Blessing the Mother…..

Blessing the mother ease the period at the end of pregnancy and ease the transition into postpartum.

Ideas that bless before and after birth:

  • Freezer Meals
  • Organizing Fresh Meals for end of pregnancy through first month post birth.
  • Buy baby wearing gear for her.
  • Organize a Blessingway
  • Write down encouraging and affirming words in a beautiful card.
  • Listen to her.
  • Buy her a baby wearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding class, etc. to her desires as a surprise.
  • Organize housecleaning party for end of pregnancy and once or twice postpartum.
  • If she has other children, have them over to give her a rest.
  • Donate toward her doula, midwife or doctor.
  • When she is postpartum, visit her and prepare a variety of snacks so she is never without food.
  • Offer to run errands after the baby is born.
  • Offer to give her time to shower.
  • Buy her a reusable water bottle so she drinks enough fluids.
  • Give her permission to phone you during odd hours after the birth if she needs support, advice.
  • Offer to dog sit or take care of any pets as needed after the birth.
  • Check in on her about 3 weeks after birth to see how she is doing emotionally and physically.

What other ideas do you have to add? Please leave me a comment.

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2 Responses to “Blessing the Mother…..”

  1. Cutie says:

    Cutie…

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  2. Darlene says:

    Great points! I like to suggest to moms to ask someone to arrange an online care calendar like http://www.carecalendar.org/ or http://www.mealtrain.com. It makes it a lot easier for people to sign up and help with meals, childcare for siblings.

    Buying some time for her to have a postpartum doula will be invaluable to her family.

    If she’s planning to breastfeed, ask her if she has located a local La Leche League support group that can give her support, or if you’re a breastfeeding mom, let her know she can get some support from you.



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