Why You Should Celebrate Your Pregnancy with Prenatal Henna

Hey Mama,

Your pregnancy is a sacred rite of passage of your baby’s entrance into this world.

Prenatal Henna is a way of blessing your belly.

A celebration of your pregnancy.

Prenatal Henna Belly Blessing

Prenatal Henna Belly Blessing

When my friend, Janet, reached out to me about a Prenatal Henna Session and Photo Shoot, I couldn’t be more excited! She wanted to do something special for herself and include her son with the celebration of her second child.

Outlining Janet’s son’s hand prints on her belly.

Outlining Janet’s son’s hand prints on her belly.

She had the idea to include her son’s hand prints on her belly. In all faiths, Hamsa Hand is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, good luck, health and good fortune.

This was a beautiful idea to honour Janet’s journey birthing her baby and her baby’s safe and healthy passage into the world.

In all faiths, Hamsa Hand is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health and good fortune.

In all faiths, Hamsa Hand is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health and good fortune.

Prenatal henna art.

Prenatal henna art.

Finishing touches.

Finishing touches.

Prenatal henna can be done at any time during pregnancy, but most pregnant women choose to do it in their third trimester - around 36 weeks gestation. An increasing number of expectant mothers are choosing to hold Blessingways (also known as belly blessings) in lieu of or in addition to the traditional western “baby shower.”

The henna process usually takes 90 - 120 minutes, depending on the intricacy of the design.

Sessions include a warm cup of tea, a guided birth meditation or calming music.

Sessions include a warm cup of tea, a guided birth meditation or calming music.

the why

Something as special as drawing your child’s hand prints on your belly as a sign of protection should be honoured.

You should be honoured.

It’s another way to:

  • celebrate your pregnancy

  • celebrate your baby’s birth

  • celebrate your transition into motherhood

Henna is meant to bring good luck and offer protection.

And, applying henna was and is a therapeutic gift to the expecting mom, leaving her feeling honoured and relaxed.

A relaxed mama being honoured and celebrated.

A relaxed mama being honoured and celebrated.

Janet decided to follow up her Prenatal Henna documentary-style photo shoot with a maternity photo shoot.

A mother, honoured.

A mother, honoured.

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I had so much fun documenting this for Janet who is welcoming her second child. It was so fun to include Arlow in the whole process.

Henna paste dyes your skin a deep reddish brown.

Henna paste dyes your skin a deep reddish brown.

If you would like to request a Prenatal Henna session, please get in touch.

You could also consider including it in the following ceremonies:

  • Mother Rising

  • Blessingway

  • Baby Shower

  • Mother Blessing

    I’d love to make this happen for you!