2018 Des Moines Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide


Des Moines Moms Blog is thrilled to be releasing the 2018 Pregnancy & Postpartum Guide. The goal of the guide is to be a one-stop resource for moms who are trying to conceive, currently pregnant, or recently given birth. This guide offers ALL of the resources needed for a successful pregnancy and postpartum period in the Des Moines area.

The pregnancy and postpartum period can be filled with lots of joy, but it can also be overwhelming when researching all of your options. For many parents, there seem to be way more questions than there are answers :: What kind of birth would suit our family best? Where should I give birth? Who will help me after the birth of my baby? Once my baby is born, will I ever sleep again???

It is our hope that this guide helps answer some of those questions for moms in Des Moines. To our readers, we sincerely hope you will find this guide to be a helpful part of your journey into and through motherhood.

Looking for a pediatrician for your new baby? We have all the information to help you make that choice too! Here’s our Des Moines Pediatrician & Family Medicine Guide.


Disclosure: This is a sponsored guide, presented by our valued local partners. While we love sharing these resources with our readers, we have not personally vetted each individual business represented here and encourage our readers to do their own research to find the best fit for their family. 

Presenting Sponsor: Mercy Women & Infants' Center

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Mercy Women & Infants’ Center welcomes nearly 5,000 babies into the world each year, and offers all of the extras that will help make your first memories with your baby unforgettable. Their world-class care includes an Obstetric Emergency Department and Antepartum Unit, Birthing Unit, Post-partum Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Perinatal Center of Iowa, and Mercy Clinics Midwifery. Their center cares for low and high-risk pregnancies, deliveries, and newborns – including deliveries before 37 weeks of pregnancy. They also provide parents with a large offering of complimentary birthing and infant CPR classes, volunteer birth doulas, and lactation consultants.



Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines

1111 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

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The miracle of a new life is a special experience. UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is committed to providing every family with a meaningful and unique childbirth experience that is as special as each new life. They believe in a family-centered approach to maternity care and their physicians, nurses, and support staff will do everything they can to ensure you and your family will have a positive experience. They are here for you during each stage of your pregnancy and beyond.

The Iowa Clinic

The Iowa Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology Department is one of Central Iowa’s largest and most experienced teams. They pride themselves on providing the most comprehensive and professional care possible for you and your baby. When you are a patient at The Iowa Clinic, you have the advantage of several physicians reviewing your care and ensuring that everything is progressing ideally. In addition, The Iowa Clinic provides complete obstetric care under one roof that includes a full-service laboratory, as well as Medical Imaging and Pathology Departments. Ultimately, this means less wasted time for you and easier coordination of appointments. Our physicians deliver at Methodist West, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, and Mercy Medical Center. After childbirth, you have access to some of the best pediatric physicians as well as Iowa’s first Women’s Center – where staff can help coordinate annual exams, mammograms, and other testing all in one day at one location.

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Broadlawns Midwifery Services

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Broadlawns Medical Center is dedicated to ensuring that women have access to the health services and care they need through every stage of their lives. Broadlawns Midwifery Services provide a full spectrum of women’s healthcare services including well woman visits, annual exams, pap smears, STI checks, family planning, birth control, and pregnancy and postpartum care. Broadlawns Midwifery Services are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicaid. Midwifery Services are available at their main campus and at their East University Clinic. To schedule an appointment, please call (515) 282-2340 (main campus) or (515) 282-3278 (East University).

Herrmann Family Chiropractic

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Drs. Eric and Megan Herrmann are a family-focused, husband and wife chiropractic team serving Johnston and the surrounding communities. They accept most insurances, offer free consultations, and provide extended hours to accommodate busy schedules. Dr. Megan is additionally certified in the Webster prenatal chiropractic technique and is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Additional Resources

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