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--Accepting and Navigating Disappointment

Free Event

Date: September 22, 2014

Accepting and navigating disappointment: It's not an easy subject to openly discuss with others, but feelings of disappointment are real and challenging for mothers to accept and move beyond. We may feel disappointment with pregnancy, with birth, with the life changes of becoming a mother, with our own choices and experiences as mothers, with the discovery that we have a stronger relationship with one child than another...or many other experiences along the journey of motherhood.

Societal pressures may leave us feeling that we should not feel disappointment in our children, or in ourselves, which can keep us from sharing these feelings and working through them. This circle will provide a safe and confidential space for mothers to share disappointments they are feeling and have experienced, and provide one another with support.

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

Group Prenatal Class--Physiological Birth

Free Event

Date: September 25, 2014

The roots, the design, the wisdom of the body!

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

Date: September 25, 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.

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 Williams 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

Baby girl Gracelyn Nicole born on 7/14/14 at 8 lbs. 12 oz. to Nicole & Nathan Struve

Baby boys Malachi and Silas (twins) born on 7/28/14 at 3 lbs. 9 oz & 3 lbs. 10 oz to Britni & Eric Roa

Baby girl Campbell Grace born on 7/29/14 at 9 lbs. 13 oz. to Ashleah & Daniel Dumdei

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

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