DISCOVER Healing Passages…

Home of Willowsong Midwifery Care & theVillageLearningCentre

We are a freestanding midwifery-owned birth center currently offering homebirth center, hospital & water birth, comprehensive maternity care, well-woman care, breastfeeding support, public and private classes, groups and seminars

DISCOVER a new paradigm that challenges how we provide care to women and families around birth and well-woman care through life. Discover a place where women are heard and respected; where birth is sacred and transformative; where newborns are born into gentle hands that understand the importance of connection and the inherent need for attachment to the parents; where women connect and build their village of support; where the responsibility of making a difference for our planet’s future is valued. Find yourself at Healing Passages.

 

theVillage Learning Centre

where women & families connect, with a supportive community, as they strive to learn, grow and share their wisdom with each other

Upcoming Classes & Events

Women's Wisdom Circle--The Dilemma of WORK

Free Event

Date: October 27, 2014

Our topic this month will be The Dilemma of WORK. For mothers with children, the question of career and motherhood balance can be a huge struggle. Some mothers have a choice between staying home with their kids and working outside of the home, while financial needs leave others with fewer choices. Some find that they long to be with their children when they are at work, while others may long to be following their career dreams when at home with their kids. Striving for balance and happiness in the world of work and parenting is a huge undertaking.

The Women's Wisdom Circle is private group for clients that meets in theVillageLearningCentre from 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM on the fourth Monday of each month. The vision of this Circle is to create a space for connection and support for women who are navigating a world beyond pregnancy, birth, and new parenting. We will explore a range of topics that support the needs of mothers of maturing families. This group is a night for women only- no babies or spouses.

Facilitation of each Circle rotates among members who feel drawn to a topic they are passionate about discussing, or that they are willing to read up on in order to steer the conversation. No one “leader” is responsible for a schedule or discussion. These topics are starting off points and the group dynamic is that EVERYONE is responsible for research and discussion. Who knows where the discussion will end up!
As always, attendees are invited to bring and share food and drink. This is a time for you to come give and receive wisdom in a private intimate environment, forging deeper connection, and holding the space and confidentiality of all who attend. Many of this year’s groups draw inspiration from books and websites. They are not necessary to read before attending, but will deepen the discussion for those who are able.

Available Spaces: 20

Orientation to Prenatal Care

Free Event

Date: October 27, 2014

Orientation to the practice rotates between day and evening times, every other week. Group sessions are about an hour and are your opportunity to ask any questions you might have, meet the midwife and tour the center.

Available Spaces: 2

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

Date: October 30, 2014

Breastfeeding is normal! And breastfeeding can be simple, especially when mother and baby are surrounded by others who understand biological breastfeeding and know how to support the new motherbaby pair. This support group is open to the community, free of charge, and meets Thursday afternoons from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

No registration is required for drop-in hours.


Baby girl Piper Grace born on 8/2/14 at 9 lbs. to Amy & Brett Vowles

Baby girl Ariana Faye born on 8/2/14 at 9 lbs. 0 oz. to Katie & Travis Franck

Baby girl Maria Elise born on 8/12/14 at 8 lbs. 8 oz. to Anne Heggen & Steven Becknell

Baby girl Lily Amber born on 8/18/14 at 7 lbs. 12 oz. to Chelsey & Spencer Shoemaker

Baby girl Mirabella Grace born on 8/19/14 9 lbs. 0 oz. to Katie & David Merlo

Baby boy Nile born on 8/20/14 at 8 lbs. 15 oz. to Christy & Robert Dopf

Baby girl Lucy Lee born on 8/21/14 at 7 lbs. 4 oz. to Angie Monthei and Rex Meylor

Baby girl Isabelle Sophia Bailey born on 8/24/14 at 6 lbs. 13 oz. to Mara & Jonathan Bailey

Baby girl Isla Lynne born on 08/31/14 at 6 lbs. 8 oz. to Chelsea & Austin Curtis

Baby boy Creed Davidson born on 09/06/14 at 8 lbs. 1 oz. to Danelle & David Tucker

Baby girl Ingrid Kathrine born on 09/07/14 at 7 lbs. 5 oz. to Rachel & Brian Kampling

Baby boy Vance Eric III born on 09/13/14 at 9 lbs. 13 oz. to Rachel & Vance Nordaker

Baby girl Alma Louise born on 09/18/14 at 6  lbs. 0 oz. to Joey Taylor-Moon & Aaron Moon

Baby girl Lydia Ann born on 09/21/14 at 9 lbs. 5 oz. to Mindy & Jonathan Jeske

Baby girl Amira Grace born on 09/25/14 at 6 lbs. 7 oz. to Tammy & Zac Watkins

Baby girl Lydia Rayne born on 09/26/14 at 8 lbs. 2 oz. to Jolie & Royce Alaniz

Baby girl Rozlynn Lea born on 10/05/14 at 6 lbs. 5 oz. to Jackie & Tanner Holscher

Baby girl Tiffany Minerva born on 10/08/14 at 8 lbs. 2 oz. to Kara & John Vorwald

Baby boy Simon Michael born on 10/17/14 at 9 lbs. to Angie & Justin Allen

 


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