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The Importance of a Hospital with an Emergency OB Department

Why is an OB Emergency department important in choosing a hospital? Many expecting moms want to know if the hospital they choose for delivery has access to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), but they should also be asking who provides around-the-clock emergency care if a pregnancy emergency arises. This past fall, Mercy Medical Center […]

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Prenatal Visits with a Pediatrician

This sponsored post is brought to you courtesy of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. We surround you with care to help you get healthy and stay healthy. Pregnancy is an exciting time! Many expecting parents spend the nine months of pregnancy reading pregnancy books, talking with friends who have had children, scouring social media for pregnancy articles, […]

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How to Make the Most of Doctor Visits

It seems like one of the main roles of mothers today is taking kids to doctors visits. Whether it’s the pediatrician or the dentist or the chiropractor, we often find ourselves in situations where we are communicating with health care professionals. I wanted to share a few tips for making the most of your doctor visits–for both […]

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Prepare your child for the best education with The Goddard School

  The Goddard School® offers the Best Childhood Preparation for Success in Iowa For nearly 30 years, The Goddard School has been a trusted name among parents and families. Its classrooms provide safe, nurturing environments for children six weeks to six years. They offer age-appropriate opportunities to explore and discover. From infants to toddlers, preschoolers […]

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Real Life: One Mom’s Birth Story and Experience with Methodist West Hospital

Des Moines Moms Blog is honored to share this guest post from local mama Megan McAtee. This article was done in partnership with UnityPoint Health Des Moines. Megan’s Story When my husband and I found out we were pregnant, there was a rush of emotions. We were excited, of course, but also nervous. What do we need […]

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