Classes & Support Groups

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center hosts many different types of educational classes covering all spectrums of ages including:

 

Breastfeeding

GRMC’s breastfeeding class is a great way to learn and prepare to breastfeed your newborn. Breastfeeding classes give new or pregnant moms an opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns regarding breastfeeding. Expectant mothers, new mommies and any other members of the support team are encouraged to attend since support is important with breastfeeding success.

Information you will learn from our birthing class includes:

  • Breastfeeding Basics: Benefits, making breast milk (transitions, production cycle) and special situations
  • Latching on & positioning: What an effective and ineffective latch looks like and feeding in the first few weeks
  • Feedings: When to feed, hunger signs and how much is enough, feeding guidelines, tummy size, satiety signs, feeding a sleepy baby, and when to call your doctor
  • Breast care: Engorgement and nipple care
  • Breastfeeding lifestyle: taking care of yourself, proper time to introduce bottles and pacifiers, returning to work, expressing milk, milk storage guidelines, and where to find support

2017 Class Dates:

Jan 18th
Feb 15th
Mar 22nd
April 19th
May 17th
June 21st
July 19th
Aug 16th
Sept 20th
Oct 18th
Nov 15th
Dec 20th

Classes are held from 6:00pm to 8:30pm in the Conference Room to the right of Cascades Café. For more information please call 830.401.7530 or click here to sign up.

Cancer Connections Support Group

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center’s Pastoral Care Department has created the GRMC Cancer Connections Support Group to offer those who have had cancer and their families a support network to help them through the healing process. The support group leader, Nellica Mitchell is certified by the American Cancer Society, as well as a cancer survivor herself. GRMC’s Cancer Connections Support Group will be held the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 PM. Group members meet in GRMC’s Rev. Nell Ferrell Linebarger Chapel. For more information, call 830.379.2411.

Childbirth

GRMC’s childbirth class is a great way to prepare for labor and birth. This class provides you with a forum to ask questions and learn about key issues surrounding your baby’s birth.

Information you will learn from our birthing class includes:

  • Healthy pregnancy developments
  • Making pregnancy, labor, and delivery more comfortable
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Signs you are in labor
  • Pain coping techniques
  • Expectations for labor and delivery
  • The labor partner/coaching role

2017 Class Dates:

Jan 10th – 11th
Feb 7th – 8th
Mar 11th
April 4th – 5th
May 9th – 10th
June 13th – 14th
July 11th – 12th
Aug 8th – 9th
Sept 9th
Oct 10th – 11th
Nov 11th
Dec 5th – 6th

Weekday classes: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Weekend classes: 9:00am – 3:00pm

All Classes are held in the Conference Room to the right of Cascades Café. For more information please call 830.401.7530 or click here to sign up.

Diabetes Education

Diabetes 101

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center offers an accredited Diabetes Education Program for those diagnosed with diabetes. The goal is to educate participants in the care and management of their diabetes. This five week series is taught by licensed nurses. One guest per participant is encouraged to attend the classes. Our Diabetes 101 classes are offered Tuesday mornings or Thursday evenings. The program includes access to a diabetes educator for a year after completion of the program. A provider referral is required to attend the program. For more information or to sign up, contact Ann Camacho, 830.484.4237 or acamacho@grmedcenter.com.

Class topics include:

  • Monitoring your blood sugar, controlling your ABC’s and problem solving
  • Diabetes, the human body and learning how to lessen the risk of complications
  • Healthy eating, meal planning and getting active
  • Medications to control your ABC’s
  • Living with diabetes and how to stay on track

Download  Healthy Behavioral Goals Check List

Download  Diabetes Form

Gestational Diabetes

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center’s gestational diabetes class focuses on complications for the mother, such as preeclampsia and eclampsia, as well as the baby. Examples of focuses include hypoglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, pre-term and respiratory distress, as well as jaundice.

Class topics include:

  • What is gestational diabetes and the risk factors for gestational diabetes
  • Treatment of gestational diabetes: medications healthy eating, physical activity, monitoring your blood sugar levels
  • How to reduce the risk of complication to mother and baby

Download  Gestational Diabetes Form

For more information or to sign up, contact Ann Camacho, 830.484.4237 or acamacho@grmedcenter.com.

Grief Support

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center’s Pastoral Care Department has created the GRMC Grief Support Group to offer members of our community a support network to help them through the grieving process. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but grief support groups provide an outlet for coping with the pain of loss. Losing someone or something you love is very painful and after a significant loss, you can experience difficult and surprising emotions.

GRMC’s Grief Support Group will hold monthly meetings on the third Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm. Group members meet in GRMC’s Rev. Nell Ferrell Linebarger Chapel. For more information, call 830.379.2411.

Stroke Recovery and Support

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center offers a Stroke & Recovery Support Group as a support network to aid in successful recoveries and assists members within our community.

Our stroke support group provides the opportunity to share concerns and solutions for the changes that occur after a stroke. Studies have shown that social interaction and the feeling of being connected to others helps ease the depression and isolation that often arises during recovery. Whether you’re in the early stages of recovery or have been recovering for years, we invite you to join us for a monthly Stroke & Recovery Support Group meeting. Stroke survivors, family members and loved ones, as well as caregivers are encouraged to join the group.

Meetings are held monthly in the Inpatient Rehab Unit dining area on the first Wednesday of each month at 3pm. For more information, call Inpatient Rehab at 830.401.7789.

2017 Class Dates:

January 4th
February 1st
March 1st
April 5th
May 3rd
June 7th
July 5th
August 2nd
September 6th
October 4th
November 1st
December 6th