Expectant parents often experience a mixture of feelings. It can be a time of joyful anticipation but can also be a time of worry or anxiety. A blessing ceremony for one or both parents acknowledges this time of transition, expresses their hopes for their child, and surrounds them with the support of family and friends. Ceremonies can even take place at a baby shower, making the event all that more meaningful.
For mother blessings, a participatory belly dancing component for the honouree and her friends is available upon request.