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childbirth classes

New childbirth class options cater to parents’ (and grandparents’) needs

This post is sponsored by MercyOne Des Moines Medical CenterMercyOne Des Moines is highly known for personalized, interactive and comprehensive childbirth class options to help in planning for your baby’s arrival. They walk families through their options and give them tools they need need to develop their birth plan, also known as a birth communication […]

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STEAM at Goddard School

STEAM in Early Childhood Education  

This post was sponsored by The Goddard School® WaukeeMost of us would agree that our world needs more problem solvers, but how do we create them? The answer is STEAM activities.  What are STEAM activities?  STEAM activities, which include science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, provide children with hands-on opportunities to learn problem-solving skills while exercising their creative and critical thinking skills. STEAM […]

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gestational diabetes

What You Need to Know About Gestational Diabetes

This post is sponsored by MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a common disorder of pregnancy affecting roughly 9 percent of all pregnancies. What is Gestational Diabetes? GDM develops due to hormones associated with pregnancy that make your body more resistant to the effects of insulin. Risk factors for GDM include advanced […]

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PAP Smears

PAP Smear: What You Need to Know

This post is sponsored by MercyOne Des Moines Medical CenterAs a certified nurse midwife with MercyOne Des Moines Midwives, I frequently get questions from women about when to get a PAP smear. Ladies, don’t feel bad. It’s easy to get confused (and honestly, so do most providers)! Providers like certified nurse midwives would like to […]

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Stork Affair

Expecting a Baby? Don’t Miss MercyOne’s Spring Stork Affair

This post is sponsored by MercyOne Des Moines Medical CenterFirst moments begin at MercyOne, so what better way to start your pregnancy journey than with Stork Affair? This event is for anyone who is planning to start a family, is already pregnant or plans to adopt or foster a baby. Having a baby means having […]

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hy-vee healthmarket

Introducing the New West Des Moines Hy-Vee HealthMarket

The post is sponsored by the West Des Moines Hy-Vee HealthMarket.I am a self-proclaimed grocery shopping junkie. I would grocery shop every single day if you let me because, well, it’s fun! I love shopping for deals, checking out exclusive items to each store location, and supporting local brands. I love the new West Des […]

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Crystal Clear Bottled Water

Crystal Clear Distilled Water + Electrolytes

This post was sponsored by Crystal Clear Bottled WaterWater is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. As parents, we know it is important for our kids to stay hydrated, and drinking water is a great way to do this. Next time your kids are thirsty, offer them a bottle of Crystal Clear distilled water.  Crystal […]

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