You’ve heard it before: When you have a baby, EVERYTHING changes. While that’s definitely true in a lot of ways, it doesn’t mean that your connection with your partner has to change. There’s no denying that schedules may change, roles and responsibilities may change, and even HOW you connect with your partner may change. Your relationship shouldn’t take a back seat. Despite all the differences in the way your life looks before and after baby, you absolutely can (and should!) keep that deep connection that drew you together in the first place in tact and even strengthen it through the experience of new parenthood.
If you’re a new or expectant couple, this class is a can’t-miss! Utilizing humor and empathy, the information in this course is presented from both the male/female perspective and the birthing parent/parenting partner perspective. This course will help you understand each partner’s unique hopes, concerns and needs, and how universal our worries are regarding this transition to parenthood.
Throughout this course, you and your partner will learn effective communication skills so you can truly "hear" each other. You will receive tips and strategies to aid in the development of your postpartum plan, which will focus on working as a team. Expect to gain understanding of the moods and emotions that come with the birth of your baby. And, just as important as anything else, you’ll also learn how to hold space for sex and intimacy in your relationship during and after this transitional phase.
Come ready to ask questions and share your own experiences. This is not just a lecture format, your participation is highly encouraged!
Included in the cost of enrollment is a 20 minute consultation to review your Postpartum Plan. Consultation can be scheduled anytime up to 4 months after the class. Scheduling will occur after class. Take advantage--this is such a great deal and is valued to be worth more than the cost of the class!
Facilitated by: Catherine O'Brien, M.A. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Gottman Educator, and Mother and Rick Heyer, JD, Educator, and Father
Space is limited. Inquiries please call: (916) 718-9501
Class cost: $99 per couple.
*Refund Policy: Cancellations 2 weeks before class is full refund with a $10 processing fee assessed. After that date no refund. No-show for class are not eligible for refund.