When I was approached to write a blog post for Des Moines Mom, I was…perplexed. What could I (a wannabe mom) possibly have to say to a community full of real-life mothers? A community I so desperately want to...
What to expect when you’re expecting? A global pandemic probably wasn’t high on that list. A lot of the things you’d envisioned for your pregnancy journey went right out the window, including large gatherings of your closest friends and...
I’m done breastfeeding. After 27 months of not having any reason to stop breastfeeding, I decided I didn’t need a reason. I just wanted to.   This marks the first time in eight and a half years that I’m not pregnant or...
lilUrinary incontinence. Bladder leakage. No matter what you call it, it is associated with the not so pleasant involuntary loss of urine, generally associated as a sign of “welcome to motherhood”, or maybe more of an “unwelcome” sign.  Despite...
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The MercyOne family is growing! When the time comes to bring your new baby into the world, talk to your provider about delivering at MercyOne West Des Moines! Their brand-new birthing center opened December 1 and features private birthing...
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...
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. Nicole Stoecken from MercyOne Grimes...
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 specifically for women. They offer...
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 time almost 13 years ago....

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May is National Water Safety Awareness Month. As we head to pool and beach season, it’s the perfect time for all families and caregivers...
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