Mother Blessing

Empower the Woman

A Mother Blessing is a beautiful ritualistic celebration and traditionally comes from an old Navejo (Native American) ceremony, which celebrates a mother's rite of passage into motherhood. 

"The Mother Blessing is a way for a pregnant woman to mark and celebrate her transition as a newborn mother. Unlike a Baby Shower, which is more baby and gift focused, the Mother Blessing is a sacred gathering centred upon the pregnant woman, giving her focused nourishing attention and support." (Wholly Doula)



"A Mother Blessing is all about nurturing the mother, and filling her cup so it overflows with love and confidence as she awaits the impending birth of her baby.  A woman who is given lots of love has more love to give in return.

A Mother Blessing involves the 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 a woman-only gathering and may include her mother, sisters, aunts, daughters, best of friends, mentors - anyone she respects, looks up to or values." (Kelly Winder)





Prices:
Prices will vary depending on the level of my involvement. My minimum fee, which includes a pre-meeting to create your event and facilitation of your Mother Blessing will cost $100
 
If you would like further information or have any inquires please don't hesitate to call me on 0417 352 912


Today, the activities and what is shared and said at a Mother Blessing often look different from one Mother Blessing to the next.  You can create a Mother Blessing that compliments your values, beliefs and interests.
Some possible activities:   
Bead ceremony - each guest brings a bead and a necklace is made to wear during labour.
Cord ceremony - Binding a cord of red wool around the guests wrists.  This piece of wool stays on your guests wrists until they are aware that you are in labour or they have giving birth.  At this point they cut the cord.
A crown of flowers - this can be made by the women on the day for the mother or everyone can do this together.
Henna - belly, hands, feet
Massage - foot and hand massage with essential oils to feel nurtured and supported 
​​Candles - ask your guests to bring a candle as a gift so you can create an alter for when you first go into labour.  
A plaster belly cast - a great keepsake


** There are many many other ideas and activities I can talk with you about.  A Mother Blessing can be as fun or as ritualistic as you want it to be.  

What I can offer you:

I would be honoured to facilitate your Mother Blessing.  As part of this commitment and service I will meet with you and plan your special celebration so it is unique and meets your wishes.  I can provide you with a list of materials and/or contacts you can source for your celebration or I can arrange them for you.  On the day of your Blessing Way I will make sure your guests feel comfortable and welcome and facilitate your circle and activities that you have chosen.  
How much involvement I have is completely up to you, I can simply guide you or I can completely nurture you and take care of your day.


Testimonial
"I just wanted to say thank you to Cristy for my recent Mother Blessing.  Baby Showers have never been my thing and I was a little worried a blessing would be too alternative but Cristy made the day just perfect.  I felt loved and enjoyed the rituals Cristy created.  I go into my birth knowing I have a cricle of women around me who will be there to support me when I need them.  I highly recommend holding a Mother's Blessing to anyone who would like to celebrate an upcoming birth ny honouring and uplifitng the mother to be." - Lauren