Pregnancy Tools

  • Pregnancy & Newborns Center - Whether you just found out that you're expecting or your due date is fast approaching, find out what you need to know about pregnancy, childbirth, and preparing for parenthood in this special education center provided by Blank Children's Hospital.

  • Baby Talk eNews - A custom free eNewsletter you'll receive every other week until your little one is born. You'll get detailed information about what to expect during your pregnancy and upcoming delivery! What makes this pregnancy eNewsletter different than the rest? It's all about LOCAL! There's nothing better than knowing what pregnancy stores, services and groups are available right here in the Des Moines area.

  • Birth Plan Checklist - Fill out this page according to your own wishes for your birth. Share your plan with your support team, practitioner, and labor nurse.

  • Birth Plan Worksheet - A birth plan is a roadmap that can help you have a positive birth experience. This document can give you ideas for your plan, so you can fill out your own plan in the available worksheet.

  • Community Resources - Phone directory to local community resources.