DISCOVER Healing Passages…

Home of Willowsong Midwifery Care, the longest standing out-of-hospital practice in our community!

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We are a freestanding midwifery-owned established birthing center currently offering well-woman care through life, comprehensive maternity care with birth in the home & birth center 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

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

November 26, 2020 at 1:00pm

Our Motherbaby Team 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 will meet October through December 2020 on Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM* REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS THERE IS A LIMIT OF 4 VISITORS AT A TIME. WE BELIEVE THAT FACE MASKS ARE NECESSARY FOR PROTECTING OURSELVES AND OTHERS FROM TRANSMITTING COVID-19. WE REQUIRE MASKS IN ALL COMMON AREAS.

*Please arrive no later than 1/2hr before closing to allow sufficient time with our team. Enter through the parking lot side door. Bring slippers/warm socks to wear in the winter! If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early. Thank you!

Available Spaces: 0

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

December 03, 2020 at 1:00pm

Our Motherbaby Team 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 will meet October through December 2020 on Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM* REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS THERE IS A LIMIT OF 4 VISITORS AT A TIME. WE BELIEVE THAT FACE MASKS ARE NECESSARY FOR PROTECTING OURSELVES AND OTHERS FROM TRANSMITTING COVID-19. WE REQUIRE MASKS IN ALL COMMON AREAS.

*Please arrive no later than 1/2hr before closing to allow sufficient time with our team. Enter through the parking lot side door. Bring slippers/warm socks to wear in the winter! If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early. Thank you!

Available Spaces: 4

Breastfeeding Class by freshMums

Price: $40.00

December 05, 2020 at 1:00pm

Learn how simple breastfeeding can be, when mothers and babies learn to breastfeed together. From first moments after birth to first weeks at home, see how skin-to-skin care and babywearing support biological breastfeeding.

This class is included in a client's Conscious Birth package. For the general public, there is a one-time fee of $40 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.

 

Available Spaces: 5

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

December 10, 2020 at 1:00pm

Our Motherbaby Team 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 will meet October through December 2020 on Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM* REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS THERE IS A LIMIT OF 4 VISITORS AT A TIME. WE BELIEVE THAT FACE MASKS ARE NECESSARY FOR PROTECTING OURSELVES AND OTHERS FROM TRANSMITTING COVID-19. WE REQUIRE MASKS IN ALL COMMON AREAS.

*Please arrive no later than 1/2hr before closing to allow sufficient time with our team. Enter through the parking lot side door. Bring slippers/warm socks to wear in the winter! If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early. Thank you!

Available Spaces: 4

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

December 17, 2020 at 1:00pm

Our Motherbaby Team 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 will meet October through December 2020 on Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM* REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS THERE IS A LIMIT OF 4 VISITORS AT A TIME. WE BELIEVE THAT FACE MASKS ARE NECESSARY FOR PROTECTING OURSELVES AND OTHERS FROM TRANSMITTING COVID-19. WE REQUIRE MASKS IN ALL COMMON AREAS.

*Please arrive no later than 1/2hr before closing to allow sufficient time with our team. Enter through the parking lot side door. Bring slippers/warm socks to wear in the winter! If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early. Thank you!

Available Spaces: 4

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

December 24, 2020 at 1:00pm

Our Motherbaby Team 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 will meet October through December 2020 on Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM* REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS THERE IS A LIMIT OF 4 VISITORS AT A TIME. WE BELIEVE THAT FACE MASKS ARE NECESSARY FOR PROTECTING OURSELVES AND OTHERS FROM TRANSMITTING COVID-19. WE REQUIRE MASKS IN ALL COMMON AREAS.

*Please arrive no later than 1/2hr before closing to allow sufficient time with our team. Enter through the parking lot side door. Bring slippers/warm socks to wear in the winter! If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early. Thank you!

Available Spaces: 4

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

December 31, 2020 at 1:00pm

Our Motherbaby Team 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 will meet October through December 2020 on Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM* REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS THERE IS A LIMIT OF 4 VISITORS AT A TIME. WE BELIEVE THAT FACE MASKS ARE NECESSARY FOR PROTECTING OURSELVES AND OTHERS FROM TRANSMITTING COVID-19. WE REQUIRE MASKS IN ALL COMMON AREAS.

*Please arrive no later than 1/2hr before closing to allow sufficient time with our team. Enter through the parking lot side door. Bring slippers/warm socks to wear in the winter! If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early. Thank you!

Available Spaces: 4


Baby boy born on 11/04/20 @ 8lbs 9oz at Healing Passages squatting in the birth tub

Baby boy born on 10/20/20 @ 7lbs 13oz at the hospital, semi-reclining in bed

Baby girl born on 10/09/20 @ 6lbs 11oz at home squatting on the bedroom floor

Baby girl born on 10/07/20 @ 7lbs 1oz at home kneeling in the birth tub

Baby girl born on 09/19/20 @ 7lbs 0oz at home semi-reclining in bed

Baby boy born on 09/15/20 @ 8lbs 3oz at Healing Passages kneeling on the floor

Baby girl born on 09/09/20 @ 9lbs 7oz at Healing Passages squatting on the floor

Baby boy born on 09/09/20 @ 7lbs 8oz at Healing Passages squatting in the birth tub

Baby boy born on 09/05/20 @ 8lbs 3oz at home kneeling on the bedroom floor

Baby girl born on 09/04/20 @ 5lbs 9oz at home on hands and knees in the water

Baby boy born on 08/25/20 @ 8lbs 9.2oz at the hospital, semi-reclining in the bed

Baby boy born on 07/28/20 @ 7lbs 7oz at home squatting in the birth tub

Baby boy born on 07/26/20 @ 7lbs 13.5oz at the hospital

Baby girl born on 07/17/20 @ 7lbs 15oz at Healing Passages squatting in the birth tub

Baby girl born on 07/09/20 @ 6lbs 0oz at Healing Passages squatting in the birth tub

Baby girl born on 07/07/20 @ 7lbs 12oz at Healing Passages squatting in the birth tub

Baby girl born on 06/20/20 @ 8lbs 6oz at the hospital semi-reclining in the bed

Baby boy born on 06/04/20 @ 8lbs 5oz at home kneeling in the water

Baby boy born on 06/02/20 @ 8lbs 9oz at home semi-reclining in the water

Baby boy born on 05/23/20 @ 8lbs 4oz at home in forward lean over the tub side in the water

Baby girl born on 05/02/20 @ 5lbs 13oz at home left side-lying in the living room on the floor

Baby girl born on 05/02/20 @ 9lbs 7oz enroute to Healing Passages in the back of the car

Baby girl born on 04/29/20 @ 9lbs 9oz at Healing Passages left side-lying in the bed

Baby boy born on 04/25/20 @ 8lbs 9oz at home standing in the kitchen

Baby boy born on 04/22/20 @ 9lbs 9oz at home right side-lying in the bathtub

Baby girl born on 04/16/20 @ 8lbs 12oz at Healing Passages on hands and knees in the water

Baby boy born on 04/07/20 @ 7lbs 10.8oz at the hospital semi-reclining in the bed

Baby boy born on 03/02/20 @ 9lbs 12oz at home kneeling in the water

Baby boy born on 02/12/20 @ 7lbs 9oz at Healing Passages squatting in the water

Baby boy born on 01/05/20 @ 9lbs 0oz at home standing in the tub

Baby girl born on 01/04/20 @ 8lbs 6oz at home squatting in the water


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