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Transition to Parenthood

The Transition to Parenthood is a class that equips expectant couples, and parents of infants and toddlers, with knowledge and confidence as they learn what to expect after having a baby. Through engaging presentations and exercises, couples that attend The Transition to Parenthood gain insight into:

  • the top 10 reasons why transitioning into parenthood can be difficult
  • five ways to build friendships
  • explore the importance of dads involvement in baby’s care
  • learn how the quality of their relationship impacts their baby’s care and development

The Transition to Parenthood is a fast-paced, fun, and informative class for couples that are interested in equipping themselves with relationship and parenting skills that will last a lifetime! Research tells us that all couples experience some stress and struggles with the addition of a child. It also tells us, however, that couples that attend classes like the Transition to Parenthood feel better prepared. As a result, those couples experience far less depression, report greater happiness/satisfaction in their relationship, and engage in more positive interactions with their baby, which leads to healthier infant/child development.

This class was developed by Drs. John & Julie Gottman and The Gottman Institute. The Transition to Parenthood is research and science based.

Course Length

One Session; 2.5 hours

Course Instructor

This class is facilitated by Maritza Parks, who is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Gottman Educator in Bringing Baby Home and Certified Sex Therapist.

Class Prerequisite

You do not have to be a Florida Hospital patient to attend our classes.


Class Registration

It is recommended to register for classes during your second trimester with classes beginning early in your third trimester. Registration and pre-payment through EventBrite are required to reserve your spot. Cost of this class includes 2 participants.

To register, select a location

Class Cancellation Policy

To accommodate others who may wish to attend this class, we ask that all cancellations be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the start of the class. If you paid a fee for the class, and you submitted the cancellation notice 72 hours or more prior to the start of the class, you can either apply the class fee to another Florida Hospital class or request a refund.

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