A Mother Blessing is a celebration of the expectant mother - an alternative to the better known "baby shower" with its emphasis on buying gifts for baby. A Mother Blessing places the focus on honouring and celebrating the expectant mother in a meaningful way.
There isn't a set way of conducting the Blessing, they are as individual as the women who take part in them, however, as suggestions they may include:
The sharing of stories, poems and songs to celebrate and empower the expectant mother.
The pampering of the expectant mother, including hair brushing, a foot soak and gentle massage.
The making of flower crowns (seasonal!)
A birthing necklace ceremony - each person bringing a bead to make into a bracelet or necklace, acting as a physical reminder of the love and blessings of her family and friends.
A cord ceremony - binding the women together and reminding each to think of the expectant mother and send their blessings.
Feasting - the sharing of food and drink in celebration
It is not necessarily a religious ceremony, but can incorporate prayers if wanted. I can help plan, organise and facilitate a bespoke celebration, that honours the needs of the expectant mother.
All planning and organising should be done for the benefit of the expectant mother. Not a finger is she to lift to accommodate her guests. This is a celebration of her and, as such, should seek to avoid any stress or discomfort to her.
Food can be either potluck - the attendees bringing their own contributions, or I can organise outside catering as needed.
MOTHER BLESSING :: £150.00
At least 3 hours (plus the time I take outside of this to plan the celebration and organise any activities and materials).
Please ask for a quote if you would also like me to organise catering - dietary requirements welcome, recognised and accounted for!
In addition, I am able to facilitate postnatal Closing the Bones ceremonies either privately for the the mother herself, or as a group celebration for those involved with the Mother Blessing - a magickal renewal of the blessings and celebrations postnatally. Please see the Closing the Bones page for more information.