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Mercy Hospital

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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3 Tips in Your Exercise Prescription

Exercise is one of the most important ways to maintain your health and well-being. It’s the most effective way to improve your cardio-respiratory fitness – the number 1 predictor of how long you will live. It’s also the most effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. Here are 3 exercise tips that are flexible and open-ended, […]

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Wyckoff Heating and Cooling: Bringing Comfort and Peace Of Mind To Your Family

This post was sponsored by Wyckoff Heating & Cooling – serving Central Iowa for over 65 years. Snuggling under blankets together with my family is one of my favorite things to do. I love the cozy memories we create when we are all tucked close together laughing, reading, or watching a movie. But, that idyllic […]

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Enrolling Your Child at Bergman Academy

This featured business highlight is brought to you by Bergman Academy.  1.  Small student to teacher ratio 7:1 preschool, 9:1 Pre-Kindergarten and 16:1 Kindergarten-8th grade 2.  Individualized guided instruction 3.  Project-based learning 4.  Foreign language instruction starting at age 3 5. Located in the heart of oldest city park in Des Moines, Greenwood Park. With 80 acres […]

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shopDSM2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Des Moines Moms Blog is passionate about connecting moms to each other and our community, and we are thrilled to be sharing our mom-approved shopDSM2016 holiday gift guide. Disclosure :: shopDSM2016 is a paid advertising opportunity. That said, we sourced each and every gift included in this shopping guide and included only our favorite local ideas, […]

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