Welcome to day #5 of our journey through the Chakras, specifically during pregnancy, birth and postpartum healing. Today, we are covering the fifth Chakra: the Throat.
Day 5: Throat Chakra
The Throat Chakra governs communication (what we communicate and how effectively the communication comes across) and speaking our “inner truth”. During pregnancy, birth and the postpartum healing stage, it might be difficult to communicate what you want. You may come across situations where you just go along with what your doctors and other medical practitioners are suggesting, even if it’s not a course of action you want to take. Our medical practitioners are here to help us, but they aren’t mind readers, lovelies! If you want a water birth at a hospital (for example), you need to speak to your practitioners and hospital staff about your desires or you’ll likely end up in a standard delivery bed. ❤
To make sure you’re heard, it is best to know what you WANT first. Here are some suggestions to help along the way:
- Take a birth class. Most hospitals provide these as a free resource. Taking a birthing class will give you insight on what to expect during pregnancy and delivery and outline options you might not know are available to you.
- Tour the hospital or birth center you plan on delivering in early in your pregnancy, to give you a sense of the facilities and resources available to you.
- Take the time to write out a birth plan. You can find and print a template out online or speak to your practitioner about using one of their forms.
- Communicate your wishes with a birth partner. This is someone who is going to be with you at the delivery – either your partner, trusted friend or family member. If you can afford one, I highly recommend you hire a Birth Doula who is trained in being a birth advocate and voicing your wishes when you’re unable to. ❤
Knowing what you want will go a long way in being able to communicate effectively and clearly throughout your pregnancy and birth!
For postpartum healing – CONTINUE TO SPEAK UP! “Baby Blues” and Postpartum Depression are different but VERY real. Its normal to feel anxious, upset, tired or sad after delivery. However, you can lesson the effects by focusing on self-care, both physically and energetically. Aromatherapy, Reiki, drinking plenty of water and napping when my babies napped helped me out tremendously after delivery. Communicating my needs to my partner wasn’t always easy, but it was something that had to be done so that he could help me through the transition (again, the folks around you aren’t mind readers!).
However, if you feel these symptoms worsen or are prolonged, you need to speak to your health practitioner. Postpartum Depression is real and serious. If you feel you are experiencing Postpartum Depression symptoms, please communicate with your practitioner immediately!!! ❤
Crystals for balancing the Throat Chakra:
- Aquamarine – A calming and peaceful stone, Aquamarine is also thought to alleviate nervousness and help us cope with change and transitions (perfect for an expecting mom!). It also opens us up to receiving communication clearly was well as expressing ourselves clearly.
- Larimar – Referred to as the “Dolphin Stone,” Larimar is a rare form of blue Pectolite found in only 1 square mile of the Dominican Republic. It promotes serenity and WISE communication, while also deep-cleansing our entire energy field. This stone is a good one to wear. ❤
Essential Oils for balancing the Throat Chakra:
- Spearmint or Peppermint – Aside from helping ease nausea, these two amazing oils can help relieve sinus congestion (I regularly diffused peppermint during the last trimester for breathing support at night).
*Please stick with aromatic use or be sure to dilute appropriately for topical use! Pregnant mommas are super-sensitive to EO’s. 🙂
Tomorrow we’ll cover the Third Eye Chakra! ❤ Remember to take care of yourselves, lovelies!
Brightest Blessings, -Cory Gunn, CCH
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: None of the health topics presented here have been evaluated or approved by the FDA and should NOT be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult your licensed physician regarding medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Use your best judgment, lovelies! ❤