The loss of a baby either during pregnancy or after birth is devastating for parents, even if they have time to prepare for it. Mercy Women & Infants’ Center has a dedicated Perinatal Hospice and Infant Bereavement program that is available to provide support to parents going through an infant death. Ann Valdez is Mercy’s […]
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Busy moms wear many hats — often including being the family chauffeur. As my crew of little ones grew (we’re now a family of six!), I researched vehicle safety and consumer reviews, scouring the Internet for the perfect transporter for our busy, growing family. When I was pregnant, I studied the best-reviewed car seats. When […]
Bedtime – Help Your Child Get Their Best Rest Back to school schedules are in full gear as we settle in to new routines. As parents, you know how important sleep is to growth and development for healthy kids. Here are a few tips to help your child rest for success: What Happens When Your […]
“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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Summer is a time for fun, but it can also pose hazards such as extreme heat. Between 2006 and 2010, more than 3,000 people died from heat-related illnesses according to UptoDate. Taking appropriate precautions and having heat awareness can make all the difference in keeping you and your family safe. One important precaution: Always check […]
As a mom, how often do you don ironed clothes, style your hair, and put on actual makeup? NOT OFTEN. So when 15+ mommas all managed to get themselves dolled up and out of the house by 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning – it can only mean one thing: new headshots! This spring Des […]
Summertime is full of fun activities for you and your family. Whether you’re spending the last few weeks hanging out at the pool or gearing up for fall sports, you have your hands (and calendar) full. Unfortunately, illnesses, accidents, and injuries have a way of happening when you least expect them. The good news is […]
Med-Peds Physicians provide a new kind of care for people who experienced complex childhood conditions as children. Dr. Ryan Tomlinson is one of only two Med-Peds primary care physician licensed in the state of Iowa and serving the Des Moines metro. His training makes him uniquely equipped to work with kids and adults with lifelong conditions. […]
Thirty-eight moms were nominated for the Granger Motors #Mominate $1,000 Visa gift card contest. All nominees deserve a reward but there can only be one winner! This giveaway was sponsored by Granger Motors.