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Health Events in May
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Health Events in May

By Staff Reports on May 3, 2021

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s May events. This month, expectant mothers can prepare for their childbirth experience in one of our prenatal classes. Find out if that pain in your knee is more than just a twinge. Learn how hypertension may also affect kidney and brain health. 

All events are online and hosted in Microsoft Teams. You must register to receive an email link to join prior to the scheduled event date. 

Table for Two — Online Breastfeeding Support Group 

Wednesdays in May, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Online Support Group 

Table for Two is a weekly, casual gathering for breastfeeding mothers and their babies to talk with other moms, discuss concerns and learn tips on breastfeeding. Attendance is encouraged after your baby is 2 weeks old. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the link above to register. 

Prepared Breastfeeding 

Monday, May 3, 6 - 8 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 18, 6 - 8 p.m. 
Online Class 

This two-hour class will help you get a healthy start to breastfeeding your newborn. Learn about milk production, feeding cues, latching techniques, milk storage and problem-solving tips for successful breastfeeding. This class is taught by a certified lactation consultant. Please feel free to include your spouse or support person. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the preferred date above to register. 

Three Dimensions of Health: Heart, Kidneys and Brain 

Wednesday, May 5, 12 – 1 p.m. 
Online Webinar 

Learn how having high blood pressure may also affect your kidney and brain health. Lori Boyd, RN, will share how to manage hypertension. If you would like to hear the discussion, but cannot make the live event, please click on the link to register and you will receive a recording for playback. 

Prepared Childbirth 

Tuesday, May 11, 6 - 8:30 p.m. 

Thursday, May 27, 6 - 8:30 p.m. 

Online Class 

Learn everything you need to know about the childbirth process and the options available to you during pregnancy, labor and delivery. The information you learn in this comprehensive, fact-based class will help reduce your anxiety and help you have a more positive birth experience. Your spouse or support person is encouraged to participate. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the preferred date above to register. 

Prepared Parents: Infant Care 

Thursday, May 13, 6 - 8 p.m. 

Online Class 

Designed to prepare expectant parents for their baby’s impending arrival, this class teaches routine care for a newborn. Topics include breastfeeding, diapering, bathing, medical and safety information, and much more. Please feel free to include your spouse or support person. Call 864-560-BABY for more information. Click on the link above to register. 

Diabetes Wellness Circle 

Tuesday, May 18, 12 - 1 p.m. 
Online Support Group 

A monthly online support group intended to support, encourage and educate anyone living with diabetes. Each session will contain 30 minutes of education followed by 30 minutes of discussion. If you, a loved one or family member has been diagnosed with diabetes, you are encouraged to join. Click on the link above to register. 

What’s New with Knee Pain 

Tuesday, May 18, 6 – 7 p.m. 
Online Webinar 

Orthopaedic surgeon Frank Phillips, MD will share the most common causes of knee pain, risk factors and the latest surgical and non-surgical options available. Click on the link above to register. If you would like to hear the discussion, but cannot make the live event, please click on the link to register and you will receive a recording for playback. 

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group 

Thursday, May 20, 12 – 12:30 p.m. 
Online Support Group 

An Upstate area support group for patients in all phases of the surgical weight loss process. Network with others who have experienced similar challenges with the lifestyle changes necessary to lose weight and keep it off successfully. Click on the date above to register. 

Safe Kids 101 for New and Expecting Parents 

Thursday, May 20, 4 - 5 p.m. 

Online Class 

This one-hour class includes safety topics that will help you keep your child safe and avoid accidents and injuries in the car and at home. Click on the link above to register. 

Superfoods: Unleashing Their Powers 

Monday, May 24, 12 – 1 p.m. 
Online Webinar 

Learn how superfoods fuel your body so it can fight back against chronic disease and nutrient deficiencies. If you would like to hear the discussion, but cannot make the live event, please click on the link above to register and you will receive a recording for playback.  

Virtual Veg Edge – One Man’s Journey 

Wednesday, May 26, 12 – 1 p.m. 
Online Support Group 

Hear how one man’s journey to whole food, plant-based nutrition has impacted his overall health. This is an open support group intended to support, encourage and educate. Please click on the link above to register.  

Weight Loss Surgery – Online Video Presentation 

Available to view anytime 
Online Video 

Is weight loss surgery right for you? This video covers detailed information about gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery. The video lasts approximately 20 minutes and must be viewed in its entirety before a consultation appointment with the physician can be scheduled. If you have questions, please call 864-560-7070 for more information. To view the video, click on the link above.