Say Hello to your Parkview Birth Planner
Every mom-to-be deserves special attention. That’s why, at Parkview, we give you something that no other area hospital offers – your very own birth planner. Someone to guide you through every step of the process. From prenatal classes to planning the special “Family Hour” after your baby is born, your Parkview birth planner coordinates everything. She’ll even help you create a customized pregnancy and delivery plan. Just think of her as your “go-to” person at Parkview. When you have a question, simply give her a call or drop her an e-mail. She’s happy to help.
One or two meetings with the birth planner are all you’ll need. She’ll help you prepare for your big day now, saving you time later when you’re admitted. Best of all, her services are free!
Your Parkview birth planner can:
Help you pre-register
Give you a tour of the Family Birthing Center
Create a record of your OB history
Get you signed up for prenatal classes
Create an individualized pregnancy and delivery plan
Tell you about amenities available
Serve as a contact person for all of your questions and concerns
Provide car seat safety education and inspection
Connect you with useful resources
Follow up with you after your baby is born
Interested? Have one of the birth planners at the Parkview Women’s & Children’s Hospital contact you. Or, call the birth planner at the Parkview hospital nearest you.
Meet our Birth Planners
Stacy Frank, RN, Birth Planner
Parkview Whitley Hospital
Stacy Frank, RN has years of experience in OB and is passionate about educating her patients. She believes information empowers them during labor and delivery. Stacy loves birth planning because she gets to know the mothers on a more personal level, especially when she is fortunate enough to care for them during their labor, delivery and postpartum care.
Chris Frey, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Birth Planner
Parkview LaGrange Hospital
Chris Frey has been a registered nurse for more than 25 years and has been in OB throughout her career. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Chris loves having the opportunity to get to know and support each mother-to-be through the birthing process. She says it is a blessing to be part of the personalized pregnancy and delivery plan with each of her patients.
Kim Fulkerson, RN, Birth Planner
Parkview Women’s & Children’s Hospital
(260) 672-6185 (available during regular business hours)
Kim Fulkerson, Parkview birth planner, is a registered nurse with more than nine years of experience in labor and delivery. Drawing on her own experiences giving birth to four children (including two C-sections and two trips to the NICU), Kim helps simplify and personalize the birthing process for expectant moms.
Michelle Harlan, RN, Birth Planner
Parkview Noble Hospital
A registered nurse, Michelle Harlan has been a member of the Parkview Noble Hospital Family Birthing Center team of nurses since 2008 and has been in nursing and healthcare for ten years before that. She is also serving as Parkview Noble’s Lactation Consultant and looks forward to supporting and helping Moms have a good experience with breastfeeding. Michelle, who is herself mother to her two-year-old daughter, says she is thrilled to be the Birth Planner at Parkview Noble and play a part in making the birth of each baby a special and memorable event for every family.
Angela Lehman, RN, Birth Planner
Parkview Huntington Hospital
Birth planner and lactation consultant Angela Lehman has worked for Parkview all of her 16 years as a registered nurse. A mother of three, she understands how important it is to help mothers-to-be remain comfortable during their pregnancy and educated about their pre- and post-natal options. Angela wants to equip moms to make informed decisions that affect both mother and child positively.
Josie Smith, RN, Birth Planner
Parkview Whitley Hospital
Registered nurse and birth planner Josie Smith has more than 13 years’ experience in labor and delivery as well as mother/baby care. She is also a lactation consultant and a certified childbirth educator. A mother of three children, she applies her expertise to providing a caring and personalized birthing experience for expectant mothers.
Cathy Vick, RN, IBCLC, Birth Planner
Parkview Hospital Randallia
A registered nurse, Cathy Vick has worked in Parkview’s Family Birthing Center for more than 20 years as an OB nurse and lactation consultant. Cathy’s passion is to help families get off to a great start. She enjoys working with families that she serves at Parkview Hospital Randallia, helping them transition to their new roles and gain the knowledge they need to make the birth experience special. Cathy is internationally board-certified in lactation.