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Bringing Baby Home

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Bringing Baby Home is the only scientifically based workshop that has proven success in teaching skills that help couples manage the changes that occur when a child is born.

You will learn how to maintain and build healthy relationships with each other and your children.

FREE for Microsoft & Expedia Employees – just follow the directions on the registration page.

Next Available Dates:

 Jan. 19th & 20th 2018 3pm-9pm – Kirkland

Jan. 26th 5:30pm – Jan. 28th 5:30pm – Live Interactive Online Weekend Retreat

March 9th & 10th 3pm-9pm – Kirkland

 March 17th 9:00am-7:00pm – ONE-DAY Live Interactive Online Retreat

April 20th 5:30pm – April 22nd 5:30pm – Live Interactive Online Weekend Retreat

WILL OUR RELATIONSHIP AFFECT OUR BABY?   Yes!

  • Stress and anxiety have adverse effects on the fetus and child.
  • Satisfying relationships have proven to reduce maternal stress and anxiety and provide an optimal environment for your baby’s mental and physical development.
  • Early relationships set the thermostat for your child’s ability to learn healthy responses to stress both internally and externally.
  • Brain development depends on both genes and experiences.
  • Rapid brain development takes place in the first year of life. Just because a baby cannot understand harsh words does not mean they will not be affected by them.
  • Early interactions directly affect the way the brain is wired.

ARE NEW PARENTS HAPPY?   Umm…

Sadly, statistics show that 2/3 of couples will suffer a drastic reduction in their happiness soon after a child is born. The reasons? Sleep deprivation, depression and anxiety which can lead to emotional distance and even hostility. The lasting damage this does to a couple’s relationship and their baby’s health and well-being CAN be avoided!

ARE NEW PARENTS DOOMED?  NO!

67% of couples who attend a Bringing Baby Home workshop report a significant increase in relationship satisfaction!

This workshop is based on decades of research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. 

How Is The Live Online Retreat Different than a Live Workshop?

  • It’s a deeper dive because there is more time (off-line) for the exercises, activities and guided conversations
  • The teaching is online but it’s the same material and includes group interaction and Q&A 
  • Participation is from the comfort of home (or, you might make reservations at a B&B) 
  • You’ll go on a date, that you will plan, Saturday evening (no expense required)
  • You can wear your pajamas 

Who Benefits From The Online Format?

  • Those on bedrest
  • People who live in rural areas or cities where live workshops are not offered
  • Couples who are more private than social
  • Anyone that prefers the comforts of home over a workshop setting  
  • Busy people who want a more relaxed atmosphere 

The video below will give you insight into what you will learn, how it will help you and most importantly, help your baby thrive.

Parent-Baby Relations

  • Both fathers and mothers who took the BBH program (compared to those that did not) showed greater sensitivity and responsiveness to their infant’s signals. This was particularly true for fathers.
  • Parents who took the BBH program demonstrated better coparenting abilities in that they were able to work together more positively during family play with their 3-month-old baby.
  • Babies expressed more smiling and laughter during family play if their parents had participated in the BBH program. This was true for both 3 and 12-month-old infants.
  • Several indicators of father-infant attachment security were rated more positively in families who had taken the BBH program.

Infant Development & Temperament

  • There were less language delays in one-year-old infants of parents who took the BBH program.
  • Mothers who took the BBH program rated their babies as showing less distress in response to limitations (such as having a toy out of reach).
  • 1-year-old babies in the workshop group were rated as responding more positively to their fathers’ soothing (this is likely to reflect something about father-baby interaction quality as well as infant temperament).

Father Involvement

  • Fathers who took the BBH program reported being more involved in parenting and feeling more satisfied and appreciated for their parental contributions.
  • The quality of father-baby interactions was more positive if fathers had taken the BBH program.

Couple Relationship Quality

  • Couples who took the BBH program reported high stable relationship quality. Those who did not take the BBH program showed a decline in relationship quality over the first year after the baby’s birth.
  • There was less hostility expressed by both husbands and wives during conflict discussions if they had taken the BBH program.

Parent Psychopathology

  • Fewer mothers who took the BBH program showed symptoms of postpartum depression, the baby blues, and other indicators of psychopathology such as anxiety.
  • Fewer fathers who took the BBH program showed signs of depression, anxiety and other psychopathology after the baby was born.

Nov. 17th & 18th 2017  2-8pm – Kirkland

Jan. 26th 5:30pm – Jan. 28th 5:30pm – Live Online Weekend Retreat

(For more event details, click the registration button)

 

MORE ABOUT THE RESEARCH:

The Gottman’s research included a randomized clinical trial study with long-term follow up. That workshop has now been taught to more than 1,000 birth educators from 24 countries.

 

September 22nd & 23rd 2017 – Kirkland

June 2nd & 3rd-registration closed

May 5th & 6th 2017-registration closed

March 31st & April 1st 2017  -registration closed

For Bellegrove OB/GYN Patients -exclusively: March 2017   

January 27th & 28th 2017 -registration closed