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Beyond the Bassinet

Stay Lovers After Baby Comes

Young Couple Expecting
Image by Annette Sousa

Beyond the Bassinet™ is an original program designed by Eileen Crawford to meet the educational and support needs for expectant and new parents.  While there has been a long-time emphasis on teaching the physical changes of pregnancy and the practical caretaking lessons for new Moms, Eileen has found in her couples practice that far too many couples get "off track" when babies arrive, and many do not find their way back to each other.  Beyond the Bassinet™ is an Educational and Consultation program, designed to teach and support couples during the greatest transition in their lives: From we to family. It addresses the emotional and relationship changes that occur in the months prior to baby's arrival, on through the first year of adjustment to parenthood. 

From the comfort of your home, you can join a class with other expectant parents to learn about the unexpected challenges to couple relationships that are common; what to expect, and what to do to ensure that your romantic bond survives and thrives after the hurricane that is a new baby in the house.  Beyond the Bassinet™ is a research-based program based on the successful couple functioning research of John and Julie Gottman of the University of Washington, along with other social science and medical researchers in relationship functioning and infant brain development.

Beyond the Bassinet™  may be utilized in two components: educational classes during the last trimester, and private consultative appointments with Eileen Crawford, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and certified Educator in the Gottman Institute's Bringing Baby Home program, during the first months after baby's birth.  You can sign up for just the class, or add the consultation sessions to the class for support during and after baby comes.

Take the Class . . .

Beyond the Bassinet™ is a live, interactive class taught over Zoom.  It is designed to be fun, informative and celebratory. The class is 3 hours - taught over two 1.5 hour sessions - and is offered on a variety of days and times. Check out the schedule and sign up for the class times that work best for both parents to attend.  You can sign up here:

“This was a great class! We had good discussions after it and felt more bonded as a couple. I honestly wish it had been longer!”

Liz and Alec - South Carolina

We loved learning about early infant brain development and the importance of the parenting bond - lots of info we were not aware of.” 

Kara and Skyler - Maryland

“We would definitely recommend Beyond the Bassinet to friends and family who are expecting! This was an overall great class. We would absolutely do another one for later in our child’s life.”

Anna and Jason - Florida

Get Private Support. . .

Already taken the class?  Excellent!  You are an expert in staying lovers after baby comes, but

just in case things are a little trickier than expected, you can utilize a package of three 30-minute consultations over Zoom (no need for a sitter!). As a new expert, you can enjoy these consultations at a reduced rate. Feel free to contact Eileen directly to schedule your private consultations.

Ask Eileen

Tel:  407-301-1468

Thanks for reaching out. Eileen will respond as soon as possible.
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