Find out about Champaign-area support groups.
Christie Clinic Breastfeeding Classes
During this class, participants will learn how to breastfeed their infants and review the physiology of milk production. Common problems that mothers may encounter during breast-feeding and strategies for resolving them will be discussed.
Tuesday Evening Classes Only *Windsor Clinic-Education Room, corner of Mattis and Windsor, 6-8 p.m. as listed below:
May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th, December 2nd
This class is designed for first-time mothers and their partner. Participants will learn how to help their labor be more efficient and less painful. The final months of pregnancy, the birth process and relaxation and breathing techniques are all discussed in these classes.
We encourage you to bring a support person who can help you practice at home and eventually coach you during actual labor. Please bring seeral pillows and dress confortably since you will be on the floor for much of the class.
Saturday Classes Only *Christie Clinic at University, 2nd Floor, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as listed below:
May 17, 31
June 14, 28
July 12, 26
August 9, 23
September 6, 20
October 4, 25
November 8, 22
December 6, 20
Look Good...Feel Better
A free program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment, to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Click here for more information.
The Christie Clinic Breast Cancer Support Group
The Breast Cancer Support Group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. The meetings take place in the second floor meeting room at Christie on Windsor, 1801 West Windsor Road in Champaign. A notice is mailed each month prior to the event. This wellness-focused group is comprised of breast cancer survivors of all ages and experienced health care professionals. Our goal is to share ideas, provide support, answer questions, and offer solutions to problems for people who are coping with breast cancer.
The format of each meeting includes a short presentation by a guest speaker followed by informal group interaction. You may attend as often as you wish, and you can always bring along a family member or friend.
Additional information about the Breast Cancer Support Group is available by calling the Department of General Surgery at 217.366.5445.
The Christie Clinic Diabetes Support Group (Diabetes Straight Talk)
Our Diabetes Support Group, Diabetes Straight Talk, meets from 6-7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month in the Christie on Windsor (1801 West Windsor Road, Champaign) 2nd Floor Southwest Meeting Room to discuss issues and concerns that are important when living with diabetes. Both Christie's diabetes educator and dietitian are available for questions or conversation.
The group is free and open to anyone who has diabetes or who has an interest in diabetes. Attendees can learn more about topics like monitoring blood sugar, understanding lab results, preparing injections, preventive care, nutrition, lifestyle, and more.
To find out more or to make an appointment, call Certified Diabetes Educator/Nurse Educator Carole Murphy, RN, BSN, CDE, at 217.366.8020 or Clinic Dietitian/Nutrition Educator Debra Dempsey, RD, MEd, LDN, at 217.366.8142.
For more information about diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association web site, diabetes.org.