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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

Conscious Birth Prep Class: MamaMoon Care - taking care of the new mother

Free Event

January 25, 2020 at 10:30am

Join a discussion with your midwives about how we can better support women and the new family post birth. We take many ideas from Natural Health After Birth by Aviva Romm and bring them to your awareness. Be the first in your family of friends to use a belly binder or encapsulate your placenta! Learn about how the Willowsong Meal Train works in our community. Find out what groups and classes you cannot miss after your baby is born. Learn how to better nurture YOU post birth with hot rock massage and moxibustion from a local acupuncturist. The midwives bring traditions from around the world to light for you to contemplate and add to your wish list of new mama cares!

Available Spaces: 16

Conscious Birth Prep Class: BundledBaby Care - honoring every parent's innate connection to their child!

Free Event

February 08, 2020 at 10:30am

We have a wonderful way of making newborn baby care seem easy by bringing you back to the way nature designed this beautiful relationship to be! We cannot talk about the mama without talking about her newborn—an extension of her body for the first nine months after birth. We start the class from birth onward, discussing all the things your Willowsong Team will do to facilitate the physiological newborn stage. Come explore with us the concepts of the ‘Magical Hour’, the first hour after birth and the newborn’s nine instinctive stages; and NINO, ‘nine months in’, ‘nine months out’, and how it will influence your mothering for the first year post birth!

Available Spaces: 11


Baby girl born on 01/04/20 @ 8lbs 6oz at home squatting in the water

Baby girl born on 12/29/19 @ 6lbs 12oz at home standing in the bathroom

Baby girl born on 12/22/19 @ 6lbs 15oz at home on hands and knees in the water

Baby boy born on 12/10/19 @ 8lbs 2oz at Healing Passages kneeling in the water

Baby girl born on 11/13/19 @ 8lbs 6oz at Healing Passages semi-reclining in the water

Baby boy born on 11/01/19 @ 7lbs 11oz at home in the full caul semi-reclining on the bed

Baby boy born on 10/22/19 @ 6lbs 8oz at Healing Passages left side-lying on the bed

Baby boy born on 10/15/19 @ 7lbs 4oz at Healing Passages on hands and knees on the bed

Baby boy born on 10/12/19 @ 7lbs 4oz at home right side-lying on the bed

Baby boy born on 10/11/19 @ 8lbs 13.8oz at the hospital

Baby girl born on 10/06/19 @ 10lbs 9oz at Healing Passages standing in the bathroom

Baby boy born on 09/10/19 @ 8lbs 11oz at the hospital

Baby girl born on 08/27/19 @ 6lbs 5oz at Healing Passages on hands and knees on the bed

Baby girl born on 08/14/19 @ 9lbs 3oz at Healing Passages on hands and knees in the water

Baby girl born on 08/12/19 @ 7lbs 10oz at Healing Passages semi-reclining in the water

Baby girl born on 08/09/19 @ 5lbs 9oz at Healing Passages on hands and knees in the water

Baby girl born on 07/30/19 @ 8lbs 3oz at Healing Passages kneeling on the floor by the bed

Baby boy born on 07/23/19 @ 9lbs 0oz at Healing Passages right side-lying on the bed

Baby girl born on 07/23/19 @ 7lbs 15.5oz at the hospital

Baby boy born on 07/18/19 @ 9lbs 8oz at Healing Passages on hands and knees in the bed

Baby girl born on 07/18/19 @ 9lbs 0oz at Healing Passages standing while in the tub

Baby girl born on 07/08/19 @ 9lbs 10oz at home kneeling in the water

Baby girl born on 07/07/19 @ 7lbs 15oz at home kneeling on the floor of the bedroom

Baby boy born on 07/05/19 @ 7lbs 5oz at Healing Passages in hands and knees on the bed

Baby girl born on 07/03/19 @ 8lbs 0oz at home kneeling in the water


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