Expecting a Baby?

Make sure your marriage stays strong and satisfying.

Becoming parents is an incredible joy. And yet it is also a real challenge to a marriage. If you’re like many New York couples, you have focused on school and work and travel and taking care of yourselves for quite a few years. Everything’s about to change! Now is the time to focus on building a strong couple foundation so that you will be ready to balance baby and romance, creating a home where you and your new baby will thrive. Research shows that not only do couples feel happier when their relationship is strong, but babies develop better emotionally and cognitively.

In pre-baby and postpartum marriage sessions you will learn practical ways to nurture your closeness on a daily basis. Learn the techniques you need to work as a team as you face new responsibilities. Learn to speak — and listen — from the heart about all the changes you are both experiencing and about your needs. You can talk constructively about hot-button topics like sex, chores, sleep, work hours, career changes, values, and your need for personal time — in fact, it’s essential!

Read “So Cute, So Hard on a Marriage” with comments from me in the Wall Street Journal.

Read “Ready for a baby?” featuring an interview with me in the Chicago Tribune.

Read “How Your Baby Bonds with You” my article  on PBS.com’s “This Emotional Life.”

Read my Working Marriage blog on WorkingMother.com.

For over 25 years, I’ve helped couples successfully navigate the transition to parenthood. I’ve written books and articles on pregnancy, marriage, parenting and family life that have received awards and critical acclaim, my work has appeared in Parents and Working Mother and I’ve been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and elsewhere, I enjoy guiding new parents in creating a happy balance of marriage, work and kids.

My pre-baby or postpartum programs are individually tailored to suit your life situation, work, and values. Sessions can be scheduled to suit your busy life…either several hourly meetings or fewer, longer blocks of time that give you a chance to really focus.

If you would like to give a prebaby counseling package as a gift to an expectant couple, contact me to make arrangements.

To ask about counseling or arrange an appointment for pre baby or postpartum marriage counseling, call me at 914.941.6478 or 646.801.8550 or fill out this contact form.

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Since 1990 I have helped hundreds of people in the New York area heal from pain, feel more confident and enjoy more fulfilling relationships. For a free telephone or email consultation, email or call me today.

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To leave me a confidential voicemail in NYC, call 646-801-8550. In Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, and Dutchess, call 914-941-6478