Henna during pregnancy is a soothing ancient tradition that is believed to help bring an easy birth and healthy child. Henna is believed to protect and bless the mother and child from any evil or malicious spirits that may be near during delivery. The red coloring of the dye and protective images used in the patterns guard against the evil eye and are thought to protect the pair during the child’s difficult passage into this world. As henna is being incorporated into modern culture, new traditions are being created. One new way women are using henna is to decorate the belly during pregnancy. This is a wonderful way to celebrate the body’s physical changes during pregnancy and embrace this special time. Baby showers and henna parties can be combined into a day of pampering and relaxation for the new expectant mom, her friends, and family.
Check with your medical provider before getting henna
This product contains NO chemical dyes, preservatives or additives and is generally safe for use during normal pregnancy, providing you are not high risk. Henna does not interfere with pulse oximetry readings, so there will be no problem wearing the finger clamp on hennaed fingers. Consult your medical provider if you have specific concerns.
Do not use henna if you suffer or have children who currently or previously suffer from the following conditions:
¨ G6DP Deficiency (Glucose-6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency)
¨ Any Chronic or acute condition which affects the your blood system.
¨ Any Chronic or acute condition which affects your immune system