The blessingway is designed to celebrate a mom's journey into motherhood. Baby showers are fun and they are a wonderful way to gift new parents things they need; a blessingway, however, honors the mom and prepares her for the labor and delivery soon-to-come.
During the gathering, friends of the mother come together to give her support and encouragement as she waits for labor to begin. It is a wonderful and affirming time for her.
Blessingway ceremonies create a sacred and safe environment where a mother-to-be can explore the challenges and joys that lie before her as she approaches birthing and mothering. Surrounded by the most important women in her life, she gains a sense of power, confidence, and support that will help her rise to motherhood.
Birth is a key life passage for women. But modern culture has become preoccupied with the arrival of the baby-to-be and has lost touch with birth's profound impact on the expectant mother. While our most common birth preparations focus on getting women physically ready to give birth, the blessingway ceremony helps a woman to prepare mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for the work of birthing, and it opens her to her instinctive abilities, which will guide her as she steps into the role of mother.
I remember being a part of Allison's blessingway and the emotions that surrounded my heart were so real and true. The same was felt at my blessingway, except instead of giving support and love and encouragement, I was able to receive it from women that are truly close to me.
The experience was so unique and incomparable to anything I have ever done. By the end of the ceremony I felt ready to take on labor and delivery...and all that comes with it. Being that I have a fused spine and rods that rail-road-track up my spine, an epidural is out. I do not want a C-section for the same reason - the rods make my only option general anesthesia which means I am literally OUT and Wyatt isnt allowed in the operating room either. SO...our choice is to go all natural. I mean completely drug free--and I couldnt be any more excited!
Thank you Alli, for everything you did putting this event together! You are such a true and dear friend. Thank you to all the women of the circle for making this such a special event for me! I couldnt ask for any better support or more love!
I love all of you! - Kyla