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Health events for April
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Health events for April

By Staff Reports on March 28, 2022

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s April events. We are pleased to be easing back to in-person events while still offering virtual options. Expectant mothers can prepare for their childbirth experience in one of our prenatal classes. Have your child’s car seat checked by a certified safety technician. Watch Chef Artina Lindsey prepare her award-winning recipe. 

If you missed any of the webinars in the Living Healthy Lives series, click on the link and watch them at any time. 

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

 

Prepared Breastfeeding 

Monday, Apr. 4, 6 – 8 p.m. 
Tuesday, Apr. 19, 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. 

 

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group 

Thursday, Apr. 12, 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. 

 

Prepared Childbirth 

Tuesday, Apr. 12, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Thursday, Apr. 28, 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.  

 

Table for Two — Daytime 

Wednesday, Apr. 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Spartanburg Medical Center, 2Tower Classroom 

A casual gathering for nursing moms and their babies from birth through six months. Meet other mothers, discuss challenges and learn tips for successful breastfeeding. Call 864-560-2297 for more information. Masks are required. Click on the date above to register. 

 

Prepared Parents: Infant Care 

Thursday, Apr. 14, 6 – 8 p.m. 
Online Class 

This class focuses on routine care for your newborn. Topics include breastfeeding, bathing, medical and safety information. Your spouse or support person is encouraged to participate. Click on the date above to register. 

 

Just the Ticket: Child Passenger Safety 

Monday, Apr. 18, 4 – 5 p.m. 
Online Class 

This class is designed specifically for violators of the child passenger occupant law. This class covers information about South Carolina’s child passenger laws, the safest way to secure your child in a vehicle, proper car seat installation, when to update or replace your child’s car seat and other safety tips to help keep your child safe on the road. Click on the link above to register. 

 

Diabetes Wellness Circle 

Tuesday, Apr. 19, 12 – 1 p.m. 
Online Support Group 

Diabetes care and education specialists offer support, encouragement and education to anyone living with diabetes. Support persons are also encouraged to attend. Click on the link above to register. 

 

Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection 

Wednesday, Apr. 20, by appointment 
Spartanburg Medical Center 

A certified child passenger safety technician will inspect your child’s car seat for proper installation. Click on the link above to register, then call 864-560-6845 before your appointment for directions to the inspection station on the campus of Spartanburg Medical Center. 

 

Cardiac Connection 

Wednesday, Apr. 20, 12 – 1 p.m. 
Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium — Spartanburg 

A community for people of all ages with or at risk for heart disease. Relevant topics are presented each month. If you prefer to attend online, contact Dawn Maddux 864-560-8185. Click on the link above to register. 

 

Safe Kids 101 for New and Expecting Parents 

Thursday, Apr. 21, 4 – 5 p.m. 
Online Class 

This one-hour webinar includes information about basic car seat features, installation techniques and how to choose an appropriate car seat based on your child’s age, height and weight. You will also learn ways to avoid accidents in the home involving fire, burns, drowning, falls and poisoning. Click on the link above to register. 

 

Virtual Veg Edge 

Wednesday, Apr. 27, 12 – 1 p.m. 
Online Support Group 

This month, Chef Artina Lindsey, executive chef at Spartanburg Medical Center, will prepare her award-winning recipe — creamy lemongrass-marinated vegan scallops in a Thai curry broth. 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.