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Family & Relationships

Welcoming a baby is an exciting time for families. These classes are designed to help strengthen relationships, improve communication and help the whole family prepare for this life change together.

Bringing Baby Home – Relationship Skills for Couples

[Virtual Class] This 4-week series will teach new parents and expectant parents how to increase relationship satisfaction, avoid "marital meltdown," and appreciate and cope with the normal stressors of becoming a family. This program has evolved from 40+ years of family and marriage research by Dr. John Gottman. 

Fee: $195/couple; fee does not includes certified take-home materials. The required Bringing Baby Home digital class materials must be purchased separately before the first class from the Gottman Institute at The 4-week virtual series meets on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Four-week virtual series: Available dates and online registration

Making the Magic Last – Relationship Refresher for Couples

[Virtual Class] Join us for a virtual session of Making the Magic Last. Don't miss this one-night opportunity to learn six practical steps to avoid common relationship challenges. Intended for all new and expectant parents, this class is part of the nationally-recognized Bringing Baby Home™ program developed by Dr. John Gottman, based on 40+ years of marriage and family research.

Fee: $40 per couple Available dates and online registration

Conscious Fathering

[Virtual class] Expectant and new fathers are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to build a strong, nurturing parent/child relationship from the first moments of their baby's life.

New fathers learn to anticipate their baby's five basic needs through hands-on instruction and practice. Taught by a parent educator.

Fee: $40 Available dates and online registration

Sibling Class for the 3-5 Year Old

NOTE: this is not being offered during COVID-19.
Children will learn about what to expect when the new baby comes home.

Parents attend with their children. Includes a tour of the Family Maternity Center.

Fee: $15/per child Available dates and online registration

This class is available for Available dates and online registration.

Register for a Class

Register online or call the Healthline at (425) 899-3000 Mon–Fri 7 a.m.–7 p.m.