And Then There Were 3 

Workshop Series for Expectant Parents

You're keeping busy with registries and showers, furniture assembly and infant care classes,

and even putting the little covers over the electrical outlets...but have you babyproofed your relationship?

Research indicates 1/2 to 2/3 of couples experience a sharp decline in relationship

satisfaction in the first years of baby's life! Sleep deprivation, increased responsibilities, and

changing roles can sap your energy and leave you feeling testy or frustrated with your partner.

Conflict can tick up, intimacy can wane, and for some couples, distance begins to grow where deep

friendship once resided… 

Want the good news? We know what couples who thrive across this transition do differently!

"And Then There Were 3" is an abbreviated 2-part series adapted from the Gottman Institute's

Bringing Baby Home program that equips couples with critical insights and practical tools to make

the transition to parenthood with confidence. While hospitals and other community groups offer

excellent classes on baby care basics, breastfeeding, and CPR, few (if any) spend more than a few

minutes explaining how babies shake up relationships and what couples need to know to maintain

high levels of relationship satisfaction as they grow their family.

Couples will learn and practice proven tools to:

  • strengthen their friendship and connect meaningfully after baby
  • constructively manage stress and conflict
  • improve the way they communicate and compromise
  • identify postpartum anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues and respond appropriately
  • meet their child's emotional and psychological needs
  • develop co-parenting strategies and ensure quality involvement for both parents
  • create shared meaning and build a family legacy

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Couples trying to conceive or adopt
  • Couples pregnant with/expecting their first child 

NOTE: Materials and snacks are included in the registration fee, and three early bird spaces are

available for each class. Please make arrangements for childcare if you prefer to attend after baby

has arrived. This will allow you and your partner to participate fully in the activities and discussions.    ​​