A Blessingway is a great alternative to a Baby shower that is specifically focused on the Mum-to-be, and that's why we love them.
Babies are miracles no doubt, but they don't get here without their Mum.
As women, we have the great privilege of creating and bringing life into the world. We have been doing it since the beginning of time. A Blessingway is about recognizing and celebrating this. It is a coming together of the women close to you, many of whom are mothers themselves, who have knowledge and love to share with you.
In times gone by women have always supported each other when it comes to childbearing, childbirth and child-rearing. In our modern world, particularly in western culture, this seems to happen less and less. More Mums feel alone. They have questions, fears and they need help.
A Blessingway is about finding our way back to that support, through your very own sisterhood. There is something very comforting in knowing that many of the women in the room at a Blessingway have been through what you are going through and that they are there to love and support you. They are there to make you feel special. Each of the ceremonies of a Blessingway is about amplifying this connection, this female power and energy, so you can take it with you into the birth.
A Baby shower is usually about showering the unborn baby with gifts and playing games that are about things that will happen after the birth.
A Blessingway is about the Mum and the pregnancy. It is a time when the Mum-to-be is honoured, looked after and is, perhaps, a more spiritual celebration.
Although a Blessingway can be held for any pregnant woman, whether it is her first child, fifth or fifteenth, sometimes a baby shower can seem too much with subsequent births, as Mum will likely already have all she needs for the baby. A Blessingway allows EACH pregnancy to be honored as special and unique and the time remembered as significant.
Having said that, you could create your own version or combination of a celebration with the ceremonies facilitated by the products in our box and receiving gifts of the items you may need for your baby.
No matter what your beliefs, a Blessingway is a magnificent way to celebrate being a women and the true miracle of life.
You can read all about the various ceremonies in our other blog posts and if you find something you love make sure you share it.