As a nursing mama, the month leading up to our kid-free vacation was basically full of anxiety leading up to three days of respite. It would be our first trip away from our new baby (nearly four months old)...
When you find out you're expecting a baby the planning and preparation soon begin. I remember how overwhelming it was trying to pick and choose items for my baby registry the first time around. There are so many products...
Women who are pregnant are currently one of the lowest populations protected from COVID-19. Only 20-25% of pregnant women are currently vaccinated, far less than the rest of the adult population. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the...
ALL the resources needed for a successful pregnancy and postpartum period in the Des Moines area.
My oldest son's birthday is coming up and I'm feeling sentimental about his birth. It was 15 years ago and I've forgotten many of the details from the day we first met. It was a very long labor over Christmas...
What new mothers or pregnant women should know about postpartum depression. Pregnancy and the birth of a baby is a joyous occasion, celebrated by family and friends. But for 1 in every 10 women in the United States, the time...
Bloom :: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s Hospital, and supported by MercyOne, University of Iowa Hospitals, Great Western Bank, Iowa Food and...
“High-risk pregnancy” is a phrase no mom wants to hear, but it doesn’t have to be scary. The experts at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Perinatal Center are here to calm your fears and help you have a safe...
The words ring in my ears “your baby has no heartbeat.” My mind raced as I shook with tears. What went wrong? Why was this happening? The technician got up to leave and I wanted to stop her and...
My battle with mental health issues began before I got pregnant for the first time. I have been treated for depression and anxiety in the past. I went into each of my postpartum periods knowing I was at higher...

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15 Best Brunch Spots in Des Moines

Brunch in Des Moines is the best! Not only does it combine the best of breakfast and lunch, it's a social event best enjoyed...