The Most Complete Guide to Blessingways

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.
By creating blessingway rituals for each other, we can reach outside of ourselves and weave a web of community: a living breathing web of women who are blessing, teaching, and supporting one another — and as a result, helping give birth to each other’s children.
“Mother Rising helps women remember the power and support
they can give each other. It speaks to a woman’s soul.” 

—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom