Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Support for parents expecting a child or first-time parents

Preparing for and becoming a new parent, or having a new baby is one of the biggest changes to any relationship and on our individual lives.

The stage of readiness and the time it takes to adjust to your new family may not be the same for you both. There’s so much more to juggle with caring for baby that your relationship can quickly lose priority.

Being able to communicate with your partner to adjust together, share responsibility and to understand the emotional demands that you are both experiencing becomes even more important.

This is a new phase for your relationship and with the tiredness, hormones, and stress it can be difficult to talk and listen to each other.

Courses that can support you

'Me, You and Baby Too' - can help expecting or new parents to recognise their partner's emotions, support each and develop skills to mange difficult conversations.

Additional support