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:


California

Folsom

Instructors: Alicia Pharis, M.A., MFTI
Location: 530 Plaza Drive, Suite 130, Folsom, CA 95630
Cost: $160 per couple. Registration fee includes workbook and deck of cards for each couple, as well as snacks and beverages throughout the day. Lunch is on your own at nearby restaurants.
Dates:
2016:
January 16 & 23
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (with an hour lunch break)
Contact: Call 530.558.9441 or aliciapharis@live.com to register or for more information.


Florida

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)
Dates:
2016:
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.


Louisiana

New Orleans

Instructors: Dr. Ashley Brooks, LPC-S, LMFT and Carianne Pritchett, MA, PLPC
Location: Memorial Baptist Church, 5701 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie
Cost: $150 per couple, includes couples workbook, all materials, and light snacks. Lunch is on your own.
Dates: Saturdays, April 9th and 16th
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (registration is at 8:30am on the 9th)
Contact: call 504-913-5039 or email contactus@restorationnola.com
Information: More information here.


Maine

Portland

Instructors: Jenna Daly, LCSW and Jessica Thomas, postpartum doula
Location: Portland, Maine
Cost: $350 per couple including couples workbook, all materials, and light snacks.
Dates: Sunday, March 13th and Sunday, March 20th, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (one hour for lunch: BYO or visit nearby restaurants)
Contacthttps://www.facebook.com/bringingbabyhomemaine
Information: Co-facilitated by certified Bringing Baby Home™ educators Jenna Daly, LCSW (Grounded Parent) and Jessica Thomas, postpartum doula (Ballast & Buoy).


Maryland

Rockville

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.

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Instructor: Orly Katz, LCPC, RN
Location: Rockville, MD
Cost: $350 per couple, includes couples workbook and all materials as well as light refreshments throughout the day. 
Dates:
2016:
January 23 & 24
February 20 & 21
March 19 & 20
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Contact: Program led by Orly Katz, a licensed therapist, maternal child nurse, board certified lactation consultant, and certified Bringing Baby Home Educator.
Information: For more information or to sign up, please visit www.orlykatz.com, call Everyday Counseling and Coaching Services, LLC at 301-660-6759, or email Orly at therapyorly181@gmail.com.


 

Minnesota

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.
2016:
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

Cheektowaga

Instructor: Jennifer Kavanagh – Christian Life Coach
Location: In His Name Outreach 3871 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14215
Dates:
2016:
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

Westbury

Instructor: Meredith Silversmith, MA, LMFT and Marina Voron, MA, LMFT, Co-Founders and Clinical Directors of Nassau Wellness Marriage and Family Therapy, Gottman Bringing Baby Home Program Educators
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 1575 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Dates:
2016:
January 9 & 16, 10am-5pm (one hour lunch on your own)
Information: Call Nassau Wellness at (516) 387-5143 or email us at info@newparentslongisland.com.
For more information or to register, visit our website at www.newparentslongisland.com.

New York City

Instructor: Jennifer Uhrlass, LMFT and Anita Mambo Cohn, LCSW
Location: Union Square – 41 East 11th Street. 4th Floor. New York, NY 10003
Cost: $358.64 (early bird rate) per couple and includes workbooks and light refreshments.
Dates:
2016:
February 4 & 11, 6pm-9pm
Contact: Anita and Jennifer are both certified Bringing Baby Home™ educators and licensed mental health professionals. For questions contact: bringingbabyhomenyc@gmail.com
Information: For more information or to register, click here.


Texas

Austin

Instructor: Janie McMahan, MA, LMFT, Associate
Location: Norris Conference Center at Northcross Mall, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, #365, Austin, Texas 78757
Dates:
2016:
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.

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Instructors: Kelley Hawkins and Heather Newby
Location: Austin Born, parenting center, 5555 N. Lamar Blvd.,Suite C-127
Dates:  February 20 – 21st, 10a-4p
Information: Classes meet for two consecutive days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Registration fee includes workbook for each couple, as well as, snacks and beverages throughout the day. Lunch is on your own at nearby restaurants. Babies-in-arms welcome! Visit austinborn.gettimely.com to register.  For more information, visit our Facebook event page.

Houston

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.
Dates:
2016:
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.

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Instructor: Anne Wright, MSHRD
Location: Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, 6651 Main St., Houston, TX 77030
Dates:
2016:
March 19 & 20
June 11 & 12
July 16 & 17
Information: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. $150 per couple. For more information/to register please Click Here

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Instructor:
 Bonnie Bartman, MNEd.
Location: Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, 6651 Main St., Houston, TX 77030
Dates:
2016:
April 31 & May 1
August 27 & 28
Information: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. $150 per couple. For more information/to register please Click Here

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Instructor: Kim Jones, MA, LPC Intern, LMFT Associate and Tricia Miller, MA, LPC Intern
Location: Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay Houston TX, 77024
Cost: $150 per couple
Dates: Sundays from 4:00pm-6:00pm, January 31-March 13 (excluding February 7th)
Contact: Kim Jones, call: 832-316-3982, or email: kimjoneslpc@gmail.com
Information: Free childcare is available during classes for children 3 months through kinder.


Utah

Salt Lake City

Instructor: Georgia Anderson, Gottman Trained Educator
location: Mountain Land Rehabilitation Board Room, 1952 Fort Union Blvd, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dates: 2 Saturdays, April 16 and 23, 9-4 PM. Additional dates will be added on website throughout the year.
Information: All materials, snacks and beverages provided. Early registration discount. Lunch will be on your own at nearby restaurants. Babies under 6 months welcome. For more information, click here.


Virginia

McLean

Instructor: Grace Howarth, PhD
Dates and locations:
2016:
January 30 & February 6 at the Tepeyac Family Center, 11135 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
February 20 & 27 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 .


Washington

Bellevue

Instructor: Georgie Coote CD(DONA)
Location: Fern Valley Natural Health, 15650 NE 24th St, Bellevue, WA 98008
Dates:
2016:
April 23 & 24
June 18 & 19
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.

Duvall

Instructor: Georgie Coote CD(DONA)
Location: Studio Beju, 15630 Main St NE, Duvall, WA 98019
Dates:
2016:
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.

Kirkland

Instructor: Deborah Sleeman
location: Evergreen Health
Dates and times:
Two consecutive Saturdays, 9:30am-4:30pm each day
January 30th and February 6th
April 23rd and 30th
October 22nd and 29th
Information: Cost is $150 and includes all materials. Babies in arms are welcomed. Cost reimbursed for eligible employees through Microsoft’s EAP. Register here, or by calling (425) 899-3000.

Seattle

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.
February 27 & 28
March 19 & 20
April 9 & 10
May 21 & 22
June 25 & 26
August 27 & 28
September 17 & 24 (Two Saturdays)
October 22 & 23
December 3 & 4
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.

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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


australia

Gold Coast, Queensland

Instructor: Kylie-Jo Elliott
Location: Relationship Institute Australasia, 37 James St, Burleigh Heads, 4220
Dates: April 30 – May 1
Information: For more information, click here, or email admin@relationshipinstitute.au.

Melbourne, Victoria

Instructor: Kylie-Jo Elliott
Location: Crowne Plaza Melbourne, 1 – 5 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3008
Dates: May 14 – 15
Information: For more information, click here, or email admin@relationshipinstitute.au.

Sydney, New South Wales

Instructor: Kylie-Jo Elliott
Location: Holiday Inn, Potts Point, 203 Victoria Street, Potts Point New South Wales 2011
Dates: August 27 – 28
Information: For more information, click here, or email admin@relationshipinstitute.au.

Brisbane, Queensland

Instructor: Kylie-Jo Elliott
Location: Royal on the Park, Brisbane City, 152 Alice St, Brisbane Queensland 4000
Dates: October 15 -16
Information: For more information, click here, or email admin@relationshipinstitute.au.


 

CANADA

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