Today I talk with Marriage and Family Therapist, Catherine O’Brien. Catherine is a mom of a 6 year old and almost 2 year old. She is incredibly passionate about helping new parents and helping couples strengthen their relationships when adding a new baby to the family. She helps clarify the difference between all the different postpartum mood disorders as well as the risk factors. We also talk about how she got into working with the postpartum demographic and she shares advice for couples to help with this transition, including making time for each other and information about the Gottman relationship institute. Her information is so helpful and her passion and support is contagious! Enjoy!
- You can find Catherine’s website and online resources at www.happywithbaby.com.
- If you are interested in Catherine’s Sacramento New Mom Connections Meetup Group, you can check it out here.
- Catherine also has classes locally including “Mine, Yours, Ours: A relationship survival guide for baby’s first year.” This takes place at Herself Moms.
- You can purchase John Gottman’s book that was mentioned here: And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives