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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!
Adolescent Concussion

Concussions in Student Athletes and Adolescents

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Traditionally when people talk about concussions and sports, they immediately think of football. But other sports such as cheerleading, boys, and girls' soccer, and hockey also pose a moderate risk. Kids can also get a...
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Des Moines Mom is growing our team and we want YOU! Our team of moms inspire, encourage, support, inform, and simply share this journey of motherhood we’re all navigating together. We are moms of all ages, with...
High-Risk Pregnancy

Tips for High-Risk Pregnancies

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“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...
ending the silence

Ending the Silence and Talking about Mental Health with NAMI Iowa

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Des Moines Mom wants to create a safe space for ongoing conversations about mental health. That is why we created this series: Mental Health and Motherhood. In this monthly series, we’re going to be talking...
Mammogram

Your First Mammogram, Explained

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It’s normal for women to be nervous or hesitant before their mammogram. Here’s a quick guide to help you understand what your first mammogram will be like. What happens at a mammogram appointment? First, you will...
Pediatrician

Des Moines and Central Iowa Pediatrician and Family Medicine Guide

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Looking for a pediatrician in Des Moines? Here's a guide to Des Moines pediatricians and family medicine physicians to help you choose.
Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses in Des Moines

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Do you like the scary side of Halloween? Haunted houses are a sure-fire way to experience all the thrills and chills of the spooky season. In the Des Moines metro, there are several options both...
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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

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Des Moines Mom wants to create a safe space for ongoing conversations about mental health. That is why we created this series, Mental Health and Motherhood. In this monthly series, we’re going to be talking...
UrbanAirBirthday

Create Memorable Birthday Parties With Urban Air

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Celebrations spark joy. They make memories. They reaffirm community and signify togetherness. Kids' birthday parties are some of the best celebrations people can join in on. They are those rare events where everyone is focused on...
GE Reflux

GE Reflux: A medical diagnosis that’s literally hard to swallow

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When children have problems in their esophagus or moving food through their gastrointestinal tract, receiving an accurate diagnosis can be a challenge. MercyOne recently acquired the EndoFLIP, a state-of-the-art minimally invasive diagnostic tool. This imaging...