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:

United States


Online

Instructor(s): BBH Education Director/Master Trainer & Gottman Certified BBH Training Specialists
Location: Virtual Workshops (each of the following BBH Workshops are 3 sessions x 3 hours per session; includes additional exercises/activities between sessions)
Dates:

  • Saturdays, December 4 – 18, 2021
  • Sundays, December 5 – 19, 2021
  • Sundays, December 12 – 26, 2021
  • Fridays, January 7 – 21, 2021
  • Wednesdays, January 12 – 26, 2022
  • Saturdays, January 15 – 29, 2022
  • Sundays, January 23 – 30 & February 6, 2022
  • Saturdays, February 5 – 19, 2022
  • Tuesdays, February 15 – 22 & March 1, 2022
  • Sundays, February 27 & March 6 – 13, 2022
  • Saturdays, March 5 – 19, 2022
  • Sundays, March 20 – 27 & April 3, 2022
  • Thursdays, March 24 – 31 & April 7, 2022

Times:

  • M – F Classes – 6:00pm – 9:00pm PT
  • Sa – Su Classes – 9:00am – 12:00pm PT
  • Sunday, December 12 – 26 at 1:00-4:00pm PT

Contact: Joni Parthemer M.Ed, ICCE, IAT, CGE at (425) 890-6281 or joni.parthemer@gmail.com

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Instructor(s): Lara Elfstrand, MA, CEIM, IF-ATMHP
Location: Online
Dates: Mondays, January 24 – March 7, 2022 (Special Valentine’s Day Date Night, optional but recommended)
Times: 7:00pm – 9:00pm PT
Contact: Lara Elfstrand at (916) 579-4013 or lara@little-elf.org
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Instructor(s): Tamara Coder Mikinski, Ph.D.
Location: Virtual
Dates:

  • Mondays February 21 – 28, and March 7, 2022
  • Mondays April 11 – 25, 2022


Times: 5:30pm – 8:00pm CT
Contact: Connie Kerstetter at (913) 777-6665 or connie@sastuncenter.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Instructor(s): Christa and John Paul Mantey
Location: Virtual
Dates: Tuesdays, November 30 – December 21, 2021
Times: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Contact: Christa Mantey at (484) 431-4173 or christa.mantey@gmail.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP), Reimbursement available (Premera Blue Cross).
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Instructor(s): Jennifer Sorensen Whitaker
Location: Live Virtual Classroom
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dates:

  • Saturdays, February 19 – March 12, 2022
  • Saturdays, May 7 – June 4, 2022 (No class May 28)

Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm MT
Contact: Jennifer Sorensen Whitaker at (801) 428-7296 or utahbirthsupport@gmail.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available.
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Taber
Location: Virtual Meetings
Dates: Saturdays, January 15 – 29 & February 5 – 19, 2022
Times: 1:30pm – 4:00pm ET
Contact: Elizabeth Taber at (571) 317-0525 or uBirthVa@gmail.com
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Arkansas

Little Rock

Instructor: Stephanie Johnston, LCSW
Location: The Healing Arts Studio
14710 Cantrell Rd, Suite A7
Little Rock, AR 72223
Dates: Ongoing (Every first Saturday and Sunday of the month)
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Stephanie Johnston at (501) 902-5250 or stephanie@thestudiolr.space
Additional Info: Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.

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California

Irvine

Instructor(s): Chelsea Crow-Fuentes LMFT, PMH-C,George Fuentes LMFT
Location: 1821 W. Blackhawk Dr.
Irvine, CA 92704
Dates: Friday – Sunday, December 3-5, 2021
Times: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Contact: Rebecca B. at (949) 484-5008 or connect@coupleforcouplescounseling.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Virginia

Falls Church

Instructor(s): Julia Ward
Location: Online
Falls Church, Virginia 22046
Dates: Ongoing– Meet weekly for 8 weeks on Sundays or Wednesdays
Times: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Contact: Julia Ward at (540) 874-2903 or julia@sunstonecounselors.com
Additional Info: Materials provided.

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Washington

Seattle

Instructor(s): Thresholds | Amity Kramer
Location: 2212 Queen Anne Ave N, Box 140
Seattle, WA 98109
Dates:

  • January 15 & 16, 2022
  • March 19 & 20, 2022
  • June 4 & 5, 2022
  • August, 13 & 14, 2022
  • September 17 & 18, 2022
  • October 15 & 16, 2022

Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Amity Kramer at (206) 819-1383 or amity@thresholds.info
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).

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Seattle / Edmonds / Issaquah

Instructors: Various
Location: Swedish Medical Center campuses (First Hill, Ballard, Edmonds, & Issaquah)
Dates: Ongoing (see link below for dates at specific locations).

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