The New Barbara C. Gutin Pre and Postpartum Program
Barbara C. Gutin Pre and Postpartum Program at the Lynn Women's Institute in collaboration with our
Toppel Family Place was designed to address the unique medical, emotional, and psychosocial
needs of expectant and postpartum women. The program offers a full range
of services with particular focus on the “Fourth Trimester”
as new moms are healing both physically and emotionally. Nurse navigation
services, early intervention with pelvic floor physical therapy, group
and individual counseling, expanded lactation and infant feeding support,
exercise classes, and nutrition education for new moms are available through
this program. Our dedicated, professional staff is here to assist you
and your family to get the best, most loving and comfortable start in life.
For more information on the
Barbara C. Gutin Pre and Postpartum Program, call
Support Services Include
Lactation & Baby Feeding Support Services
Our Breastfeeding Support Group is available by Zoom on Tuesdays at 12pm
for discussion and education.
Click here to register or call our Lactation Line at
We also offer a Lactation Clinic for individual, in-person consultations
at no charge on specific days. To schedule an appointment, call our Lactation
Line at 561.955.5415.
Nurse Navigation for Support and Resources
Find education, information and support regarding available resources and
services. Call our Women’s Health Navigator at 561.955.MAMA (6262).
Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
Common postpartum symptoms that warrant pelvic floor physical therapy include
urinary incontinence, urgency, or frequency; scar restrictions due to
vaginal tearing, episiotomy or c-section; lower back / hip pain; or difficulty
returning to intimacy and normal sexual health after delivery. Specialized
pelvic floor physical therapists are available for education, support
and treatment. A referral from your doctor is required.
Please call 561-955-3549 for more information or call 561-955-2100 for
Mommy Matters Postpartum Support Groups
Pregnancy comes with hormonal and physical changes. It is not unusual to
experience “baby blues” which can range from mild to more
significant. Postpartum depression often goes unrecognized and untreated.
The condition involves more than just new mothers feeling tired or overwhelmed
for a short time. Symptoms may include feelings of prolonged sadness,
irritability or anger, disruptions in eating and sleeping habits, or a
mother's inability to take care of her new baby or herself. These symptoms
can persist for weeks or months.
Postpartum depression is common, it is treatable, and getting treatment
and support is vital to improving long-term health and wellness. The
Barbara C. Gutin Pre and Postpartum Program offers several free support groups.
Mommy Matters Support Group with Karyn
- Learn mindfulness and self-care techniques while navigating motherhood
- 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month: 10-11 am
Mommy Matters Support Group with Mindy
- Find support for you and your family in the transition into parenthood
- 2nd Thursday of the month: 4-5 pm
Mommy Matters Support Group with Loretto
- Understand the physiological impact of pregnancy on postpartum depression
2nd Friday of the month: 11am-12pm
Mommy Matters Couples Support Group with Loretto
- Acquire tools to achieve a balanced, harmonious relationship with your partner
- 3rd Wednesday of the month: 7-8 pm
Who Should Participate?
Our support group is designed for mothers of babies under one-year-old.
These groups are free. Individual counseling is available for a fee.
Click here to register.
Download the April 2021 flyer.
Download May/June 2021 flyer
Dates Valid 5/1/21-6/30/21
Mommy Matters Lecture Series
The Mommy Matters lecture series for new and expectant mothers is available
on zoom. Topics include prenatal and postpartum nutrition, postpartum
depression, pregnancy, and pelvic health, heart health for new moms, and more.
Join us Tuesdays at 10:30 AM on Zoom (webinar style)
Meeting ID - 959 6245 7985
Password - zoom
Heart Health & Prevention
Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
are common during pregnancy. Women who experience any of these conditions
may be at greater risk for heart disease earlier in life. As a new mom,
it is important for you to manage your own health at this busy time.
At the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute,
our Blechman Center for Specialty Care & Preventive Cardiology can
help all Moms proactively manage their heart health. Heather Johnson,
MD, Preventive Cardiologist, is available for personalized heart evaluations
to help women lower their risk of heart disease.
Watch our schedule for upcoming online lectures on women’s heart
health and nutrition support including Heather Johnson, MD, Preventive
Cardiologist, who will present “Heart Health & Healthy Lifestyle
To schedule a Preventive Cardiology visit with Dr. Heather Johnson, call