Expectant and New Parents

Cathy Berman, MFT

SERVICES — Expectant and New Parents

Common changes that occur in relationships during pregnancy and after baby:

  • Emotional needs
  • Sexuality
  • Need for practical support
  • Physical changes
  • Shifts in your roles and expectations
  • Communication challenges

What I can help Expectant and New Parents to work on:

  • Getting to know each other better at his stage
  • Learning new communication skills to enhance your relationship – avoiding contempt and criticism and increasing affection and respect
  • Connecting emotionally in small and easy ways
  • Maintaining a positive perspective by giving your partner the benefit of the doubt and willingness to step back and repair when either of you get off track
  • Discussing conflict in a constructive manner
  • Honoring each other’s life dreams and goals
  • Creating rituals of connection and values for your new family
  • Staying close friends throughout the transition to parenthood

TIP SHEET — See Cathy’s Relationship Tips for Expectant and New Parents›

(Free pdf download)



Navigating this phase of a relationship can be challenging and extremely satisfying. Building a strong foundation in this stage of constant change will bring you closer and strengthen your relationship.



Contact Cathy Berman today for a complimentary consultation to explore how you may work together.