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


Instructor(s): Facilitated by BBH Education Director and Master Trainer and/or BBH Training Specialists
Location: Live via Zoom Online – Pacific Time Zone
Dates:

  • Fridays, June 24 & July 1 – 8 (4:00pm-7:00pm PT)
  • Saturdays, July 9 – 23, 2022
  • Thursdays, July 14 – 28, 2022
  • Sundays, July 17 – 31, 2022
  • Thursdays, August 4 -18, 2022
  • Saturdays, August 6 – 20, 2022
  • Sundays, August 7 – 21, 2022
  • Wednesdays, August 17 – 31, 2022
  • Saturdays, September 10 – 24, 2022
  • Tuesdays, September 13 – 27, 2022
  • Sundays, September 18 – 25 & October 2, 2022
  • Saturdays, October 1 – 15, 2022
  • Thursdays, October 6 – 20, 2022
  • Sundays, October 16 – 30, 2022
  • Saturday, October 29 & November 5 – 12, 2022
  • Thursdays, November 3 – 17, 2022
  • Saturday, November 5 – 19, 2022
  • Sundays, November 6 – 20, 2022
  • Thursdays, December 1 – 15, 2022
  • Saturdays, December 3 – 17, 2022
  • Sundays, December 4 – 18, 2022
  • Saturdays, January 7 – 21, 2023
  • Thursdays, January 12 – 26, 2023
  • Sundays, January 22 – February 5, 2023
  • Wednesdays, February 1 – 15, 2023
  • Saturdays, February 25 – March 11, 2023
  • Sundays, February 26 – March 12, 2023
  • Thursdays, March 9 – 23, 2023
  • Saturdays, March 25 – April 8, 2023

Times: All times listed will be in the Pacific Time Zone

  • Weeknights: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Weekends: 9:00am-12:00pm

Contact: Joni Parthemer at (425) 890-6281 or joni.parthemer@gmail.com
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Online

Instructor(s): Lara Elfstrand, MA, CEIM, IF-ATMHP – Bringing Baby Home Trainer
Location: Online on Zoom
Dates:

  • August 15 – September 26, 2022 (off for Labor Day)
  • November 7 – December 19, 2022 (off November 21 for Thanksgiving week)

Times: Mondays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm PT
Contact: Lara Elfstrand at (916) 579-4013 or lara@little-elf.org
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Taber
Location: Virtual Meetings
Dates: Saturdays:

  • September 3 – 24 & October 1 – 8, 2022
  • October 15 – 29 & November 5 – 19, 2022

Times: Saturdays, 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), Reimbursement available (Premera Blue Cross).
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Instructor(s): Gina Eiford, PCD (DONA, NAPS)
Location: Online – Bellingham, WA
Dates:

  • Tuesdays, July 5 – 26, 2022
  • Tuesdays, September 6 – 27, 2022
  • Tuesdays, November 8 – 29, 2022

Times: 6:30am – 9:00pm PT
Contact: Gina Eiford at (360) 739-5408 or lovebubbledoula@gmail.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Instructor(s): Tamara Coder Mikinski, Ph.D.
Location: Virtual
Dates: September 19 – 26 & October 3, 2022
Times: 5:30pm – 8:00pm CT
Contact: Connie Kerstetter at (913) 777-6665 or connie@sastuncenter.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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Instructor(s): Andrea Horowitz, LMHC
Location: Online via Zoom
Dates: Wednesdays, July 6 – 27, 2022
Times: 5:00pm – 6:30pm ET
Contact: Andrea Horowitz at (518) 653-5993 or info@pegasuscounselingpllc.com
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Washington

Bellingham

Instructor(s): Gina Eiford, PCD(DONA,NAPS) in Partnership with Bellingham Technical College
Location: Bellingham Technical College Campus
3028 Lindbergh Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
Dates:

  • Saturdays, October 22 & 29, 2022
  • Saturdays, January 7 & 14, 2023

Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm PT
Contact: Bellingham Technical College Registation www.btc.edu/register at (360) 752-8350 or registration@btc.edu
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available.
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Seattle

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

  • 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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