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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

Silent Rivers Private Event

Free Event

January 10, 2019 at 7:00am

private event

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Goddess School

Free Event

January 22, 2019 at 6:00pm

Available Spaces: 12

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

January 23, 2019 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 11:30AM - 1:30 PM, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM.

Available Spaces: 12

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

January 24, 2019 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 11:30AM - 1:30 PM, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM.

Available Spaces: 11

Postpartum Hang Out

Free Event

January 25, 2019 at 11:30am

For all Willowsong mamas up to 1 year postpartum! Come hang out and socialize, feel free to bring a dish or snack to share :)

Available Spaces: 10

Orientation & Birth Center Tour

Free Event

January 26, 2019 at 9:30am

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: 2

Breastfeeding Class by freshMums

Free Event

January 26, 2019 at 1:00pm

This class is strongly suggested for all our prenatal clients.... And highly recommended by everyone who has taken Char Wade's extraordinary breastfeeding classes! Whether you are pregnant with your first baby or already have breastfeeding experience, come learn how simple and beautiful breastfeeding can be. From first moments after birth to first weeks at home, see how skin-to-skin care and baby-wearing support biological breastfeeding.

This class is included in the Healing Passages Conscious Birth package!

 

For the general public, there is a one-time fee of $45 per attendee.
You are welcome to bring a support person at no additional charge. Your fee may be paid by cash or check on the day of the class.

Registration is required.

Available Spaces: 9


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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