When you found out you were pregnant, you were overjoyed, scared and excited for the next chapter of your life. You had images of feeling closer to your partner and snuggling up with your new baby. Instead, sleep deprivation and the constant needs of your new little human has left you feeling frustrated, isolated and resentful. You imagined an equal partnership, but it doesn’t feel that way at all. This wasn’t how parenthood was supposed to be!
I help couples transitions from “we to three (or more)”. Whether you are having your first, second or third child, I help new and expectant parents explore their expectations, communication and connection so they can overcome the statistics of being part of the 2/3 of couples who experience a lack of relationship satisfaction in the first year of baby’s life.
Research shows that parents who have a loving relationship, have children that are more likely to meet developmental milestones at or ahead of schedule, have less emotional distress and have greater attachment. Who wouldn’t want that?! As a certified facilitator of the Gottman Institute’s, “Bringing Baby Home” program, my hope is that I’ll be able to provide you with tools that will help you be part of the 1/3 of couples who feel satisfied and supported in their relationship together as new parents.
Are you an expectant couple or new family that wants to keep your relationship on track? Contact me for a free consultation.