Celebration… Like a Party?

Many people don’t realize that birth truly is a celebration. It is a celebration of life starting, of women conquering themselves, of a family beginning.

The story Sleeping Beauty, the couple aren’t able to conceive a baby for a long time. And when they finally did, they held a giant celebration and invited the entire kingdom to come meet the precious miracle they created. They made wishing on the baby for a good life.

I love this idea, but there is something missing.

When you come home from the hospital, people come for the baby. They come to see the baby, hold the baby, and that is about it. No one comes to find out how the mom is doing. No one asks how labor and delivery were. It is all about the baby, and there is nothing about the new mom that carried and birthed this great miracle.

Our country is so focused on the outcome, we don’t think about everything else (personally, I think this is why PPD is so high in our country).

In Europe, women are revered as the givers of life. It is a religious rite and a celebration of life for a woman to become pregnant and have a child.

In some countries, the tribe would prepare a feast while the woman labored. When the baby was born, the woman was pampered and dancing and feasting went the rest of the day and most of the night celebrating this new mother and her amazing accomplishment.

Here, we have baby showers, but why not mommy showers? You get amazing things for your new baby, and how to care for it and everything, but is there anything for you to make the transition easier?

It is called a Blessingway.

It creates a sacred and safe environment where a mother-to-be (whether with her first or tenth baby) can explore the challenges and joys that lie before her. She gains a sense of power, confidence, and support that will prepare a woman for her rise to motherhood. Helps prepare a woman mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for the work of birthing and helps open her to her instinctive abilities.

It is also a great way to pamper the mother before the birth.

It is not focused on the baby. You don’t get baby clothes and diapers, and wipe warmers. Women gather around you to support the pregnant woman you are and the mother you are about to become. It is a celebration of you, as a woman, doing what women were created to do.

The baby is an amazing part of what happens, but if you continuously make the woman feel like she did nothing or that the baby is the only important part, eventually we will lose all faith in ourselves and the birthing process.

It has already begun, and it needs to change.

Women need to know that they are celebrated as birth goddesses and not made to feel like the background. God wouldn’t have made such a perfectly designed system of woman and child if it was all about the child.

Women, you are amazing! You have an inborn power to birth your own children, and don’t let that slip from you! You can have the birth you want, and it truly is a divider between who you were and who you are to become.

Never forget that.

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