Empowered Well-Woman Care

At Healing Passages, we refer to our annual well-woman exam as…

New Moon, Well-Woman Care!

(Sounds much better than annual exam, doesn’t it?)

For all our gals still enjoying their monthly cycles and looking for well-woman care, who are not currently pregnant, have no interest in being pregnant, or pregnancy is nowhere on your radar yet, bring your cervix and enjoy a cup of tea in a comfortable home-like setting while the midwives guide you in any one of the following areas of your health:

  • well woman annual exam with Carrie Hennessey-Carter at Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center in Des Moines, IAAnnual exams
  • STI screening
  • PMS
  • Family planning & contraception
  • Sexuality education & counseling
  • Preconceptual counseling & exams
  • Post-birth depletion management
  • Health maintenance guidance
  • Nutrition counseling

It is time to let go of being afraid of this exam! Come begin a life-long relationship with our community! Meet the midwives and the nurses, get to know our Village Learning Space and all it has to offer women and families.


The moon and tides interact with the electromagnetic fields of our bodies, subsequently affecting our internal physiological processes. It is at the dark of the moon (new moon), that “life cleanses, revitalizes, and transforms itself in its evolutionary development, spiraling toward attunement with its essential nature.” Studies have shown that most women begin their menstrual periods during the dark of the moon and begin bleeding between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. – the darkest part of the day.
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom


Our MISSION is to help women…

FOSTER attachment and connection in all human relationships by providing care with compassion and respect for the woman, the newborn, the family and ultimately the community.