Birth Stories with UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

This article is sponsored by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines.
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Who doesn’t love a good birth story? No matter how long you’ve been a mom, you still remember the moment you became a mom. At Des Moines Mom our goal is to encourage and empower moms to be the best they can be. We realize some birth stories are celebrations and some birth stories are tragic, but we believe all birth stories are powerful and beautiful.

We partnered with UnityPoint Health – Des Moines to share five birth stories from local moms. They include two different moms who had twins, a mom who delivered early and whose baby spent time in the NICU, a mom who had preeclampsia, and a mom who wasn’t sure how she felt about becoming a mom.

Whether you’re a new mom, an experienced mom, or dream of one day being a mom, we hope you enjoy celebrating these birth stories with us.

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Becoming a Parent with UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

The journey to becoming parents is a special time in the life of your family. UnityPoint Health is ready to support you every step of the way. 

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My Twins were Micro Preemies

Born at only 27 weeks, this family’s story of becoming parents is memorable and inspiring. 

My UnPlanned C-Section

You can have a perfect birth plan in place, but babies don’t care! They are born how they want!


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You’re Having Twins

One mom reflects the pregnancy and delivery of her twins. 

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I Didn’t Want to Hold My Baby

It wasn’t love at first sight for this mom, and that’s OK! 


I Had Preeclampsia

After a difficult pregnancy, this mom delivered early because she had preeclampsia. 


At UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, you will find experienced and caring physicians, midwives, nurses and support staff who will help you welcome the newest member of your family. Choose your provider from a highly skilled team that includes OBGYNs, certified nurse midwives (CNM) and family practice physicians.

The care teams at each of their maternity centers are trained to offer you the personalized care you and your newborn deserve before, during and after your child’s birth.

Iowa Methodist Medical Center, one of their two maternity centers, is situated in downtown Des Moines.

If your baby requires more advanced care, Blank Children’s Hospital is located right next door to the Iowa Methodist Maternity Center, connected by a walk-way leading directly to the Level IIIB NICU. Blank Children’s physicians and staff are readily available to provide any assistance if that need should arise.

Methodist West Hospital, located in the western suburbs of the metro, offers experienced staff, beautiful surroundings and 24/7 on-site neonatal support in partnership with Blank Children’s Hospital. Their specially trained neonatal nurse practitioners and transport nurses attend each delivery and can treat babies needing specialized care in the Level II Special Care Nursery.

At UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, they care about you and making sure you have the support you need, from our birth and baby care classes to our high quality, personalized care, to lactation support and beyond.


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