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We are a freestanding CABC accredited midwifery-owned birth center currently offering homebirth center & 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

November 23, 2018 at 11:00am

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 Mondays 9:30-11:30AM, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 6

Amanda Hardy PhD, LMHC Office Hours - by appointment only

Free Event

November 24, 2018 at 8:00am

We are thrilled to announce that Amanda Hardy, PhD, LMHC will be offering office hours at our center by appointment! Dr. Hardy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) with more than a decade of experience as a doula, childbirth educator and birth advocate. She is accepting new clients and will be available bi-weekly on Saturday mornings. Amanda will also be facilitating our miscarriage support group. We believe that the mind, body and spirit are all connected, and we've been seeing an increased demand for mental health support. We are so excited to have such a talented and compassionate partner working closely with us!

Please contact Amanda directly if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment:

p | 515-218-9182

e | DrAmandaHardy@gmail.com

www.AmandaHardyPhD.com

November Women's Wisdom Circle: Family Traditions/Craft Night

Free Event

November 26, 2018 at 6:30pm

You may register below or on our client Facebook page.

The Women's Wisdom Circle is a private group for clients that meets 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.

Available Spaces: 40

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

November 26, 2018 at 9:30am

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 Mondays 9:30-11:30AM, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 6

Orientation & Birth Center Tour

Free Event

November 27, 2018 at 11:00am

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 some of our staff, and see our gorgeous and sustainable facility. Learn how beautiful an out-of-hospital birth experience can be!

Registration is required.

Available Spaces: 6

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

November 28, 2018 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 Mondays 9:30-11:30AM, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 6

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

November 29, 2018 at 1:00pm

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 Mondays 9:30-11:30AM, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 6


Baby boy born on 11/03/18 @ 8lbs 2.5oz at the hospital

Baby boy born on 11/03/18 @ 9lbs 10oz at home

Baby boy born on 11/01/18 @ 8lbs 2oz at home

Baby boy born on 10/16/18 @ 7lbs 3oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 09/24/18 @ 8lbs 5oz at the hospital

Baby girl born on 09/23/18 @ 8lbs 4oz at home

Baby boy born on 09/19/18 @ 8lbs 5oz at home

Baby boy born on 09/18/18 @ the hospital

Baby boy born on 09/17/18 @ 6lbs 2oz at home

Baby boy born on 09/05/18 @ 9lbs 12oz at home

Baby girl born on 08/11/18 @ 7lbs 3oz at the hospital

Baby girl born on 08/09/18 @ 9lbs 2oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 08/01/18 @ 9lbs 5oz at home

Baby boy born on 7/29/18 @ the hospital

Baby boy born on 07/28/18 @ 8lbs 1oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 07/23/18 @ 8lbs 7oz at home

Baby girl born on 07/22/18 @ the hospital

Baby boy born on 07/19/18 @ 8lbs 14oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 07/16/18 @ 9lbs 3oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 07/15/18 @ the hospital

Baby boy born on 07/13/18 @ 10lbs 0oz at home

Baby boy born on 07/08/18 @ 8lbs 9oz at home

Baby girl born on 07/04/18 @ 7lbs 14oz at home


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