This post is sponsored by Mercy Medical Center — Des Moines
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Most of the time I wear my infertile status like a badge of honor. So I jumped at the chance to write something for National Infertility Awareness Week (April 22-28). But when I finally sat down to write our story, I struggled to find the words. It’s been five years since I was deep in […]
When your fearless friend asks you to go to a pole fitness workshop, you go. Twice – even if you’re pregnant for one of them. It’s not where I expected to encounter positive body image. But, there I was, belly and all, shaking my groove thing around a pole. There were so many different shapes […]
At 30 weeks pregnant I was hit with the news that I gloriously failed my grueling 3-hour Gestational Diabetes test. During what was already a rough pregnancy for me, this was an added unwelcome complication. I survived the last ten weeks of my pregnancy managing my gestational diabetes with a controlled diet. If you’ve been […]
“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 […]
Hello Des Moines moms! I’ve been a fan of the Des Moines Moms Blog for a couple years now, so I am really excited to join the team of contributors! Being a mom has given me a lot of things I didn’t expect. Finding my writing voice is definitely one of the added benefits, and […]
Here is a complete and comprehensive list of all Des Moines urgent care locations. Because sickness, injuries, and the unknown rarely happen when it’s convenient. This urgent care guide features sponsors such as UnityPoint Health, Mercy Clinics, and the Iowa Clinic.
Regardless of your political views about health care and the changes going on in America, this is the story of one small-business owning mom-to-be’s struggle to find health insurance for herself and her baby. When you find out you’re expecting your first child, you should be brimming with joy and daydreaming of baby names and […]
Every year is full of challenges and celebrations. Before we start 2018, we wanted to take a minute to reflect on the highlights of 2017.
My whole life I had dreamt of the day I would become a mom. After a lengthy and tiring struggle with infertility, we finally found out we were expecting. I was having a problem free pregnancy; not even any morning sickness. Fast forward to the end of week 26 and everything changed. I woke up Friday morning […]