Pregnancy & Mother Blessing Ceremony
I imagine you've heard of a baby shower, but not so many people have heard of a Pregnancy or Mother Blessing?
A Pregnancy or Mother Blessing Ceremony is a celebration of the birthing person and their transition in to parenthood. I believe all parents deserve to be witnessed crossing the threshold into parenthood with a special blessing. It's an intimate gathering inspired by an ancient Navajo ceremony called a blessingway. The ceremony is held to prepare the expectant parent for their upcoming birth journey, to shower them with love, support and encouragement.
The main focus at a baby shower is on the baby, gifting presents to the baby and playing games based on the new arrival. During The Essex Birth Company Blessing the mother or birthing person is placed at the centre of attention and made to feel special, amazing and treated like a goddess.
Being the bearer of life should be honoured and celebrated, its such a miracle!
What happens during a blessing?
The ceremony can be made up of many elements and would be bespoke to your preferences. It doesn't have to be a very hippy and spiritual experience, but of course it can be if you like. Essentially it's a group of friends meeting up, spending time together and offering support to the pregnant person.
These blessings are often full of songs, prayers, pledges of postnatal support, lighting of candles, affirmations, messages of strength and encouragement, pampering of the mother/pregnant person, music, lots of love, henna painting*, oracle cards, yoga, healing, creating an alter, fear burning, feet washing, meditation, candle sharing, relaxation scripts, massage, bead bracelet/necklace making, poems, vision boards, thread binding, smudging, togetherness, bonding, planning for the postnatal, food and anything else that brings about the feeling of being nurtured.
A two hour event filled with activities of your choosing. You will be provided with a list to activities to choose from. The content of the event will be tailored to your bespoke requirements.
Certain props for the event, such as, poem books, alter items, singing bowl, essential oils, incense, tea lights
Set up and removal of any props, activities and equipment (30 mins each side of the event)
Liaising with you to ensure the event meets your expectations (if you want to know what happens at your event) or liaising with a chosen friend if you'd like the event to be full of surprises.
Full event management, ensuring a successful blessing
Sessions can be facilitated in your home or in my home overlooking the Essex countryside £295
Additional costs may apply if you would like to include extra resources to the ones on the events list.
*Henna is to be sourced externally and will incur an extra cost.