“I could not get my fill of looking. There should be a song for women to sing at this moment or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name that moment.”
- Anita Diamant, The Red Tent
Childbirth RItuals and Practices
Rituals celebrating and honoring childbirth are as varied and diverse as humanity itself. Each culture has its own unique ways to recognize and cherish the birth of a child. These rituals are often employed as a way of blessing the child and mother but they can often ease the transition within a family as a new child is introduced to its siblings.