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Maternal Child Health Outreach

EveryStep's Maternal Child Health program provides education, support and home nursing visits for pregnant and postpartum women and helps to ensure that babies are as healthy as possible. Our staff provides: • Individualized prenatal and postpartum health education • Infant care and safety education • Depression screening and referrals • Family planning consultation • Help choosing a doctor and signing up for health insurance, including Hawki and immediate presumptive Medicaid coverage • Oral health screenings and help with obtaining dental vouchers

Healthy Start & Empowerment

Healthy Start & Empowerment provides case management to families in Polk County who are pregnant or have a child up to the age of six. Services include: home visits, prenatal, postpartum and parenting education, child development screenings and education, prenatal depression screenings and referral, support groups, referrals to community resources and support in accessing services. Referrals can be made by a physician, social worker, family member or friend. Individuals may also self-refer.

EveryStep website:

EveryStep Program Guide

EveryStep contact:

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Coast & Clearing

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Charlene began building the products that became Coast & Clearing in late 2013, as a way to destress from a grueling position in corporate accounting. Previous experiences with endometriosis and chronic pain created an additional incentive for her to build a self-care routine that had previously been lacking. With a groundswell of interest and support, she left corporate life in early 2015 to concentrate on C&C full-time. Coast & Clearing focuses on intentional product creation (with careful vegan-friendly sourcing) to help clients carve out time for rejuvenation and a bit of luxury on a budget.

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Ward Creative Studios

I'm Keesha Ward - a self-taught photographer, whose goal is to create an exceptional client experience. As a Life's Milestones photographer, what I truly love is the ability to capture beautiful, intimate moments within the family unit, including both maternity and newborn portraits. In my earlier years as a Lead Infant Teacher in Higher Education, patience, calmness, and joy became centered in my nurturing approach. The best time to photograph your newborn is when they are between 5 days and 2 weeks old. I know that deliveries are unexpected, therefore, we can make a tentative booking around your due date, and once your baby is here, we can arrange a suitable time for your portraits.


Studio based in West Des Moines, IA

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Sacred Health

Movement Studio + Holistic Provider Collaborative. Our big focus is on Trauma Work, Chronic Illness/Disease, Persistent Pain, and Pregnancy/Birth/Reproduction. We are rabidly attempting to ensure that everyone has access to Wellness Care.

Des Moines, IA

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Breathe.’s mission is to provide hope and inspiration so women can live the energetic, vibrant, active lives they deserve. Breathe. takes Blue Cross Blue Shield and Midland's Choice.

Central & Eastern Iowa's Integrative Women's Physical Therapy Clinic.


Facebook: @breathedsm

Instagram: @breathedsm

Ways they can provide support: 

  • Rib discomfort

  • Clogged milk duct pain

  • Bowel leakage or urgency

  • Diastasis Recti Abdominis 

  • Round Ligament Pain 

  • Uncomfortable or 

  • impossible intercourse

  • Sciatica 

  • Cesarean & Tearing Scar Pain

  • Genital, rectal or groin pain

  • Carpal Tunnel 

  • Bladder Control

  • Tailbone Pain 

  • Constipation

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