Event Registration

December Postpartum Hangout - ornament decorating

Free Event

December 14, 2018 at 11:00am

This group is for our Willowsong Community. Mamas up to 1 year postpartum are invited to gather in a relaxing environment to share in wonderful conversation with other moms. Discussion is open, but will generally start out with a theme or topic led by our lactation consultant. No cost to attend, feel free to bring food or drink for yourself or to share!

 

Join us in December for a special Holiday group where we'll be providing clay to make hand print ornaments of your smallest loved ones 🙂

Available Spaces: 11

Conscious Birth Prep Class: physiological birth - the roots, design, and wisdom of the body!

Free Event

December 15, 2018 at 10:30am

Many women come to us with a desire to reconnect with their very own birth wisdom, but really have no idea what that is! They may never have seen another woman birth without intervention or perhaps outside a hospital. All they know about birth is what is depicted in the media. Often, they look to their mothers, sisters and grandmothers to only find that they too have no idea what it means to have a ‘natural’ birth! In our culture, a ‘natural birth’ means ‘they did it without drugs’ or ‘it came out vaginally’—but to us, that is far from what it means to birth naturally, in the purist, physiological sense. The midwives will share their experiences with undisturbed, physiological birth in early labor, active/transition labor, 2nd stage pushing, birth, 3rd stage placenta and 4th stage transition to life and motherhood. This process will be dynamically contrasted with a ‘typical’ natural birth in the current medical environment.

Available Spaces: 8

December Women's Wisdom Circle: Party with Birth Circle

Free Event

December 17, 2018 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

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

December 17, 2018 at 11:30am

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 Mondays 9:30-11:30AM, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 6

Orientation & Birth Center Tour

Free Event

December 18, 2018 at 5:30pm

Join us for an orientation to our model of care and a tour of our birth center! These one-hour group sessions are your opportunity to ask any questions you might have, meet some of our staff, and see our gorgeous and sustainable facility. Learn how beautiful an out-of-hospital birth experience can be!

Registration is required.

Available Spaces: 4

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

December 19, 2018 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 Mondays 9:30-11:30AM, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 6

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

December 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

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 Mondays 9:30-11:30AM, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 6

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

December 26, 2018 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 Mondays 9:30-11:30AM, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 6

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

December 27, 2018 at 1:00pm

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 Mondays 9:30-11:30AM, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 6

A Mother's Tears: Miscarriage Support Group

Free Event

December 27, 2018 at 5:30pm

Mother's Tears is a group that welcomes women to come together in love and support of each other on the topic of pregnancy loss. This will be a safe space to share, discuss, and process our experiences and offer support for healing.

This group will be held at Healing Passages (Willowsong) on the last Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm and is facilitated by Amanda Hardy. This women-only event is open to the public.

Please register below

Available Spaces: 11

Amanda Hardy PhD, LMHC Office Hours - by appointment only

Free Event

December 29, 2018 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!

Please contact Amanda directly if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment:

p | 515-218-9182

e | DrAmandaHardy@gmail.com

www.AmandaHardyPhD.com

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

December 31, 2018 at 11:30am

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 Mondays 9:30-11:30AM, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM.


Registration is optional for drop-in hours.


Available Spaces: 6

HypnoBirthing Class Unit 1

Free Event

January 04, 2019 at 6:30pm

*Registration required*

Join our nurse, Ashley Ladroma (RN, HBCE), for a five-class series to learn safe and effective self-hypnosis techniques to remain calm and relaxed while fully aware throughout the birthing experience.

HypnoBirthing teaches mothers and their birth companions the art and joy of experiencing birth in an easier, more comfortable manner through our complete childbirth education course. HypnoBirthing is a complete childbirth education program that prepares and empowers expecting parents. Learn about nature's perfect design for birth and how to assist this instinctive, natural process instead of resisting it. When birth is allowed to unfold without unnecessary meddling, it tends to be safer, easier, and more comfortable.

Classes are 2.5 hours and are held at Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center. To register for a class series, please contact Ashley:

iowahypnobirthing@gmail.com

515-505-3521

www.iowahypnobirthing.com

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

Free Event

January 05, 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: 2

HypnoBirthing Class Unit 2

Free Event

January 11, 2019 at 6:30pm

*Registration required*

Join our nurse, Ashley Ladroma (RN, HBCE), for a five-class series to learn safe and effective self-hypnosis techniques to remain calm and relaxed while fully aware throughout the birthing experience.

HypnoBirthing teaches mothers and their birth companions the art and joy of experiencing birth in an easier, more comfortable manner through our complete childbirth education course. HypnoBirthing is a complete childbirth education program that prepares and empowers expecting parents. Learn about nature's perfect design for birth and how to assist this instinctive, natural process instead of resisting it. When birth is allowed to unfold without unnecessary meddling, it tends to be safer, easier, and more comfortable.

Classes are 2.5 hours and are held at Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center. To register for a class series, please contact Ashley:

iowahypnobirthing@gmail.com

515-505-3521

www.iowahypnobirthing.com

HypnoBirthing Class Unit 3

Free Event

January 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

*Registration required*

Join our nurse, Ashley Ladroma (RN, HBCE), for a five-class series to learn safe and effective self-hypnosis techniques to remain calm and relaxed while fully aware throughout the birthing experience.

HypnoBirthing teaches mothers and their birth companions the art and joy of experiencing birth in an easier, more comfortable manner through our complete childbirth education course. HypnoBirthing is a complete childbirth education program that prepares and empowers expecting parents. Learn about nature's perfect design for birth and how to assist this instinctive, natural process instead of resisting it. When birth is allowed to unfold without unnecessary meddling, it tends to be safer, easier, and more comfortable.

Classes are 2.5 hours and are held at Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center. To register for a class series, please contact Ashley:

iowahypnobirthing@gmail.com

515-505-3521

www.iowahypnobirthing.com

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

Free Event

January 19, 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: 3

HypnoBirthing Class Unit 4

Free Event

January 25, 2019 at 6:30pm

*Registration required*

Join our nurse, Ashley Ladroma (RN, HBCE), for a five-class series to learn safe and effective self-hypnosis techniques to remain calm and relaxed while fully aware throughout the birthing experience.

HypnoBirthing teaches mothers and their birth companions the art and joy of experiencing birth in an easier, more comfortable manner through our complete childbirth education course. HypnoBirthing is a complete childbirth education program that prepares and empowers expecting parents. Learn about nature's perfect design for birth and how to assist this instinctive, natural process instead of resisting it. When birth is allowed to unfold without unnecessary meddling, it tends to be safer, easier, and more comfortable.

Classes are 2.5 hours and are held at Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center. To register for a class series, please contact Ashley:

iowahypnobirthing@gmail.com

515-505-3521

www.iowahypnobirthing.com

HypnoBirthing Class Unit 5

Free Event

February 01, 2019 at 6:30pm

*Registration required*

Join our nurse, Ashley Ladroma (RN, HBCE), for a five-class series to learn safe and effective self-hypnosis techniques to remain calm and relaxed while fully aware throughout the birthing experience.

HypnoBirthing teaches mothers and their birth companions the art and joy of experiencing birth in an easier, more comfortable manner through our complete childbirth education course. HypnoBirthing is a complete childbirth education program that prepares and empowers expecting parents. Learn about nature's perfect design for birth and how to assist this instinctive, natural process instead of resisting it. When birth is allowed to unfold without unnecessary meddling, it tends to be safer, easier, and more comfortable.

Classes are 2.5 hours and are held at Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center. To register for a class series, please contact Ashley:

iowahypnobirthing@gmail.com

515-505-3521

www.iowahypnobirthing.com

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

Free Event

February 02, 2019 at 10:30am

We 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: 12