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Mercy Pregnancy and Birthing Classes

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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My Geriatric Pregnancy

My Geriatric Pregnancy: A Wild Ride

In terms of fertility, I have been all over the place. From an unexpected pregnancy only a few months after my wedding to a disappointing miscarriage after our firstborn, followed by years of trying in vain for another child, it’s been a wild ride.   Thanks to the fabulous physicians at Mid Iowa Fertility, I […]

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Rainbow Baby On the Way

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.” This is one of my favorite quotes. Dolly Parton said this after enduring many hardships throughout her life. I’ve been thinking about it a lot since we found out that we have a “rainbow baby” on the […]

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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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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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Dear Nurse Katie | Des Moines Moms Blog

Dear Nurse Katie

Dear Nurse Katie, I owe you a thank you. A big thank you. Actually, two very big thank yous. The first thank you is for my Marcus. He’s six now. Yes, SIX! I remember a lot about the day he was born. It was a Tuesday. The spring sun shined through the window. My husband […]

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