Classes & Support Groups

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

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

Due to COVID-19, some classes and support groups are being offered in a virtual setting, while others have been canceled until further notice. Please check below for more information.

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

2021 Class Dates:
December 4th

2022 Class Dates:
January 15th
March 5th
May 14th
July 9th
November 12th

Classes will be in person from 10am to 12pm, unless otherwise notified prior to class.  Participants must be signed up at least one week prior to class date to ensure registration. COVID-19 procedures will be enforced:  Screening at hospital entrance, masks required at all times, and social distancing during the class. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND if you have any symptoms of COVID:  fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea.  If you have questions about symptoms, please call your doctor or the Birthing Center. For more information please call 830.401.7530.

Register for a breastfeeding class

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 is held the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM. Group members meet in GRMC Family Meeting Room. For more information, call 830.379.2411.

2021 Support Group Dates:
Due to Covid-19, Cancer Connections Support Group is cancelled until further notice.

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

2021 Class Dates:
November 20th

2022 Class Dates:
February 12th
April 23rd
June 11th
August 6th
October 8th
December 10th

This class is held virtually from 8am to 2:30pm. Participants must be signed up at least one week prior to class date to ensure registration. For more information please call 830.401.7530.

Register for a Childbirth Class

Community Tai Chi

GRMC Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and the Seguin Public Library have collaborated to bring you Community Tai Chi. Beginners through experts are invited to join us for a free Tai Chi class. Classes are led by licenses GRMC physical therapist and Tai Chi instructor, Barry Jackson. Tai Chi sessions will meet every Tuesday at 6pm and on the third Saturday of each month at 10:30am. All classes are free and open to the public. Please call 830.401.2422 for additional information. Registration is required. Please click HERE to sign up.

Diabetes Education

Diabetes 101

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center hosts 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 educational series is taught by Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Ann Camacho. The program includes access to a diabetes educator for a year after completion of the program. For more information or to sign up, contact Ann Camacho, 830.484.4237 or acamacho@grmedcenter.com.

COVID-19 Update: Please enter through Central Entrance. Masks will be required during the class and each participant will be screened upon entry. Limit one guest per person.

Class topics include:

  • Monitoring your blood sugar, controlling your ABC’s and problem solving
  • 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
  • Treatment and 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 second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Group members meet in GRMC’s upstairs classrooms. Face masks required and social distancing will be practiced. For more information, call 830.379.2411.

2021 Support Group Dates:
October 12th
November 9th
Deember 14th

2022 Support Group Dates:
January 11th
February 8th
March 8th
April 12th
May 10th
June 14th
July 12th
August 9th
September 13th
October 11th
November 8th
December 13th

Individuals attending this support group will learn skills which will enable them to move toward resolution and reinvestment in life by:

  • Providing information and education on the grief process.
  • Creating a safe environment for grieving and healing.
  • Providing a safe place and opportunity to express and explore thoughts and feelings.
  • Placing value on individual uniqueness of the grief process.
  • Facilitating the development of healthy coping and problem-solving behaviors.
  • Stimulating personal growth, making friends and developing a support system.
  • Encouraging acceptance of the reality and irreversibility of death.
  • Encouraging the celebration and memory of the life of the loved one and the relationship shared.
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.

2021 Support Group Dates:
November 3rd
December 1st