Motherhood can be challenging. From the early days of trying to conceive, to the nine months of carrying a growing baby in the womb followed by the sleepless nights of those first few months with your newborn, and into the crazy toddler years, most mothers need all the support they can get.
Thankfully, there are several gemstones that have been used for centuries to support women on this journey. There are stones known to support fertility by balancing the hormones, stones to support the physical demands of childbirth as well as provide the calming energy that is beneficial for ALL stages of motherhood!
Here are our top gemstones for pregnancy and motherhood:
Moonstone is known as the “goddess stone” and the stone of fertility. It is said to stimulate the pineal gland. As a natural hormone regulator, it is a must-have stone for all women. Fertility is achieved through balanced hormones, increasing the odds of conceiving naturally. Moonstone can help with morning sickness and fatigue during pregnancy. It has a soothing energy, easing fear, tension and stress, making it perfect for impending mothers. During labour, it is believed to help aid contractions. After birth, it is known as a supportive stone for healthy lactation. Moonstone helps with the return to balance post-pregnancy. Known to promote harmony in relationships, moonstone can also provide support in your marriage or partnership. What is not to love about this stone?! Did we mention it's also gorgeous and available in neural tones from white to grey and even pinks. Check out all our moonstone styles here.
A popular stone, known widely as the stone of universal love, rose quartz is another essential stone for motherhood. During the trying-to-conceive stage, it can ease stress with fertility and the female reproductive system. Rose quartz enhances the mother/baby bond, both during pregnancy and after the birth, as it's an excellent stone to wear to be in the energy of love. A naturally protective stone, rose quartz helps keep mother and baby safe from conception through infancy. Lastly, rose quartz supports healing after labor and birth. See all our rose quartz styles here.
Carnelian is known to stimulate sexuality and boost fertility. As a gemstone known to support courage and self-esteem, it can help women face any fears. Carnelian is also known to aid labour and delivery, providing confidence and endurance and helping to calm and remove anxiety. Browse our collection of carnelian styles here.
Red garnet has a strong vibrational connection with the root chakra located at the base of the spine. It draws energy from mother Earth, boosts fertility (male and female) and draws a compatible mate. It has long been used for conception, love, happiness, sexuality, renewal and birth. Check out our red garnet collection here.
Aquamarine is said to be highly protective during pregnancy, discouraging miscarriage and guarding both mother and baby from harm. Aquamarine is a stone for courage, making it an ideal stone to support labor and childbirth. It is also well known for its calming energies, making it a wonderful stone for all stages of motherhood. See our collection of aquamarine jewelry here.
Unakite is a famous fertility stone and has long been used as a fertility aid. It is a wonderful stone for harmonizing and balancing the reproductive system and is often given to women to aid them in a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Wear unakite during childbirth to keep calm and centered in your heart. Unakite also fosters healthy relationships through balanced emotions. View our unakite styles here.
Known for its medicinal use since the 8th century by a Persian physician, powdered lapis lazuli was an ingredient in a potent medicine called Alkermes Syrup. It was often given to women who experienced difficulties during childbirth. Lapis Lazuli is a great stone to support the physical stresses of pregnancy, labour and childbirth. It is also believed to prevent miscarriages and generally improve pregnancy. Lapis lazuli releases stress and supports peaceful and harmonious energies. Check out our lapis lazuli styles here.
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. Black Onyx provides protection and gives a mother-to-be stamina and strength required for childbirth. It is also known to support wound healing. For everyday life, onyx is grounding and balancing. It's great for supporting mental focus and wise decision making. See our onyx styles here.
Golden and Blue Tiger's eye are known to balance the energies of the reproductive organs aiding in fertility and conception. They are known for restoring balance to the body on all levels as well as encouraging calm and positive energies. Tiger's eye is also a protection stone and eases anxiety. View our tiger's eye styles here.