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Mother blessings are simply defined as celebrations that honor and support a woman as she transitions into motherhood.
“Modern culture has become so focused on the baby-to-be, that we’ve forgotten the mother about to be born.”
These gatherings can be secular, spiritual, or anything in between…
It’s a ritual for women, by women–and is designed individually to suit the mother-to-be.
These ceremonies are usually followed by a feast or potluck meal, and an abundance of joy, tears and laughter.
Mother Blessing ceremonies were originally modeled after the Blessingway, a sacred ritual of the Dine (Navajo) people. Its purpose is to bring community together in support of a person making a major life transition.
Out of respect for the Dine people, many choose not to use this term, opting to call these modern celebrations Mother Blessings or Birthing Ways.
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Mother Blessing ceremonies typically last at least three hours or more, as they often create a powerful connection between the women present. Stories will start to flow, and the typical potluck-style feast that follows will be filled with love, laughter, and deep conversations.
- Ideally, you can start planning a Mother Blessing ceremony by the 6th or 7th month of your pregnancy.
- Perhaps you’re planning a mother blessing as a surprise for the expectant mama in your life, or perhaps you’re celebrating yourSELF! Either is beautiful and sacred.
- Mother Blessings are typically held in the 8th or 9th month, so having a month’s time to plan the ceremony is ideal.
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Mother blessings can consist of many different elements, including:
- Henna: Beautiful belly art can be applied at your mother blessing and will last for one to three weeks afterward.
- Hair garden: A wreath of colorful, fresh flowers to crown the mother-to-be.
- Release of fears: A sharing of worries and fears by everyone present.
- Weaving the web: Often done with a ball of red yarn, this activity symbolizes the umbilical cord that binds all of us together in birth and life.
- Herbal foot bath: Relax and pamper the mama-to-be with an herbal foot bath.
- Special readings: Poetry, prayers, chants, sacred scriptures, positive birth stories…whatever calls to your heart.
- Presentation of labor/postpartum gifts to pamper and celebrate the mother instead of, or in addition to, baby items.
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