A Blessingway, or Birthingway, is a celebration, a moment of respect, a time when the birth-giver and their supporting community come together to honor birth as a rite of passage. It is a sacred, person-centered time intended to admire, revere, and affirm the birth-giver in preparation for the dance of birth. Cultures across time and spanning the globe hold space for important moments of transition and share common themes such as communal acknowledgement and preparation for the journey ahead; it is sanctified time to share wisdom and light with the person[s] in transition.
Facilitation and movement of ceremony is our role within a Blessingway; it is not dissimilar to our roles as doulas. Our commitment is to hold space for the intimate to unfold in a smooth, organic, and undistracted way. We will work with organizing persons who know the birth-giver in order to personalize the blessed occasion. In the spirit of community, we are honored to partner with several Birmingham-based practitioners of health, healing, and the arts. Ideas for Blessingways include but are never limited to: Belly Casting, Yoga/Meditation, Group Singing, Circle Blessing with Yarn, Beaded Birthing Necklaces, Lighting Candles, Intoning with Singing Bowls, Prayers and Words of Affirmation, Laying- on of Hands, Foot bathing, Food & Libations, Henna, Dance-for-Birth, Flower Crowning, and Offerings for the New Life.
Fee for Blessingway services is $200. Please inquire for more information.