What new mothers or pregnant women should know about postpartum depression. Pregnancy and the birth of a baby is a joyous occasion, celebrated by family and friends. But for 1 in every 10 women in the United States, the time...
I ran the Greater Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon in September! This was something on my bucket list that I wanted to complete while I still physically could. I finished (nearly) last, but I did it! And if I...
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 concussion just from crashing their...
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 about mental health for ourselves,...
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Our ADHD Story

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October is ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) awareness month. While individuals who are diagnosed with ADHD have it for their entire life, the characteristics and traits of ADHD can change over time. As an example, if a child has...
As a mom and therapist who deals with her own slight anxiety, it was no surprise to me one of my children was also born naturally anxious. Beyond "just shy" or quiet and reserved- the feelings of anxiety showed themselves...
Full disclosure, I don’t always practice what I preach. I try so hard to empower other moms to take time for themselves without feeling the dreaded “mom guilt” that sets in whenever we do something that is not for...
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 fill out your breast health...
Looking for a pediatrician in Des Moines? Here's a guide to Des Moines pediatricians and family medicine physicians to help you choose.
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 about mental health for ourselves,...

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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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