HEALING CRYSTALS AND PREGNACY
Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman and man's life; it brings great joy and expectation and is a time to plan for the future. It does not matter whether it is the first child or the thirteenth the joy is just the same. But along with all the joy come other things the little nagging physical and emotional things that can sometime mar this wonderful time.
There are a number of crystals with their metaphysical healing properties that will help you through these times. I am going to provide you with a list of ailments both physical and emotional that will be aided by the use of a crystal and its healing powers.
This list is by no means the total list and as my daughter is going through her second pregnancy I will be updating you with anything else that comes up. It has been nearly eight years since we last had a pregnancy in the family and I know that there are a lot of things that I will be forgetting to add in this newsletter so lets get started.
There is one Crystal that stands out as a must have for pregnancy and that is Moonstone the amazing crystal has an affinity with both Mother and Child and is one that I always recommend to all expectant Mothers. As you will see it covers a lot of other conditions as well.
Firstly the one thing that every expectant Mother goes through especially first time Mothers is Anxiety am I going to be a good Mother? Will I be able to cope? This is normal and even women who have been through this before can have these thoughts. Now don't think this article is just for Mothers these crystals will help the expectant Father as well, they have exactly the same anxieties as the Mother and also need to look after themselves. So I would recommend that the following healing crystals will aid in this area Amethyst Bloodstone Hematite (not magnetic) Labradorite Blue Calcite.
I would carry one of these wonderful gemstones with you at all times if you are finding yourself anxious.
The next most common complaint that pregnant women and get is Backache sometimes this can be just an annoying niggles or full on pain so I would recommend the follow gemstones to help, Garnet, Petrified Wood, Unakite.
You can either carry these crystals with you say in a back pocket or you could chose one crystal and use it to massage the back especially in the area of the pain. Be gentle you do not need to use pressure when using healing crystals in this manner
Biliousness, another wonderful condition that comes to visit, usually in the first couple of months. Some lucky women never go through this while others can be inflicted for the whole pregnancy (sorry not trying to scare anyone just stating facts) There is really only one crystal with the healing properties to ease this condition and that is Pearl. If the Biliousness only appears in the morning I would place it under your pillow or on a side table. If it persists all day then carry it around with you perhaps near your stomach although the crystal does not have to be near the area to help it.
Birthing:/child birth and yes I know this comes later but I have decided to put this into alphabetical order or thereabouts to make it easy to refer back to. There are a number of great metaphysical crystals that you can use at this time for both the Mother and Father that will help ease the pain and the anxiety at this time and also assist the child to have a smooth entry into this world Chrysocolla, Emerald, Malachite, Moonstone, Opal, Water Opal, Pearl, Peridot. Once again note the presence of Moonstone it is very much aligned to this time in people's lives and its energy is just so soft and gentle. Just keep these crystals as near as possible as the doctors usually like jewellery removed at this time but if they don't object perhaps the Mum to be could wear a bracelet and Dad for that matter or just place it in a pocket.
Breasts now this is really just for the ladies although I have heard of some fellows getting symptoms as well. The breasts start to swell and can be a little painful at times especially when the milk is beginning to come so the following crystals will benefit the most Carnotite Pink Coral. A little further down I will mention lactation and crystals to help
Calcium Deficiency some women suffer from this during pregnancy I know that I did and sometimes they will give you tablets to help. If you are like me and have a reaction then I can highly recommend the following crystals to help alleviate this condition (they worked for me anyway) Amazonite, Sodalite, Thulite, these I would carry with you and also place them in your pantry to help boost the calcium in the foods.
Coping: Ah yes this can be something that is hard on everyone. The woman's body changes and nothing is like it was before it can be stressful on everyone especially the husband so here are a few crystals that are wonderful for coping, their properties of healing will assist you here. Turritella Agate Aragonite Carnelian Howlite and Sodalite
You can hold a crystal in your hand and just roll it around and concentrate on everything being fine. Place them in rooms where you find yourself having feelings of not coping and just carry them around with you.
There are times when pregnant women can become despondent it's the hormones that do it girls and the following crystals will help alleviate theses feelings Eye Agate Red Coral and Lepidolite Wulfenite.
Diplomacy is a skill that all expectant Fathers and friends of the expectant Mother need to acquire. Especially when asked things like do I look really awful in this top? Do my ankles look really big? Now you can answer these questions with the truth but it is probably better to be diplomatic and say no that/they look fine to me, believe me your life will be so much easier, again hormones are to blame so here are some healing crystals to help you attain some extra diplomatic skills Coral Copper Lepidolite Moonstone and Watermelon Tourmaline
Dispelling fear this may seem like an odd one to put in an article about pregnancy but believe me it is one of the most common things that happen to expectant Mothers and Fathers for that matter. They worry about the baby being fine during the pregnancy, they worry about the actual birth and they worry about what things will be like after the birth will they cope, will they be good parents even will the baby like them and so many more things. Use the healing properties of the following crystals to help alleviate these fears Amazonite Angelite Aquamarine and Tourmaline
Emotions ah yes this is one of the really fun symptoms of pregnancy, bouts of crying for no reason, emotional highs and lows a wonderful experience is this and I am sorry to say it can last the whole way through the pregnancy. So you will find yourself calling on the following crystals to help bring emotional calm to you and the Mother to be. Amazonite Bloodstone Emerald Howlite Red Jasper Rose Quartz Smokey Quartz.
The expectant Mother can become fatiguedquite easily especially in the later stages of the pregnancy and those around her can also succumb to this condition as well, there is help at hand in the form of these wonderful crystals and their metaphysical healing properties Turritella Agate, Ametrine Citrine, Dioptase, Blue Opal.
Lethargy this is another thing that can be a problem for mums to be but the following crystals will help ease this problem Yellow apatite, Ametrine, Red Tiger Eye.
Fluid/water Retention the bane of all pregnant women, I think I have only come across a handful of women who do not retain fluid in pregnancy. It can be very uncomfortable and make it difficult to get around if it is the legs, feet or ankles so use Ocean Spray Agate, Anhydrite Moonstone Water opal or Stichtite healing crystals to aide with this condition. You could make an elixir (only use the method I describe here for safety reasons) and soak the feet and ankles you could also rub it on the legs and arms as well.
Insomnia again this is not something everyone suffers from, but not being able to sleep the way you want can definitely bring disturbed sleep. Healing crystals such as Amethyst Charoite, Hematite (not magnetic) Herkimer Diamond Howlite, Lapis Lazuli Moonstone, Sodalite Topaz Blue Tourmaline and Zircon placed under the pillow or on the bedside table will help you sleep peacefully.
Lactation really not needed until after the birth but something that you need to have in hand before you go into labor. The following crystals properties will help induce lactation and also provide good milk flow Chalcedony Chiastolite.
Mood Swings just like emotional upheaval this is a very real problem for the Mother to be and those around her so I would keep one of the following crystals handy at all times Halite Lepidolite Turquoise
Over sensitive again like mood swings and emotions but a little more of a reaction to something said or not said or to a particular situation. I have found that expectant Mothers do not like to be told that their ideas are not the very best around and they definitely do not like to be critised or told that they are wrong so the only crystal that I would recommend for this is good old Moonstone
There are some general stones that cover the whole area of pregnancy and if you are unsure about what will happen during the pregnancy especially if it is the first time then you cannot go to far wrong have a couple of the following crystals on hand Chrysocolla, Howlite, Jade, Moonstone, Ruby and Unakite their healing properties will help in most situations.
Stress again something that is very common amongst both the expectant Mother and Father. I would use any of the following crystals to help with stress, they can be placed in any room, carried with you. A good way to use them is to hold them in your hand and either rub them or roll them around in the palm of your hand, it seems to have a very calming effect. Moss Agate, Azurite Aquamarine Water Opal Herkimer Diamond Rose Quartz and Lapis Lazuli.
Tact a wonderful attribute to have when mood swings, over sensitivity and the emotions kick in, sometimes it can be hard to have tact particularly towards the end of the pregnancy so at least one of these healing crystals should be a must on your list. Albite Howlite Snow Quartz or Tourmaline
Tolerance again for the above reasons these crystals will be of great benefit to those around the expectant Mother and also the expectant Father. Aquamarine Peridot Tourmaline and Aragonite.
Thrush/ Yeast Infections can be a real problem for the mum to be and as you cannot use most creams or lotions then these crystals healing properties will be of great benefit. Again I would use an elixir but only use the method I describe herefor safety reasons and use any of the following crystals with the healing properties to address this condition Dendritic Chalcedony or Forsterite
Varicose Veins I can speak from personal experience with these babies, I had fairly nice looking legs before I got pregnant but hey soon after they were road maps. Now Varicose Veins are usually hereditary so not everyone will get them, I must say it took a bit to get rid of mine and you can still see where they were just under the skin. And I have a confession to make I did not call on the crystals for help with these rotten little things, so it is entirely my own fault, anyway please do not follow my example call on these wonderful crystals from the earth to help you with not only the look but also with the aches as well Azurite, Betafite Leifite or Spectrolite
This next one is not something that we really want to think about but I cannot provide information without including the other side of the coin so to speak. My sincere wish is that none of you will need the following crystals but unfortunately some people have experienced this condition, again I speak from experience and it is not something that I would wish on any person, the emptiness that is left, the guilt that you feel "could I have done something to prevent it, did I do something to cause it?" (there is nothing that you could have done about it) These feelings are something that cannot be explained to anyone who has not been through it and it never leaves you, I still feel it acutely even after 38 years. So for those of you who may need them there are wonderfully healing and comforting crystals that can help.
Miscarriage: Jade Moonstone Apache Tears Obsidian
Feelings of Guilt: Apatite Charoite Garnet Peridot Pink Tourmaline
Crystals with the healing abilities to allow you to Grieve: Amethyst Azurite Apache Tears Obsidian Rose Quartz Sugilite
I hope that you find the information in this article of value, there are more healing crystals that will help with the above conditions, but I have included the crystals that I have found are easy to get and are not very expensive as this is a very costly time in peoples lives with all the preparation for the new arrival.
Love and Light
Colleen The Crystal Dragon.
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