On the 9th of August, the Hellenic Kourotrophos festival is observed.
The Kourotrophos is a festival which is dedicated to Hekate and Artemis.
This day is dedicated to these goddesses who protect women, children and childbirth.
Here is a simple prayer you can use to honour Hekate on this day:
“We pray that other guardians be always renewed, and that Artemis-Hekate watch over the childbirth of their women.”
Aeschylus, Suppliant Women 674 ff (trans. Smyth) (Greek tragedy C5th B.C.)
(C) T. Georgitsis