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Bringing Baby Home: A Gottman Workshop for New & Expecting Parents

“The greatest gift you can give your child is a strong relationship between you and your partner.” – John Gottman, Ph.D

Bringing Baby Home (BBH) is a workshop to help parents navigate the first three years after baby is born. Parents will learn the information, skills, and tools they need to encourage healthy, supportive family relationships.

The BBH workshop combines scientific research and public education. It was developed by renowned relationship and parenting experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman. They found the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives is the quality of friendship in the marriage. This workshop aims to support couples to strengthen their friendship. It also offers strategies to foster baby’s development.

The BBH program is perfect for those who are:

  • Interested in having a baby
  • Expecting a baby
  • Already parenting an infant or toddler (age 0-3)

Workshop Goals:

  • Reduce relationship conflict and increase connection
  • Learn ways to maintain relationship satisfaction after having a baby
  • Promote positive parent-baby interactions

In the BBH workshop, you and your partner will learn how to:

  • Strengthen your friendship
  • Increase intimacy and affection
  • Improve communication, connection, and compromise
  • Work through conflict
  • Create positive parent – baby interactions
  • Encourage quality involvement for both parents
  • Create co-parenting strategies
  • Recognize signs of baby blues, and other mental health issues and gain awareness of treatment options

This coure will be delivered online. 3 Saturday mornings, April 11, 18, 25, 2020. 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Class size is limited to 8 couples, and pre-registration is required. The fee is $450 per couple and must be paid in full in advance to secure your spot. Workshop fees may be covered by your extended health benefits. Ask your insurance provider for details. Workshop materials provided.


Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW is a therapist in private practice and at The Mindfulness Clinic. She has completed the Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She frequently works with children and families and offers mindful parenting workshops in the community. She is the mother of two children with her partner of over 25 years and they have the Gottmans’ work to partially thank for that.

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