A Mother's Blessing, also known as a Blessingway, is a rite of passage celebration for mothers who are expecting, inspired by Navajo tradition. It is performed late in pregnancy and gives the mother not only strength, but also a rich, deeply spiritual connection to the birthing process.
Typically a women’s-only ritual, a Mother's Blessing may be given in lieu of, or in addition to, a separate baby shower.
Invitations, venue, and activities will be planned via the Mother's Blessing Hostess and may include (but are not limited to) blessings, yoga, & meditation with the attendees, poem reading/story reading, beading, and belly painting. It is suggested to have a small intimate group of approximately 8 to 10 women (family and/or friends). The “formal” portion of a Mother's Blessing lasts about 1.5 hours, with another 1+ hour of mingling, refreshments, & creative projects (optional).
Beautiful Birth Doula Services will facilitate your Mother's Blessing (coordinated with the Blessing’s hostess) for a fee of $190, which includes a private complimentary (optional) bellycasting for the mama-to-be.
POSTPARTUM BELLY BINDING & SEALING CEREMONY