Mother Blessing / Blessingway
Photocredit: Alena Masselink
Over the last several years, we've seen a shift away from traditional commercialized Baby Showers and registries and towards an ancient, heart-centered event called The Mother Blessing. This amazing tradition brings together women to honor and support the pregnant woman as she moves from maiden to motherhood, rather than focusing soley on the baby.
This tradition comes from the Navajo heritage and is meant to help facilitate a smooth and loving transition into motherhood. It is believed that when a mother feels loved and supported she is more likely to have a positive birth and postpartum experience.
PS: Motherblessing or Blessing Way is NOT my own culture, but because i connect with it and believe in its benefits, and have seen it work, i decided to include it in my services for those who need something different to a traditional/typical Babyshower. It made me realize how much we have lost the natural or common ways of women gathering together and supporting each other in a collective way to encourage the mother-to-be and also to connect with her as she prepares her path into motherhood