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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 »


Shape your baby’s taste buds while in womb

We as moms have such incredible influence with our young child, even when it comes to what he/she may prefer to eat when older. A study published in 2001 showed that babies who had been exposed to a flavor in utero or while nursing, were more likely to prefer that flavor when they started eating »


Healthy Fats for Healthy Pregnancy/Baby Stats

Healthy fats are essential for so many functions within our body and are especially critical during pregnancy. Since our bodies do not produce essential fatty acids, we must consume them for our health and our baby’s health and wellbeing. They are vital for baby’s brain and organ development, maintaining a healthy pregnancy, absorbing vitamins A, »


Natural Stress Relief Ideas for New and Experienced Moms!

No matter who we are and what experiences we have had, becoming a new mom for the first time or for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th…time can bring on different kinds of situations and stress. Not only do we have a new little person (aka…huge responsibility) to take care of, but we also have a lot »


Pregnancy & Hydration

We are made up of approximately 70% water. Hydration is required for so many function’s, here are a few: Cell to cell communication Skin and tissue health Oxygenation of lungs and heart Toxin eliminate Calcium loss prevention Proper Digestion and Metabolic functions Body temperature regulation Muscle and tissue elasticity Reduction of water retention Pregnancy increases »