Bringing Baby Home
Supporting parents expecting their first baby
Bringing Baby Home is a workshop for new parents expecting their first baby, or with a baby less than 12 months of age. It equips couples with the skills and knowledge to manage and strengthen their relationship as it changes with the birth of a child.
What is Bringing Baby Home?
The experience of becoming a parent is life changing and has a huge effect on the relationship between partners. This one-day workshop can help couples to prepare for these changes by exploring:
- what to expect during the transition to parenthood
- how to co-parent with your partner
- how to deepen your friendship
- how to maintain intimacy
- how to manage conflict
Bringing Baby Home is delivered in small groups by qualified, experienced educators who have a sound understanding of relationship theory and practice.
What are the benefits?
The program was developed by Drs John and Julie Gottman, whose research has found that healthy infant development, good parenting and raising children who are emotionally connected go hand in hand with parents who have a good, satisfying relationship.
The greatest gift you can give your child is a strong relationship between the two of you. Caring for the couple relationship is critical to the development of the child’s emotional, social and intellectual wellbeing.
Our Bringing Baby Home workshop is $80 per couple, or free for new parents with a Health Care Card. Proof of your Healthcare card should be emailed to us to confirm your booking.
Hospitals and Health Centres can contact us to enquire about booking a Bringing Baby Home program at their organisation, or to find out more about training to become a Bringing Baby Home Facilitator.