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


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

Bakersfield

Instructor(s): Kristen Shadle, LMFT
Location: The Nest and Company
4208 Rosedale Hwy, Suite 202
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Dates: January 25 & 26, 2020
Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Contact: Kristen Shadle at (661) 243-0987 or BBHbakersfield@gmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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Cupertino

Instructor(s): LeMel Firestone-Palerm, LMFT, LPCC, CGT
Location: 20920 McClellan Rd
Cupertino, California 95014
Dates:

  • April 24 & 25, 2020
  • October 9 & 10, 2020

Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Contact: LeMel Firestone-Palerm, LMFT, LPCC, CGT at (626) 221-8632 or lemel@sfbaycounseling.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Long Beach Port

Instructor(s): George Fuentes & Chelsea Crow-Fuentes
Location: Babymoon Retreat
Long Beach Port, CA 90802
Dates: December 8 – 12, 2019
Times: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Contact: George & Chelsea Fuentes at (949) 484-5008 or coupleforcouplescounseling@gmail.com
Additional Info: Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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Mission Viejo

Instructor(s): Christa and JP Mantey
Location: Ladera Ranch
Mission Viejo, CA 92694
Dates:

  • February 2 & 9, 2020
  • March 1 & 8, 2020

Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Christa Mantey at (484) 431-4173 or christa.mantey@gmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Newport Beach

Instructor(s): Chelsea Crow-Fuentes and George Fuentes
Location: 5020 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Dates: December 14 & 15, 2019
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Chelsea Crow-Fuentes at (949) 484-5008 or coupleforcouplescounseling@gmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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San Jose

Instructor(s): Lara Elfstrand, MA ECSE, IF-ATMHP
Location: 1118 Meridian Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Dates: January 17 – 19, 2020
Times:

  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm (January 17)
  • 9:30am – 3:30pm (January 18)
  • 9:30am – 4:30pm (January 19)

Contact: Lara Elfstrand at (408) 679-2220 or bbh@little-elf.org
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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District of Columbia

Washington

Instructor(s): Kim Hawley
Location: Private Residence- location given upon registration
Washington, DC 20003
Dates: February 22, 29, and March 7, 2020
Times: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Contact: Kim Hawley at (202) 670-4299 or intuitiveparentingdc@gmail.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Kansas

Overland Park

Instructor(s): Tammy Coder Mikinski, Ph.D.
Location: Heartland Play Therapy
6701 W. 64th St., Suite 109
Overland Park, Kansas 66202
Dates: April 25 & 26, 2020
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Connie Kerstetter at (913) 777-6665 or connie@sastuncenter.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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Missouri

Kansas City

Instructor(s): Taylor Ulrey
Location:
Private Residence
Kansas City, MO 64114
Dates: January 11 & 12, 2020
Times: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Contact: Taylor Ulrey at (816) 895-2382 or taylor@theholdingspacekc.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available.
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New Jersey

West Orange

Instructor(s): Jennifer Perera, LCSW
Location: Whole Mother Village
253 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052
Dates:

  • March 14 & 15, 2020
  • April 25 & 26, 2020
  • May 23 & 24, 2020

Times: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Contact: Jennifer Perera at (973) 337-0586 or jennifer@intervalhealth.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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North Carolina

Charlotte

Instructor(s): Brittany Bolden
Location: 4726 Park Road, Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28209
Dates:

  • December 2019
  • January 2020
  • February 2020
  • March 2020

Times:

  • 8:00am – 3:00pm

Contact: Brittany Bolden at (704) 576-6226 or brittany@connectcouplestherapy.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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Ohio

Powell

Instructor(s): Elina Greiff and Terry Manrique
Location: Smoky Row Children’s Center
8615 Smoky Row Rd
Powell, OH 43065
Dates: February 22 & 29, 2020
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Elina Greiff at (614) 943-3975 or elina@ourparentcoach.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Oregon

Bend

Instructor(s): Tara Renee Breitenbucher, LPC
Location: 339 SW Century Dr.
Suite 203
Bend, OR 97702
Dates:

  • February 15 & 22, 2020
  • May 23 & 30, 2020

Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Tara Breitenbucher at (541) 905-0500 or tara@imagineapath.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Lebanon

Instructor(s): Vincent and Angela Schwindt along with Dave Jackson
Location: River Center
3000 S Santiam Hwy
Lebanon, OR 97355
Dates: Jan. 11 & 18, 2020
Times: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Contact: Angela Schwindt at (541) 757-1761 or angela@fofm.org
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials provided. Refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome. Scholarships available.
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South Carolina

Greenville

Instructor(s): Miranda Llano, LPC
Location: Pettigru Counseling Associates
405 Pettigru Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Dates:

  • Thursdays from January 9 – February 6, 2020
  • Thursdays from February 13 – March 12, 2020
  • Thursdays from March 19 – April 16, 2020
  • Thursdays from April 23 – March 21, 2020

Times: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Contact: Miranda Llano at (864) 271-3549 or mirandallano@pettigru.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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Instructor(s): Susannah Baldwin, LPC, PMH-C
Location: 35 Medical Ridge Dr. Greenville, SC 29605
Dates: January 18 & 19, 2020
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Susannah Baldwin at (864) 242-0005 or info@reproductivejourney.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available.
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Texas

Houston

Instructor(s): Anne Wright, MS
Location: 6651 Main St
Houston, Texas 77007
Dates:

  • January 18 & 19, 2020
  • March 14 & 15, 2020

Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Contact: Kelsey Hayes at (832) 826-5220 or kxhayes@texaschildrens.org
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Washington

Bellingham

Instructor(s): Gina Eiford, PCD (DONA, NAPS)
Location: Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Dates: December 7 & 14, 2019 Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Jen Knudsen at (360) 752-8353 or jknudsen@btc.edu
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome. Scholarships available.
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Instructor(s): Lisa Follet, IBCLC
Location: Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Dates: Wednesdays from November 6 – December 11, 2019
Times: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Contact: Jen Knudsen at (360) 752-8353 or jknudsen@btc.edu
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome. Scholarships available.
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Kirkland

Instructor(s): Deborah Sleeman
Location: EvergreenHealth
Kirkland, WA 98034
Dates:

  • March 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2020 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
  • May 9 & 16, 2020 (9:30am-4:30pm)

Contact: Deborah Sleeman at (425) 899-3000 or DESleeman@Evergreenhealth.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP), Reimbursement available (Premera Blue Cross)
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Port Ludlow

Instructor(s): Joni Parthemer
Location: The Port Ludlow Resort
One Heron Road
Port Ludlow, WA 98363
Dates:

  • January 18 & 19, 2020 (Welcome reception on January 17)
  • February 15 & 16 (Welcome reception February 14)
  • May 23 & 24 (Welcome reception May 22)

Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Joni Parthemer at (425) 890-6281 or joni.parthemer@gmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome. Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Seattle

Instructor(s): Amity Kramer and Georgie Coote
Location: Thresholds Classroom
2206 Queen Anne Ave N, Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98109
Dates:

  • December 14 & 15, 2019
  • January 25 & 26, 2020
  • February 22 & 23, 2020
  • March 7 & 8, 2020
  • April 18 & 19, 2020
  • May 16 & 17, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Contact: amity@thresholds.info or (206) 819-1383
Additional Info: Free parking. Scholarships available and cost reimbursed for eligible employees through Microsoft’s EAP. Babies 7 months and under are welcome to attend.
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Instructor(s): Mettarel Associates, PS – Various Instructors
Location: 3414 1/2 Fremont Ave N, Ste D
Seattle, WA 98103-8812
Dates:

  • January 25 & 26, 2020
  • April 25 & 26, 2020
  • Various Ongoing Dates – check website

Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Contact: Anna Goeke at (206) 472-9297 or workshops@mettarel.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP), Reimbursement available (Premera Blue Cross).
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Instructor: Ursula Hildebrandt, PhD, MSW
Location: Kumon Learning Center, University Village
Seattle, WA 98105
Dates: Ongoing (First Saturday and Sunday of every month)
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Dr. Ursula Hildebrandt at developingfams@gmail.com or (206) 409-2931
Additional Info: Free parking available. Materials provided. Babies in arms welcome. Scholarships available. Cost reimbursed for eligible employees through Microsoft’s EAP and Premera Blue Cross.
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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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Canada


British Columbia

Langley

Instructor(s): Karen Peters- Registered Clinical Counsellor, Lindsay Faas- Registered Clinical Counsellor
Location: 21015 96 Ave
Langley, BC V1M 2Z3
Dates:

  • May 23 & 30, 2020
  • October 2020
  • February 2021
  • May 2021
  • October 2021

Times: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Contact: Karen Peters at (604) 807-6034 or Karenpeters@thrive-life.ca
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Australia


New South Wales

Sydney

Instructor(s): Kerrie Lumbewe
Location: TBA
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Dates: March 21 & 22, 2020
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Kerrie Lumbewe at (619) 520-8606 or enquiries@motivatingmarriages.com.au
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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Woolloomooloo

Instructor(s): Kerrie Lumbewe
Location: 356/6
Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo, New South Wales 2011
Dates: March 21 & 22, 2020
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Kerrie Lumbewe at (619) 520-8606 or adriankerrie@hotmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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