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...
Bloom :: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s Hospital, and supported by MercyOne, University of Iowa Hospitals, Great Western Bank, Iowa Food and...
“High-risk pregnancy” is a phrase no mom wants to hear, but it doesn’t have to be scary. The experts at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Perinatal Center are here to calm your fears and help you have a safe...
The words ring in my ears “your baby has no heartbeat.” My mind raced as I shook with tears. What went wrong? Why was this happening? The technician got up to leave and I wanted to stop her and...
My battle with mental health issues began before I got pregnant for the first time. I have been treated for depression and anxiety in the past. I went into each of my postpartum periods knowing I was at higher...
Did you know… All studies done on doula support show favorable outcomes for both mothers and babies? No adverse side effects have ever been found!  Doulas help mothers AND babies? Mothers who use doulas are more likely to have...
Someone close to me had her first baby a few weeks after I had my third (under 3). It occurred to me that at one point in my mama journey I would have thought: she does not know how...
I think it’s pretty common knowledge now that there are just some things you don’t say to a pregnant woman. Of course, you have those outliers of people who say them anyway, but certain comments that allude to a...
Bloom :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s Hospital, and supported by MercyOne, University of Iowa Hospitals, Great Western Bank, Iowa Food and Family...
When you’re pregnant there are a few questions you can often expect people to ask; ‘Is this your first?’ When are you due?’ and almost inevitably, ‘Is it a girl or a boy?’ Today with the ability to find out...

In + Around Des Moines

Things to do in Des Moines in February 2022

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry is proud to serve Waukee and the surrounding communities and has a board-certified pediatric dentist on...