Motherhood is a journey that deserves to be honored and cherished. Whether this is your first baby or your fifth, the journey of pregnancy and birth takes courage, strength, love and resilience. We need the support of friends and family on this journey. If you are wanting to have an empowering birth experience, taking the time to slow down and celebrate your journey before baby comes can help you get into the right spiritual and emotional place for your birth. The Simple Mother Blessing Guide and Keepsake Book gives new Mamas and their support circles a way to easily incorporate meaning and connection on the journey to motherhood into any gathering.
Host a stand-alone Mother Blessing Ceremony or add these rituals to your baby shower.
I want everyone to feel honored and cherished in their motherhood journey. I know it is hard to ask for support. This guide will act as a gateway for bringing in essential emotional and physical support from family and friends.
It is my honor for you to have this beautiful Mother Blessing Guide and Keepsake pdf book. Simply sign up for my newsletter, it's my gift to you! You may print it out and have people write their blessings, or upload it to a service like Canva.com and type your blessings into it after the ceremony.
Happy Mother Blessing!
Extra ideas for your Mother Blessing
I wanted to keep the book super simple, to not overwhelm people and have it be a manageable activity that could be added to a baby shower or used as a stand-alone ceremony.
There are all kinds of ways that you can make this ceremony your own.
Some ideas are to start with a cleansing of the room by using sage, a cedar smudging stick or incense. You may also sage each guest as they walk into the ceremonial space.
You may want to have everyone sit on pillows on the ground. And you may create an alter on a blanket that is in the middle of the circle by placing a tray with your ceremonial candle or candles and flower petals, feathers, stones or other things from nature. In the book I mention an idea that everyone could bring something from nature for Mama to keep and make into a mobile for baby's room, or simply bring to her labor and set up her own alter there. The items from nature will be grounding and relaxing, reminding her of life beyond the hospital room or birthing center walls (or even if she is birthing in her own home).
Rebecca Blankinship is a birth and parent coach, parent educator, pregnancy doula, postpartum doula, pregnancy and parent support group facilitator, infant massage instructor and Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator who serves clients around the world via phone or video conference or locally in Seattle's Eastside including Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Lake Forest Park, Bothell, Issaquah, Sammamish, Bellevue, Kenmore, Shoreline and Seattle for workshops, classes and coaching. Some portrait photography on this site courtesy of DIwas Photography.