Bringing Baby Home Workshops

The greatest gift you can give your child is a strong relationship between you and your partner.
- John Gottman, Ph.D

What is Bringing Baby Home?
Bringing Baby Home is a research-based, research-tested workshop for expectant couples and parents of infants. It was developed by the Gottman Institute, well known for decades of leading-edge scientific research on couples, child development and the transition to parenthood.

Research shows that 67% of couples report a significant drop in their relationship quality within 3 years after the birth of a child, and an increase in conflict and hostility.
– Relationship Research Institute

See a CBS News video interview with Drs. John and Julie Gottman here.

Your Relationship is Crucial
In Bringing Baby Home, couples are given tools to cope constructively with the changes that occur after the birth of a child, and to increase the satisfaction in their relationship. This significantly improves their well-being, and the well-being of their child(ren).

The greatest gift you can give your child is a strong relationship between you and your partner.
– John Gottman, Ph.D

Past Participants Showed:
– Better quality relationships
– Less hostility
– Less post-partum depression
– More satisfaction as parents
– Infants with fewer language delays
– Fathers becoming more involved

Skills You Will Learn:
– How to strengthen your friendship
– How to increase intimacy
– How to regulate relationship conflict
– Information about child development
– How to co-parent
– How to keep fathers involved

Twelve-Hour Workshop
The full workshop is offered in a single intensive weekend on a Saturday and Sunday, for 6 hours total each day.

A full workshop is $400 per couple, including course materials. 

To schedule, please contact Stephanie Cook at 678-999-3390, or email  

2017 Workshop SCHEDULE TBD

Information: Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. The fee is $400 per couple and must be paid in full in advance to secure your spot. The workshop cost may be covered by your Health Savings Account. Ask your employer for details.  The workshop includes snacks and refreshments, workbook and take-home materials. Participants will be provided a one hour lunch break on their own. Non-mobile babies in arms (3 months or younger) are welcome.