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 […]
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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 […]
I’ve used Rent the Runway (RTR) before for galas, fancy dates, and holidays. Each time I have loved the dress and the ease of the service. I follow them on Snapchat and once I got pregnant I started hounding them about adding maternity styles. Finally, they added a search function where you can filter dresses […]
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 […]
Pregnancy is 40-week long roller coaster ride of emotions and symptoms. Here are our best tips and tricks for surviving the first trimester, adjusting to your changing body, and getting ready for baby.
most Ah, babymoon – the last hurrah for you and your significant other before you’re tied down to that adorable new bundle of joy. I’m not sure the term “babymoon” has been around too terribly long, but I certainly appreciate the notion. My husband and I went on nice, relaxing babymoons each time I was […]
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 […]
My pregnancy with my first daughter was a breeze. Aside from falling asleep early on the couch sometimes and a little tenderness in the ol’ bra area, I felt great. Enter this pregnancy. My first trimester rendered me basically worthless. So, here’s a little thank you letter to my husband for helping me through it. […]
Five Des Moines women are on a mission to save 6,000 babies a year in the U.S. It sounds out of reach, doesn’t it? Saving 6,000 babies a year is possible. I know because counting kicks saved my son. I first learned about the Count the Kicks Campaign in June 2009, when I was a […]