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Why You Should Consider a Midwife for Obstetric Care

Have you ever wondered how a midwife is different from an obstetrician? As midwives become more common, we wanted to share what expecting mothers should know when selecting their provider. Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses who graduated from a nurse-midwifery education program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), and passed a […]

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What to Expect When … Your Husband Gets a Vasectomy

Have you completed your family and are considering a permanent method of birth control? A vasectomy is a popular option for many, but both men and women may wonder what to expect. Here’s a quick overview What is a vasectomy? A vasectomy is a simple, permanent sterilization procedure for men. It’s generally safer, less invasive, […]

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Save Your Money: Twice Blessed Consignment Sale!

  One Mom’s Experience Last year was my first time attending Shepherd’s Flock Early Learning Center Twice Blessed Consignment Sale. I find that most consignment sales don’t have much for young, growing boys; most of it seems centered on baby girl clothes. Where are all the shoes for young boys? I never find shoes. Especially ones that […]

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Tips for Avoiding Head and Brain Injuries in Children

March is brain injury awareness month A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading source of childhood injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost half a million emergency department visits for TBIs are made each year for children ages 0-14. Children affected by TBIs are likely to need extensive intervention and educational support […]

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I Peed Myself: Urinary Incontinence and How Pelvic Physical Therapy Can Help

Childbirth is amazing! But it can also be hard on a woman’s body. Many women struggle with urinary or bowel incontinence and pelvic pain after childbirth, which can negatively impact their daily activities and even cause pain during intercourse. If that’s you, you don’t need to feel embarrassed, frustrated, or out of control. Pelvic floor […]

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Des Moines Guide to Indoor Play

In our minds, indoor play time is a necessity. Check out our extensive resource of indoor play and activities in Des Moines, updated for 2017. The Indoor Play Guide is a paid advertising opportunity, brought to you in collaboration with our presenting sponsor Backyard Adventures of Iowa. If you are interested in being a featured […]

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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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Girl’s Night Out at The Escape Des Moines

Are you a thrill-seeker? Do you love putting your mommy-brain to the test? If you answered yes, then you are going to love the newest way to test your code-cracking skills. The Escape Des Moines recently opened their second location in the West Glen Town Center (formerly in the old Plato’s Closet). The owners have […]

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