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For new or soon-to-be parents who are looking to strengthen their relationship.

Are you an expecting or new parent, navigating the many changes and challenges of early parenthood?

It’s common for new parents to become absorbed in their baby’s world, but there’s one vital element that often gets overlooked: the emotional connection between you and your partner.


Research has proven that the relationship with your partner is the cornerstone of your baby’s development. It’s not just about raising a happy, healthy child; it’s about cultivating a loving, harmonious environment for your growing family.


The Bringing Baby Home Workshop is your guide to strengthening these vital connections.

Developed by renowned relationship parenting experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, the BBH program is perfect for those who are:
Pregnant Woman and Partner
Happy Family

Interested in having a baby

Expecting a baby

Already parenting an infant or toddler (age 0-3)

What is the Bringing Baby Home Workshop

Bringing Baby Home (BBH) is an educational two day workshop for pregnant couples and families with children up to three years of age. It was designed and created by relationship experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening the parental relationship.

Newborn Baby

Why is it so important?

The Gottman’s research demonstrates that when couples become parents, there is a significant decrease in their relationship satisfaction. Further research has shown that relationship discord and conflict have a profound negative effect on the couples’ infants and toddlers.

Kissng the Newborn

The Bringing Baby Home Program was developed in order to support families during this challenging, transitional time. Dr. Gottman’s research shows that couples who have participated in the Program experience:

  • A significantly lower rate of postpartum mood disorders and depression

  • A decrease in relationship hostility

  • A higher level of relationship satisfaction

  • A decreased likelihood of divorce

The content of the program evolved from Dr. Gottman’s 40 years of marriage and family research and is designed to teach parents to:

  • Increase friendship in their relationship

  • Deal effectively with conflict

  • Keep dads involved in infant care and parenting

  • Improve the quality of parent–infant interaction

  • Recognize the psychological and emotional needs of their child

  • Co-Parent effectively

Young Family

Alongside our workshop, the below offerings will support you in navigating one of the most meaningful times in your lives!

Attendees will receive digital access to over 250 pages of in-depth information and insights housed within a Parent Workbook that will:

Digital Materials
  • Strengthen your Friendship

  • Increase Intimacy

  • Support Effective Conflict Regulation

  • Promote Positive Parent-Child Interactions

  • Maintain Relationship Satisfaction when Baby Comes Home

  • Reduce Incidence or Severity of Postpartum Mood Disorders

Plus six digital Bringing Baby Home Card Decks:


Card Deck
  • Love Maps

  • Love Maps for Couples with Kids

  • Open-Ended Questions

  • Parenting Roles Cards

  • Softened Start-Up

  • Expressing Needs

2-Day Workshop


Meet the Educators

jessica pechinis

Jessica Pechinis

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peter anderson

Peter Anderson

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