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Erlanger offers family planning, diabetes education classes

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The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for the week of Nov. 18 will include diabetes education and childbirth education.

Registration for all classes listed is required.

Classes include:

—Bariatric support group
When: Monday, Nov. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: 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 423-778-5465 for more information.

—Diabetes education class
When:
Monday, Nov. 19, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center
This class will explore ways to manage diabetes. Call 423-778-9400 for more information on physician referral and insurance reimbursement.

—Childbirth education
When:
Monday, Nov. 19, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)
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 423-778-5465 to register.

Baby care and safety
When:
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Erlanger Baroness (downtown)
With times changing and discharge occurring earlier, this class provides you with helpful information on caring for your baby at home. This class will help you plan and prepare for a safe home environment. Registration fee is $25. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 423-788-5465 to register.

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