Tag: <span>pregnancy</span>

Ideas for Blessing Ways: Honouring the Expectant Mother Through Gathering and Ritual

A Blessing Way does not have to take on spiritual connotations, nor involve “ritual” if that idea may make the mother uncomfortable. Ritual is simply a series of actions combined with spoken or written words that are focused around a common intent or purpose. No deity need be invoked or prayed to, your “prayers” or…


Blessing Ways

The Blessing Way is a ceremony that prepares and celebrates the passage a pregnant woman and her child experience in birth. It may also be a time to prepare an adoptive mother (or both parents) for their journey into parenthood. The term “Blessing way” is borrowed from the Navajo, who practiced this kind of ritual…


Q ~ I am pregnant. I heard that bellydance will be good for me. Is this true?

NO! Not necessarily. Starting ANY new physical activity when pregnant is a potential risk. Your body undergoes immediate, important, unexpected changes while pregnant.  Your health status and the needs of your body can change quickly.   Check with your caregiver that you are in a general state of fitness.  You should ALWAYS fill out the…