Childbirth Classes












Karissa's goal is to provide comprehensive and entertaining classes to engage Mothers and Partners. The journey to parenthood is a miraculous one, and her classes are empowering and enjoyable...with a little levity along the way! 
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Karissa has had the opportunity to teach throughout the Triangle including in hospital, birth center, OBGYN office and private settings.

 
 


Private Childbirth Classes
 Karissa is currently offering private sessions. If you are a practice interested in hosting a group childbirth class, please contact Karissa.
 
Comprehensive Childbirth and Breastfeeding Class
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Course Topics
 
  • Hands on comfort measures including massage and rebozo work
  • Relaxation techniques including mediation, visualization and breath work
  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth
  • Recognizing stages and phases of labor
  • Advocacy and communication with Health Care Professionals
  • Crafting a birth plan
  • Interventions: risks, benefits and alternatives
  • Preparing for the postpartum period, aka “The Fourth Trimester”
  • Newborn Care
  • Setting yourself up for breastfeeding success
  • How breastfeeding works
    • What a good latch looks and feels like
    • Baby positioning
    • Feeding cues
    • Infant intake and weight gain
    • Pumping 101 
      • Choice of Class Schedule
        • 3 consecutive Saturdays, 4 hours per class $399
        • 6 classes, one evening per week, 2 hours per class $429

ONE DAY Childbirth Class, Approximately 8 Hours
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Cost: $289
Course Topics

  • Hands on comfort measures including massage and rebozo work
  • Relaxation techniques including mediation, visualization and breath work
  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth
  • Recognizing stages and phases of labor
  • Advocacy and communication with Health Care Professionals
  • Crafting a birth plan
  • Interventions: When the plan changes
 

Refresher for Seasoned Parents, 3 Hours
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Cost: $129
Course Topics
  • Hands on comfort measures including massage and rebozo work
  • Relaxation techniques including mediation, visualization and breath work
  • Refresher of anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth
  • Recognizing stages and phases of labor
  • Advocacy and communication with Health Care Professionals
  • Personalized Crafted Class to Meet Specific Needs
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Breastfeeding Basics, 2 Hours
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Cost: $99 
Course Topics
  • How breastfeeding works, Anatomy and Physiology
  • Setting yourself up for success prenatally
  • The Partner's role in breastfeeding
  • What a good latch looks and feels like
  • Baby positioning, it's not ballet!
  • Feeding cues
  • Infant intake and weight gain
  • Pumping 101 includes scheduling, pump assembly and milk storage information