Event Registration

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 06, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to close to allow time to be seen. In the event there are no attendees 30 minutes prior to the end of Cafe, it will close early.

Available Spaces: 0

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 13, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to close to allow time to be seen. In the event there are no attendees 30 minutes prior to the end of Cafe, it will close early.

Available Spaces: 11

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 20, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to close to allow time to be seen. In the event there are no attendees 30 minutes prior to the end of Cafe, it will close early.

Available Spaces: 9

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

March 21, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

March 27, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to close to allow time to be seen. In the event there are no attendees 30 minutes prior to the end of Cafe, it will close early.

Available Spaces: 11

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

March 28, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

April 03, 2019 at 6:00pm

CAFE IS CANCELLED FOR THIS EVENING. WE ARE SO SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. OUR LEADER IS NOT FEELING WELL. WE WILL RUN A MAKEUP CAFE SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH FROM 3:00PM TO 5:00PM HERE IN THE COMMONS.

Available Spaces: 10

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

April 04, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

April 10, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to close to allow time to be seen. In the event there are no attendees 30 minutes prior to the end of Cafe, it will close early.

Available Spaces: 12

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

April 11, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

April 17, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to close to allow time to be seen. In the event there are no attendees 30 minutes prior to the end of Cafe, it will close early.

Available Spaces: 11

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

April 18, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

April 24, 2019 at 6:00pm

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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to close to allow time to be seen. In the event there are no attendees 30 minutes prior to the end of Cafe, it will close early.

Available Spaces: 12

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

April 25, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

Postpartum Hang Out

Free Event

April 26, 2019 at 11:00am

For all Willowsong mamas up to 1 year postpartum! Come hang out and socialize, feel free to bring a dish or snack to share 🙂

Available Spaces: 10

Breastfeeding Class by freshMums

Free Event

April 27, 2019 at 1:00pm

Breastfeeding Mums CareLearn 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: 19

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

May 02, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

NEW Conscious Birth Prep Class: Your Experienced Birth Companion

Free Event

May 04, 2019 at 10:30am

Doula rubbing back of laboring mom in birth tubFeel reassured in your pregnancy, labor, and early parenthood journey with a "tour guide" who brings experience and expertise that compliments and enhances what your close family members are able to offer. Learn how a birth doula adds to your birth team by offering continuous emotional, physical, and informational support from pregnancy through the early postpartum weeks. Your doula provides continuity to your care at Healing Passages through early labor support, the intensity of active labor, and unwavering connection in the event of a transfer. In the intuitive birth world, this birth companion is an invaluable asset to your team. As one father whose wife birthed with Healing Passages years ago said, "there needs to be pins made that say, 'the Doula's worth the Moula'

Available Spaces: 13

Difficult Birth Journey

Free Event

May 07, 2019 at 6:30pm

Difficult Birth Journey is a support group offered to any woman who feels her birth experience was painful, difficult, traumatic, or disappointing. This is a safe place to grieve, share your story, and hold the space for others while they process their journeys. Babes in arms welcome.

Available Spaces: 12

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

May 09, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

Amanda Hardy PhD, LMHC Office Hours - by appointment only

Free Event

May 11, 2019 at 8:00am

We are thrilled to announce that Amanda Hardy, PhD, LMHC will be offering office hours at our center by appointment! Dr. Hardy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) with more than a decade of experience as a doula, childbirth educator and birth advocate. She is accepting new clients and will be available bi-weekly on Saturday mornings. Amanda will also be facilitating our miscarriage support group. We believe that the mind, body and spirit are all connected, and we've been seeing an increased demand for mental health support. We are so excited to have such a talented and compassionate partner working closely with us!

**Appointments must be made through Amanda's online calendar here: https://dramandahardy.mytherabook.com/account/signup

Please contact Amanda directly if you have any questions:

p | 515-218-9182

e | DrAmandaHardy@gmail.com

www.AmandaHardyPhD.com

May Birth Circle

Free Event

May 13, 2019 at 6:30pm

May's topic is all things BIRTH! Triumph, labor, hard work, ecstasy! Share your thoughts about your upcoming birth and most importantly hear from your sisters that have given birth! Whether at home, in the hospital or by cesarean, hear the common threads that weave us all together during the time like no other- BIRTH!

Birth Circle is a cherished group for Willowsong Birth Clients only. A time for women to gather, without children or partners, to connect to their village. Connecting with our village is something we have begun to lose touch with in this digital age. As new mamas, it is so important to develop deep relationships with other women. The relationships you can create here can last a lifetime, if you dive in.

Birth Circle topics are pertinent from birth to about one year post birth, however we never "outgrow" the topics. You will learn so much and connect with your core village of support and wise women that have gone before you.

If bringing your babe is helpful for you to attend Birth Circle, babes in arms are welcome to attend through 6 months of age or until they are mobile. We want our mamas to be able to deeply connect with each other and focus on themselves. This is a cherished time that we all need and deserve so much.

**A call to seasoned mamas. Please come back to birth circle, our pregnant and new mamas need to hear from you!**

Please bring a snack and/or beverage to share.

Available Spaces: 10

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

May 16, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

Conscious Birth Prep Class: complications - when the unexpected happens at birth!

Free Event

May 18, 2019 at 10:30am

Always a popular group for newbies and experienced mamas alike, the midwives address the most common concerns that our clients have in regards to birth complications. We walk you through: stalled, active labor; non-encouraging fetal heart tones; prolapsed cord; shoulder dystocia; nuchal cord; newborn resuscitation; postpartum hemorrhage; retained placenta; lacerations and repair; poor newborn transition; and how a transfer to the hospital occurs. Any other concerns brought up by the group are also addressed. This session is typically very reassuring for all attendees.

Available Spaces: 9

Free Meditation Meet Up

Free Event

May 19, 2019 at 3:00pm

Find strength through stillness as you draw from the collective energy of your sisters around you. You will leave this meet-up grounded and with a keen sense of clarity. No experience with mediation necessary. Our short practice will be followed by informal conversation, tea and chocolate. This is a woman-only event. Please RSVP via the link so we can be expecting you. Babes in arms (6 months or less) are welcome, but please reserve the space for stillness and connection with your sisterhood by leaving older children at home. ✦

 

 

 

 

Here is the event FB link - https://www.facebook.com/events/306273080041570/

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

May 23, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

Amanda Hardy PhD, LMHC Office Hours - by appointment only

Free Event

May 25, 2019 at 8:00am

We are thrilled to announce that Amanda Hardy, PhD, LMHC will be offering office hours at our center by appointment! Dr. Hardy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) with more than a decade of experience as a doula, childbirth educator and birth advocate. She is accepting new clients and will be available bi-weekly on Saturday mornings. Amanda will also be facilitating our miscarriage support group. We believe that the mind, body and spirit are all connected, and we've been seeing an increased demand for mental health support. We are so excited to have such a talented and compassionate partner working closely with us!

**Appointments must be made through Amanda's online calendar here: https://dramandahardy.mytherabook.com/account/signup

Please contact Amanda directly if you have any questions:

p | 515-218-9182

e | DrAmandaHardy@gmail.com

www.AmandaHardyPhD.com

Breastfeeding Class by freshMums

Price: $40.00

May 25, 2019 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.

Breastfeeding Mums Care

Available Spaces: 9

May Women's Wisdom Circle

Free Event

May 27, 2019 at 6:30pm

You may register below or on our client Facebook page.

The Women's Wisdom Circle is a private group for clients that meets from 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM 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 explore 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.

Facilitation of each Circle rotates among members who feel drawn to a topic they are passionate about discussing, or that they are willing to read up on in order to steer the conversation. No one “leader” is responsible for a schedule or discussion. These topics are starting off points and the group dynamic is that EVERYONE is responsible for research and discussion. Who knows where the discussion will end up!

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.

Available Spaces: 40

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

May 30, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

Conscious Birth Prep Class: MamaMoon Care - taking care of the new mother

Free Event

June 01, 2019 at 10:30am

Join a discussion with your midwives about how we can better support women and the new family post birth. We take many ideas from Natural Health After Birth by Aviva Romm and bring them to your awareness. Be the first in your family of friends to use a belly binder or encapsulate your placenta! Learn about how the Willowsong Meal Train works in our community. Find out what groups and classes you cannot miss after your baby is born. Learn how to better nurture YOU post birth with hot rock massage and moxibustion from a local acupuncturist. The midwives bring traditions from around the world to light for you to contemplate and add to your wish list of new mama cares!

Available Spaces: 18

Difficult Birth Journey

Free Event

June 04, 2019 at 6:30pm

Difficult Birth Journey is a support group offered to any woman who feels her birth experience was painful, difficult, traumatic, or disappointing. This is a safe place to grieve, share your story, and hold the space for others while they process their journeys. Babes in arms welcome.

Available Spaces: 12

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

June 06, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

Amanda Hardy PhD, LMHC Office Hours - by appointment only

Free Event

June 08, 2019 at 8:00am

We are thrilled to announce that Amanda Hardy, PhD, LMHC will be offering office hours at our center by appointment! Dr. Hardy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) with more than a decade of experience as a doula, childbirth educator and birth advocate. She is accepting new clients and will be available bi-weekly on Saturday mornings. Amanda will also be facilitating our miscarriage support group. We believe that the mind, body and spirit are all connected, and we've been seeing an increased demand for mental health support. We are so excited to have such a talented and compassionate partner working closely with us!

**Appointments must be made through Amanda's online calendar here: https://dramandahardy.mytherabook.com/account/signup

Please contact Amanda directly if you have any questions:

p | 515-218-9182

e | DrAmandaHardy@gmail.com

www.AmandaHardyPhD.com

Birth Story Workshop

Free Event

June 08, 2019 at 10:00am

to be announced

June Birth Circle

Free Event

June 10, 2019 at 6:30pm

June's topic will be "Relationships." Talk often revolves around how our emotional and sexual relationships change with our partners, but we also discuss how our relationships with friends, mothers, sisters, and so on change as we experience pregnancy and motherhood.

Birth Circle is a cherished group for Willowsong Birth Clients only. A time for women to gather, without children or partners, to connect to their village. Connecting with our village is something we have begun to lose touch with in this digital age. As new mamas, it is so important to develop deep relationships with other women. The relationships you can create here can last a lifetime, if you dive in.

Birth Circle topics are pertinent from birth to about one year post birth, however we never "outgrow" the topics. You will learn so much and connect with your core village of support and wise women that have gone before you.

If bringing your babe is helpful for you to attend Birth Circle, babes in arms are welcome to attend through 6 months of age or until they are mobile. We want our mamas to be able to deeply connect with each other and focus on themselves. This is a cherished time that we all need and deserve so much.

**A call to seasoned mamas. Please come back to birth circle, our pregnant and new mamas need to hear from you!**

Please bring a snack and/or beverage to share.

Available Spaces: 10

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

June 13, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

Conscious Birth Prep Class: BundledBaby Care - honoring every parent's innate connection to their child!

Free Event

June 15, 2019 at 10:30am

Bundled Baby CareWe have a wonderful way of making newborn baby care seem easy by bringing you back to the way nature designed this beautiful relationship to be! We cannot talk about the mama without talking about her newborn—an extension of her body for the first nine months after birth. We start the class from birth onward, discussing all the things your Willowsong Team will do to facilitate the physiological newborn stage. Come explore with us the concepts of the ‘Magical Hour’, the first hour after birth and the newborn’s nine instinctive stages; and NINO, ‘nine months in’, ‘nine months out’, and how it will influence your mothering for the first year post birth!

Available Spaces: 15

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

June 20, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

Amanda Hardy PhD, LMHC Office Hours - by appointment only

Free Event

June 22, 2019 at 8:00am

We are thrilled to announce that Amanda Hardy, PhD, LMHC will be offering office hours at our center by appointment! Dr. Hardy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) with more than a decade of experience as a doula, childbirth educator and birth advocate. She is accepting new clients and will be available bi-weekly on Saturday mornings. Amanda will also be facilitating our miscarriage support group. We believe that the mind, body and spirit are all connected, and we've been seeing an increased demand for mental health support. We are so excited to have such a talented and compassionate partner working closely with us!

**Appointments must be made through Amanda's online calendar here: https://dramandahardy.mytherabook.com/account/signup

Please contact Amanda directly if you have any questions:

p | 515-218-9182

e | DrAmandaHardy@gmail.com

www.AmandaHardyPhD.com

June Women's Wisdom Circle

Free Event

June 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

You may register below or on our client Facebook page.

The Women's Wisdom Circle is a private group for clients that meets from 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM 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 explore 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.

Facilitation of each Circle rotates among members who feel drawn to a topic they are passionate about discussing, or that they are willing to read up on in order to steer the conversation. No one “leader” is responsible for a schedule or discussion. These topics are starting off points and the group dynamic is that EVERYONE is responsible for research and discussion. Who knows where the discussion will end up!

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.

Available Spaces: 40

Private Doula/Client Meetup in library

Free Event

June 27, 2019 at 5:00pm

This is a private doula/client meeting in the library.

Difficult Birth Journey

Free Event

July 02, 2019 at 6:30pm

Difficult Birth Journey is a support group offered to any woman who feels her birth experience was painful, difficult, traumatic, or disappointing. This is a safe place to grieve, share your story, and hold the space for others while they process their journeys. Babes in arms welcome.

Available Spaces: 12

July Birth Circle

Free Event

July 08, 2019 at 6:30pm

July's discussion is Mama Guilt. We all have it. We worry about being good enough, doing the right thing, raising almost perfect kids, balancing a sparkling career and a Martha Stewart home with date nights and time at the gym. Let go of your Mama Guilt and embrace the perfect you that does the best you can EVERY DAY!

Birth Circle is a cherished group for Willowsong Birth Clients only. A time for women to gather, without children or partners, to connect to their village. Connecting with our village is something we have begun to lose touch with in this digital age. As new mamas, it is so important to develop deep relationships with other women. The relationships you can create here can last a lifetime, if you dive in.

Birth Circle topics are pertinent from birth to about one year post birth, however we never "outgrow" the topics. You will learn so much and connect with your core village of support and wise women that have gone before you.

If bringing your babe is helpful for you to attend Birth Circle, babes in arms are welcome to attend through 6 months of age or until they are mobile. We want our mamas to be able to deeply connect with each other and focus on themselves. This is a cherished time that we all need and deserve so much.

**A call to seasoned mamas. Please come back to birth circle, our pregnant and new mamas need to hear from you!**

Please bring a snack and/or beverage to share.

Available Spaces: 10

Conscious Birth Prep Class: out-of-hospital birth 101

Free Event

July 13, 2019 at 10:30am

This class takes clients new to our practice, through the basics of out-of-hospital birth. We cover what clients can expect from the Willowsong team during early labor, as labor becomes more active, birth, and the first few hours post birth. Then we cover what your Willowsong team expects from YOU, the client, during early labor, as labor becomes more active, birth, and the first few hours post birth. We bring out our birth kit for all to see, set up a resuscitation area, and lay out the newborn exam equipment just as we will do it in your home or in our Center.

Available Spaces: 16

July Women's Wisdom Circle

Free Event

July 22, 2019 at 6:30pm

You may register below or on our client Facebook page.

The Women's Wisdom Circle is a private group for clients that meets from 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM 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 explore 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.

Facilitation of each Circle rotates among members who feel drawn to a topic they are passionate about discussing, or that they are willing to read up on in order to steer the conversation. No one “leader” is responsible for a schedule or discussion. These topics are starting off points and the group dynamic is that EVERYONE is responsible for research and discussion. Who knows where the discussion will end up!

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.

Available Spaces: 40