Mother Blessing Ceremony
A Mother* Blessing Ceremony provides space and time for those closest to her, to give her positive attention and care. Giving her energy through laughter, relaxation and shared experience. Creating a supportive circle, and showing confidence in her as she approaches the birth, encourages the release of oxytocin, a powerful birth hormone. A lovely alternative to a Baby Shower, with the focus on the Mother to be, which will help her to feel calm and nurtured in the last days of her pregnancy.
*Mother or Birthing person, however they identify, She/he/they.
Your Mother Blessing Ceremony will be hosted by Emma Goodburn. It will be individual to each Mother to be, she can decide who she wants to attend, and where she wants it to be held. There will be time spent before the ceremony, planning the elements that she feels comfortable with and wants to include. It is important that the Mother to be does not have to host or lead the ceremony, but be able to relax and feel nurtured by those who care for her.The people invited will be emailed by me beforehand, so they will know what to expect and the different ways they can offer their support, respect and positive wishes to the Mother to be.
Examples of activities to choose from are:
Hand/foot massage, foot bath, birth beads, making birth affirmations, Henna or body paint, candle wishes, rock painting, flower garland, bath salt mixing and so much more.
The Ceremony will be up to 3 hours, food can be shared, this can be simple snacks that everyone brings. Some Mothers may wish to invite other family and friends for a party or food after the Ceremony.
You may choose to have the Ceremony at the GOODBIRTH Snug (up to 6 guests plus the Mother and Emma) your home or friend’s home, an outdoor space, or hire a venue (it is good if the space is private).
If you would like to talk more about your Mother Blessing Ceremony, or book, please contact Emma at GOODBIRTH. We can arrange a time to meet and begin planning your Ceremony together.
You can add or adapt activities to suit your wishes and price will reflect the activities chosen, number of guests and venue.
Example=Mother Blessing Ceremony for up to 6 guests (+ Mother to be and Emma) at The Snug, from £80.
A package can be arranged and agreed to suit your budget and individual choices.
Emma is prepared to hold Ceremony having attending and completed workshop facilitated by Hazel Acland Tree.