Mama Blessings are sacred ceremonies. They honour the rite of passage from maiden to mother. As a result, they are a very meaningful and heartfelt alternative to a baby shower. A baby shower traditionally focuses on the baby and can be very commercialised. Whereas, Mama Blessings are a beautiful and unique way to honour and nurture the mother-to-be. She is surrounded by her soul sisters and other important women in her life who imbue her with loving care and pampering. Therefore ‘filling her cup’ with strength, confidence and encouragement during this special journey. Mama Blessings are affirming, empowering and uplifting.
Most importantly, it is also a reminder that she is not alone. But even more than that, it reaches through time and space gracing the lives of all women, both in her lineage and those present, who did not have the opportunity to be honoured on their journeys. How a woman is treated during pregnancy, birth and postpartum has a powerful effect. It may determine whether her life and that of her baby will be coloured by fear and stress or by stillness and connection. The Mama-to-be is held safely during this sacred ceremony. Thus allowing space for any fears to be released and to embrace what’s to come, for rejoicing and for connecting to mothers who have come before her. The intention is to honour and provide the mama-to-be with sisterhood, love, joy, connection and spiritual support.
when to have a ceremony
Whether it is their first, second or subsequent baby; a Mama Blessing circle marks a life changing transition. The ceremony is held a month prior to the birthing date, at your venue. This covers suburbs within a 25 km radius of Mount Waverley. However, a travelling fee may apply for suburbs outside of this zone.
While Mama Blessings are is inspired by ritual and spirituality, they honour all belief systems. Ceremonies can be tailored to suit individual preferences.
Benefits of mama blessings
- Feeling loved and celebrated as Mama approaches the birthing day
- Connecting to the baby, ancestors and life cycles
- Releasing fears and embracing the newborn
- Receiving promises of help before, during and after birth
- Connecting to Mother Earth and Spirit
During the mama blessings ceremony
Guests participate in time honoured rituals and activities attuned to the heart-to-heart connection embraced by this ceremony. Each ceremony includes; Welcome & Opening the circle; Honouring Mama and acknowledging her support group; 2-3 Activities / Rituals designed to pamper Mama and have some fun or to use as a focal point during labour; Reading by hostess or close friend and Closing the circle.
Activities available – choice of 2 or 3
Mama-to-be will enjoy a deeper spiritual connection to her baby, support group, Mother Earth and Spirit when these beautiful rituals are woven into the ceremony.
after the mama blessings ceremony
It is very important to share some grounding food and drink after the ceremony. Refreshments are usually provided by the hostess. Alternatively, guests may bring a plate to share.
2 hours (6 – 12 people) ¦ $350 – an additional $10 per head is required for more than 12 guests.
This covers ceremonies held at your venue in suburbs within a 25 km radius of Mount Waverley. A travelling fee may apply for suburbs outside of this zone.