When 2 becomes 3 (or 4 or 5…).

A workshop that prepares couples (and their children, if there is a first/second child ), with the skills to handle the changing dynamics of the family relationship after the birth of a new baby.


To understand the impact of a new baby on a relationship:

The workshop explores, amongst other things, how relationships function, the stages and cycles and 7 C's of relationships, the changes one can expect, and how to still remain close and focused on each other whilst managing the demands of a newborn.

Each couple will look at their own relationship, and participate in exercises that will help you understand your relationship with greater depth and insight. You will also explore your fears and expectations about baby’s arrival. Note: Couples will not, however, be expected to share private information about your relationship with other attendees.


About the facilitators:

Dr Sonja Snyman is a psychologist in private practice in Johannesburg, who has been counselling couples and individuals since 1990. She is the author of a book on relationships: The Key to a Loving and Lasting Relationship (available at Exclusive Books). To read more about Sonja, visit her webpage at www.sonjasnyman.com.

Theoni Papoutsis is a woman, mother, teacher and some say magician. She has had the honour of attending hundreds of births. Through two decades of first-hand experience around pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood, she has honed unique and wide-ranging expertise that help her to be a compassionate and knowledgeable guide for women during various transitions in their lives – from wanting to start a family, through pregnancy, birth, motherhood and all the way through to menopause. For more on Theoni, visit www.consciousbirth.co.za.


Babies not only change our lives, they also change our relationships.


Workshop Date for 2017:

  • Enquire about any dates for 2017.


Course Details:

Cost: R800 per couple: Booking is essential.
Times: Saturday, 14:00 to 17:00.
Venue: Genesis Maternity Clinic, 5 Northwold Dr, Cnr Jan Smuts Avenue Saxonwold, Johannesburg.


Contact Details:

 Theoni on 083 229 3253