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

Group Prenatal Class--Homebirth & Birth Center Birth 101

Free Event

Date: March 5, 2015

*CLIENTS: Please email Shoshana to sign up for this class!

What to expect from your team!

This class takes clients new to our practice, through the basics of out-of-hospital birth. We cover what clients can expect from the Willowsong team during early labor, as labor becomes more active, birth, and the first few hours post birth. Then we cover what your Willowsong team expects from YOU, the client, during early labor, as labor becomes more active, birth, and the first few hours post birth. We bring out our birth kit for all to see, set up a resuscitation area, and lay out the newborn exam equipment just as we will do it in your home or in our Center.

Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy and Postpartum Period (in partnership with DMU Physical Therapy)

Price: $20.00

Date: March 31, 2015

Kate Cardamon, MPT, from Des Moines University, will host a class entitled "Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy and Postpartum Period" for the Willowsong community and beyond at the Village Learning Centre on March 31, 2015 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm . This session focuses on specially-designed exercises for expectant mothers, focusing on full body flexibility and strength for any stage of pregnancy as well as the 4th trimester.


March 31, 2015 / 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

The cost is $20, payable by cash or check (made out to the instructor) at the time of the class. **You need to bring a yoga/exercise mat or thick blanket** Please register using the online form, call our clinic to register or email

Available Spaces: 4

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

Date: April 1, 2015

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 from 9:15-10:45.

No registration is required for drop-in hours.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Baby boy Hartford Michael Zimmerman born on 12/4/14 at 8 lbs. 1 oz. to Jenny Graham Zimmerman & Dan Zimmerman

Baby boy Jonah Bennett Kerr born on 12/9/14 at 7 lbs. 8 oz. to Karalee & Adam Kerr

Baby boy Franklin Dean Trausch born on 12/9/14 at 7 lbs. 13 oz. to Elizabeth & Ryan Trausch

Baby boy Johnnie Mullen III born on 12/17/14 at 8 lbs. 0 oz. to Bailee & Johnnie Mullen

Baby girl Ellery London Carney born on 12/18/14 at 8 lbs. 0 oz. to Cathy and Wes Carney

Baby girl Annabelle Kaye Velie born on 12/22/14 at 7 lbs. 15 oz. to Suzanne & Jake Velie

Baby girl Ariel Hope Konen born on 12/26/14 at 7 lbs. 0 oz. to Sara & Matthew Konen

Baby girl Kinzly Ogle born on 12/28/14 at 8 lbs 5 oz. to Kayler & Colton Ogle

Baby girl Lucy Kate Woods born on 12/31/14 at 6 lbs. 14 oz. to Lindsey and Ben Woods

Baby girl Katherine Ann Anderson born on 1/3/15 at 8 lbs. 14 oz. to Ashley Richard & Douglas Anderson

Baby girl Wren Francis Hughes born on 1/10/15 at 8 lbs. 1 oz. to Kasey Conner & Adam Hughes

Baby boy Jathan Thomas Raatz born on 1/13/15 at 6 lbs. 12 oz. to Katrina & Dustin Raatz

Baby girl Skyla Juliet Ramos born on 1/17/15 at 7 lbs. 0 oz. to Kimberly & Gerardo Ramos

Baby boy Maximillian Joseph Napolitano born on 1/18/15 at 8 lbs. 0 oz. to Maria & Dominic Napolitano

Baby boy Jerold Jones born on 1/19/15 at 8 lbs. 0 oz. to Dahoni & Jerold Jones

Baby girl Emily Elizabeth Clark born on 1/20/15 at 7 lbs. 3 oz. to Stephanie & James Clark

Baby girl Francesca Muse born on 1/29/15 at 7 lbs. 6 oz. to Romina & Dante Muse

Baby boy Elio David Zambrano born on 1/31/15 at 6 lbs. 14 oz. to Emily Andrews & Jesus Zambrano-Corona

Baby boy Emory Joel Johnson born on 2/1/15 at 7 lbs. 2 oz. to Caroline Johnson & Cale Johnson

Baby boy Boaz Anthony Hebron born on 2/3/15 at 7 lbs. 13 oz. to Karen Hebron & Brandon Hebron

Baby girl Sasha Lillian Bailey born on 2/21/15 at 10 lbs. 4 oz. to Janelle and Damien Zachariah Bailey

Baby girl Dalia Madina Qaisi born on 2/22/15 at 8 lbs. 14 oz. to Landi Smith & Ayman Qaisi

Baby boy Lathan Gene Richard born on 2/24/15 at 8 lbs. 5 oz. to Lindsey & Ryan Richard

Baby girl Harriet Louise Maly ‘Etta’ born on 2/25/15 at 5 lbs. 3.6 oz. to Signe-Rose Newman & John Thomas Maly

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