We believe that life is about relationships.
The better your relationships, the better your life.
This is true for you AND true for your baby.
Building strong relationships isn't always easy though.
That is why our team, in partnership with Colorado State University and The Women's Clinic of Colorado, has developed a curriculum called Love Now, Success Later that we hope will help parents form healthy bonds with their new baby.
The Love Now, Success Later Research Project seeks expecting couples in the third trimester of pregnancy who would like to participate in a study testing the efficacy of our curriculum.
Though we can not say for sure what the results of your participation in the study will be, we think that families will benefit from:
Learning about & practicing micro-mindfulness
Looking to the past and examining family-of-origin issues, so that you do not repeat unwanted patterns
Looking to the future to learn about emotional attachment and emotional availability before your baby is born
Participants complete 4 sessions (one per week) in the last trimester of pregnancy as well as 4 sessions with the baby after he or she is born.
Each session is approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours, and there are 2-10 couples in each group.
Parts of the book, Raising a Secure Child, written by Lead Investigator Dr. Zeynep Biringen, are read and discussed, and parents are given a Parent Workbook to complete in between sessions.
Participation is voluntary and on a first-come-first-serve basis; sessions are free of charge.
Sessions are held at the Women’s Clinic or Colorado State University.
Once you join the study, you will be randomized into one of two groups—intervention group, as described above, or control group, receiving all assessments, but not the intervention.
All study participants names are entered in a drawing for self-care and baby-care gifts. Those who are in the control group have the chance to receive this program over a weekend once the initial intervention group is completed.
To enroll in the study, contact Amanda Hall at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
If you fit our participant criteria and space is available, you will receive a consent form and details regarding the study.