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If you are pregnant with twins and don’t know what to expect, you are not alone! Your pregnancy is as unique as you are, and at West Des Moines OBGYN Associates we individualize your care plan every step of the way. At West Des Moines OBGYN Associates we provide care for high-risk pregnancies including twin […]
Genetic testing is when a blood test is given to prospective or expecting parents to look for abnormal genes that can lead to certain diseases in their baby. Who Should Get Genetic Testing? Genetic testing is offered to everyone. There are ethnic backgrounds that can be at a higher risk for certain disorders such as […]
Whether you are going to the OBGYN for the first time, or have been going for many years, it can be uncomfortable to share private information about your body with your gynecologist. Like you, we are women too, so we have been in your shoes. We have put together a guide of five things you […]
After childbirth, it’s normal to feel postpartum effects. Taking care of your baby is important but so is taking care of yourself; your baby needs you to be healthy in order to take care of them. Postpartum Effects on a Woman’s Body If you ignore your postpartum symptoms, your health could be at great risk […]
To have a healthy birth, it’s important to begin a healthy lifestyle for your baby from the womb. Prenatal care involves regular obstetrician (OB) visits, following a healthy diet, and living in a clean environment. Why Prenatal Care is Important for You and Your Baby’s Health The first step of pregnancy is being tested by […]
If you’re thinking about having a baby or have already started trying, you may benefit from preconception care and counseling to ensure your body is ready for pregnancy, identify possible risk factors, and learn the steps to having a healthy pregnancy. When should you get preconception care? You can get a preconception checkup any time—even […]