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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 10, 2019 at 6:00pm

Our Motherbaby Team 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 during the summer on Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please arrive no later than 1/2hr before closing to allow sufficient time with our team. If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.

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MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

January 24, 2019 at 6:00pm

Our Motherbaby Team 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 during the summer on Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please arrive no later than 1/2hr before closing to allow sufficient time with our team. If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

February 28, 2019 at 6:00pm

Our Motherbaby Team 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 during the summer on Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please arrive no later than 1/2hr before closing to allow sufficient time with our team. If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 07, 2019 at 6:00pm

Our Motherbaby Team 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 during the summer on Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please arrive no later than 1/2hr before closing to allow sufficient time with our team. If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 14, 2019 at 6:00pm

Our Motherbaby Team 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 during the summer on Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please arrive no later than 1/2hr before closing to allow sufficient time with our team. If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 21, 2019 at 6:00pm

Our Motherbaby Team 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 during the summer on Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please arrive no later than 1/2hr before closing to allow sufficient time with our team. If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

March 21, 2019 at 11:00pm

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

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 28, 2019 at 6:00pm

Our Motherbaby Team 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 during the summer on Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please arrive no later than 1/2hr before closing to allow sufficient time with our team. If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.


Baby girl born on 11/13/19 @ 8lbs 6oz at Healing Passages

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

Baby boy born on 10/22/19 @ 6lbs 8oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 10/15/19 @ 7lbs 4oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 10/12/19 @ 7lbs 4oz at home

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

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

Baby girl born on 08/27/19 @ 6lbs 5oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 08/14/19 @ 9lbs 3oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 08/12/19 @ 7lbs 10oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 08/09/19 @ 5lbs 9oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 07/30/19 @ 8lbs 3oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 07/23/19 @ 9lbs 0oz at Healing Passages

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

Baby girl born on 07/18/19 @ 9lbs 0oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 07/08/19 @ 9lbs 10oz at home

Baby girl born on 07/07/19 @ 7lbs 15oz at home

Baby boy born on 07/05/19 @ 7lbs 5oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 07/03/19 @ 8lbs 0oz at home

Baby girl born on 06/29/19 @ 5lbs 4oz at the hospital

Baby girl born on 06/27/19 @ 7lbs 15oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 06/22/19 @ 7lbs 8oz at a local hotel en route to Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 06/09/19 @ 7lbs 4oz at the hospital

Baby boy born on 05/23/19 @ 8lbs 15oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 05/05/19 @ 7lbs 14oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 04/30/19 @ 6lbs 14oz at Healing Passages

Baby born on 04/25/19 @ 6lbs 6oz at home

Baby girl born on 04/22/19 @ 8lbs 14oz at home

Baby boy born on 04/05/19 @ 8lbs 6oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 04/02/19 @ 7lbs 10oz at home


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