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Des Moines Mom is passionate about connecting Moms (and others) in Des Moines and central Iowa. We are your go-to source for finding fun activities, family resources, local events, and more!
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Des Moines Pediatric Dentist Guide

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The Des Moines Pediatric Dentist Guide is here to help you find the best dentist for your child. All local pediatric dentists compiled in one place.
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Creating the Best Holiday in the Craziest Year EVER!

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With each passing day, we inch closer and closer to Santa soaring through the sky to deliver goodies to all the good boys and girls across the metro! The holidays can often be a...
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Caring for a Child with Down Syndrome

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Down syndrome is a genetic condition where a child is born with an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. Although genetic testing is available to provide detection during birth, for many moms, like Dr....
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Postpartum Pelvic Care

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Nearly 25 percent of all women suffer from at least one type of pelvic health disorder including urinary or fecal incontinence during their lifetime. The MercyOne Comfort Health Center for Women specializes in care...
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The Importance of Breast Health and Mammograms

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October may be Breast Health Awareness Month, but breast health is something that is important year-round. We talked to Dr. Rachel Preisser, a radiologist at The Iowa Clinic's West Des Moines Campus, about breast health...
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Holiday Markets and Craft Shows 2020

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Des Moines Mom is proud to partner with Jester Park Nature Center to bring you the 2020 Holiday Market and Craft Show guide. This year they are hosting a Virtual Makers Market. If you're...
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Late Fall Lawn & Landscape Tips

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Fall in the Midwest is ideal for preparing your lawn and landscape for the winter season. So what can you do now to prepare for next year? Read on to find out! Lawn Care Experts agree,...
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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

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Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders including postpartum depression are common.  UnityPoint Health helps us to recognize them and when to get help. What You Won’t Expect When You’re Expecting I became a mom for the first...
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Activities for Kids Stuck at Home

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Being a parent is exceedingly difficult right now. In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people are concerned about keeping their families and communities healthy. On top of that, parents are either working...
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The Truth About Refinancing … and it Isn’t Scary!

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The word “refinance” often feels like it is paired with a negative life experience. Community Choice is here to tell you the truth about refinancing debt is, that it is rarely a scary or...