Stork Stories with MercyOne Des Moines

This post is part of an editorial series, “Stork Stories,” brought to you by the Des Moines Moms Blog and MercyOne Des Moines. We hope these pieces provide you with helpful information, encouragement, and answers as you prepare for baby’s arrival.
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We all love a good birth story. Whether or not you’re a mom, the story of how a new life is born into the world never gets old. At Des Moines Moms Blog our goal is to encourage and empower moms to be the best they can be. We realize that some birth stories are celebrations and some birth stories are tragic, but we believe that all birth stories are powerful and beautiful.

We partnered with MercyOne to share five birth stories from local moms in our Stork Stories series. The include a mom who had 3 c-sections, a mom who delivered naturally, and a mom who had a successful VBA2C.

In addition to these stories we are also sharing resources for pregnant and new moms. Des Moines moms are fortunate to have access to a number of fantastic prenatal and postpartum services and we are thrilled to share them with you. So, whether you’re a new mom, an experienced mom, or dream of one day being a mom, we hope you enjoy celebrating these birth stories with us.

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Childbirth at MercyOne

Mercy Women & Infants’ Center welcomes nearly 5,000 babies into the world each year, and offers all of the extras that will help make your first memories with your baby unforgettable. 


Prenatal and Postpartum Care with Vero Chiropractic

Vero Chiropractic wants to help moms feel their best before, during, and after pregnancy.

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Postpartum Doula: The Iowa Baby Lady

Katie Nyberg is a postpartum doula in Central Iowa who loves supporting families as they transition home after having a baby. 



After having two c-sections, one mom advocated to deliver her third baby vaginally and was successful. 

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My Natural Delivery

Childbirth doesn’t have to be scary. A mom shares her journey to a natural delivery. 

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My Marathon Labor

A first-time mom shares the story of her 30+ long labor with a sunny-side up baby. 


My C-Section Journey

One mom reflects on her three c-sections and comes to terms with how she had them. 

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My Unplanned Non-Medicated Child Birth

A super fast labor led to this mom having a natural childbirth she wasn’t expecting. 

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MercyOne Maternity & Infants’ Care welcomes more than 4,000 babies into the world each year, and offers all of the extras that will help make your first memories with your baby unforgettable. Their world-class care includes an Obstetric Emergency Department and Antepartum Unit, Birthing Unit, Post-partum Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Perinatal Center, and midwives. Their center cares for low and high-risk pregnancies, deliveries, and newborns – including deliveries before 37 weeks of pregnancy. They also provide parents with a large offering of complimentary birthing and infant CPR classes, volunteer birth doulas, and lactation consultants.


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