Frequently asked questions
What is a Mother Blessing?
Too often we (humans) forget that getting ready for a baby is more than just cots and onsies. And the birth of a baby is bringing more than one new soul... its bringing a mother to replace the woman that once was. Each subsequent birth brings layers of motherhood, every birth and every layer should be nurtured, nourished, honoured and celebrated. A mother blessing is the beautiful way to welcome a new mother.
A Mother Blessing (or Blessingway) is an old Navajo (Native American) ceremony which celebrates motherhood and nurtures the mother-to-be. It is a unique way to honour the mother, spend time with her, share stories, debrief fears, and to instil confidence and strength.
It involves a gathering of the mother-to-be's most trusted friends and family, who sit in the power of a circle and share amongst one another. Traditionally it is an adult, woman-only gathering and may include her mother, sisters aunt's, daughters, best of friends, mentors - anyone she respects, trusts, looks up to or values.
It helps the woman to prepare herself for birth, emotionally, spiritually and mentally for the all-important role of a mother. She feels "held" and supported by those she loves and respects - a great way to release any blockages she may be feeling and allow her to embrace what's to come.
A Mother Blessing can be affirming, empowering and uplifting. It doesn't matter what religion (if any) the mother is - a Mother Blessing honours all belief systems.
Is a mother blessing a religious ceremony?
No. A Mother Blessing is a powerful ceremony, but it is not based an any particular religion. Its not asigned to any saints or dieties. It is enjoyable and powerful for anyone of any religion.