Thank you for your interest in our Bringing Baby Home two-day workshop.
Most classes focus on the needs of the baby, this class focuses on the needs of the couple! Register today, space is limited!
Bringing Baby Home is a workshop for expectant couples, and parents of infants and toddlers, that allows couples to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills needed to cope constructively with the changes brought about by the birth of a child while getting to know one another in their new role as parents. Although we cannot eliminate the normal stressors that accompany the addition of a baby, such as sleepless nights, never-ending household chores, increased financial obligations, and shifts in roles, couples that attend Bringing Baby Home are able to avoid some common mistakes and challenges others face unprepared.
Through Bringing Baby Home, couples will learn:
Ways to strengthen your friendship & increase intimacy
- About early childhood development from infancy through 36-months
- About sensitive and responsive parenting & how to read baby’s cues
- Effective ways to co-parent and keep both parents involved
- How to recognize and cope with the effects of sleep deprivation
- About postpartum depression, anxiety and other mood disorders and gain resources for help and support.
Research shows that couples that participate in Bringing Baby Home experience significantly lower rates of postpartum depression, have a higher level of relationship satisfaction, and a decreased likelihood of divorce. The quality of the parental relationship has a lasting and profound impact on baby’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development—give your baby the best possible nourishment, a loving and healthy relationship between each other!
Join Maritza in this dynamic and fast-paced workshop where her use of compassion, humor, and deep understanding of the transition to parenthood provides expectant and new parents with parenting and relationship skills that will last a lifetime!
Facilitated by: Maritza Parks, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Gottman Educator in Bringing Baby Home, Certified Sex Therapist
Developed by: Drs. John & Julie Gottman and The Gottman Institute, Bringing Baby Home is research and science based.
Cost: $150.00 per couple (workbook and materials are included)
Location: This class is held in the new Florida Hospital for Women. 1st Floor, Women's Community Education Center at 601 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803. Please park in the Alden Garage located at 2328 Alden Rd. The walkway into the hospital is on the 3rd level of the garage. Follow the signs for Florida Hospital for Women. The classroom is to the left at the bottom of the escalator.
Driving Directions: From I-4 West take the Princeton Street exit. Turn Left onto E. Princeton Street. Turn Left on Alden Rd. and enter the garage on the Left. From I-4 East take Princeton Street exit. Turn right onto E. Princeton Street. Turn Left on Alden Rd. and enter the garage on the Left.
No refunds unless notified by the Thursday before the class
Have a question? Please contact Florida Hospital Orlando Parent Education at 407-303-2599 or the Orlando Birth Care Coordinator at 407-303-7341.
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Florida Hospital for Women at Orlando
The Florida Hospital for Women Parent Education Program at Orlando is designed to meet the needs of all family members. It is our goal to provide you and your family with the skills and knowledge necessary to embark on this new phase of your life with confidence and excitement.
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