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tummy aches

Why Kids Get Tummy Aches

“My tummy hurts” or “I have a tummy ache” are frequent complaints heard by parents.   Stomach and intestinal upset in children can be worrisome, but in the majority of cases parents can be assured their children are healthy. Mercy’s Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic has three pediatric gastroenterologists on staff to diagnosis and offer care options for pediatric […]

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Say “Cheese” with Spellman Photography

Katie Spellman is the lovely lady behind the camera with Spellman Photography. She’s the one with the camera, on her knees, making funny mooing noises to elicit grins from your shy three year-old. Katie is also the one responsible for capturing the memories from our two latest Des Moines Moms Blog events, Get Pampered and Get Crafty. Katie […]

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breast health

5 Tips For Looking After Your Breast Health

Make your breast health, your best health Being a mom means long hours and thankless nights, so consider taking a moment for the ladies who have been with you through it all. That’s right, in honor of May and Mother’s Day we are talking about breast health. Whether producing gallons of milk or being a cozy […]

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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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