Erlanger Offers Family Planning Classes, Weight Management Information And Diabetes Education

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for August 18-21 includes family planning classes, weight management information, and diabetes education.

Erlanger offers online childbirth education class.  The online class is an easy-to-understand interactive program that includes more than 70 videos, animated illustrations, downloadable PDF files, review quizzes and information specific to Erlanger East and Erlanger Baroness birthing services.  By choosing the online childbirth program, participants will have access to all the information for six months.
  The cost for the courses is $25.
 
For more information or to register for the online childbirth program and other classes and events mentioned below, call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465), seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to midnight.  HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older.
 
Monday, Aug. 18
Bariatric Support Group
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center
Bariatric Support Group meetings are for individuals scheduled to have Bariatric surgery or who have already had weight loss surgery.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) for more information.
 
Tuesday, Aug. 19
Breastfeeding
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Erlanger Baroness (Downtown)
This class is designed to help participants make an informed choice about breastfeeding.  Learn breastfeeding basics, what to expect the first few weeks and special tips for success.  Concerns about returning to work/school will also be discussed.  This course is coordinated by a board-certified lactation consultant.  Registration fee is $30.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.
 
Wednesday, Aug. 20
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Seminar
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)
Area residents who are overweight and /or with health problems related to obesity are invited to learn more about the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center at Erlanger.  It is a free seminar and registration is required.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register. Visit Erlanger’s You Tube Channel at www.youtube.com/erlangerhealth and click The Weight Loss Program under Playlist to watch first-hand accounts from those who have gone through the program.
 
Thursday, Aug. 21
Diabetes Education Class
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center
This class will explore ways to manage diabetes.  Call 778-9400 for more information on physician referral and insurance reimbursement.
 
Childbirth Education
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Erlanger Baroness (Downtown)
This childbirth education class/series is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses.  These classes include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns.  There will also be time for questions and answers.  Registration fee is $75.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.


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