This post is sponsored by Mercy Medical Center — Des Moines The ideal birthing experience is highly variable. While one woman may want only her partner in the labor room with classical music in the background, and no pain medication, the next woman will want her entire family with her throughout labor, an epidural as […]
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Labor Day is upon us. Summer, that magical time of freedom and possibility, is over. And somehow, yet again, the massive to-do list I developed before Memorial Day is frighteningly incomplete. Rather than dwell on the list’s lengthy remains, I’ve decided to celebrate my favorite summer fails and the unforeseen joys of falling flat. Fail […]
It’s been over 5 years since we’ve been immersed in all things baby. We are expecting our third baby just in time for Christmas this year. I’ve always loved shopping for my girls, and this time is no exception. It’s been fun to explore new products and shops that weren’t around last time I was […]
Here at Des Moines Moms Blog, we’ve compiled a list of Des Moines pediatricians and family medicine physicians to help you make an informed decision.
This post is sponsored by Mercy Medical Center — Des Moines
When I was 11 weeks pregnant, I received a Down Syndrome diagnosis for my unborn son. My world came to a screeching halt. It felt like I was completely alone. After speaking with my genetic counselor, I dropped the phone on the floor and just rocked back and forth on the couch, crying until my […]
“Where do I go when it’s time to have the baby?” This is a common question from first-time parents, and it’s an important one. The best way for parents to be comfortable with knowing where to go is to take a tour of places they are considering for the delivery of their baby. Hospital tour […]
Des Moines Moms Blog is thrilled to be releasing the 2017 Pregnancy & Postpartum Guide. This Des Moines Pregnancy and Postpartum guide has ALL the resources needed for a successful pregnancy and postpartum period in the Des Moines area.
I’m pregnant with my second child, and this time around I’ve got it all figured out. Hahaha, JK!. I have been searching my baby brain for those things I loved with my first pregnancy, and while we seem to have more than everything we need for baby #2, I’m wondering what I should upgrade. When you’re […]
As I write this post I am almost nine months pregnant with my fourth child. You can tell by looking at me. People tell me I’ve popped. People tell me I’m glowing. People don’t tell me so, thankfully, but my feet are the size of a Flintstone character’s. While my outward appearance shows that I […]