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Beyond Prenatal Care: UnityPoint Health Midwife Services

Finding a healthcare provider who makes you feel comfortable and heard is key. And when it comes to women’s health services, there’s an extra element of trust involved.  As a Des Moines transplant, I honestly didn’t seek out an OB/GYN in town right away. I was a few years behind friends who were having babies, […]

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Understanding Postpartum Depression and the Baby Blues

“I just had a baby. Why do I feel so down? Why am I not filled with joy?” Believe it or not, this is not unusual. You are not alone – roughly 50 to 80 percent of women go through what is called “baby blues”. This is an emotional condition causing tearfulness, self-doubt, worry, unhappiness, […]

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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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