Karissa is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), which is a member of the maternal-child healthcare team with specialized skills in breastfeeding care and lactation management. The IBCLC credential is the highest certification and the only internationally recognized credential in the field of lactation. Karissa has worked with thousands of Families in the NC Triangle and collaborates closely with clients and their OBs, Midwives, and Pediatricians to create an effective lactation plan. To learn more about Karissa, please click here
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Insurance Coverage: Please click here to verify if your consults are covered. NOTE: If you are with Aetna, you do not need to fill out this paperwork.
"Karissa was a BLESSING to me after my son was born! We were having issues nursing & she was a huge help! She made me feel so comfortable & is the reason my son & I had such a great nursing relationship" -Rachel B
Our time together is spent identifying your goals and needs, assessing areas of concern, and crafting a comprehensive care plan together. This meeting typically runs 90 minutes. Topics may include:
We will focus our time on creating an effective, efficient and sustainable pumping practice. This is a good appointment choice for those who may be returning to work, have decided to exclusively pump, or are simply seeking additional knowledge about pumping.
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Our time together will be spent answering questions and discussing any concerns that you may have related to lactation.
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These appointments are designed for follow up care with an existing client.
Lactation consultations are customized to meet a client's needs. It is your time to discuss the topics you want to address. There are many reasons to see Karissa, here are a few:
You are encouraged to check coverage with your insurance carrier prior to appointment. We accept Aetna, Cigna, Humana and BCBS . If you are a member of Cigna or BCBC, in addition to requesting an appointment here, please submit your insurance info by visiting this site. We also process payments from FSA/HSA cards. If we are out of network, we will provide a superbill that you can submit to insurance for a reimbursement request.
In an effort to keep our community and most vulnerable healthy, Second Nature Lactation has made the decision to offer a telehealth option to all clients. Karissa has the experience and technology to conduct consults using a secure telehealth system. This software was chosen to insure ease with our clients on nearly any device. Telehealth medicine is structured a bit differently than face to face appointments. To learn how to best set yourself up for success, click here.
Initial consults are pretty darn comprehensive.. Usually one consult will get you moving in the right direction, and very often that is all that is necessary. Most insurance companies offer 3-5 consults at no cost and more can be requested if care is on going.
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