873.


Instructor: Thresholds – Amity Kramer
Location:  1817 Queen Anne Ave N. Suite 202, Seattle, WA
Dates:  Each class is two sessions and runs noon – 7 p.m.
December 5 & 6, 2015
January 30 & 31 (registration open)
February 27 & 28 (registration open)
April 9 & 10 (registration open)
May 21 & 22 (registration open)
June 25 & 26 (registration open)
August 27 & 28 (registration open)
September 17 & 24 (Two Saturdays) (registration open)
October 22 & 23 (registration open)
December 3 & 4 (registration open)
Information: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day unless otherwise specified, $250 per couple (includes materials) Scholarships available. Cost covered in full for Microsoft Employees. Babies 6 months and under may attend. Register at www.thresholds.info. Questions?  Contact Amity Kramer, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA) amity@thresholds.info.


Seattle / Edmonds / Issaquah

Instructors: Various
Location: Swedish Medical Center campuses (First Hill, Ballard, Edmonds, & Issaquah)
Dates: Ongoing (see Swedish Medical Center website for dates at specific locations)
Information: Please go to this link for more information and to register


Mission, B.C.

Instructor: Katy Johnson, Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator
Location: Mission Midwifery
Dates: Monday evenings, see below
Information: Monday evenings from 6-8 at Mission Midwifery in Mission, British Columbia, Canada.  Interested couples can visit bringingbabyhomefv.com for details an class dates.  Cost of the class is $225 for a the six-week Bringing Baby Home class, or $40 per couple for individual classes.  The course outline can be found here: http://bringingbabyhomefv.com/about-bringing-baby-home/course-outline/.

North Vancouver, B.C.

Instructor: Domenica Mastromatteo, Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator
Location: Midwifery Care North Shore
Dates: Tuesday evenings, biweekly
Information: Interested couples can visit sensationalchildren.ca/Sensational_Children/Bringing_Baby_Home.html for details. Register at: sensationalchildren.ca/Sensational_Children/Upcoming_Events.html