There are many healing crystals that are known to aid a woman in pregnancy, labor, and childbirth. You can use them to benefit from their healing energies and powers. I love crystals. I use them and have used them during childbirth with my first child.
The crystals and stones you select can be used as a focal point in childbirth or a layout can be created under your bed to protect them and keep a constant energy flow. The stones can either be placed according to your intuition or in a circle with a Moonstone or Rose Quartz in the middle. A circle is a beautiful way to represent unbroken loving energy and the circle of life. You can also place them in a pouch and keep the pouch next to you, or hold one during labor or wear them as a bracelet or necklace.
Make sure to cleanse your crystals regularly, and especially right after purchasing them. You can purify them by placing them in the full moon light overnight, by burying them in the ground, with water, salt, incense or selenite (crystal).
Here are some of the top crystals to use during labor and birth
Amethyst. Believed to calm the mind, offer protection and stability, and release tension, physical and emotional pain. It’s a natural tranquilizer.
Black Onyx. Known to increase wound healing and give the mother stamina and strength during childbirth. In many cultures, women in labor are given bags of onyx stones to hold while they are in labor to help relieve pain and speed the birthing process.
Bloodstone. Promotes healing and strength. A powerful aid to revitalization when the body and mind are exhausted. Believed to prevent miscarriage, ease the pain of childbirth and prevent hemorrhaging.
Carnelian. It is believed to protect the wearer from negative emotions and restores motivation, energy, courage and self-esteem. Helps women to work on any fears concerning pregnancy and childbirth. It’s a strong fire stone.
Chrysocolla. Empowerment of goddess energy. Eliminates fear-based thought. Brings peace to the mind and heart. Helps one accept with serenity situations that are constantly changing. Reduces mental tension and alleviates some of the pain associated with labor and eases childbirth.
Lapis Lazuli. Unleashes the inner spiritual queen within, enhances intuition and self-truth. Quickly releases stress, bringing peace, harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. Helps the body reduce the physical stresses caused by pregnancy. In the 17th century, ultramarine pigment made from crushed lapis lazuli was added to a potent medicine called Alkermes Syrup and was given to women who experienced difficulties during childbirth.
Larimar. Promotes tranquillity and serenity. Soothes frazzled nerves and diminishes stress and fear. Reduces the tendency to become over-critical of yourself and others. Encourages letting go and allowing things to happen rather than trying to control every outcome. Retunes innate femininity and restores connection to nature. Said to alleviate post-partum depression and relax the stress associated with parenthood.
Malachite. A powerful emotional cleanser helping to remove past traumas and negative emotions. Known as the “midwives stone” as it helps to stimulate contractions, ease labor pains and facilitates a safe childbirth.
Moonstone. Known as the “Divine female stone” or the “goddess stone”, moonstone is known to sooth emotions. It helps to eliminate fears, tensions and stress during childbirth. It’s a gem of self-discovery, deep insight, harmony in relationships, soothes emotions. Believed to aid contractions and promote healthy lactation.
Moss Agate. Believed to be a stone of new beginnings helping to release you from deep-seated fears and blockages that might be holding you back. Increases hope and optimism, improves self-esteem and self-confidence. A birthing crystal, Moss Agate assists midwives in their work, lessening pain and ensuring a good birth.
Peridot. Opens the mind to new levels of awareness. Banishes lethargy, apathy and exhaustion. Helps release burdens, guilt and obsessions. Enhances confidence and assertiveness. Enables you to take responsibility for your own life. Encourages renewal and a fresh start. Said to be helpful during childbirth by stimulating contractions and opening the birth canal. Can also help to dispel postpartum depression.
Picture Jasper. It’s a grounding and harmonizing stone with a strong connection to Earth. It’s known to alleviate fear and protect against pain during childbirth.
Quartz Crystal. Known as the Master Healing Crystal because it contains the full spectrum of light and works on every level to bring the body into balance. Strengthens and stabilizes the body’s energy fields and promotes harmony. Amplifies positive thoughts and stimulate positive action when it is needed. Helps release negative energy absorbed from other people and helps fight feelings of inadequacy.
Rose Quartz. It’s the stone of unconditional love. It provides emotional balance, security and peace. Used as a protective gemstone during childbirth and pregnancy, it allows you to truly embrace unreserved love and the magic of childbirth, allowing you to connect deeply with yourself, your baby and the whole universe. It’s a calming, nurturing stone.