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:

Australia


New South Wales

West Ryde

Instructor(s): Nicola Hensler and Rebecca Healy
Location: West Ryde Community Centre
Level 3, 3-5 Anthony Street, West Ryde, NSW, 2114
Dates: Saturdays, March 4 & 11, 2023

Times: 9:30am-4:30pm
Contact: The Northern Centre – Intake Coordinator at +61 2 93340111 or [email protected]
Additional Info: Parking available, Materials provided, Refreshments provided, Babies in arms welcome.

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:

  • 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 [email protected]
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Online

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

  • January 10 – February 21, 2023 (off Valentine’s Day)
  • February 28 – April 4, 2023
  • April 18 – May 23, 2023

Times: Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm PT
Contact: Lara Elfstrand at (916) 579-4013 or [email protected]
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Instructor(s): Gina Eiford, PCD (DONA, NAPS)
Location: Online – Bellingham, WA
Dates:

  • January 10 – 31, 2023
  • March 7 – 23, 2023
  • May 2 – 23, 2023
  • July 11 – August 1, 2023
  • September 5 -26, 2023

Times: Tuesdays, 6:30am – 9:00pm PT
Contact: Gina Eiford at (360) 739-5408 or [email protected]
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome.
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Instructor(s): Tamara Coder Mikinski, Ph.D.
Location: Virtual
Dates: Mondays, January 23 – February 6, 2023
Times: 5:30pm – 8:00pm CT
Contact: Connie Kerstetter at (913) 777-6665 or [email protected]
Additional Info: Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Instructor(s): Jennifer Perera, LCSW, PMH-C
Location: Virtual
Dates: Registration is rolling; upon registering, select mutually agreeable date. Timeframe available in Eastern Time Zone.
Contact: Jennifer Perera at (973) 337-0586 or [email protected]
Additional Info: Materials provided, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP).
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Instructor(s): Jennifer Sorensen
Location: Virtual
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Dates: Saturdays, February 11 – March 4, 2023
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm MT
Contact: Jennifer Sorensen at (801) 428-7296 or [email protected]
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Scholarships available.
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Instructor(s): Chelsea Crow-Fuentes, LMFT & George Fuentes, LMFT
Location: Virtual – California
Dates: December 2 – 4, 2022
Times: 10:00am – 2:00pm PT
Contact: Ashley Rankin at (949) 484-5008 or [email protected]
Additional Info: Materials provided, Babies in arms welcome, Reimbursement available (Microsoft EAP), REGISTER NOW

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 [email protected]
Additional Info: Materials and refreshments provided. Babies in arms welcome.

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Illinois

Burr Ridge

Instructor: Robin Shannon, LCPC
Location: 
7000 S Country Line Rd
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Dates: January 19 – 26 & February 2, 2023
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Contact: Robin Shannon at (773) 676-9204 or [email protected]
Additional Info: Parking available. Materials provided. Refreshments provided.

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Texas

Temple

Instructor: Josh Kellar, LMFT, LPC
Location: 
720 N 3rd St
Temple, TX 76501
Dates: February 11 – 12, 2023
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Contact: Josh Kellar at (254) 307-0080 or [email protected]

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Virginia

Ashburn

Instructor: Julia Ward
Location: Sunstone Office
20145 Ashbrook PL, Ste 180
Ashburn, VA 20147
Dates: 

  • January 21 – 22, 2023
  • April 22 – 23, 2023
  • June 3 – 4, 2023
  • October 21 – 22, 2023


Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Contact: Julia Ward at (540) 874-2903 or [email protected]

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Washington

Bellingham

Instructor(s): Gina Eiford, PCD(DONA,NAPS) in Partnership with Bellingham Technical College
Location: In-Person. Please check registration link for location.
Dates:

  • February 4 – 5, 2023
  • April 29 – 30, 2023

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

Instructor(s): Amity Kramer – Thresholds
Location: Seattle, WA 98103
Dates:

  • January 28 – 29, 2023
  • March 4 – 5, 2023
  • May 20 – 21, 2023
  • June 10- 11, 2023

Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm PT
Contact: Amity Kramer at (206) 819-1383 or [email protected]
Additional Info: See registration site for details.
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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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