Relationships need extra support at this stage, at the very moment your attention is necessary for a newborn’s care.


Learn how to balance marriage and family as you meet the joys and challenges of being new parents. If you already have children, welcoming a new baby can be delightfully disruptive for the family dynamics, requiring new tools for emotional wellness that can serve you for years to come.

common topics in this life phase:

Support after baby

Time Management

Relationship Roles

Body image issues

Sibling involvement

Baby blues

Post-partum Depression

Birth Experience trauma or disappointment

Resuming Intimacy

Sexual Anxiety

Breastfeeding/Bottle Feeding

Future Family Planning

Extended Family Involvement


Going back to Work

Maternity/Paternity Leave

Expectations for Parenthood

Choosing a Pediatrician

Prepping siblings for a new baby

Discipline expectations

Gender disappointment

Miscarriage and infant loss

® Ready Nest Counseling, 2017

Nashville  –  Brentwood