What is a Blessingway?
“A Blessingway is sacred pre-birth ceremony that has traditionally been performed by Navajo people, and celebrates a woman’s rite of passage into motherhood.” (As defined by Birth Without Fear. Click here for more information on planning a Blessingway.)
On May 20th, myself, and a few like-minded mama’s, gathered around sweet Nikki to pamper and prepare her for her birthing time. Together we put together a beautiful necklace to help encourage Nikki as she labored and birthed her daughter in the near future. It contained a bead from each of us that reminded us of her.
Her best friend, and biggest advocate, Lauran cooked an amazing meal for us all to eat while we share stories of our birth experiences, offered words of advice, and encouraged Nikki that she was made to birth her baby.
After our meal, we proceeded to Lauran’s back porch, under the setting sun, to continue pampering Nikki. Adorned with her floral crown, Nikki soaked her feet and had henna done on her belly. A lotus flower.
Once her henna was finished, she was given gifts and tied a string on each of our wrists, to be cut, only after a favor is preformed for Nikki after the birth of her baby.
A Blessingway is such a beautiful way to honor a mother before her birthing time. Leaving her joyful and prepared to enter labor with her mind more at ease.
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