Flower essences are an especially
during pregnancy because they are gentle and safe in their action. The specific healing
of the flower essences is directed toward the interface of body and
Following are what we've found to be the most beneficial
lead essences for the conception-pregnancy-birthing cycle:
Alpine Lily Lilium
Integrates female bodily identity with feminine spiritual ideals, helps
reproductive organs experience conception and pregnancy as positive states,
especially beneficial for women who are challenged by the physical experience
of pregnancy, and weight gain.
Generally beneficial remedy in early stages of pregnancy if prone to miscarriage,
creates spiritual link with incoming child, and provides protection and
Benediction Herbal Flower Oil
Use anytime throughout pregnancy in full body massage or bath to create
a feeling of sacredness and centeredness in the pregnancy, especially
indicated to open the heart, and to send love to the incoming child. Use
in full body massage in the weeks prior to pregnancy to prepare for the
spiritual event of birth.
Bleeding Heart Dicentra
For women who have suffered prior miscarriages or abortions, clears the
reproductive organs of grief or related emotions from the past which may
prevent conception or carrying child to term. Also helpful for post-partum
depression, combined with Gentian.
Borage Borago officinalis
To uplift spirits during pregnancy, especially if prone to depression,
or if surrounding circumstances of the pregnancy are challenging; for
grief after a miscarriage or abortion to soothe heart pain.
Calendula Caress Herbal Flower Oil
Apply to abdomen during pregnancy to prevent stretch marks, and to breasts
to make them soft and supple. Put several tablespoons in warm water bath
at night to feel calm, serene and harmonious throughout the pregnancy.
Additional drops of Mariposa Lily, Star Tulip and Cerato can be added
to the bath water.
California Wild Rose
Ability to anchor a new life on Earth; for difficult pregnancies or births,
to help the incarnating soul feel the call of love and human warmth on
earth. Apply topically to the heart during pregnancy and to the heart
and fontanel of newborn child. Topical applications of California Wild
Rose and Shooting Star to the fontanel are especially important for children
who are delivered via Cesarean method.
Calla Lily Zantedeschia
For mixed messages about sexual identity: a strong personal preference
for either a male or female child due to cultural bias or prejudice, causing
confusion or anxiety for the incarnating soul while in utero.
Centaury Centaurium erythraea
Overwork and exhaustion during pregnancy, due to inability to say "no,"
meeting others' demands and expectations rather than attending to the
true needs of the pregnancy.
Developing trust in one's inner knowing; relying on the strength of one's
inner guidance when choosing pre-natal and natal care, learning to make
the right health-care and personal care choices by trusting one's innate
When easily prone to crying or other emotional upset during pregnancy,
to center and balance the emotions. Also for nausea, or leg crampsapply
topically in Self-Heal Cream and take internally.
Chocolate Lily Fritillaria
Can be a very beneficial remedy for cleansing reproductive organs, and
lower metabolismparticularly congestive conditions such as endometriosis,
cysts or intestinal adhesions. This essence is especially related to first
and second chakra blockage that may prevent conception or otherwise undermine
Cherry Plum Prunus
For extremely stressful pregnancy or labor when one feels "I can't
take any more", when irrational states of consciousness erode inner
ability to stay with the process of labor.
Corn Zea mays
For developing the archetype of the "Earth Mother". For women
who lack strength and grounding during pregnancy. For feet which are tired
and sore during later stages of pregnancy, or when feeling too "heavy."
Apply topically to the feet.
Easter Lily Lilium
For cleansing of sexual organs especially when conception is blocked due
to prior sexual trauma or behavior. To help build a healthy bridge from
sexuality to conception.
Elm Ulmus procera
When over-anxious or over-striving for perfection in parenthood, feeling
motherhood as a burden or duty rather than joy.
Evening Primrose Oenothera
For extreme emotional toxicity during pregnancy, including unconscious
or conscious destructive intent to fetus by mother or others. For mothers
who may have been adopted or abused in early childhood, who unconsciously
transfer emotional fear or rejection to incarnating child.
Fairy Lantern Calochortus
For young mothers who are challenged by the adult responsibilities of
motherhood. To facilitate the flow of breast milk, especially in young
mothers, take internally and apply topically.
Forget-Me-Not Myosotis sylvatica
To facilitate conscious conception, especially the awareness of one's
karmic connections with the incarnating being.
Five Flower Formula (AKA
General all-purpose formula for all states of emergency or stress during
pregnancy. Extremely beneficial during labor for the mother and attendants
to stay calm and centered. Helpful for challenging, stressful or atypical
birth situations such as premature birth, or delivery via Cesarean sectionto
foster calm and reduce stress.
Gentian Gentiana amarella
For set-backs during pregnancy, or difficulty conceiving. For any state
of despondency, including post-partum depression.
For low vitality during pregnancy, and for recouping after pregnancy.
Especially indicated if anemic during pregnancy or if significant blood
loss during labor.
Joshua Tree Yucca
To clear genetic and psychic material in the soul of the mother (and father)
that arises from the family of origin, culture, religion or community
that may challenge or trouble the incarnation of the child (i.e., alcoholism,
a marriage of mixed race or religion, etc.)
Lady's Mantle Alchemia
Has a generally beneficial role for all reproductive health issues in women. During pregnancy, it helps the larger mothering forces from Nature flow into the blood and nourish the heart and womb. Also facilitates a magnetic, receptive life force conducive to conception.
When too high strung or nervous during pregnancy. Combine with Chamomile.
Also to calm and relax during labor, combined with Five-Flower Formula.
Apply topically to the temples and forehead.
Acceptance of physical body during pregnancy, or to offset feeling of
ugliness or awkwardness in body, for aversion to food or other eating
disorders during pregnancy.
Mariposa Lily Calochortus
The single-most important essence for all stages of pregnancy, including
conception and delivery and motherhood. Helps build a strong positive
sense of mothering identity and bonding with the incoming child. Imparts
confidence about one's ability to be a mother and builds rapport between
mother and child. Extremely beneficial and powerful essence combined with
others or taken alone.
Mugwort Moon Magic Herbal Flower Oil
Recommended only for final stage of pregnancy and during birth. Helps
the child drop into position and prepare for birth. Use during labor to
promote birthing and deliver afterbirth. Apply topically to breasts to
promote healthy flow of milk. Take flower essence internally and use external
applications of Mugwort Moon Magic Flower Oil.
Olive Olea europaea
For profound fatigue from missed sleep during pregnancy; or exhaustion
from long labor.
Gives strength to persevere during challenging and difficult pregnancies
especially when there is stress or challenge, or accompanying physical
handicaps or hardships.
Pink Yarrow Achillea
For extreme over-sensitivity or absorption of others' emotions; emotional
vulnerability to influences in the home or workplace when pregnant. Combine
with Angelica and Yarrow Special Formula if work or other duties create
excessive external demands.
To help direct creative forces during conception and pregnancy, especially
when conflicted between identity as a mother and career or other identities.
Also a very important essence for women who need to make a conscious choice
about life destiny issues and mothering.
For women who must balance strength and nurturing during pregnancy, such
as competence and strength in career duties, and receptivity and nurturing
in personal life.
Red Chestnut Aesculus
For over-worry and concern about pregnancy or for a new child; over-anxious
states of mind not directed toward the self, but toward others.
Red Clover Trifolium
For states of hysteria or panic during pregnancy, especially if these
are connected to family emergencies or other "trauma-drama"
in the family system or other "group soul" connection for the
pregnant woman. Can be used alone or combined with Five-Flower Formula,
or Pink Yarrow, depending on the circumstance.
Scarlet Fritillary Fritillaria
Helpful for integrating a positive "masculine" element in pregnancy,
childbirth and lactation. Especially indicated if anemic, physically weak,
exhausted, or poor lactation. Very helpful combined with Indian Paintbrush
to help in recovery from painful or prolonged labor or Caesarian birth.
Brings vital "red" forces to the mothering experience.
vulgaris and Self-Heal Cream
For any healing challenges or toxic states during pregnancy; to help the
body cope with colds, flu or any other illnesses during pregnancy and
to prevent the need for invasive drugs or other harsh medical treatments.
Use Self-Heal Cream for any skin afflictions during pregnancy, or use
the cream as a conduit for topical applications of the other flower essences.
Shooting Star Dodecatheon
To prevent miscarriage at any stage of pregnancy, for trauma during labor
or Cesarean birth. Especially indicated when the incarnating soul of the
child appears conflicted about coming to earth, and about being in a physical
Star Tulip Calochortus
Highly beneficial essence during all stages of pregnancy labor and new
motherhood. Helps develop telepathic communication with child, and facilitates
inner sense of timing and harmony for each stage of pregnancy and labor.
This essence combines very effectively with Mariposa Lily.
Tiger Lily Lilium
To assist in conception and successful pregnancy in older women. To build
greater feminine forces in both the body and soul if there is a tendency
toward an overly masculine identity.
Walnut Juglans regia
For all stages of pregnancy, to assist each trimester of development.
Especially indicated during labor to help the child (and mother) "break
links" as the child separates from its home in the womb and descends
through the birth canal.
White Chestnut Aesculus
For insomnia, or excessive worry, or other obsessive mental states during
pregnancy, especially when these thoughts are directed toward the self,
rather than others.
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
For psychic and physical vulnerability during pregnancy, especially a
tendency to spot or bleed during pregnancy, premature labor, or heavy
bleeding during labor. (Pink Yarrow may also be indicated in combination
with White Yarrow.)
Yarrow Environmental Solution
When exposed to environmental stresses during pregnancy, including radiation
or any form of toxicity. Use frequently when traveling, especially when
flying. Take internally and apply topically to the abdomen.
The following is a general all purpose formula that can be used throughout
all stages of pregnancy. The Pregnancy Balm provides positive support
and nurturing, and helps the mother stay in touch with her child and her
own wisdom throughout the pregnancy. Use when there are no specific indications,
troubling emotions or other challenges:
Mariposa Lily, Star Tulip,
Lady's Mantle and Cerato
The Pregnancy Balm can be formulated as a regular dosage bottle. Stock
drops can also be added to a misting bottle and sprayed over the entire
Pregnancy Balm Cream
10 stock drops of each of the above flower essences can be added to Self-Heal
Cream, along with two drops of Rose Attar pure essential oil and gently
massaged on a daily basis over the womb area.
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