n.— «This afternoon, my sister-in-law, who will be acting as my doula during Truman’s birth, threw me a blessingway. The blessingway (or mother blessing, as it is sometimes known) is a Navajo tradition that has been adapted in recent years to serve the needs of mothers of all cultures, religions and traditions. A blessingway is a way of celebrating the mother, and prepare her for her upcoming birth journey.» —“Blogging a Pregnancy, thirty-six weeks: the way is blessed” by Sarah Gilbert Blogging Baby Apr. 10, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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