Blessingway - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-18-2011, 11:07 AM - Thread Starter
 
drmom21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

So, I'm not pregnant, but my friend is and I'm planning the blessing way for November. Any suggestions. I've never done it before. She gave one for me.

drmom21 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-21-2011, 02:19 PM
 
BennyPai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: MAINE!!!
Posts: 2,149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I've been to a few of these and had one of my own.  We called it a mother blessing, but same thing I think. Depending on the mother's preference, you can have just other women present or women with their children.  My DP was present at mine, along with everyone's children.  He mostly helped with the children, though.  LOL I think I prefer to have just the ladies in the future; it was a little chaotic but still meaningful.  Some things that I've seen at Mother Blessings:

  • Pampering the mother-to-be in ways that she is comfortable with, such as foot soak/massage, belly art (Henna, etc.). 
  • Having guests bring birth beads and string them together while saying blessings for the birth.  These can be poems/birth affirmations/prayers or simply stating that you wish positive or peaceful energy, etc.
  • Sending a candle home with each person to be lit when the mother goes into labor.

 

You might find more ideas at this blog posting - a very detailed description of one mother's Mother Blessing including photos:

http://bringbirthhome.com/pregnancy/mother-blessing/ 

 

 

Here are some photos from my last Mother Blessing:

https://picasaweb.google.com/JSpencer80/MotherBlessing#slideshow/5325420224738608162 

 

 

 

 


read.gif+dp_malesling.GIFreading.gifmoon.gifblahblah.gifjog.gif(All waterbirth.jpg. 3 @ homebirth.jpg30stork-suprise.gif*31*32*33*34*35*36*37*38*39*40?41*42?h20homebirth.gif 
BennyPai is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off