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 hurtfeelings.

Gottman research-based Bringing Baby Home® workshops prepare couples for life with baby and help 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 program 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.

Through certification as Gottman Educator in this workshop, ID Therapy provides couples with a sense of empowerment by learning new skills to:

• Prepare for the transition to parenthood;

• Maintain relationship satisfaction after having a baby;

• Promote positive parent-baby interactions;

• Promote quality involvement for both parents;

• Reduce the incidence or severity of postpartum mood disorders.