About Us

We are the Des Moines Mothers of Multiples (DMMOM)!

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, our purpose is to serve Des Moines area families of multiples with support, love, and camaraderie as we navigate the world with twins, triplets, quads or more.

We are a non-profit organization funded by membership dues, donations, and fundraisers. Charitable donations are gratefully accepted and are tax-deductible. Charitable donations can be made at any time by sending a check or money order to:

DMMOM, PO Box 8205, Des Moines, IA 50301


The Des Moines Mothers of Twins Club, Inc. was founded in 1959 by Joan Hansen and Shirley Clark.

Our name was changed to the Des Moines Mothers of Twins and Triplets Club, Inc. in 1991, then to the Des Moines Mothers of Multiples (DMMOM) in 1997 to better recognize the needs of our mothers of triplets and quadruplets.

About MOA

While our local club is no longer a member of Multiples of America, it is still a good resource.

MOA is a support group for parents of multiples and is a national network of local clubs whose basic purposes are research, education and support of multiple birth children and their families.  Founded in 1960, MOA is a network of more than 450 state and local clubs representing over 26,000 individual parents of multiples – twins, triplets, quadruplets and more.

Philanthropic Projects

One of our commitments to our community is to participate in various philanthropic projects. These activities may take place at our monthly meetings, or they may be events out in the community at a separate time.

Some of the various projects we have completed in the past include:

Some of our moms during our annual Family Pool Party.