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...
What is the Pelvic Floor? The pelvic floor is a set of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue in the lowest part of the pelvis that provides support for a woman’s internal organs. The pelvic floor muscles serve as support muscles...
Right from the start, my second pregnancy has been very different from my first, from my physical symptoms to my emotional perspective. And while my first pregnancy was great and so special for various reasons, this time I am...
The mental burden for moms is heavy. We worry about our kids, we worry we aren't doing enough as moms, we worry about our relationships. Throw in a pandemic, school from home, economic instability, divisive politics, and racial unrest...
Five Des Moines women are on a mission to save 7,500 babies a year in the U.S. It sounds out of reach, doesn't it? Saving 7,500 babies a year is possible. I know because counting kicks saved my son. I first...
One line. Your heart drops. You sink.One line. You pull the pregnancy test out of the trash and analyze it under every light. *squints* Could that be a second line? Evap line? Two lines. No heartbeat. Miscarriage. You feel...
I hear most women being very definitive about "our family is complete" or "we can't wait to have more."  I didn't say either after our daughter was born. How do you decide? I can say I treated her like she...

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