Bringing Baby Home

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


Arizona

Tempe

Instructor(s): Lindsey Burns, MS LPC LMHC NCC
Location: St. Augustine’s Episcopal Parish
1735 S. College Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Dates: August 22, 2019
Times: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Contact: Lindsey Burns at (480) 749-9841 or lindsey@kaleidoscopewellness.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome. Scholarships available.

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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

Arcata

Instructor(s): Katie Allen
Location: 4677 Valley East Blvd, Unit 2
Arcata, CA 95521
Dates: September 14 & 28, 2019
Times: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Contact: Katie Allen at (970) 212-6812 or katiedallen29@gmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome. Scholarships available.

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Bakersfield

Instructor(s): Kristen Shadle, LMFT
Location: The Nest and Company
4208 Rosedale Hwy, Suite 202
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Dates: September 28 & 29, 2019
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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San Jose

Instructor(s): Lara Elfstrand, MA ECSE
Location: ConnectEd
1118 Meridian Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Dates:

  • September 6 – 8, 2019
  • 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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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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Florida

Tampa

Instructor(s): Megan Richardson, LMFT
Location: Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation
1112 W Platt St
Tampa, Fl 33606
Dates: September 14 & 15, 2019
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Megan at (813) 291-4975 or megan@thrivetherapyflorida.com
Additional Info: Free parking available. Materials 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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North Carolina

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

Portland

Instructor(s): Wendy Scharp and Shawn Salter, MSW
Location: 5822 N. Greeley Ave
Portland, OR 97217
Dates:

  • September 28 & 29, 2019
  • 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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Instructor(s): Jacqueline Holden, MA and Kate Nelson-Armstrong, MA CADC II
Location: 5440 SW Westgate Drive, Suite 230
Portland, OR 97221
Dates: October 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2019
Times: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Contact: Jacqueline Holden at (971) 238-2973 or holden.counseling@gmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials provided. Babies in arms welcome.

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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 November 7 – December 12, 2019
  • 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 to 8:00pm
Contact: Miranda Llano at (864) 271-3549 or mirandallano@pettigru.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials provided. Babies in arms welcome.

Instructor(s): Susannah Baldwin
Location: Greenville, SC
Dates: September 14 & 15, 2019
Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Contact: Susannah Baldwin at (864) 242-0005 or info@reproductivejourney.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials provided and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome. Scholarships available.

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Texas

Austin

Instructor(s): Allison Burch, MLIS
Location: Sol Healing and Wellness Center
13805 Ann Place
Austin, TX 78728
Dates:

  • August 31 & September 1, 2019
  • 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:

  • August 24 & 25, 2019
  • September 28 & 29, 2019
  • 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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San Marcos

Instructor(s): Mary Holman-Anderson and Rachel Hasper
Location: Dharma Ranch
822 Valley View West Rd
San Marcos, TX 78108
Dates: October 5 & 6, 2019
Times: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Contact: Kelli at (512) 522-4125 or kelli@dharmaranch.com
Additional Info: 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

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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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:

  • Sept 7 & 8, 2019
  • Sept 28 & 29, 2019
  • Oct 26 & 27, 2019
  • Nov 23 & 24, 2019
  • Dec 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:

  • September 14 & 21, 2019
  • 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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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

Kamloops

Instructor(s): Kelsey Grimm and Shelley Blair
Location: 286 Second Ave
Kamloops, BC V1S 1A5
Dates: September 7 & 14, 2019
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Kelsey Grimm at (604) 312-4371 or kelsey@healingspaces.center
Additional Info: 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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Mexico


Estado de México

Huixquilucan

Instructor(s): Bertha Alicia Alcocer Orozco
Location: Av. Lomas Anáhuac 46
Colonia Lomas Anáhuac
Huixquilucan, Estado de México 52786
Dates: October 4 & 5, 2019
Times: 3:00pm – 9:30pm
Contact: Bertha Alicia Alcocer at (555) 393-7336 or solucionespsicologicas@hotmail.com
Additional Info: Parking available. Refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.

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