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Should You Delay Your Baby’s First Bath?

Changing practices: should you delay your baby’s first bath? For a long time, there was nothing new in the field of newborn baby care. We followed the policies that were tried and true, built over many decades of newborns. For the most part, these traditions led to a scientific and sterile birth experience. Some of […]

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Pregnancy and Birthing Classes: an Education for Two!

Pregnancy and birthing classes: What you and your partner can learn Having a baby and not sure where to start? Consider Mercy’s educational classes! All of the classes are personalized, interactive, and taught by certified childbirth educators. Their comprehensive curriculum is designed so you can participate in an array of classes – free of charge – from the […]

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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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Dear Nurse Katie

Dear Nurse Katie, I owe you a thank you. A big thank you. Actually, two very big thank yous. The first thank you is for my Marcus. He’s six now. Yes, SIX! I remember a lot about the day he was born. It was a Tuesday. The spring sun shined through the window. My husband […]

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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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Bringing Home Baby: 5 Things Your Pediatrician Wants You to Know | Des Moines Moms Blog

Bringing Home Baby: 5 Things Your Pediatrician Wants You to Know

Congratulations! You’re a parent! You’ve had a safe delivery, learned to feed your new arrival, installed the car seat (no small feat), and made it home safely from the hospital. Now what? As a pediatrician at The Iowa Clinic, I have the privilege of meeting many of my patients during the first week of their […]

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Des Moines Moms Blog’s Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide

Des Moines Moms Blog is thrilled to be releasing the 2016 Pregnancy & Postpartum Guide. The goal of the guide is to be a one-stop resource for moms trying to conceive, currently pregnant, or recently given birth. This is a guide that will offer the resources you need for a successful pregnancy and postpartum period [...]
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Featured Business Post: Mid-Iowa Doulas

If you ask any mom, no two birth stories are exactly alike. Having a baby and giving birth is an adventure any way you look at it. Whether it’s your first or your fourth, the only thing you can expect is the unexpected. What if there was a way to make labor and delivery a […]

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