NEW Parents Connect: Nurturing Emotional Well-being

Expecting your first baby? Join this research program to have a positive start!

The program starts in pregnancy with a 6-week online group and continues after your baby arrives with an additional 6-week group. Your partner or a support person can attend with you.

It includes: 

  • Practical skills for managing the joys and challenges of becoming a parent
  • Skills and information to prepare for childbirth
  • Mindfulness-based stress management that can be applied to birth or parenting
  • Self-care tools that support calm and connected parenting

You will be asked to complete 4 online questionnaires and will be given a $40 gift card for each that you can redeem at many stores such as Safeway, CVS, Amazon, Target and Lyft.

You may be able to take part in the study if:

  • You are expecting your first baby
  • Have a household income of less than $45,000
  • Your due date is between Dec 1, 2022 and Jan 15, 2023

Classes will be facilitated by Shayla Collins & Becca Calhoun.

For more information and to sign up, contact: 253.693.8282 or


Click here for Guided Mindfulness & Compassion Practices for Pregnancy & the Postpartum Period