Babes + Babies: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms | October 25, 2020


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 can’t make this event fabulous without their support. 

We are thrilled to present Babes + Babies: An Event for New & Expecting Moms taking place on VIRTUALLY on Sunday, October 25.

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

Babes + Babies will be a virtual experience to keep everyone as safe as possible while COVID-19 continues to be a threat, you will be provided with excellent resources and enjoyment of an event, and you still get to enjoy a wonderful experience from the comfort of your home.

Put on your comfiest leggings and grab your favorite seat in the house because Babes + Babies 2020 will be full fun, with local experts, baby brands, swag and giveaways, surprises and delights. Babes + Babies is specifically geared for parents who are currently expecting, adopting, fostering, or who have become a mother in the past year.

Des Moines Mom is known for producing high-quality events for Des Moines area moms and families! We look forward to seeing you soon and please don’t hesitate with any questions.

Who: all Des Moines Area moms and moms to be

What: We are thrilled to present our 1st annual Babies + Babies: An Event for New and Expecting Moms brought to you in a virtual format!

Why: Whether you’re expecting for the first or third time, are fostering, adopting, have a newborn at home or are working your way through the toddler years and thinking of expanding your family in the future, this event is for you. Come enjoy an event of educational resources, giveaways and swag, fun experiences, and connecting moms and families with relevant local resources!

When: Sunday, Oct 25 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Comfort of Your Home! (Or wherever you choose to join us from)


All attendees will receive access to a private Facebook Group where the virtual event will take place. You can expect a big welcome in the morning and as you check in throughout the day, new and exciting opportunities to learn, engage with local experts and ask questions, frequent opportunities to win prizes, connection with other local moms, and so much more! Plus, we may even have a few surprise tricks up our sleeve.
Be sure to be ready for the LIVE component of the event so you have a chance to interact and our amazing sponsors, you can participate in real-time with local experts and local parents. We may have to be apart to stay safe, but we can still have a blast together!

*A Facebook account will be required to participate in this event, as a private Facebook Group will be the environment where this event takes place.


SOLD OUT! VIP Ticket ($25)

VIP Ticket includes a reusable Des Moines Mom Swag Bag with exclusive items including a Kendra Scott jewelry piece, full-size bottle of vitamins from SmartyPants, a signed print from Jenna Brownlee, a Des Moines Mom t-shirt, and more. There will also be tons of mom and baby products from local and national businesses and brands, and an opportunity to win even more giveaways during the event itself*

Swag Ticket ($12)

Swag Ticket includes admission to the online Babes + Babies Event, A Swag Bag featuring products from local and national businesses and brands*, eligibility to win giveaways* through participation in the online event

General Admission ($5)

General Admission Ticket includes admission to the online Babes + Babies Event and eligibility to win giveaways* through participation in the online event

*Please see Swag and Giveaway Terms and Conditions for full details. All Swag Ticket holders will have two opportunities to pick up their Swag Bag and any giveaways won from Babes and Babies. Pickup will be drive-thru only and all Des Moines Mom volunteers will be wearing masks. No swag or giveaways will be shipped.

*All prices are the base price and do not include ticket fees.

Tickets are limited. The Swag and VIP options will SELL OUT quickly!



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.


Platinum Sponsors

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

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. 

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. 






Cancellation/Refund Policy – ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO RAIN CHECKS. Your access to the private event group will be valid for one full month following the event so you can revisit all event content. Des Moines Mom will not be held liable for any comments, etc. shared in this virtual space that are from attendees and/or sponsors. Additionally, everyone who purchases a ticket will be subscribed to our email list (if they have not been already) in order to provide the most timely and up-to-date event info.


You can enter as many giveaways as you wish — and we have a ton! You can enter them all! However, each individual person can win one prize, with the exception of our grand prize giveaway (you can win both a giveaway AND the grand prize) Each giveaway will clearly identify how to enter, but each giveaway may have different requirements.

Can I win LOTS of giveaways? If you are chosen as the winner for a giveaway, you will not be eligible to win additional prizes as they are selected down the line, except for the grand prize Babymoon giveaway.

What’s the MOST I can win? A single giveaway and the grand prize giveaway.

Babes + Babies 2020 attendees can enter giveaways as they appear in the event on October 25, 2020 starting at 10:00 a.m. Participants will have through Monday, October 26 at 11:59 pm to enter giveaways, unless otherwise stated. At 11:59pm on October 26, 2020., all giveaways will be closed. No entries after that time will be qualified to win. Winners will be announced in each giveaway thread starting at noon on October 29, unless the giveaway winner was announced LIVE. Each winner will be chosen randomly and announced a Facebook thread and in the giveaway thread for that particular prize. Each winner will have 24 hours to respond by emailing Des Moines Mom, or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected. Giveaways are open to adults ages 18+ only.

Giveaway Tips:

(1) Des Moines Mom will publish a new post in the Babies and Babies 2020 Facebook event page every five to 10 minutes during the Live event. Refresh your browser often, so you do not miss a thing.

(2) Follow the event page to stay up-to-date: Go to the event and click on “…” next to the “Share” button. From the dropdown menu, select “Follow Event.”

(3) Turn on notifications to be in the know of all event happenings: Go to the event and click on “…” next to the “Share” button. From the dropdown menu, select “Notification Settings.” Click on “All Notifications.” Click “Done”

(4) Save posts to refer to later: Go to the post you want to save and click on the “…” at the top right corner of the post. Click “save link.”

(5) Like or comment on posts you want to follow and get updates on.

Giveaway Terms and Conditions:

Des Moines Mom is responsible for prize fulfillment unless otherwise noted in the giveaway verbiage. 

Des Moines Mom will not be shipping any swag or giveaway items. Swag and General Admission ticket holders will have two opportunities to pick up their swag and/or prizes via a drive-thru pickup process to limit the number of persons touching the items. Failure to pick up swag and giveaway items will result in forfeiture of these items. Des Moines Mom will not be shipping any swag or giveaway items. Each swag attendee and giveaway winner will be able to designate an alternate person to pick up their items if they are unable. Giveaway winners must be able to pick up within 2 weeks at one of three metro locations. 

Swag and Giveaway Pickup Options:

Details, dates, and location to come.

Any giveaway associated with this event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or any other social media. For any questions contact: [email protected]


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