Public Groups & Classes


MotherBaby Cafe

Breastfeeding is normal! And breastfeeding can be simple, especially when mother and baby are surrounded by others who understand biological breastfeeding and know how to support the new motherbaby pair. This one-of-a-kind gathering in Des Moines is known for supporting Biological Babyhood (breastfeeding, simplified) as we like to call it. The breastfeeding relationship begins immediately after

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Holistic Health & Wellness Classes

Please join us for informative group discussions about nutrition for pregnancy and beyond, led by Willowsong’s Holistic Health & Wellness Coordinator, Melanie Schmidt. Classes provide an overview of components critical to good health, methods for maintaining digestive balance, ways to manage food cravings, and more! All sessions are open to the general public for a nominal

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Char Wade

Breastfeeding Class by freshMums

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

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See our new birth center in Des Moines, Iowa. A beautiful option for out-of-hospital birth

Orientation & Birth Center Tour

Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center welcomes you to come visit with us and learn how beautiful out-of-hospital birth can be!   We invite you to share your journey with us, whether you are planning your first baby or are an experienced family. Do you want a water birth? A birth center birth? A home

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A Mother’s Tears Support Group

A Mother’s Tears Support Group is a quiet gathering to provide space for women to process their grief. The monthly topic for the group changes every other month, alternating between miscarriage and a difficult BIRTH journey.

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