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Hey Baby! Helping couples stay connected as they navigate parenthood

*** UPDATED: March 7, 2019

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Becoming parents is an incredibly wonderful, but also a very challenging time for a couple. Even the strongest relationship can feel strained during the transition to parenthood. You are both tasked with the job of caring for a tiny human who does not come with an instruction manual. Add on lack of sleep and additional household responsibilities; its no wonder that couples report a significant decline in relationship satisfaction.

Sadly, 2 out of 3 couples report a drastic decrease in their relationship happiness after a child is born.

But it doesn't have to be this way! I am excited to introduce Hey Baby!, a workshop for couples navigating new parenthood. Hey Baby! will teach you and your partner how to strengthen your friendship and help you develop ways to stay connected with each other as you figure out the new world of parenting together. Hey Baby! will also help you learn about the emotional needs of your child and develop effective co-parenting strategies with your partner. 

Hey Baby!  is a full day workshop that is based on the research-based Bringing Baby Home program from the Gottman Institute.

Upcoming Workshops in 2019:

April 27th

August 24th

November 16th

All workshops are from 9am to 5pm in Decatur, GA, and are $325 per couple

More about The Bringing Baby Home program:

After decades of research, Dr. Gottman and colleagues found the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives is the quality of friendship in the marriage. Bringing Baby Home combines scientific research, education, interactive exercises and skill building to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening the family.  Parents build relationship satisfaction and create healthy social, emotional and intellectual development for their children.  Research tells us that taking a Bringing Baby Home class makes a difference.

Registration is currently open for Hey Baby! Click here to register. 

Hey Baby! Workshop Leader:

Jaime Filler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Downtown Decatur and has been working in the field of mental health since 2005. In her practice, Jaime enjoys working with both couples and individuals and specializes in maternal mental health. Jaime is passionate about supporting mothers and their partners through challenges that arise during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Jaime is currently an Advisory Council Member of Postpartum Support International, Georgia Chapter, and serves on their Programs and Education committee. Jaime regularly provides consultation to pediatricians offices to provide education and assistance in implementing screening for new parents to identify risks of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Jaime is also a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator. On a personal note, Jaime is a mother of two and avid lover of all things outdoors. More....

Having a baby can be hard on a relationship... Let us help you enjoy this time with your partner!

I am excited to announce that Shubha Swamy, LPC, and I will be hosting our Hey Baby! couples workshop for new parents again on September 29th, 2018. Couples will spend the day learning real techniques to help keep their relationship strong as they add a new baby to the family. 

By the end of the day, couples will have learned communication skills that will help them navigate difficult conversations, how to preserve intimacy, ways to strengthen their friendship, techniques to help bond with their baby, and the signs of postpartum depression / anxiety and where to get help.

We hope you will join us for an entertaining day that will benefit your relationship for a long time to come.