Mother Blessings

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.  

  • Belly painting.  

  • The making of flower crowns (seasonal!)

  • Stone painting

  • Birth art

  • 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

  • And more...

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.


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.


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