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Home of Willowsong Midwifery Care & theVillageLearningCentre

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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.

 

Come see our beautiful new birth center!

New Birth Center

Free tours & orientations held weekly

Learn why out-of-hospital birth is a beautiful option for you and your baby. See our sustainably designed birth center and find out why so many parents prefer our model of care.

Take an online tour

Register for an orientation

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

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

February 23, 2018 at 2:00pm

A special Friday edition to make up for sessions cancelled by this week's snow and ice on Tuesday & Thursday! Our Motherbaby Nurse is present to help mothers and babies learn to breastfeed together and understand each other's cues. Any mama/baby pair, whether brand new and needing support, or an older breastfeeding pair needing different advice; are welcome to come and enjoy hanging out in a comfortable, breastfeeding-friendly atmosphere and learning from others.

This support group is open to the community free of charge, and normally meets Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. 


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 20

Orientation to Healing Passages & Birth Center Tour

Free Event

February 24, 2018 at 10:30am

Join us for an orientation to our model of care and a tour of our birth center! These group sessions are about an hour and are your opportunity to ask any questions you might have, meet the midwife and see our gorgeous and sustainable facility. Learn how beautiful an out-of-hospital birth experience can be! Registration is required.

Available Spaces: 16

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

February 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

Our Motherbaby Nurse is present to help mothers and babies learn to breastfeed together and understand each other's cues. Any mama/baby pair, whether brand new and needing support, or an older breastfeeding pair needing different advice; are welcome to come and enjoy hanging out in a comfortable, breastfeeding-friendly atmosphere and learning from others.

This support group is open to the community free of charge, and meets Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 20

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 01, 2018 at 2:00pm

Our Motherbaby Nurse is present to help mothers and babies learn to breastfeed together and understand each other's cues. Any mama/baby pair, whether brand new and needing support, or an older breastfeeding pair needing different advice; are welcome to come and enjoy hanging out in a comfortable, breastfeeding-friendly atmosphere and learning from others.

This support group is open to the community free of charge, and meets Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 20

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 06, 2018 at 2:00pm

Our Motherbaby Nurse is present to help mothers and babies learn to breastfeed together and understand each other's cues. Any mama/baby pair, whether brand new and needing support, or an older breastfeeding pair needing different advice; are welcome to come and enjoy hanging out in a comfortable, breastfeeding-friendly atmosphere and learning from others.

This support group is open to the community free of charge, and meets Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 20

Orientation to Healing Passages & Birth Center Tour

Free Event

March 07, 2018 at 12:00pm

Join us for an orientation to our model of care and a tour of our birth center! These one-hour group sessions are your opportunity to ask any questions you might have, meet the midwife and see our gorgeous and sustainable facility. Learn how beautiful an out-of-hospital birth experience can be!

Registration is required.

Available Spaces: 20

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 08, 2018 at 2:00pm

Our Motherbaby Nurse is present to help mothers and babies learn to breastfeed together and understand each other's cues. Any mama/baby pair, whether brand new and needing support, or an older breastfeeding pair needing different advice; are welcome to come and enjoy hanging out in a comfortable, breastfeeding-friendly atmosphere and learning from others.

This support group is open to the community free of charge, and meets Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 20

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 13, 2018 at 2:00pm

Our Motherbaby Nurse is present to help mothers and babies learn to breastfeed together and understand each other's cues. Any mama/baby pair, whether brand new and needing support, or an older breastfeeding pair needing different advice; are welcome to come and enjoy hanging out in a comfortable, breastfeeding-friendly atmosphere and learning from others.

This support group is open to the community free of charge, and meets Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 20


Baby boy born on 01/07/18 @ 9lbs 15oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 01/03/18 @ 7lbs 3oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 12/24/17 @ 8lbs 4oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 12/18/17 @ 8lbs 4oz at Iowa Methodist

Baby boy born on 12/02/17 @ 6lbs 13oz at home

Baby girl born on 11/27/17 @ 9lbs 13oz at home

Baby girl born on 11/25/17 @ 9lbs 8.7oz at Broadlawns

Baby girl born on 11/25/17 @ 7lbs 15oz at Broadlawns

Baby girl born on 11/13/17 @ 8lbs 13oz at home

Baby girl born on 11/10/17 @ 9lbs 9oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 11/06/17 @ 8lbs 5.5oz at Iowa Methodist

Baby boy born on 11/03/17 @ 7lbs 13oz at Broadlawns

Baby girl born on 10/27/17 @ 9lbs 4oz at home

Baby boy born on 10/22/17 @ 11lbs 14.9oz at Broadlawns

Baby girl born on 10/16/17 @ 8lbs 0oz at home

Baby boy born on 10/03/17 @ 6lbs 7oz at Iowa Methodist

Baby boy born on 10/01/17 @ 9lbs 6oz at home


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