Activities & Events
Healthy Baby Showers – CURRENTLY HELD VIRTUALLY
Pregnant? You are invited to a party in your honor. Register to receive important information in the mail about pregnancy nutrition and how to support your baby’s brain development. Then we’ll send you a link to Zoom and we’ll talk about what you received in the mail. After participating in this shower and completing a survey, arrangements are made for you to pick up a backpack/diaper bag filled with digital thermometer, diapers, wipes and more ($100 value).
Upcoming Healthy Baby Showers via ZOOM
2023 Shower Dates
For ENGLISH speakers living in Polk County: Feb. 23, June 7, Aug. 24 (or September 7)*, Nov. 8 – 7 to 8:30 p.m. (August shower will be in person)
*September 7 – 7 p.m. on Zoom.
For SPANISH speakers living in Polk County: Feb. 16, May 3, Aug. 9, Nov. 6 – 7 to 8:30 p.m. (August shower will be in person)
Showers are held in partnership with Polk County Extension for pregnant women and their husbands, partners and interpreters. Experts share information on making healthy choices, nutritional needs, and foods to avoid while pregnant. When held at a Des Moines location, healthy foods are served and attendees receive a baby backpack filled with useful infant items ($100 value). Showers accommodate both English and Spanish speakers in alternate scheduling. Participants must reside in Polk County.
Shower Backpack & Healthy Baby Items Underwritten by Polk County.
Mochila para la ducha y Healthy Baby para bebés respaldados por el condado de Polk
Supported by Nutrition 4 Young Children, ACEs 360, City of Des Moines Housing Services, Count the Kicks Des Moines Public Library, EveryStep, Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children, Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Polk County, Lutheran Services in Iowa, Mary’s Helping Hands, MercyOne/Doula What You Love, Polk County, Polk County Early Childhood Iowa, P.S Writes, Primary Health Care, TS Media, WIC and other people who understand that the work you do as a parent is very important.
City of Des Moines Housing Services
Count the Kicks
Des Moines Public Library
Doula What You Love
EveryStep Care & Support Services
Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children
Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral
ISU Extension & Outreach
Lutheran Services in Iowa
Polk County Decategorization
Polk County Early Childhood Iowa
Primary Health Care
Women, Infants & Children
Nutrition 4 Young Children
The Mickle Center, 1620 Pleasant Street, Ste. 249, Des Moines, IA 50314
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies