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5555 N. Lamar Blvd, Suite L-121
Austin, TX


AustinBorn is a modern parenting center in Austin, TX offering classes and services in an inclusive atmosphere. We offer birth + postpartum doula care, group prenatal classes, childbirth education, loss support, postpartum support groups, breastfeeding support group, lactation counseling, breastfeeding education and special workshops. Come say hello and check out our cozy space. We can't wait to meet you!


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Bringing Baby Home Workshop

You know to baby proof your house, but what about baby proofing your marriage?! Whether you're expecting or already have a little one at home, this workshop is for you!

Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings.

The Gottman Institute's research-based Bringing Baby Home workshop prepares couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, led by counselor and certifed instructor, Kelley Hawkins, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time. They build on what Dr. Gottman and colleagues found is the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage.

It teaches new parents how to gain relationship satisfaction and create healthy social, emotional and intellectual development for their children.

Saturday, February 20-Sunday, February 21
10:00am-4:00pm (break for lunch)

Austin Born | parenting center | 5555 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite C-127

Kelley Hawkins, MA, LPC

$185 per couple {$60 deposit to secure your spot}
(babies-in-arms welcome)



*The Transition to Parenthood
What research shows about the process of becoming parents, why the transition is difficult, how relationships can manage the transition, and ways to build the relationship

*Children & Parents: A Delicate Relationship
Why the quality of the parent’s relationship matters, what happens to the relationship when the partners become parents, evaluating your own relationship, developing a strategy for success

*Emotional Communication & Children
What is emotional communication, why is it important, what type of parent do you want to be, parenting styles, recognizing signs of trouble, problem-solving with children

*Managing Stress & Conflict Resolution
Recognizing and managing stress during the transition into parenting, ways to regulate and handle convicts, the impact of conflict on children, when depression is involved in the relationship, how to process a fight and do better the next time

*Making the Magic Last After Becoming Parents
What makes a relationship magical, adjusting to a change in balance when babies are born, restoring balance, why relationships fail, making the magic last

*Creating a Shared Family Legacy
What is a shared legacy, changing from me to we, making meaning for your family

Earlier Event: February 19
Breastfeeding Cafe
Later Event: February 24
The Circle: Babies in Arms