Well, I’m glad you’re both sitting down…. Hearing those words while in a dark room, gown on and legs up in stirrups was not what I was expecting. I was expecting twins! After 3 years of negative test results and an...
Have you ever mourned something you never actually had in the first place?  It is a strange emotion, but something those of us who have struggled with infertility know all too well. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week,...
Getting dressed postpartum can be tricky and sometimes discouraging. It is easy to wear the old stand by—elastic-banded maternity jeans—but wearing those jeans after having a baby does something to your already vulnerable emotional state. Disguise that mommy pouch with...
MercyOne Des Moines is highly known for personalized, interactive and comprehensive childbirth class options to help in planning for your baby’s arrival. They walk families through their options and give them tools they need need to develop their birth...
This guide offers ALL of the resources needed for a successful pregnancy and postpartum period in the Des Moines area.
Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a common disorder of pregnancy affecting roughly 9 percent of all pregnancies. What is Gestational Diabetes? GDM develops due to hormones associated with pregnancy that make your body more resistant to the effects of insulin. Risk factors...
This editorial series, Stork Stories, is brought to you by Des Moines Moms Blog and MercyOne. MercyOne provides world-class prenatal and postpartum care in Des Moines. All 8 original articles from the Stork Stories series can be found here. At...
VBAC

My journey to VBA2C

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This editorial series, Stork Stories, is brought to you by Des Moines Moms Blog and MercyOne. All 8 original articles from the Stork Stories series can be found here. I will never forget laboring for hours and wondering if it would...
This editorial series, Stork Stories, is brought to you by Des Moines Moms Blog and MercyOne. All 8 original articles from the Stork Stories series can be found here. Even before I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to have a natural childbirth. I...
This editorial series, Stork Stories, is brought to you by Des Moines Moms Blog and MercyOne. All 8 original articles from the Stork Stories series can be found here. Before I had kids I ran marathons and half marathons. I wasn’t fast, but...

In + Around Des Moines

Taste of Summer in Des Moines :: Local Discounts + a...

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Celebrate the taste of summer in Des Moines and support local businesses! Summer and life, in general, look a little different this year, but before...