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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

A Mother's Tears: Miscarriage Support Group

Free Event

February 11, 2018 at 6:30pm

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 third Sunday of each month from 6:30-8:30 pm and is facilitated by Sarah Norman. This women-only event is open to the public.

Register below or on our Facebook page.

Available Spaces: 40

A Mother's Tears: Miscarriage Support Group

Free Event

March 11, 2018 at 6:30pm

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 third Sunday of each month from 6:30-8:30 pm and is facilitated by Sarah Norman. This women-only event is open to the public.

Register below or on our Facebook page.

Available Spaces: 40

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

August 16, 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

HypnoBirthing Class - Unit 2

Free Event

August 19, 2018 at 1:00pm

*Registration required*

Join our nurse, Ashley Ladroma (RN, HBCE), for a five-class series to learn safe and effective self-hypnosis techniques to remain calm and relaxed while fully aware throughout the birthing experience.

HypnoBirthing teaches mothers and their birth companions the art and joy of experiencing birth in an easier, more comfortable manner through our complete childbirth education course. HypnoBirthing is a complete childbirth education program that prepares and empowers expecting parents. Learn about nature's perfect design for birth and how to assist this instinctive, natural process instead of resisting it. When birth is allowed to unfold without unnecessary meddling, it tends to be safer, easier, and more comfortable.

Classes are 2.5 hours and are held at Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center. To register for a class series, please contact Ashley:

iowahypnobirthing@gmail.com

515-505-3521

www.iowahypnobirthing.com

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

August 20, 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: 5

Orientation & Birth Center Tour

Free Event

August 21, 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: 4

Financial Information Session

Free Event

August 21, 2018 at 12:00pm

We know that insurance and billing can be very confusing, but we are here to help! Please join us for a Financial Information Session with Katie, our Director of Operations. This small group setting is the perfect opportunity to learn more about out-of-network billing so that you may focus on your new bundle of joy once baby arrives!

Available Spaces: 4


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

Baby girl born on 06/20/18 @ 7lbs 2oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 05/26/18 @ 9lbs 2oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 05/18/18 @ 7lbs 15oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 05/18/18 @ 9lbs 0oz at home

Baby boy born on 05/16/18 @ 5lbs 1oz at the hospital

Baby boy born on 05/14/18 @ 7lbs 140z at the hospital under shared care

Baby boy born on 05/10/18 @ 9lbs 4oz at home

 


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