This post is part of an editorial series, Birth Stories, is brought to you by UnityPoint Health and Des Moines Mom. All 5 original articles from the Birth Stories series can be found here.A blissful picture of a mom...
This post is part of an editorial series, Birth Stories, is brought to you by UnityPoint Health and Des Moines Mom. All 5 original articles from the Birth Stories series can be found here. Saturday night August 12 is an...
This post is part of an editorial series, Birth Stories, is brought to you by UnityPoint Health and Des Moines Mom. All 5 original articles from the Birth Stories series can be found here. I thought writing a birth story...
This post is part of an editorial series, Birth Stories, is brought to you by UnityPoint Health and Des Moines Mom. All 5 original articles from the Birth Stories series can be found here. Becoming a mom wasn’t on my...
Going back to work after maternity leave is full of unknowns. It’s getting back into a routine after spending time with your little babe. It’s questioning if you have done everything right and if you have made the right...
Taylor Zaun, from Family Legacy Counseling, shares tips for creating good communication in your relationships.
As a labor doula who has helped many people carry their hospital bags into their birthing room, I thought I would share some of my favorite ideas for packing your “go-bag”. There’s a balance between having some great items...
September is a special time of the year because it's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Awareness Month. My daughter Kate’s early arrival at 33 weeks resulted in a 3-week NICU stay at Blank Children’s Hospital. It was a relatively...
In the last few years we have had to deal with a fair share of shortages. Things like coins, toilet paper, Sriracha, and now even tampons. But recently there was a national shortage of baby formula that rocked our...
With this being my fifth pregnancy (surprise for those who don't know yet!), I know a thing or two about proper attire while pregnant. Because we have a large age gap between our kids, I had to build my...

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Best Hotels in Des Moines with Indoor Pools

Don't wait for your next big trip to enjoy a hotel pool! Des Moines has many hotels with fabulous pools and even water parks....