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Baby-Proofing Your Relationship

WHERE: Cooley Dickenson Midwifery Center, Northampton, MA

WHEN: January 10, 2018 | 4-5:30 p.m.

Baby-proofing your Relationship: Staying Connected with Your Partner After Baby

Attendance is free and open to all

Even the strongest relationships can experience increased stress and conflict with the introduction of a new baby. In fact, research shows nearly 70% of couples experience a decrease in connection and relationship satisfaction after a baby is born. And yet, the greatest gift you can give your baby is your healthy, nurturing partnership.

In this workshop, based on 35 years of couples’ research you will learn:

How babies impact relationships

How to maintain emotional connection with your partner

Tools for managing differences without long-term damage

How to recover your equilibrium after a disagreement

Tools for better communication, deeper understanding and increased intimacy.


Rachel Stein, LICSW, NCCT Couples Therapist and Intake Coordinator

Rachel is a former leader of Parent and Me groups for new parents, is a certified Reflective Parenting Program group leader, and has specialized training in postpartum mood disorders. Rachel has received advanced training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy which she uses daily in her work with couples at NCCT. Rachel's approach is a relational one that focuses on attunement and mindfulness, as well as connection and strengths. In addition to her clinical expertise in couples and family dynamics, Rachel is fluent in Spanish and experienced at working with families who are bi-cultural. Rachel is married with two children.