Is Bringing Baby Home Helpful for Couples Already in Counseling?

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You and your partner are expecting a baby soon and are considering signing us up for the Bringing Baby Home workshop. You both like the Gottman methodology and want to maintain a great relationship after your baby is born. However, you are already doing effective couples counseling with a great counselor and not sure if the Bringing Baby Home workshop will be helpful if you are all ready doing couples counseling.

Lots of folks get something new out of the Bringing Baby Home workshop for a few reasons.

1. I am a doula, not a counselor. This gives me a unique perspective on how a baby impacts a new family because I work specifically with this population. A doula is in a families home for long periods of time, at some of the most intense moments of their lives. It offers great insights into how new parents support one another!
2. About half of the content is related to parenting and best practices that parents can start right away, forming good habits before the toddler meltdowns begin.
3. For couples who are already doing GREAT it can feel really validating to see that you are already doing the things that will help your relationship last.

When should you attend the Bringing Baby Home workshop?

Folks who get along well and have done a lot of work on their relationship can attend the class when their baby is 3-5 months old. This allows time for the gloss of parenting to rub off. The class polishes those dusty habits that were easier before the baby was born when parents had more free time, more sleep, and more energy.
The class is designed for families with kids 3 and under. There have been parents with even older kids attending the workshop who have really found value from it. There have been a few families who have taken it twice– for a review when they welcomed their second baby.
Over the years I have heard parents describe this is a turbo boost to the connection they have between them. Someone called it “relationship CPR” in a review they left. I also know one counselor who requires families to attend a Gottman workshop before starting therapy. The Bringing Baby Home workshop is a good foundation builder, if your new to the Gottman method, or reinforcement for those who have attend a prior workshop or are currently working together in couples counseling.
I’m happy to talk more about the workshop and to ensure it’s a good fit for your family. Feel free to email more questions or give a call if you want to chat.
Thanks for reading,

About Amity Kramer

Amity Kramer has been helping families cultivate unconditional love since 2008. She is a Birthing From Within Mentor, Certified Gottman Educator, and founder of Thresholds. Amity leads soulful workshops for families in transition. She also is a practicing birth and postpartum doula which gives her a unique window into the joys and struggles of family life.

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