We recently received a request for information on stones and herbs that would be magical aids for pregnancy and childbirth, and thought it was such a good topic we might as well share!
Now, before we go to far I must emphasize that this is not medical advice, and should not be taken as such. Always make sure you are seeking appropriate care for you and your child.
Stones for Pregnancy
Moonstone. Feminine energy, new beginnings, pregnancy and childbirth
Unakite. Aids the reproductive system. Provides deep healing and tissue growth
Petrified Wood. Connections to the Ancestors and the Mothers that came before
Amethyst. Balances emotions. Healing. Boosts production of hormones. Fights cellular disorders
Chalsedony. Nurturing. Good Will. Brings body, mind and spirit into harmony. Fosters maternal instincts. Will help balance the moonstone
Stones for Childbirth
Moss Agate. A birthing stone, moss agate is a midwifes stone. Lessens pain
Green Jade. Help with childbirth, eases pain
Peridot. Place on the abdomen to strengthen the muscles for childbirth
Herbs for Pregnancy
Using These Lists
Now since we are avoiding medical advice, I will shy away from telling you to consume anything without seeking the advice of a physician or midwife, although the herbs listed above were used by the midwives of old. But these herbs and stones can make some excellent magical mojo bags. And here is how.
Find a small soft felt bag
Pray over each and every stone to ask for its help
Put the stones in the bag
Pray over the herbs
Put the herbs in the bag to ‘feed’ the stones
The bag does not need to be full to bulging, just make sure some of each are in
Pray over the bag to Mother Earth, the Great Mother Of Us All
If it feels right ask other Mothers you know or your own Mother to pray over the bag
Carry the bag in a pocket or if it feels appropriate under your clothes. You might even sleep with it under your pillow. If you use an extra pillow by your legs for comfort, put the bag in your pillow case
You could of course make an gem water or elixir with the stones. I usually recommend putting the stones in a small glass container and that glass container in a larger container with distilled or spring water (the stones never physically touch the water). The energy from the stones will infuse the water when left in the moonlight overnight. The energy from the stones will enter your system through drinking or bathing in the water.
You could also place these stones on your skin as you sit or lay down to meditate, at or near your abdomen, or on your heart chakra.