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Celebrate your body and your journey into motherhood with your closest friends and family members. 

A Mother’s Blessing, or a Blessing Way, is an intimate gathering for a pregnant woman and her closest female friends and family members, to celebrate her rite of passage as she transitions into motherhood. Unlike a baby shower, which is often about showering the baby with gifts, a mother’s blessing is about honouring the mother; celebrating her and her journey. It is an opportunity to shower her with love and well wishes, but most importantly nourish her with support that will continue through her fourth trimester. The hope is that, afterwards, your expectant sister will feel held & confident as she heads into her new role.

Evolving from a traditional Navajo Ceremony, the spiritual intention behind this shared space is to honour the expectant mother, celebrate sisterhood and welcome a new baby to earth.

If you would like me to hold the space for you (or a friend or family member who is currently pregnant), we’ll have an initial meeting to discuss what you would like included in your day; we can completely tailor the event to suit you and the group. Often the ceremony will include: a hand-made flower crown for the mama-to-be, beaded necklace created using a bead provided by each guest, the red thread ritual and nature mandala specially created to bless the centre of the circle. I would take care of all the preparations, letting the group know what to bring along and then facilitate on the day, whether it be in your home or another location of your choice*.

Mother Blessing Ceremony – £185
10% off for those booking the Birth Keeper Package

*any venue hire fees not included in the fee (to be arranged separately)


As the tradition of a Mothers Blessing has evolved, so have the activities involved. I will work with you to tailor you day to suit you/mama-to-be. Some  ideas include:

  • Offering words of support for the new mother and baby.
  • Pampering the mother throughout the day.
  • Celebrating her body with belly painting.
  • Sharing positive birth experiences.
  • Providing a dish for the freezer to help during those weeks after birth. It may be the organiser of the ceremony invites guests to start a meal train in support of the new family post-birth.
  • Crafting dreamcatchers together to hold the group’s hopes and wishes.
  • Bringing an object of significance to add to the centre alter. Perhaps a crystal, flowers or a candle.
  • Weaving flower crowns together to wear throughout the ceremony and take home with them afterwards.
  • Writing or illustrating affirmations.


One of the most significant rituals that takes place during a mother’s blessing is the tying of the red thread. A ball of hemp/string is passed around the group and tied around each of the women’s wrists. The thread joins all the women together, representing the lineage of ancestors that came before them; the matriarchal line. The thread will be worn in support of the pregnant mother, until her baby arrives earth-side, when the thread can be removed.


Each guest is asked to bring along a bead to be included on the birthing necklace. Each bead symbolises womanhood and transformation and represents the guests wishes for the mother and baby in labour and birth. During the ceremony the beads are strung together, the necklace to be hung in the birth space to give strength and focus during her labour.


Another wonderful keepsake for the guests and symbol of support for the expectant mother is a blessingway candle. Each woman will be gifted a candle to take home with them at the end of the ceremony, which they will light when labour begins. They can leave the candle to burn throughout the duration of labour, sending their collective well wishes for both mother and baby.

There are many ways to mark the day and each ceremony is individual to the woman herself. Some women choose to only include some of these activities, whilst others incorporate many more. The magic of joining together to show up for the expectant mother is that you get to send her on her path to motherhood surrounded with the support of loving friends.

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