Crystals to Help with Hyperemesis Gravidarum
I follow your posts on Facebook and read one today about postnatal depression and so I decided to ask you a question also relating to pregnancy :)
Q. A friend of mine is recently pregnant but is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) (severe morning sickness that is lasting all day and night and she is unable to eat or drink). Last year, she suffered from the same condition when pregnant, but sadly miscarried because she was unable to get enough nutrients. There is not much on the Internet about cures for HG, but I would like to know if you know of any stones/crystals that could help her through this difficult time. Thanks in advance!
Good Morning Carmel,
This is a condition I had not heard of until your email, so I had to do some research. Hyperemesis Gravidarum is a rare condition of excessive vomiting during pregnancy that can go through the day and continue into the night. This condition, in some cases, may resolve by 21 weeks while other times it may last the entire pregnancy. As you explained in your email, this prevents the mother from getting the nutrients necessary to keep her and the baby healthy. It can also cause severe dehydration.
Through my research, I found that there are a number of medical treatments that may be helpful including IV nutrition, anti-vomiting drugs, and/or treatment of blood chemical balances.
I also found a site dedicated to HG that offered these suggestions as counter measures to prevent/control nausea and/or vomiting:
o Small bland meals
o Avoid over-the-counter medications without doctor's advice
o Eating before getting out of bed
o Small frequent meals
o Avoid spicy foods
o Avoid fried foods
o Avoid lying down too soon after eating
I am wondering if drinking Pediasure (or any drink with electrolytes) would help replace those nutrients and stave off dehydration. Of course, I am not a doctor, but I was asked to offer the suggestion :)
Now that we have gone through some medical information, let's look at some crystals that may help to ease the nausea, calm the tummy and assist in the absorption of nutrients.
Moonstone often used to aid in the absorption of essential vitamins and minerals. It is also one of the most recommended stones for new mommies to be to help throughout the pregnancy.
Calcite can also help to improve the body's absorption of important vitamins and minerals. In this case, I would recommend the gold/yellow.
Epidote enhances the healing/recuperative processes of the body. Helps one to better utilize/assimilate the energies from other stones (as in stone healing layouts). Facilitates better assimilation of nutrients.
Cuprite can help to maximize digestion and the absorption of nutrients. Cuprite is often found in combination with Chrysocolla. It will appear as milk chocolate brown areas within the Chrysocolla. The link shows some good examples of Cuprite within Chrysocolla.
To help ease nausea, try some Yellow Jasper. Yellow Jasper also helps to strengthen the immune system, relieve nausea and indigestion.
I also found a natural suggestion to help ease nausea from an article here in our Healing Crystals Archive:
A natural way to ease the nausea associated with morning sickness is that you can either chew on thin slices of fresh ginger root, or soak slices of fresh ginger in water, and add a little bit of sugar and drink. This will ease nausea for up to 30 to 60 minutes at a time. It's high maintenance, but it does provide relief.
I hope this information will be helpful as you work with your friend. We all send our love, support and healing as well.
With love and crystal blessings,