New Birth Center

The beautiful new birth center was renovated by Silent Rivers Design+Build through their Green & Main initiative. Our new home will be LEED Platinum certified, perfectly merging our vision of birth and sustainability. The making of this dream is shared through the following blog posts. Explore the history and the heart that went into creating this hub in the heart of our city.

Our Connection to theMotherEarth

willowy flower
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.

Solar panels on the building being renovated at 800 19th Street in Des Moines' Sherman Hill neighborhood as future home of Healing Passages Birth Center
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

Chaden Halfhill and Cosette Boone at the Green & Main sustainable construction site where the new Healing Passages Birth Center will be housed at 800 19th Street in Des Moines, Iowa
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 tile entrance of the new Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center in Des Moines Sherman Hill neighborhood
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 »