Mary Black Health System - Spartanburg offers a diverse range of classes, seminars and support groups led by experienced staff and healthcare providers. From maternity and childbirth to diabetes care and support, we probably have a date, time and topic that's just right for you. Check out the schedule and sign up information below to get started.
A healthy mom is more likely to mean a healthy delivery. The Birthing Center at Mary Black Health System - Spartanburg offers several baby-related classes and seminars on a rotating and as-needed basis each month so that mom and baby have a healthy start.
The first months of pregnancy are some of the most important in your baby's life. Doing the right things during this critical time can promote better health and prevent possible problems. This class helps you understand your body's changes along with your baby's development during those important first months. Register to take this class between 16 - 22 weeks of pregnancy. We discuss how your diet, exercise and lifestyle can affect your baby.
As your due date approaches, you begin to think about the actual birthing process. Moms today have many options and recent innovations from which to choose. This series of classes concentrates on the last three months of pregnancy, teaching the mother and father about the labor process and childbirth.
Breastfeeding: A Common Bond
Breastfeeding not only provides your precious baby with the nutrients needed for a healthy first year of life, it provides many other benefits for both of you. Breastfeeding provides not only the healthiest of foods for your new little bundle, it also creates a very special time for mother and child to bond.
The Birthing Center offers several support services to help you with breastfeeding, including:
If you're a little nervous about caring for your newborn's basic needs, this class will help relieve your anxiety. Learn about diapering, bathing and feeding as well as symptoms to look for when your baby may be ill. Circumcision and cord care will also be discussed.
To help make the transition easier when the new baby arrives, we offer a course just for big brothers and big sisters so they know what to expect when a new baby comes home from the hospital. The class includes a tour of The Birthing Center and 'pretend practice' with a baby doll from home.
Infant and Child CPR
Although no one expects their baby to have a problem, it is always best to be prepared. This life support training, based on American Heart Association guidelines, prepares you to properly administer CPR on babies and small children.
Birthing Center Tours
Attention soon-to-be parents! Come tour The Birthing Center! The tour includes viewing our birthing suites and newborn nursery. It's designed to make you feel at home. We even show you where to park! For more information about this tour, call (864) 573-3011.
Register for a class.
Sugar Buddies: A Diabetes Support Group
Join our group on a journey toward diabetes control by providing the skills and knowledge to manage your condition. Sugar Buddies is a free support group offered as part of Mary Black Health System - Spartanburg's outpatient diabetes self-management program.
For more information on Sugar Buddies: A Diabetes Support Group:
Call our Diabetes Educator at 864-573-3872.
Register for a support group.