If you need Lactation help in the Des Moines area I'm your gal, but there's a lot more to growing your family. The list of wonderful resources below will help guide you through your parenting journey.
Doulas in Des Moines Area
1. Nightingale Doula Services
Experienced birth nurses (in and out of hospital) and childbirth educators now serving as Doulas!
"I’m truly thankful the Nightingale doulas were part of my birth team."
Pregnancy Care Center
All women should have a doula - emotional and physical support during pregnancy, labor and postpartum period for women and their families.
Other wonderful options:
Pregnancy Care Center
Massage Therapy, Labor/Postpartum/Bereavement Doula Services, Childbirth Education
Midwives in Des Moines Area
Pediatric Chiropractors in Des Moines
Contact me and we can discuss your options based on your location and your needs
Sarah Sorvillo, CPM Free Spirit Midwife
Certified Professional Midwife & Herbalist
Des Moines Midwife Collective
3500 2nd Ave Ste 1, Des Moines · (515) 349-0750
Willowsong Midwifery Care
800 19th St, Des Moines · (515) 266-6712
Midwife & Doula Services
1248 39th St, Des Moines · (515) 229-1990
Women Rising Midwifery
4123 University Ave, Des Moines, IA ·
Pediatric Dentists and ENT for frenulectomies
Did we notice a tight frenulum at your appointment? Have you seen your pediatrician in regard to a frenulectomy? They will refer you to a pediatric dentist or an ENT for a revision or an assessment.
Frenula are normal and most humans have them. Some frenula are tighter than other's and they have a nick name "tongue tie." This does not mean the tongue is TIED. Many parents picture this. Providers also may call this TOT's aka tethered oral tissue.
Iowa Ent Center
105 Valley West Dr Ste 100, West Des Moines ·
Trusted Websites for Lactation
Hospital Lactation Consultants in Des Moines
If you are unable to see me for any reason you can call one of the Des Moines Hospital Lactation Consultants and see if they have any openings. Unfortunately, they are usually booked out about 10 days at least.
Mercy One Hospital Lactation
Mercy One is in the heart of downtown and they have a NICU department.
Methodist Hospital Lactation
Methodist Hospital Downtown offers outpatient lactation visits by appointment, West hospital does not at this time. Methodist has the largest number of lactation consultants for a hospital in the area, pretty impressive. This hospital is also known as UnityPoint Des Moines.
Broadlawns Hospital is partnered with WIC and have many support groups and meetings out there! They also have brand new birthing suites, gorgeous!
Breastfeeding Milestone Items
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One Year Breastfeeding Award
6 month Breastfeeding Award