Resources for Relationships and Pregnancy

Childbirth Connection's Relationships Resource

Planning Pregnancy: Relationships
In our section called The Stages of Pregnancy, we have outlined the planning of your pregnancy, each stage of pregnancy, giving birth, and the early period after birth. This link is devoted to your relationships while planning for your pregnancy.

Other Relationship Resources

American Psychological Association: Nine Psychological Tasks for a Good Marriage, psychological tasks that people in good marriages have completed

National Healthy Marriage Institute: Pamphlet Series, teach basic relationship skills to help a couple form and sustain a healthy marriage

National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, an organization that helps individuals and couples who choose marriage for themselves gain the knowledge and skills necessary to build and sustain a healthy marriage

Marriage Moments, a program designed to help you strengthen your relationship as you go through the significant changes of becoming new parents

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver, a pregnancy book
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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (2000), by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver.

Through a series of in-depth quizzes, checklists, and exercises, similar to the ones he uses in his workshops, Gottman provides the framework for coping with differences and strengthening your marriage. His profiles of troubled couples rescued from the brink of divorce (including that of Rory, the out-of-touch doctor) and those of still-happy couples who reinvigorate their relationships are equally enlightening.

Learn more about The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work from Amazon

The Relationship Cure, by John Gottman, a pregnancy book
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The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships (2002), by John M. Gottman and Joan DeClaire.

Learn more about The Relationship Cure from Amazon

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