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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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950 E. Hickman Road
Waukee, Iowa 50263

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2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
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Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Sleep Safety

Each year in the U.S., unsafe sleep environments account for approximately 3,500 infant deaths. 

Safe Sleep Do's and Dont's

Do:

  • Do put your baby on his/her back for every sleep.
  • Do put your baby's crib in the same room as your bed (room sharing or rooming in).
  • Do put your baby in a crib to sleep for naptime or bedtime.
  • Do find your own way to stay awake while feeding your baby.
  • Do use a firm crib mattress covered by a fitted sheet.
  • Do use a wearable blanket (swaddle or sleep sack) to keep your baby warm.

Don't:

  • Don't put your baby to sleep on his/her side or stomach.
  • Don't sleep with your baby on a shared sleep surface.
  • Don't put your baby to sleep on a couch, armchair or adult bed.
  • Don't fall asleep holding or feeding your baby.
  • Don't use a car seat, swing, stroller or infant carrier for routine sleep.
  • Don't have blankets, pillows, toys or bumper pads in the crib. Don't swaddle your baby with arms tucked in if he/she shows signs of rolling over.

Resources

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines offers a number of birth and baby care classes to help new and expecting parents prepare for their new adventure. Here are some resources regarding safety and safe sleep.

Baby Safety https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5865147272965945872

Safe Sleep for Infants https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/9200692816774844171