Tash Fee from the Gladstone Women's Health Care Centre. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer
Tash Fee from the Gladstone Women's Health Care Centre. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer Paul Braven

New group for first time parents

THE NEW Baby Makes Three program run by the Women's Health Centre will offer a three week course for couples who've just had a baby.

The course hopes to get new parents together to talk about what lifestyle changes, pressures and stresses they may face after having their first child.

The manager of the centre Tash Fee said the course is based on a set of activities and exercisers which gets new parents to engage with each other.

"We're trying to get people to be able to deal with conflict and have healthy relationships with their partners," she said.

"We have women that come to the centre who can't cope with the stress so this course is also about looking at how we can support the women of Gladstone."

Tash said one exercise gets parents to go into separate rooms to write down answers to set questions.

"A question could be something like: How has your lifestyle changed since having the baby?" She said.

"Then we'll get them back to together and compare what they've written.

"The aim is to get couples communicating effectively," she said.

The course is the first of its kind to be run in Queensland and will start in Gladstone 14 February.

The course is open to all.

To find out more call the Women's Health Centre: 49791456.



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