yes some of the NA births I have done will have this taboo<br>
also no bleeding women in the room either... saw someone have a late hemorrhage after breaking this taboo- let someone in to see the baby and she was having her period-
I have heard of it, but I have also heard that red is a color of power for women (yes, it's the color of blood, but bleeding is part of being female). You've heard of the book <i>The Red Tent</i>, right? The epynomous tent (& apologies if you've read it & I'm repeating what you know) was for giving birth, & I believe there were other cultures that did something similar. I imagine much depends upon the outlook of the mother. A mama convinced it's a bad omen might well have ill effects from it; one convinced of the color's power would not. I know that in Slavic culture, red is the color of joy, and I want to say in some Asian cultures--Japanese & Korean maybe--it is as well. But I don't know of specifically birth-oriented applications for that color in either culture.