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We are a freestanding midwifery-owned birth center currently offering homebirth center, hospital & 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.

 

Updates to the New Birth Center

Our Connection to theMotherEarth

Our Connection to theMotherEarth

One aspect I loved about working with Silent Rivers through the design process for this space, and I’m not just saying this because I am married to the owner, is that his team really took the time to get to know Willowsong and what is important to us, how we approach care. One of the »

“Why THIS building for Healing Passages?”, you ask.

“Why THIS building for Healing Passages?”, you ask.

Because spirit and intention matter. It matters to Chaden and I. It matters to the Willowsong team providing theCare. It matters to the artisans of Silent Rivers. It matters to the community we serve. And this spirit, this intention, has the ability to set the path for a more connected, sustainable, safer future for our »

A Marriage of PURPOSE

A Marriage of PURPOSE

by Cosette Boone, Founder, Executive Director “Can you see doing it without him?” This is what Ying, my CPA, asked me from across her desk one day a few years back. Instantly, my gut responded. “No”, I said, after a summer of looking for new birth center sites, with no luck. “Then that’s your answer,” »

theHeart

theHeart

by Cosette Boone, Founder, Executive Director Welcome to our blog featuring Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center’s soon-to-be NEW home located up the street at 800 19th Street. There has been a whole lot of love and vision going into this birth center… and we are eager to bring the community up to speed surrounding the design »

   

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 Package Orientation

Free Event

August 24, 2017 at 5:30pm

Orientation to the practice rotates between day and evening times, every other week. Group sessions are about an hour and are your opportunity to ask any questions you might have, meet the midwives and tour the birth center.

Available Spaces: 4

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

August 24, 2017 at 1:30pm

Our Motherbaby Nurse is present to help mothers and babies learn to breastfeed together and understand each others 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 Thursday afternoons from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: Unlimited

Conscious Birth Package Orientation

Free Event

August 28, 2017 at 5:30pm

Orientation to the practice rotates between day and evening times, every other week. Group sessions are about an hour and are your opportunity to ask any questions you might have, meet the midwife and tour the center.

Available Spaces: 3

Women's Wisdom Circle--Topic TBD

Free Event

August 28, 2017 at 6:30pm

The Women's Wisdom Circle is private group for clients--both birth and well-woman--that meets in theVillageLearningCentre 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 esxplore 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.
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. Many of this year’s groups draw inspiration from books and websites. They are not necessary to read before attending, but will deepen the discussion for those who are able.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Conscious Birth Package Orientation

Free Event

August 28, 2017 at 5:30pm

Orientation to the practice rotates between day and evening times, every other week. Group sessions are about an hour and are your opportunity to ask any questions you might have, meet the midwife and tour the center.

Available Spaces: 5

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

August 31, 2017 at 1:30pm

Our Motherbaby Nurse is present to help mothers and babies learn to breastfeed together and understand each others 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 Thursday afternoons from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: Unlimited

Conscious Birth Package Orientation

Free Event

September 01, 2017 at 12:00pm

Orientation to the practice rotates between day and evening times, every other week. Group sessions are about an hour and are your opportunity to ask any questions you might have, meet the midwives and tour the birth center.

Available Spaces: 5


Baby boy born on 08/08/17 @ 9lbs 1oz at home

Baby boy born on 08/06/17 @ 7lbs 14oz at Broadlawns

Baby boy born on 08/05/17 @ 9lbs 0oz at home

Baby boy born on 08/01/17 @ 6lbs 11oz at Broadlawns

Baby girl born on 07/25/17 @ 7lbs 6oz at home

Baby girl born on 07/24/17 @ 7lbs 10oz at the Birth Center

Baby girl born on 07/23/17 @ 5lbs 2.4oz at Iowa Methodist

Baby boy born on 07/23/17 @ 6lbs 4oz at Iowa Methodist

Baby boy born on 07/22/17 @ 7lbs 8oz at the Birth Center

Baby girl born on 07/21/17 @ 8lbs 1oz at home

Baby girl born on 07/21/17 @ 7lbs 12oz at home

Baby girl born on 07/19/17 @ 8lbs 4oz at home

Baby boy born on 07/08/17 @ 8lbs 15oz at home

Baby girl born on 07/07/17 @ 7lbs 13oz at home

Baby girl born on 07/07/17 @ 8lbs 3oz at home

Baby boy born on 07/05/17 @ 10lbs 14oz at Broadlawns

Baby boy born on 07/03/17 @ 9lbs 8oz at home

Baby boy born on 06/30/17 @ 10lbs 0oz at home

Baby girl born on 06/29/17  @ Broadlawns

Baby boy born on 06/21/17 @ 8lbs 1oz at home

Baby boy born on 06/13/17 @7lbs 1oz at home

Baby boy born on 06/05/17 @ 7lbs 4oz at the Birth Center

Baby girl born on 06/05/17 @ 8lbs 8oz at home

Baby girl born on 06/04/17 @ 8lbs 8oz at the Birth Center

Baby girl born on 06/02/17 @ Broadlawns

Baby boy born on 05/26/17 @ 7lbs 14.2oz at Broadlawns

Baby girl born on 05/19/17 @6lbs 15oz at the Birth Center

Baby girl born on 05/14/17 @ 9lbs 1oz at home

Baby girl born on 05/08/17 @ 7lbs 14oz in the parking lot (didn’t make it to the birth center)!

Baby boy born on 05/07/17 @ 7lbs 10oz at home

Baby girl born on 05/03/17 @ 7lbs 12oz at home


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