DISCOVER Healing Passages…

Home of Willowsong Midwifery Care & theVillage Learning Centre

We are a freestanding midwifery-owned birth center currently offering home and birth center 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

Group Prenatal Class--Complications with Out-of-Hospital Birth Part 1

Free Event

Date: July 17, 2014

When the unexpected happens at birth.

Women's Wisdom Circle--Topic TBD

Free Event

Date: July 28, 2014

Topic TBD

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

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

Date: July 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 Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. We offer private appointments between 9:30 and 10:30 on Wednesdays only. Open hours adhere to the following schedule:

Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30

Thursdays from 12:30-2:00

Please call or email the clinic to register for a private Wednesday appointment by 2 pm on the previous business day; no registration is required for drop-in hours.

Group Prenatal Class--Complications with Out-of-Hospital Birth Part 2

Free Event

Date: July 31, 2014

Couples share their experiences.

Baby girl Romey Ann born on 4/4/14 at 7 lbs. 2 oz. to Livia & Jason Knipp

Baby boy Brooks Robert born on 4/9/14 at 9 lbs. 2 oz. to Sarah & Austin Bailey

Baby boy Elijah Henry born on 4/14/14 at 8 lbs. 2 oz. to Nicole Williams & Brandon Williams

Baby boy Oliver Patrick born on 4/15/14 at 7 lbs. 15 oz. to Jennifer Marasco & Patrick Littell

Baby girl Israelle Vrai born on 4/18/14 at 6 lbs. 6 oz. to Neva & John Burdine

Baby boy Louis George Albright born on 4/26/14 at 9 lbs. 2 oz. to LeeAnn & Alex Albright

Baby boy Henry Stuart  born on 4/27/14 at 9 lbs. 11 oz to Katie & Blaire Modic

Baby girl Vivienne Alice born on 4/29/14 at 6 lbs. 14 oz. to Gabrielle & Jamie Farrington

Baby girl Cosette Rae born on 5/4/14 at 8 lbs. 15 oz. to Arlie & Hayden

Baby girl Emilie Elizabeth born on 5/7/14 at 9 lbs. 12 oz. to Michelle & Chris

Baby boy Evan James born on 5/10/14 at 8 lbs. 8 oz. to Robyn & Greg Marshall

Baby boy Elias Anders Oredson born on 5/20/14 at 8 lbs. 9 oz. to Jennifer & Dana Oredson

Baby boy David IV born on 5/26/14 at 8 lbs. 9 oz. to Heather & David Cotner

Baby boy Uriah James born on 5/30/14 at 7 lbs. 11 oz. to Brooke & Jesse Bales

Baby boy Simon Kent born on 6/2/14 at 7 lbs. 15 oz. to Calli & Nathan Tuggle

Baby boy Wyatt born on 6/7/14 at 7 lbs. 6 oz. to Kelli Kleindorfer & Matt Gilbertson

Baby boy Isaac born on 6/10/14 at 9 lbs. 5 oz. to Keri & Aaron Thien

Baby boy Ezra James born on 6/12/14 at 7 lbs. 14 oz. to Jessica & James Bottenfield-Biehn

Baby girl Emma Agnes born on 6/13/14 at 7 lbs. 6 oz. to Rae & Eric Harvey

Baby girl Lylionna Daveigh Mildred born on 6/21/14 at 6 lbs. 8 oz. to Shannessy & Shane Michael

Baby boy Isaac William born on 6/22/14 at 8 lbs. 2 oz. to Maria & Jeremy McFarland

Baby girl Nira born on 6/22/14 at 7 lbs. 15 oz. to Sarah Hargreaves & Drake Larsen

View our collection of Birth Stories