A Mother Blessing Is an intimate gathering where the birthing mother has a chance to connect with the important women in her life on a heart and soul level, making a space for her to feel supported in her journey into Motherhood and Mothering. Each Mother Blessing that I facilitate is unique and different just as each Mother and
There are 5 key elements with in a Mother Blessing, they are:
There are a number of ways that we can express these elements
We work together to bring the most perfect celebration about for you
Laughter, tears, love, open hearts, sisterhood, and reverence are always present, staying with the celebrant and her guests long after the ceremony is over
Is a Mother Blessing the same as a Blessing Way?
The term "Blessingway" has it's roots in the Diné
(Navajo) culture. Being part of their creation story, it is the oldest known ceremony to the Diné. A traditional Dine Blessingway can last for days and has very specific chants and rituals associated with it. Non traditional Blessingways and Mother blessings are inspired by the Dine Blessingway but it is not the same thing. Out of cultural sensitivity and respect for my Dine family, I choose to use the term Mother Blessing rather than Blessingway.
Can I have a Mother Blessing if this is not my first baby?
Yes! The main intention of the ceremony is to "bless the way" for you regardless of where you are in your journey through motherhood. Children may even participate in the ceremony, allowing them an opportunity to receive support and encouragement from the circle. This can help them to adjust to the changes a new baby can bring with greater ease
What are the benefits to having a Mother Blessing?
Research shows that social support and a woman's attitude toward birth and her body can greatly affect her birth outcome and the way that she Mothers
A Mother Blessing can
During pregnancy and birth a woman is in a state of expansion and openness. After birth, it is no longer necessary for her to be as open.
The Postpartum Reclaiming Ritual, makes way for mom to restore some of her own energy, so that she is better able to take care of her baby and continue with daily life.
It is a type of Mother Blessing but on the other side of birth. It is typically done abut six weeks or more postpartum.
The new mother has a chance to connect with supportive friends and family and process her birth story with them.
We make a spiritual floral bath and cleanse the birth energy off of the postpartum mother. She is showered with love, well wishes and prayers.
She then receives a warm aromatic oil application, body sifting and an energetic seven locks tuck in.
This is a nourishing and restorative ceremony that meant to fulfill some of the deficiency that we face in modern postpartum care.
Other services may be added to this ritual such as yoni steaming, herbal sitz bath, application of belly warming paste and Belly binding.