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Childbirth Education Classes

The Susan B. Allen Family Birth Center staff offers Free Childbirth Education to any expecting Mom, whether she plans to deliver at Susan B. Allen or another facility.

The classes have been designed to provide the new Mom-to-be and her significant other (or coach) information about labor and delivery, comfort measures, pain management, newborn care, recovery and discharge.

The class gives the participants information about the entire process of delivering at Susan B. Allen.  It provides an opportunity for patients to learn what to expect and to feel comfortable with the serivces and facility, and be able to ask questions in a comfortable, non-threatening environment.

The classes are being held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.  – 2:30 p.m. in the Wiedemann Health Education Center on the Susan B. Allen campus, and a light sandwich lunch is served.  It is recommended that patients sign up for the class by the 34th week of pregnancy, if possible, and can do so by calling the SBA Family Birth Center at 316.322.4536.

Susan B. Allen’s ability to offer these classes at no cost has been made possible through funding provided by the SBAMH Foundation.

Click here for more information about the SBA Family Birth Center.

2018 Class Schedule

  • January 20
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 21
  • May 12
  • June 16
  • July 14
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 8


Free Breastfeeding Education Classes

Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital offers breastfeeding education classes to prepare you for the upcoming birth of your baby. These classes are held on Saturdays, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the Wiedemann Health Education Center. 
The classes are being offered to you and your significant other or coach at NO CHARGE, thanks to funding provided by the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Foundation. We would like to help make your birth experience the best that it can be.

2018 Schedule

  • Jan. 27
  • Feb. 24
  • March 24
  • April 28
  • May 19
  • June 30
  • July 28
  • Aug. 25
  • Sept. 22
  • Oct. 27
  • Nov. 10
  • Dec. 15


Diabetes Education

Learning for a Healthier Future

The Adult Diabetes Education Program educates and instructs persons with diabetes in the self-management skills necessary for optimal health. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Program is instructed by a team of health care professionals consisting of clinical dietitians, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, social workers, an optometrist and an exercise specialist, who work closely together to provide the participant with consistent, useful information.

The program is presented in two daily sessions and has been designed to accept the person with diabetes and a care partner. Information covered during the program includes exercise instruction and demonstration, practical meal planning, emotional adjustment/stress management, demonstration of blood glucose meters, diabetic eye care, and home schedules and resources.

For more information, please call 316.322.4542.
Click here for more information about our Diabetes Education Program.

2018 Adult Diabetes Education Classes

  • January 9 & 11
  • March 3
  • May 1 & 3
  • June 23
  • July 10 & 12
  • August 7 & 9
  • September 8
  • October 9 & 11


Diabetes Support Group

Are you a diabetic or a care partner who is interested in taking steps toward better self-care? The Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group meets monthly to help diabetics and their care partners become educated in diabetes self management.  Bring your lunch and join in this FREE group. The Diabetes Support Group meets at 11:00 a.m. in the Flinthills Room at Susan B. Allen.

2018 Dates                  Topic
March 20, 2018             SMART Goal Setting    
April 17, 2018               Stress
May 15, 2108                Staying Active for Free
July 17, 2018                Summer Eats (Grilling Out Healthy)
August 21, 2018            Food Labels/Grocery Guide
September 18, 2018      Round Table/Open Forum
October 16, 2018          Happy Feet!
December 6, 2018         Holiday Party from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Wiedemann HEC

If you have questions contact:
Michelle Higgins, BSN, RN
Diabetes Education Coordinator

720 W. Central El Dorado KS 67042.  (316) 321-3300