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Staff Reports

Health Events for December

By Staff Reports on November 30, 2021

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s December online events. This month expectant mothers can prepare for their childbirth experience in one of our prenatal classes. Join a cooking demonstration and learn how to make plant-based chili mac. Make a virtual appointment with our certified child passenger safety technician and make sure your child’s car seat is properly installed. 

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

Virtual Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection 

Thursday, Dec. 2, appointments available between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Virtual meeting 

Safe Kids of the Piedmont and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System wants to make sure your child’s car seat is properly installed. A certified child passenger safety technician will provide you with one-on-one virtual instruction. Click on the link above to register and schedule an appointment time. 

Prepared Breastfeeding 

Monday, Dec. 6, 6 – 8 p.m. 
Monday, Dec. 13, 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 link above to register. 

Table for Two — Online Breastfeeding Support Group 

Wednesday, December 8, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. 

Online Support Group 

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

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group 

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 6 – 6:30 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. 

Prepared Childbirth 

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Thursday, Dec. 16, 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.  

Heart Matters Support Group 

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2 – 3 p.m. 
Online Support Group 

A fun and informative support group for women living with or at risk of heart disease. Topics and guest speakers vary each month. December’s topic includes a last-minute gift idea. Email [email protected] for more information. Click on the link above to register. 

Just the Ticket: Child Car Safety Course 

Monday, Dec. 20, 4 – 5 p.m. 

Online Class 

Learn about South Carolina’s child passenger safety laws and ways to keep your child safe while in a vehicle. Attendees who have violations of the child passenger occupant law on their records can receive a certificate of completion as proof of participation. Click on the link above to register. 

Diabetes Wellness Circle 

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 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. 

Virtual Veg Edge 

Monday, Dec. 29, 12 – 1 p.m. 
Online Support Group 

Learn about the benefits of whole food, plant-based nutrition. This month watch how to make plant-based chili mac to enjoy on those cold, winter days. Email [email protected] for more information. 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.