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Beyond Prenatal Care: UnityPoint Health Midwife Services

Finding a healthcare provider who makes you feel comfortable and heard is key. And when it comes to women’s health services, there’s an extra element of trust involved.  As a Des Moines transplant, I honestly didn’t seek out an OB/GYN in town right away. I was a few years behind friends who were having babies, […]

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A Thank You to the Other Woman in My Kids’ Lives

Here’s a confession: I am the jealous type. I’ve worked hard as an adult to stop comparing myself to others. To recognize that happiness and love are not finite resources. To delight when another’s light shines, secure in the understanding that theirs doesn’t diminish my own. That kind of heart work does not come easy, […]

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How I’m Raising My Son to be a Feminist

I call myself a feminist, but I’ll confess that I was relieved when I found out my first child was a boy. Amidst headlines of high profile rape cases, sexual harassment suits – and the prospective peer pressure of having to be a dance mom because have you seen those costumes? – it somehow felt… […]

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Meet Brianne Sanchez

Hi, I’m Brianne. I’ve been blogging since pre-Facebook early 2000’s era journalism school (shoutout to LiveJournal!) and mothering since 2013. I’m excited to combine my love of words and my quest to expand my local mama network as a contributor to the Des Moines Moms Blog. Although I’m originally from the western suburbs of Chicago, […]

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