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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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Top 10 Posts of 2016: The Best of Des Moines Moms Blog

2016 has been a crazy year! But before we turn the calendar to 2017 (who else is ready for a fresh start?), we wanted to take a minute to reflect on the highlights of 2016.  We are so grateful for each of our contributors! Every day they share their unique perspective on motherhood with you. [...]
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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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Plan your celebration – Des Moines Birthday Party Guide!

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Des Moines Moms Blog Birthday Party Guide! This is a one-stop resource for moms planning their child’s birthday party – from princesses to birthday cakes to places that will host their party. We’ve researched everything you need to throw a successful birthday party in the Des Moines area. Disclosure :: This […]

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Let’s Talk About Miscarriage

I had a miscarriage. There. I said it. It was hard for me to talk about it when it happened, but I’ve grown to know that it’s healthy to talk about it. I talk about it because I know so many women are out there living it privately. They’re ashamed, heart-broken, and confused. And, many […]

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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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