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Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers has accredited Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center in Des Moines, IA

Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center in Des Moines, IA has been accredited since 2017. 

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We are a freestanding CABC accredited midwifery-owned birth & wellness center currently offering well-woman care through life, comprehensive maternity care with birth in the out-of-hospital setting, 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.

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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

January 30, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to close to allow time to be seen. In the event there are no attendees 30 minutes prior to the end of Cafe, it will close early.

Available Spaces: 7

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 06, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to close to allow time to be seen. In the event there are no attendees 30 minutes prior to the end of Cafe, it will close early.

Available Spaces: 12

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 13, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to close to allow time to be seen. In the event there are no attendees 30 minutes prior to the end of Cafe, it will close early.

Available Spaces: 11

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 20, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to close to allow time to be seen. In the event there are no attendees 30 minutes prior to the end of Cafe, it will close early.

Available Spaces: 9

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

March 21, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 27, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to close to allow time to be seen. In the event there are no attendees 30 minutes prior to the end of Cafe, it will close early.

Available Spaces: 12

A Mother's Tears: Miscarriage Support Group

Free Event

March 28, 2019 at 5:30pm

Mother's Tears is a group that welcomes women to come together in love and support of each other on the topic of pregnancy loss. This will be a safe space to share, discuss, and process our experiences and offer support for healing.

This group will be held at Healing Passages (Willowsong) on the last Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm and is facilitated by Amanda Hardy. This women-only event is open to the public.

Please register below

Available Spaces: 11


Baby girl born on 02/05/19 @ 7lbs 1oz at the hospital

Baby boy born on 02/03/19 @ 7lbs 2.8oz at the hospital

Baby girl born on 02/02/19 @ 7lbs 2oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 01/31/19 @ 12lbs 0oz at home

Baby boy born on 01/15/19 @ 9lbs 8oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 12/11/18  @ 8lbs 6oz at home

Baby girl born on 12/09/18 @ 8lbs 0oz at home

Baby boy born on 12/03/18  @ 8lbs 12oz at Healing Passages

 


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