DISCOVER Healing Passages…

Home of Willowsong Midwifery Care & theVillageLearningCentre

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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.

 

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

Women's Wisdom Circle--Topic TBD

Free Event

November 27, 2017 at 6:30pm

The Women's Wisdom Circle is a private group for clients — both birth and well-woman — that meets in theVillageLearningCentre (also known as theSacredCommons) from 6:30pm- 8:30pm 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: 99

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

November 28, 2017 at 1:30pm

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 Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 100

Orientation to Healing Passages & Birth Center Tour

Free Event

November 30, 2017 at 5:30pm

Thursday evening orientations to Healing Passages are offered 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 our gorgeous birth center. Learn how beautiful an out-of-hospital birth experience can be!

Available Spaces: 19

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

November 30, 2017 at 1:30pm

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 Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 100

Orientation to Healing Passages & Birth Center Tour

Free Event

December 04, 2017 at 12:00pm

Monday orientations to Healing Passages rotate 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 our gorgeous birth center. Learn how beautiful an out-of-hospital birth experience can be!

Available Spaces: 20

A Mother's Tears--Difficult Birth Journey

Free Event

December 05, 2017 at 6:30pm

Available Spaces: Unlimited

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

December 05, 2017 at 1:30pm

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 Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 100


Baby girl born on 10/27/17 @ 9lbs 4oz at home

Baby boy born on 10/22/17 @ 11lbs 14.9oz at Broadlawns

Baby girl born on 10/16/17 @ 8lbs 0oz at home

Baby boy born on 10/03/17 @ 6lbs 7oz at Iowa Methodist

Baby boy born on 10/01/17 @ 9lbs 6oz at home

Baby boy born on 09/26/17 @ 8lbs 7oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 09/18/17 @ 7lbs 14oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 09/18/17 @ 7lbs 1oz at home

Baby boy born on 09/15/17 @ 7lbs 3oz at home

Baby boy born on 09/04/17 @ 7lbs 2oz at home

Baby boy born on 09/03/17 @ 7lbs 1oz at Healing Passages

Baby boy born on 08/30/17 @ 7lbs 11oz at Healing Passages

Baby born on 08/29/17 @ 7lbs 11oz at Broadlawns

Baby girl born on 08/18/17 @ 8lbs 12oz at Healing Passages

Baby girl born on 08/18/17 @ 7lbs 1.6oz at Broadlawns

Baby girl born on 08/18/17 @ 8lbs 0oz at home

Baby girl born on 08/12/17 @ 7lbs 8oz at home

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


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