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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.

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

December Postpartum Hangout - ornament decorating

Free Event

December 14, 2018 at 11:00am

This group is for our Willowsong Community. Mamas up to 1 year postpartum are invited to gather in a relaxing environment to share in wonderful conversation with other moms. Discussion is open, but will generally start out with a theme or topic led by our lactation consultant. No cost to attend, feel free to bring food or drink for yourself or to share!

 

Join us in December for a special Holiday group where we'll be providing clay to make hand print ornaments of your smallest loved ones :)

Available Spaces: 11

Conscious Birth Prep Class: physiological birth - the roots, design, and wisdom of the body!

Free Event

December 15, 2018 at 10:30am

Many women come to us with a desire to reconnect with their very own birth wisdom, but really have no idea what that is! They may never have seen another woman birth without intervention or perhaps outside a hospital. All they know about birth is what is depicted in the media. Often, they look to their mothers, sisters and grandmothers to only find that they too have no idea what it means to have a ‘natural’ birth! In our culture, a ‘natural birth’ means ‘they did it without drugs’ or ‘it came out vaginally’—but to us, that is far from what it means to birth naturally, in the purist, physiological sense. The midwives will share their experiences with undisturbed, physiological birth in early labor, active/transition labor, 2nd stage pushing, birth, 3rd stage placenta and 4th stage transition to life and motherhood. This process will be dynamically contrasted with a ‘typical’ natural birth in the current medical environment.

Available Spaces: 8

December Women's Wisdom Circle: Party with Birth Circle

Free Event

December 17, 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

December 17, 2018 at 11:30am

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

December 18, 2018 at 5:30pm

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: 4

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

December 19, 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

December 20, 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 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

Baby boy born on 11/26/18 @ 8lbs 8oz at home

Baby boy born on 11/24/18 @ 7lbs 15.2oz at the hospital

Baby boy born on 11/20/18 @ 7lbs 8.3oz at the hospital

Baby girl born on 11/16/18 @ 8lbs 1.1oz at the hospital

Baby boy born on 11/13/18 @ 6lbs 10oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 11/13/18 @ 8lbs 8oz at the hospital

Baby girl born on 11/10/18 @ 5lbs 3oz @ the hospital

Baby boy born on 11/06/18 @ 5lbs 7.1oz at the hospital

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


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