Event Registration

MotherBaby Cafe - CANCELLED due to Extreme Weather

Free Event

January 30, 2019 at 6:00pm

Please Note: Due to the inclement weather and dangerously cold temperatures, our MotherBaby Cafe will be closed on 1/30. We will be open tomorrow. Stay safe and warm!

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*

*If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.

Available Spaces: 12

CANCELLED- MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm

Please Note: Due to the extreme cold, our MotherBaby Cafe will not be held today (Thursday). We will hold a pop-up Cafe from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.

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*

*If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.

Available Spaces: 12

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

February 02, 2019 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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

February 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: 12

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

February 07, 2019 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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.

Available Spaces: 12

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

February 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: 12

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

February 14, 2019 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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.

Available Spaces: 12

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

February 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: 12

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

February 21, 2019 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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.

Available Spaces: 12

February Women's Wisdom Circle

Free Event

February 25, 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

Orientation & Birth Center Tour

Free Event

February 26, 2019 at 11:30am

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: 5

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

February 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: 12

MotherBaby Cafe

Free Event

February 28, 2019 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 Wednesdays 6:00-8:00PM*, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00PM*

*If there are no attendees, please note that MotherBaby will close 30 minutes early.

Available Spaces: 12

A Mother's Tears: Miscarriage Support Group

Free Event

February 28, 2019 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: 9

Amanda Hardy PhD, LMHC Office Hours - by appointment only

Free Event

March 02, 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

Difficult Birth Journey

Free Event

March 05, 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

Orientation & Birth Center Tour

Free Event

March 09, 2019 at 9:30am

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: 5

March Birth Circle

Free Event

March 11, 2019 at 6:30pm

In March we will discuss "Body by Baby" how pregnancy and birth changes our bodies and how it affects us. Discuss shape, size, body image, exercise...the new you and how to embrace it.

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

Amanda Hardy PhD, LMHC Office Hours - by appointment only

Free Event

March 16, 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

March Women's Wisdom Circle

Free Event

March 25, 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

A Mother's Tears: Miscarriage Support Group

Free Event

March 28, 2019 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: 12

Postpartum Hang Out

Free Event

March 29, 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

Amanda Hardy PhD, LMHC Office Hours - by appointment only

Free Event

March 30, 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

Difficult Birth Journey

Free Event

April 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

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

Free Event

April 06, 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: 13

April Birth Circle

Free Event

April 08, 2019 at 6:30pm

In April, we will discuss biological parenting. Birth, breastfeeding, sleeping, attachment parenting and beyond!

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

Amanda Hardy PhD, LMHC Office Hours - by appointment only

Free Event

April 13, 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

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

Free Event

April 20, 2019 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: 14

April Women's Wisdom Circle

Free Event

April 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

A Mother's Tears: Miscarriage Support Group

Free Event

April 25, 2019 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: 12

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

Amanda Hardy PhD, LMHC Office Hours - by appointment only

Free Event

April 27, 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

NEW Conscious Birth Prep Class: Your Experienced Birth Companion

Free Event

May 04, 2019 at 10:30am

Feel 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: 16

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

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

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: 11

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

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

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: 20

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

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

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

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

Free Event

June 15, 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: 16

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

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