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Childbirth Education Des Moines IA

Local resource for childbirth education in Des Moines. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to childbirth preparation, pain management techniques, advice on newborn care, Lamaze classes, the Bradley method, HypnoBirthing, as well as advice on postpartum health care.

Melody Johnson
(515) 244-0861
Des Moines, IA
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Diane Tinker
(515) 480-4818
Des Moines, IA
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Sara Madison
(515) 745-5746
Des Moines, IA
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Tulika Bansal, LCCE, RPT
(248) 881-7438
254 S 83rd St
West Des Moines, IA

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Intrinsic Birthing, Jacquelyn Duke
(515) 240-7483
Ankeny, IA
Payment
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CLD (Certified Labor Doula), CCE (Certified Childbirth Educator)
Memberships: Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
Services Offered
Belly Casting, Childbirth Classes, Childbirth Education, Christian Births, Home Birth, Hospital-Supported Births, Labor Doula

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Angela Swieter
(515) 264-0837
Des Moines, IA
Certifications
ICEA Certified Postnatal Educators

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Tamela Hatcher, LCCE
(515) 358-5060
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA

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Whole Health Chiropractic Wellness Center
(515) 277-0366
855 42nd St.
Des Moines, IA

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Karen Lees
(515) 221-1280
West Des Moines, IA
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Debi Knowles
(515) 401-7848
Waukee, IA
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, CPE

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Pregnancy Tips, Dads Guide on Healthy Pregnancy of Spouse

Pregnancy Dos and Don'ts - The Don'ts

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When a woman is expecting a child, she will be surrounded by lots of pregnancy advice and be confused by which pregnancy advice she should follow. Help your spouse steer clear of these pregnancy no-nos to help keep her and the baby safe and healthy:

  • Avoid fish with lots of mercury in her diet. Get correct information from your dietician on what fish to eat and what fish to avoid when she is pregnant.
  • Don't disregard food borne illness. Eat, cook, handle and clean food safely! According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, food borne illness can cause serious health problems - or even death for both mother and baby.
  • Protect her from using chemicals. Products including herbicides, pesticides, paint, stains, and some cleaning solutions may be harmful to your baby. If she must use these things, make sure she wears gloves, a mask, and keeps the room well-ventilated.
  • Don't let her clean or change a cat's litter box. This could put her at risk for an infection called toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite that cats can carry in their feces. Toxoplasmosis can harm a fetus.
  • Don't let her take very hot baths, hot tubs, or saunas. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, high temperatures can be harmful to the fetus, or causing the mother-to-be to faint.
  • Discourage her from using scented feminine hygiene products. Pregnant women should avoid scented sprays, sanitary napkins, and bubble bath. These products might irritate your spouse's vaginal area, and increase her risk of a urinary tract infection or yeast infection.
  • Don't let her douche. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, douching can irritate the vagina, force air into the birth canal and increase the increase the risk of infection
  • Avoid optional x-rays. X-rays are a form of radiation that is linked to a very small risk of cancer for an unborn baby. But x-rays are usually safe during pregnancy. So if your doctor says your spouse needs x-rays for a health problem you should follow her advice. But sometimes doctors can use other tests in place of x-rays. And other times, x-rays can wait until after the baby is born.
  • Don't let her smoke tobacco. Tell your doctor if yo...

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