Overview

Prenatal classes that focus on the birth, post-birth baby care and bonding are very important. But preparing yourself, your partner and your relationship for the arrival of your baby is just as vital.
Most parents assume that having a baby will bring them closer together, but research paints a different picture: 92% of parents report increased conflict in baby's first year and 67% note a decline in relationship satisfaction (Gottman and Cowan and Cowan).
Prenatal parenthood preparation classes have been known to reduce postnatal relationship distress and depression by 60% (Gottman Institute).

Who is it for?

Soon-to-be mothers and fathers who would like to become the best parenting team possible.

An adapted version of Becoming Us is available for individual couples and single mums.

Key outcomes

Participants who complete the four-session Becoming Us course will walk away with:
• helpful and realistic expectations of life with their baby
• skills for developing strong teamwork and staying connected as a couple
• ways to manage differences well
• a holistic plan for stress relief
• awareness of the mental and emotional shifts that commonly occur for both partners
• an understanding of the challenges that can occur, how to cope, and when to reach out for help

What to expect

When you come to Interrelate, you can expect high-quality attention and care from professionals who are passionate about helping you to have strong relationships.
 

Classes are currently scheduled to run on four consecutive Fridays
(February 16, February 23, March 2 and March 9 from 10am to 1pm) and four consecutive Mondays (March 19, March 26, April 9 and April 16 from 4pm to 7pm) at Interrelate Mullumbimby (55 Burringbar Street).

Bookings are essential –
call Tondi on 0432 245 580.

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