A loving and intimate alternative to a baby shower. Drawing on the traditions of ancient cultures, Mim creates a nurturing and safe environment to honour and celebrate the Pregnant Mum as she moves into a new stage of life - motherhood, for the first or subsequent time. A wonderful opportunity to provide positive energy and support to the Pregnant Mum, and at the same time, acknowledge an important rite of passage.
What happens in a Pregnancy Circle?
Whilst each Circle is unique and is tailored to meet individual needs, below are some of the options that can be included in a Pregnancy Circle.
A beautiful altar complete with flowers, candles and crystals sets the mood in the middle of the Pregnancy Circle.
The Pregnancy Circle opens with an explanation of the ritual as well as cleansing of the room with a ‘smudge stick’ - a native American custom used to prepare a space.
An optional short chant is offered to quiet the mind.
A short, guided meditation continues the process of relaxing and unwinding.
Guests share stories and wisdom about the gifts and challenges of motherhood or bring along a favorite story/poem/blessing or symbol that represents birth or parenting. Guests also have the opportunity to celebrate their friendship with the Pregnant Mum.
Pampering time for the Pregnant Mum begins. She reclines on a sofa, eyes closed and listening to beautiful music. Friends lay their hands on the Pregnant Mum’s stomach, sending her and the baby love and energy - A wish or blessing for the Pregnant Mum and her baby are written on a beautiful card and presented to her in a special bag as each guest lights a candle to symbolise their wish or blessing.
Closure of the Circle, which includes presenting the Pregnant Mum with a beautiful booklet to keep - full of special mementos from the Circle’s guests and honouring their individual friendships with her.
– Birthing necklace
(This is charged separately)
Materials are tidied away, leaving the guests to celebrate in another way - eating and drinking!
Cost: $350 per Circle for up to 10 people. For larger groups there is an extra charge of $35 per person. Duration approximately 1.5-2 hours.
> an email invitation, complete with a photo and description of the Circle
> a beautiful booklet for the Pregnant Mum to keep – full of special mementos from the Circle’s guests and honouring their individual friendships with her
> wishes and blessings for the Pregnant Mum are written on a beautiful card and presented to her in a special bag