New Arrivals - Bringing Baby Home

For people about to welcome a new baby into their family.

Bringing Baby Home is for parents who are about to bring home their first child, or for parents who are bringing home a new baby to an existing sibling arrangement.

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, 67% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings.

This workshop is based on John Gottman’s research with new parents and the work of the Gottman Institute in preparing couples for life with baby and helping them be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, 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.

Contact Doley Psychology Services to secure your attendance at this enriching and practical seminar and make an investment in your family’s future well-being.

Who is your presenter?


Dr Rebekah Doley

  • Is an experienced clinical psychologist with a background in military, clinical, forensic and organisational psychology.
  • Has had her own private practice for over 25 years and her work has achieved domestic and international acclaim.
  • Also has a law degree and is an accredited mediator and family dispute resolution practitioner.


Rebekah’s skills-based approach is a unique mix of psychological theory, decades of client consultations and deep knowledge work.