Bringing Baby Home TM
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Saturday, 07 July 2007 01:54
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Bringing Baby HomeTM is an educational program for pregnant couples and families with children up to three years of age. It was designed and created by relationship experts Drs John and Julie Gottman at The Relationship Research Institute in Seattle, WA. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening the parental relationship.

 

 

 

The Gottman's research demonstrates that when couples become parents, there is a significant decrease in their relationship satisfaction. Further research has shown that relationship discord and conflict have a profound negative effect on the couples' infants and toddlers.

The program was successfully implemented at a major Medical Centre in Seattle (Swedish Hospital). According to the further research results, couples who attended the program (14-hour workshop) experience:

  • A signicantly lower rate of postpartum mood disorders and depression
  • A decrease in relationship hostility
  • A higher level of relationship satisfaction
  • A decreased likelihood of divorce

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 August 2009 08:48 )