Health
Thursday, May 24, 2018
 
Bariatric Support Groups

Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts free bariatric support groups three times a month at the Nanticoke Training Center in Seaford. These support groups provide education and support to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery and are open to the public.
Support group meetings consist of guest speakers and presentations to provide information about nutrition, supplements, exercise and behavior modifications. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.
The general bariatric support group is open to all bariatric patients before and after their surgery and is held the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The post-op bariatric support group is designed for post-op bariatric patients and is held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. The nutrition-focused bariatric support group is designed to provide nutritional support to bariatric patients and is held the fourth Monday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m.
For more information about these support groups or other services provided by Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org

Childbirth classes

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital hosts childbirth classes on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class will meet for five weeks – four weeks related to childbirth education and the fifth week will be a breastfeeding class.

2018 dates: May 24, 31, June 7, 14; July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2; Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1; *Nov. 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11 (*Tuesdays).
The maternity education classes are designed to offer information, counseling, support, and hands-on experience to help prepare for a new family member. They will cover pregnancy in general, information to prepare the expectant mother for labor and delivery, and will include a tour of Nanticoke’s Mother & Baby Care Center.
A refresher course is also available for those who have previously taken childbirth classes.
The cost of the childbirth course is $50, and the cost for the refresher course is $25. Mothers are encouraged to bring their partner or support person for all courses. Pre-registration is required for either class.
To register or for more information, call 629-6611, ext. 2540.536-5395.

Diabetes support group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital hosts free diabetes support groups on Mondays four times a year from 5 to 6 p.m., in the Medical Staff Conference Room. Pre-registration is required.
2018 schedule- June 18 – “The ABCD’s of Diabetes with Medicare” with Lakia Turner, community relations officer, State of Delaware
September 17 – “Move with Jonathan” with Jonathan Souder, MS, fitness director, Manor House
December 3 – “The Dish on Diabetes” - Learn food preparation skills for simple, savory diabetic dishes.
For more information or to register, contact Nanticoke’s Diabetes Education department at 629-6611, ext. 2288.