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 2.5 hours per session; includes additional exercises/activities between sessions)
Dates:

  • Thursdays, October 15 – 29, 2020
  • Thursdays, November 5 – 19, 2020
  • Sundays, November 22 & 29 and December 6, 2020
  • Wednesdays, January 13 – 27, 2021
  • Sundays, January 24 & 31 and February 7, 2021
  • Tuesdays, January 26 and February 2 & 9, 2021
  • Sundays, February 21 & 28 and March 7, 2021
  • Tuesdays, March 9 – 23, 2021
  • Tuesdays, April 6 – 20, 2021
  • Sundays, April 11 – 25, 2021
  • Saturdays, May 1 – 15, 2021
  • Wednesdays, May 5 – 19, 2021
  • Mondays, June 7 – 21, 2021


Times:

  • Weeknight Classes – 6:00pm – 8:30pm PT
  • Weekend Classes – 9:00am – 11:30am 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, CIMI, IF-ATIMHP
Location: Online – Zoom or similar platform
Dates:

  • Class 1: Sundays, October 4, 2020, for 12-14 weeks
  • Class 2: Tuesdays, November 3 – December 15, 2020 (no class Thanksgiving week)

Times: Three time options

  • Tuesdays: 4:00pm – 6:00pm PT
  • Tuesdays: 7:00pm – 9:00pm PT
  • Sundays: 8:30pm – 9:30pm PT

Contact: Lara Elfstrand at (408) 679-2220 or lara@little-elf.org
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome.
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Instructor(s): Maryellen Mullin, LMFT and Nicole Lako, LMFT
Location: Online
Dates:

  • Thursdays, October 1 – 29 & Friday, November 6, 2020

Times: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Contact: Nicole Lako at (415) 820-1620 or Nicole.lako@gmail.com
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome.
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Taber
Location: Virtual Meetings
Dates:

  • Saturdays: January 9-30 & February 6-13, 2021
  • Saturdays: February 20-27 & March 6-17

Times: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Contact: Elizabeth Taber at (571) 317-0525 or ubirthva@gmail.com
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Instructor(s): Allison Burch, MLIS, CPC, ELI-MP
Location: Online
Dates: November 7 & 8 and 14 & 15, 2020

Times: 10:00am – 1:00pm CT
Contact: Allison Burch at (512) 565-3617 or hello@allisonburch.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Instructor(s): Amanda Kirk, MS
Location: Online
Dates: October 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2020
Times:

  • Fridays: 6:00pm – 9:00pm EST
  • Saturdays: 9:00am – 9:00pm EST

Contact: Amanda Kirk at (434) 376-2006 or amanda@amanda-kirk.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Instructor(s): Gina Eiford, PCD (DONA, NAPS); Certified Postpartum Doula; Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator; IAIM Certified Infant Massage Educator
Location: Online
Dates: November 2 – 18, 2020

Times: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Contact: Jen Knudsen at (360) 752-8300 or jknudsen@btc.edu
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available.
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Instructor(s): Vince and Angela Schwindt, and Dave Jackson. Hosted by Friends of the Family
Location: Online Zoom
Dates: Monday, October 12 – November 2
Times: 6:00pm – 9:00pm PST
Contact: Angela Schwindt at (541) 757-1761 or angela@fofm.org
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Instructor(s): Shana Evans-Bassett, M.S., M.Ed.
Location: Online via Zoom
Dates: Mondays, November 9 – 30, 2020
Times: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Contact: Shana Evans-Bassett at (404) 735-9039 or shanaevansbassett@gmail.com
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome.
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Instructor(s): Deborah Sleeman
Location: Online
Dates: Tuesdays, October 6 – 27, 2020
Times: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Contact: Deborah Sleeman at (425) 899-3000 or DESleeman@EvergreenHealth.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Instructor(s): Chelsea Crow-Fuentes LMFT, PMH-C & George Fuentes AMFT, APCC
Location: Online via Zoom
Dates: December 11-13, 2020
Times:

  • Friday – 4:00pm – 8:00pm PT
  • Saturday & Sunday – 9:00am-1:00pm PT

Contact: Chelsea Crow-Fuentes at (949) 484-5008 or coupleforcouplescounseling@gmail.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Instructor(s): Nicole Lako, MFT & Maryellen Mullin, MFT
Location: Online – Zoom
Dates: Thursdays, January 7 – February 11, 2021
Times: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Contact: Nicole Lako at (415) 794-1998 or Nicole.lako@gmail.com
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome.
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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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Pennsylvania

West Chester

Instructor(s): Nora Wright
Location: 220 West Union Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Dates:

  • Thursdays – October 15 – 29 & November 5 – 12 2020
  • Thursdays -February 4 – 25 & Wednesday – March 3, 2021
  • Thursdays – May 13 – 27 & June 3 – 10, 2021

Times: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Contact: Nora Wright at (484) 319-3864 or contact@familyhivewc.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Utah

Bountiful

Instructor(s): Madi Williams
Location: 564 W 400 N
Bountiful, Utah 84010
Dates: Wednesdays, January 13 – February 10, 2021
Times: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Contact: Madi Williams at (801) 755-6294 or bbhmadi@gmail.com
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Salt Lake City

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sorensen Whitaker
Location: TBD – class may be held live or via virtual classroom
5089 S 900 E St #201
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Dates: Saturdays, October 31 – November 21, 2020
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Contact: Jennifer Whitaker at (801) 428-7296 or utahbirthsupport@gmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available.
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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): Amity Kramer and Georgie Coote
Location: Thresholds Classroom
2206 Queen Anne Ave N, Suite 304 – Online Option
Seattle, WA 98109
Dates:

  • October 24 & 25, 2020
  • November 14 & 15, 2020
  • December 12 & 13, 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: 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:

  • 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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