Labor and Delivery: The Basics
Whether you’re delivering your first child or your fifth, this class can help you prepare to meet the challenges once arriving into labor and delivery. Expectant parents will learn the value of working as a team during the childbirth process. This is a shortened version of our popular Your Birth, Your Way! class, which is a more thorough and detailed prenatal class.
The class will help answer your questions and support your transition into parenthood through:
- Positions and comfort measures; coping options
- Connecting you with your partner and labor support
- Establishing realistic expectations for your birth place
This is a 4 hour workshop for mothers and birth support to attend together.
Karissa Knickelbein, certified doula (DONA)
Karissa Knickelbein is a DONA-certified doula at OMG Women’s Healthcare. Her educational background is in early childhood education, and she is very passionate in her work helping families through labor and birth, as well as the transitional period as they adapt to early parenthood. She sees patients in the office for assistance in planning their deliveries, and offers extensive prenatal educational opportunities in both individual and group settings. In 2010, Karissa was nominated by a group of her peers, and won the award for “Chicago’s Greatest Up and Coming Birth Doula.” Karissa is a mother of one and lives in the western suburbs of Chicago.