Babes + Babies: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Recap


Babes + Babies :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms

Disclosure :: Our Babes + Babies Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s Hospital, and supported by MercyOne, Broadlawns, and Primrose Schools. We couldn’t have made this event fabulous without their support. 


We were thrilled to host Babes + Babies: An Event for New & Expecting Moms VIRTUALLY on Sunday, October 25.

Babes + Babies was an event for women who are currently expecting, adopting, fostering or who have become a parent to an infant in the past year.

Babes + Babies was a virtual experience to keep everyone as safe as possible while COVID-19 continues to be a threat, moms were provided with excellent resources and enjoyment of an event, and they got to enjoy this event from the comfort of their home!

Moms picked up the amazing swag bags pictured above through a contactless drive-through. Then they wore their comfiest leggings and enjoyed their favorite seat in the house while hearing from local experts. They learned about baby brands and enjoyed swag and giveaways. Babes + Babies was specifically geared for parents who are currently expecting, adopting, fostering, or who became a mother in the past year.

We had so much fun interacting with all of the new and expecting moms, and were ecstatic about the information we were able to give them during our first VIRTUAL event! 


Presenting Sponsor

Blank Children’s Hospital, a service of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, is completely dedicated to meeting the unique health care needs of children. Blank Children’s is an 108-bed facility that embraces and encourages families to be a part of their child’s healing and recovery. Everything from equipment to decor is designed specifically for children. Blank Children’s Hospital is committed to improving the lives of children and families. This commitment extends beyond the walls of our hospital. We believe in supporting our community through programs and sponsorships like the DSM Mom Babes + Babies Virtual Baby Shower Event. We hope to help bring resources and education to the new and expecting mothers within our community.


One of the highlights of the virtual event was a live panel discussion with health care professionals from UnityPoint Health Des Moines. 

mercy oneWe’re expecting! In December 2020, MercyOne will open a new Maternity & Infants’ Care Center at MercyOne West Des Moines Medical Center. The unit will be located on the 7th floor of the hospital and will include the western suburb’s first Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). For more info about our maternity services, visit MercyOne’s website!  

Broadlawns Medical Center provides high-quality healthcare that is accessible and affordable for everyone in our community, and they accept all forms of insurance. New and expectant moms will find that Broadlawns’ medical staff is comprised of highly-regarded OB/GYNs, midwives, pediatricians and family medicine physicians, and they are dedicated to providing exceptional healthcare. Broadlawns Medical Center recently opened a newly-constructed hospital floor that is equipped with state-of-the-art patient suites for delivering mothers and their newborns. It is their privilege to attend to the healthcare needs of their community.


Primrose School of Urbandale looks forward to meeting your family at Primrose Schools® of Urbandale. They pay close attention to all facets of a child’s growth including social, emotional, physical, creative, cognitive, and character development. Their proprietary programs in music, art, gardening, life skills, and foreign language were developed especially for their curriculum. And when it comes to helping your child reach their full potential, they leave no stone unskipped, unpainted, or unturned.


Silver Sponsor 

Great Western Bank strives to Make Life Great in each of our communities by forming strategic partnerships with charitable organizations and addressing defined community needs. They don’t just talk values they live them each day. They pride ourselves in doing the right thing, putting the customer first, getting the basics right, being authentic and respectful, and empowering their employees to make decisions locally with an eye towards a global focus.

Bronze Sponsors

The Iowa Baby Lady are actively providing families with labor doula support, postpartum doula support, and/or birth/new parent classes. We tailor our support to each family’s unique needs and goals. With specialties in labor comfort, postpartum transitions, and twins/multiples, we love working with all families in our Central Iowa area! All services are available in-person or virtually and we offer free consultations. 

Enfamil NeuroPro™ is the only brand that has brain-building Omega 3 DHA & added MFGM, an ingredient clinically shown to improve developmental milestones by the time baby turns one. 






  1. Full disclosure, I’m a brand ambassador with Enfamil, but I’ve always liked their NeuroPro line (this is the one I started with: It’s the #1 pediatrician recommended brand and has double the DHA that Similac has (and actually meets the WHO recommended range of 0.2% to 0.36% DHA of total fatty acids. Similac = 0.15% Vs Enfamil = 0.32% of total fatty acid). Best of luck mama!


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