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

A Mother's Tears--Difficult Birth Journey

Free Event

Date: September 1, 2015

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

Date: September 2, 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 9:00 am-11:00 am.

No registration is required for drop-in hours.

Group Prenatal Class--Physiological Birth

Free Event

Date: September 3, 2015

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

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

Many women come to us with a desire to reconnect with their very own birth wisdom, but really have no idea what that is! They may never have seen another woman birth without intervention or perhaps outside a hospital. All they know about birth is what is depicted in the media. Often, they look to their mothers, sisters and grandmothers to only find that they too have no idea what it means to have a ‘natural’ birth! In our culture, a ‘natural birth’ means ‘they did it without drugs’ or ‘it came out vaginally’—but to us, that is far from what it means to birth naturally, in the purist, physiological sense. The midwives will share their experiences with undisturbed, physiological birth in early labor, active/transition labor, 2nd stage pushing, birth, 3rd stage placenta and 4th stage transition to life and motherhood. This process will be dynamically contrasted with a ‘typical’ natural birth in the current medical environment.

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

Date: September 3, 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 Thursday afternoons from 1:30pm-3:30pm.

No registration is required for drop-in hours.


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

Baby boy David Walker born on 3/11/15 at 9 lbs. 10 oz. to Taylor & Zachary Walker

Baby boy Zarek Lage born on 3/13/15 at 11 lbs. 2.4 oz to Amanda & Dan Lage

Baby boy Joseph Peterson born on 3/18/15 at 8 lbs. 13 oz. to Kristen & Brett Peterson

Baby girl Cora Arlene Bentzinger born on 3/23/15 at 8 lbs. to Rachel & Chris Bentzinger

Baby girl Laurelin Margriet Hemmings born on 4/2/15 at 8 lbs. 13 oz. to Regina & Peter Hemmings

Baby boy Otto John Taylor born on 4/3/15 at 8 lbs. 8 oz. to Lindsey & Daniel Taylor

Baby girl Iolana Zahara Keith Jotzke born on 4/14/15 to Tanya Keith & Doug Jotzke

 

 


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