Birth Blessing or Mother Blessing

A Birth Blessing or Mother Blessing is a celebration held during late pregnancy,
and a more nurturing alternative to a Baby Shower.

A traditional Baby Shower usually involves a few games, perhaps a quiz, some food, and the giving of baby-related gifts. In contrast, a Blessing is centred around making the mother or birthing parent feel loved and supported and held by those closest to her/them.

At a Blessing, the mother/birthing parents's closest relatives and friends (usually women, but not exclusively women) gather, share their love and support, and work to create a circle of sanctuary around her as she prepares to give birth.

As your Blessing Celebrant, I will lead you and your guests through your Blessing Ceremony, creating a safe and nurturing space for everyone present, and giving you a wonderful memory as you go forward into your birth.

What can you do at a Blessing?

Whatever you like! Some of the things you could do include:

  • Henna decoration of your bump/hands/feet, or your guests' hands. You can hire henna artists to attend or buy in some henna and have people do the decorations themselves.
  • Flower crown using real or faux flowers
  • Bump painting, this is usually best done by a face painting artist
  • Have a bellycast made - I am happy to combine your Blessing and bellycast, if your Blessing is held at your home
  • Reading poetry, scripture, or readings from books
  • Making birth affirmations on paper, card or wood slices
  • Making bath bombs, bath salts or aromatherapy mixes
  • Tie dying baby clothes or muslin squares or bed sheets
  • Cook food yourself, have everyone bring a plate to share, or have a catered meal
  • Gathering around a fire, weather permitting

What does it feel like to attend a Mother Blessing?

I could tell you, or I can let some of the guests from Mother Blessings I have hosted tell you themselves!

"I feel so blessed to have you amazing women in my life.  Today has meant so much to me."

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"It was a wonderful afternoon. Am in awe of the collective talents of the group. I feel very nurtured."

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"So lovely to be part of, thanks for a wonderful afternoon."

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What's included when you hire me?

  • A 2 hour planning appointment, during which we will discuss your preferences for your Blessing
  • Paper invite and social media event creation
  • Lists of things to bring/arrange for both mother/birthing parent and guests
  • Soft decorations that I will bring with me on the day
  • Being the Celebrant for the Blessing itself, which usually lasts around 4 hours including food
  • A flower crown worth £50 made with faux flowers which you can keep as a memento of the celebration - click here to see examples of my flower crowns

All that for only £225!