Mother Blessing Celebration
A ‘Blessingway’ is a pre-birth ceremony, sacred to the Navajo people. We now refer to it as a ‘Mother Blessing’, to show respect for the Navajo tradition. Unlike a baby shower where the focus is on baby gifts, a Mother Blessing focuses on nurturing the Mother-to-be. The women closest to the Mother gather in love to build up her mind, body, and soul, in preparation for birth and motherhood. It is a moment for the Mother to feel held, loved, and strengthened. It increases her trust in her body and its ability to birth her baby. The mother and her guests should come prepared to share, meditate, pamper, connect, and eat. It is truly an unforgettable event!
Your Mother Blessing Celebration will be completely prepared and conducted by Stacie (Doula).
Zero stress for Mother-to-be!
5 PHASES OF A MOTHER BLESSING CELEBRATION
Meditative music, mingling, introductions, Doula gives explanation of the event.
Doula conducts a group meditation session, which includes a fear burning ceremony.
Each woman focuses on her own journey, to strengthen herself so she can better serve others.
3) FOCUSING (on the mother)
Pamper Mother with a foot bath, massage, hair braiding, and sharing uplifting birth stories.
Guests share with the Mother their stone message, symbolic bead/charm, and handwritten blessing.
Wrist binding ritual and explanation of candle lighting ceremony.
Potluck dishes shared with everyone
Photographer: Frany Potter
MOTHER WILL GO HOME WITH:
A large candle, with colored ribbons from all the women present, to light during labor
A bracelet, made with symbolic beads/charms from her guests
A collection of hand written Blessings from her guests
A jar of smooth stones, inscribed with positive traits, written by guests
An artificial floral headpiece
A string bracelet, connecting her to all the women present
A full belly, a calm mind, added strength, and many memories
GUESTS WILL GO HOME WITH:
A candle to light while Mother is in labor
A string bracelet, to keep thoughts and focus on the Mother-to-be, until baby is born
A full belly and a calm mind
*The $75 fee mostly covers the cost of supplies. As your Doula, the time I spend on this event is my gift to you.
SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY DOULA:
Invitations/postage, candles/ribbons, paper products, floral headpiece, glass jar/stones/gold pens, bracelet hardware, wrist binding string, foot soak basin/essential oils/rose pedals, lotion, fear burning paper/pens/bowl, glass drink dispenser/lemon, music/bluetooth speaker
"Birth is not only about making babies,
Birth is about making Mothers,
Strong, competent, capable mothers,
Who trust themselves and know their inner strength."
-Barbara Katz Rothman