Hello ladies, I am expecting. My mil is here for the next few months and would like to do valakappu and seemantham for me. We know how exactly these ceremonies are done in India. But I dont think it will be possible to replicate the ceremonies in the exact way here. Also, I want to keep things simple because I feel very tired and achy by evening every day and dont have any energy and my mil is also not in the best health. I want to understand how such traditional ceremonies can be done here in the US If you had your seemantham and valakappu done here in the bay area or anywhere else in the US, i would be grateful if you could share your experience. Like, which month did you do it in, what time of the day were the ceremonies performed, how did you arrange for food, did you do it at your residence or somewhere else etc. I know i am asking for a lot of info, but hopefully this thread will be helpful for indian women living in the US and who are anxious about these ceremonies. Thank you so much!