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 and protect your couple relationship 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. Learn to share tasks but also responsibility — the mental labor or “worry work” of a busy household. You can talk constructively about hot-button topics like sex, chores, sleep, work hours, money, career changes, values, and your need for personal time — in fact, it’s essential!

Read “So Cute, So Hard on a Marriage” including an interview with me in the Wall Street Journal.

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

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. Our work is private and customized to meet your needs. Sessions can be scheduled to suit your busy life.  Often after baby comes, we meet on my secure video platform  

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 been helping busy people in the New York area recover from pain and stress, gain confidence, and enjoy more trusting, fulfilling relationships.

To take the first step toward the life and relationship you want, reach out to me today. You can expect a prompt reply from me, usually within 3 hours.

Use the contact form to book an individual or couples/ marriage counseling session, or to ask questions and learn how I can help.