Rubi’s Closing Ceremony

Family, Postpartum

Tradition, Closure, and Healing

The closing ceremony is an indigenous custom from Mexico used to bring the cycle of pregnancy and birth to a close. It is performed 40 days postpartum by women and offers healing and blessings to the mother. She is bathed, cleansed, fed, her chakras are aligned, and her birthing bones are closed with the sacred rebozo. As a Mexican woman and birth doula, I was honored to perform this ceremony for Rubi (who is Mexican too), alongside a circle of amazing doulas.  It was the perfect way to bring the birth of Celeste to a close and celebrate Rubi’s new journey.