Feministry Celebrant Training

Ceremonies for Early Life


Unlike most trainings, this module is not just about planning the happy occasion of a Baby Welcoming. We acknowledge the truth of the pregnancy and birth experience, and we let this truth be our guide as we plan for the specific ceremony ahead of us, with the specific people involved.

In this module we will explore the many ways we come into being:

Fertility/Infertility

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Assisted Reproduction & IVF

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Planned & Unplanned Pregnancies

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The rollercoaster of pregnancy and birth for parent and child

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Birth as both a solitary and communal experience

Losses of early life

This module will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to hold intimate and precious funeral ceremonies for those babies and children whose lives come to an end before or soon after birth, or during childhood.

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Infertility

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Miscarriage

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Abortion

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Termination for Medical Reasons

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Stillbirth

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Neonatal Death

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Sudden Infant Death

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Sudden and Anticipated Death in Childhood

Family and community ceremonies for early life

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Blessingway/ Baby Shower Ceremonies (before birth)

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Baby Welcome Ceremonies (age 0-3)

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Ceremonies of Family Connection (around age 7)

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Ceremonies of Community Recognition (around age 12).

If you’re ready to explore any of these modules in more depth, please get in touch to enquire about joining our training celebrant programme.