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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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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San Jose

Instructor(s): Lara Elfstrand, MA ECSE
Location: ConnectEd
1118 Meridian Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Dates: October 18 & 20, 2019
Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Contact: Lara Elfstrand at (408) 679-2220 or bbh@little-elf.org
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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Tustin

Instructor(s): Chelsea Crow-Fuentes and George Fuentes
Location: Tustin, CA
Dates: November 16 & 17, 2019
Times: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Contact: Chelsea Crow-Fuentes at (949) 484-5008 or coupleforcouplescounseling@gmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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District of Columbia

Washington

Instructor(s): Kim Hawley
Location: 3220 17th Street, Suite #10 (South Entrance)
Washington, DC 20010
Dates: October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2019
Times: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Contact: Kim Hawley at (202) 531-7830 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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New Jersey

Toms River

Instructor(s): Richard Lill
Location: Toms River High School North
1245 Old Freehold Rd
Toms River, NJ 08753
Dates: October 19 & 20, 2019
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Richard Lill at (732) 240-0509 or richardlill.lcsw@gmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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New York

Yorktown

Instructor(s): Rachel Heater, LMFT
Location: Yorktown Community & Cultural Center
1974 Commerce Street, RM 209
Yorktown, New York 10598
Dates: November 9 & 16, 2019
Times: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Contact: Rachel Heater at (914) 380-8636 or info@treehousewisdomandwellness.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and 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:

  • October 13 & 20, 2019
  • November 16-17, 2019
  • December 2019
  • January 2020
  • February 2020
  • March 2020

Times:

  • 8:00am – 3:00pm (October & November)
  • 9:00am – 4:00pm (December to March)

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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Lewisville

Instructor(s): Jennifer Locklear, LPC
Location: 6614 Shallowford Road, Suite 250
Lewisville, NC 27023
Dates: October 12 & 13, 2019
Times: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Contact: Amy Berry at (336) 945-0137 or amy@lewisvillefamilycounseling.com
Additional Info: Free parking available. Materials provided and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.

Oregon

Albany

Instructor(s): Vincent and Angela Schwindt along with Dave Jackson
Location: Mid Willamette Family YMCA
3201 Pacific Blvd. SW
Albany, OR 97321
Dates: October 26 & 27, 2019
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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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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Portland

Instructor(s): Wendy Scharp and Shawn Salter, MSW
Location: 5822 N. Greeley Ave
Portland, OR 97217
Dates: November 23 & 24, 2019
Times: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Contact: Wendy Scharp at (503) 766-3495 or info@portlanddoulalove.com
Additional Info: Free parking available. Babies in arms welcome. Materials and refreshments provided. 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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Texas

Austin

Instructor(s): Allison Burch, MLIS
Location: Sol Healing and Wellness Center
13805 Ann Place
Austin, TX 78728
Dates: November 2 & 3, 2019
Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Contact: Allison Burch at (512) 565-3617 or hello@allisonburch.com
Additional Info: Free parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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Houston

Instructors: Bonnie Bartman, MS & Anne Wright, MS
Location: Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women
6651 Main St.
Houston, TX 77030
Dates: November 2 & 3, 2019
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Contact: Call (832) 825-3276 (ext. 3) or learn@texaschildrens.org
Additional Info: Free parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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Utah

Salt Lake City

Instructor: Jennifer Sorensen Whitaker
Location: The Birth Center
5089 S 900 E, Suite 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Dates: November 2 – 23, 2019
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Contact: Jennifer Sorensen Whitaker at (801) 428-7296 or utahbirthsupport@gmail.com
Additional Info: Free parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome. Scholarships available.
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Washington

Bellingham

Instructor(s): Gina Eiford, PCD (DONA, NAPS)
Location: Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Dates:

  • October 5 & 12, 2019
  • 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
Dates: Tuesdays from October 16 – November 6, 2019
Times: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Contact: Deborah Sleeman at (425) 899-3000 or DESleeman@Evergreenhealth.com
Additional Info: Free parking available. Materials provided. Babies in arms welcome. Reimbursement available through Microsoft’s EAP.
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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 Sarah Crane O’Neil
Location: North Seattle Family Center
2611 NE 125th St, Suite 80
Seattle, WA 98125
Dates:

  • October 26 & 27, 2019
  • November 23 & 24, 2019
  • December 14 & 15, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
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): Katie Streit
Location: 4320 SW Hill St
Seattle, WA 98116
Dates: October 19 & 26, 2019
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Katie Streit at (206) 388-6756 or katie@parenting-together.com
Additional Info: Free parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome. Scholarships available. Reimbursement available through Microsoft’s EAP.
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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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Instructor(s): Heather Harman
Location: Seattle Counseling Service
1216 Pine St. Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101
Dates: October 5 & 6, 2019
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Heather Harman at (206) 227-0625 or heather.harman@fireflycoaching.net
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials provided.
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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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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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United Arab Emirates


Dubai

Dubai

Instructor(s): Matleena Vanhanen
Location: Christ Church Jebel Ali
Dubai, UAE 7415
Dates: October 5 & 19, 2019
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Matleena Vanhanen at (055) 967-7549 or vanhanen@tmtcdubai.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.
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