Prenatal & Postnatal Counseling
There are so many important ways we prepare for our children, and our relationship with our spouse or partner should be one of them. 69% of relationships experience a decline in marital satisfaction over the three years following a new baby. The result is often increased hostility and conflict. This in turn impacts your children's social, emotional, and cognitive development.
A couple's emotional connection is the root of baby's development and years of research shows us that the interventions and skills will teach you over the course of this package can enhance your relationship satisfaction. I will teach you how to strengthen your friendship, increase intimacy, regulate conflict, learn how to co-parent, and how to be a sensitive and responsive parent. Not only will you feel more satisfied in your relationship, you will improve the well-being of your children, setting them up to be healthy, happy, and well-adjusted little humans.
It's never too late to start improving your relationship! All the resources offered prenatally can be adapted for couples who already have a little one here.
Linnea is a certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator and maternal mental health therapist. Linnea has used her respective qualifications and specialties to create a comprehensive program that will set your family up for success for years to come.
Initial Gottman relationship assessment
Gottman Bringing Baby Home Workbook
Relationship Love Map Card Decks
Four 60 minute sessions covering: what to expect in your relationship after children, gender expectations, strengthening fondness and admiration, strengthening your love maps, creating a strong and healthy attachment in your children, a personal stress profile to address your own triggers and trauma around parenting, and preserving intimacy and romance after baby
One 60 minute session can be added after birth of baby to check-in and address anything that might have made sense in theory but is hard in reality! +$115 for after baby session