Melbourne Doula

Welcome to 'Melbourne Doula', the place where I share what birth work is teaching is me, and what I am learning from the wonderful families who have invited me to share this most special season of their lives. Here you will find information about me and the doula services I provide, birth stories from remarkable women and their loved ones, as well as all kinds of resources to enrich your own journey of discovery. And welcome also to BLISSFUL HERBS, the home of beautiful herbal teas and bath herbs to support wellness through every season of life.

TCC Bliss herbal tea

The TCC Bliss tea is a special blend of herbs to help balance hormones, promote fertility and support conception. It is rich in vital nutrients to nourish the female reproductive system. The adaptogen herbs support normal hormonal activity throughout the menstrual cycle. It's a delicious, warming tea that is easy to drink - even for those who aren't mad keen on herbal teas normally. You can add honey or lemon to the tea for taste if you wish. The tea can be enjoyed hot, warm or chilled. Drink 1-3 cups daily. This is a lovely addition to your pre-conception self-care regime.


The TTC Bliss tea contains the following herbs:
Chasteberryan adaptogen herbs which normalizes pituitary gland activity and progesterone levels to promote a regular, healthy menstrual cycle.


Lady’s Mantle – a hormone-balancing herb with calming effects.


Nettle – a tonic herb rich in nutrients, including iron & Vitamin K, with anti-oxidant properties. Nettle also balances the hormones.


Nutmeg – improves circulation to the reproductive organs – and is an aphrodisiac.


Peppermint – supports the absorption of the nutrients in RRL, and has a positive, stimulating effect on the mind. It is also an excellent anti-oxidant.


Red Clover – contains phyto-oestrogens to balance the hormones and promote fertility.

Red Raspberry Leaf – a nutritionally-rich tonic herb for the female reproductive system, also rich in anti-oxidants and many vital minerals & vitamins.

For the men, we also have the fertility-boosting Virilitea.


Cost:

50g = $8.50 (half packet)
60g = 10.00
75g = 13.00
100g = $16.00 (full packet)
150g = 23.50
200g = $30.00

Plus postage which is $8.00 up to 500g gross, Australia-wide, or $10.50 for Express postage up to 500g gross weight.

We estimate 2-3 g of herbs per cup of tea.

Like all herbal teas, it is optimal to avoid metal implements when making your tea, to preserve the therapeutic nutrients of the tea. So we have these lovely natural implements for your tea-making.

To order:

Email blissfulherbs@bigpond.com and include your postal address.


Here a couple of  helpful TTC resources I recommend:

Barbara is a mother of 7 and a Naturopath. This DVD is a lecture in which Barbara explains the importance of hormonal health, the ways imbalance impacts health and simple ways we can optimise hormonal balance and well-being in everyday life. Essential knowledge for all women of all ages.

Your Fertility Signals - using them to achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally by Merryl Winstein. Beautifully illustrated and explained clearly and simply.

Naturopath - Ruth Trickey - author of Women, Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle. Ruth and her colleagues have done excellent work helping women heal from PCOS, dismenorrhoea and infertility. If you live in Melbourne, this is a valuable resource.

Honouring Our Cycles - a natural family planning workbook by Katie Singer This book contains simple, healthy whole food eating advice for nourishing our bodies, our reproductive system and our babies - as well as charts and practical information about conceiving.

Taking Charge of Your Fertility - website and book  by Toni Weschler

Disclaimer: 
This information is of a general informational nature and does not constitute medical advice. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. Any health condition should be referred to your chosen health care practitioner. Check with your health care practitioner before commencing to use any herbal tea, and be aware of any personal and family allergies.

Note:

This tea is wonderfully nourishing for the female reproductive tract and supports the hormonal system. However, if you are drinking the tea during a month when you are actively TTC, it is best to stop taking the tea after ovulation until you know for sure that you are not pregnant – then resume the tea again. This is the absolutely safest approach – because there are a couple of herbs in the tea (Lady's Mantle, Chasteberry & Red Clover) which are not recommended for use during pregnancy, because not enough is known to absolutely state that they are safe for early pregnancy. I can also make you a Pre-Ovulation tea and a Post-Ovulation tea if you prefer.




A mama just messaged me the above photo, she shares: "Just wanted to thank you for the TTC Bliss tea and Virilitea. Got my BFP this morning. Both hubby and I have had fertility issues. I have always had irregular cycles and he has low sperm count with poor motility. We've both been having acupuncture and drinking your teas - and ta da! At nearly 36 (me) and 46 (hubby) we are no Spring chickens, so feeling very blessed. Looking forward to enjoying your pregnancy and birthing teas and bath herbs now!" (November 2016).


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tass wrote: Wow! TTC Bliss is Yummy!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how wonderful your TTC tea tastes! I can't believe I actually found a herbal tea that tastes good!
I'll probably need to order some more next week as I'm going through it very quickly! I'm very happy to say that I ovulated 5 days earlier than my last cycle!

treebytheriver said...

Guess what??? I’m pregnant!!!! I’m giving your TTC tea all the credit here as it was taking its sweet time. But, we are pregnant!!!!!

Anonymous said...

After 6 months of not ovulating my dr wanted to refer me to a fertility specialist. I decided before any of that I would try the natural route of herbs. And after only about two months of drinking the TTC tea. I fell PREGNANT. I truly believe it was the tea that helped!
Thank you so much!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the delicious TTC tea, and the lovely tea bags you sent as well. Not only did the tea taste great, but I'm convinced that it helped us after a year of trying, to finally conceive! I have endometriosis and am booked for surgery in April. Luckily I've managed to conceive and now will be able to avoid surgery and (all going well!) have our bundle of joy later this year. Thanks Julie!

Anonymous said...

The tea is certainly helping to ease PMS and ensuring that my cycle is more regular, shorter and less painful.
- Alison

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the TTC tea! We had been trying to concieve our second child for almost a year and was recommended by a friend that I try the tea and after only one month of drinking it, we were pregnant! I'm now 12 weeks along and very very grateful for the tea :-)

Anonymous said...

I truly believe this tea works. I got pregnant straight away, and two other friends who have had trouble ttc starting your tea and are now pregnant. Thank you for your wonderful TTC tea! - Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know last year I had 2 miscarriages, then started your TTC tea, within 4mths a healthy viable pregnancy (THANK GOD). I honestly believe your tea made the difference, as soon as I started drinking it my periods changed consistency. I feel so lucky to have stumbled across your beautiful products, so thankyou. xx Melissa

Anonymous said...

I am emailing to let you know that the TTC bliss tea I ordered a little while ago worked :-) We got pregnant my first cycle after drinking the tea after many many months of trying, very happy to now be 12 weeks along. - Rhiannon

Anonymous said...

After our first month of TTC I decided to give the TTC Tea a try and wouldn't you know it - I am pregnant second month of trying! This tea is amazing! I am now 6 months pregnant and recommend the tea to all my friends TTC :)

Anonymous said...

Julie! My angel sent from heaven!
After only 1 (ONE) month on your beautiful herbs, today I have just found out I am pregnanttttttt ☺️ I am so happy, this is over 6 months of nothing- nada- ️thank you so much.
- Cas

Grace Miano said...

Hi Julie. I have already been using your 'regular' TTC tea for the last couple of months and it's lovely. Although we haven't conceived yet, I am looking forward to receiving my next slightly altered batch (thanks for adding the warming herbs for my cold temp body!) and hopefully some good news soon. I am a nutritionist, so I think this lovely tea, together with optimal nutrition and lifestyle habits will help so much. And who doesn't love sipping on a nourishing tea? :) Thanks again. Grace xx

Anonymous said...

I previously ordered the TTC Bliss tea from you but now that I'm pregnant, I'd like to order some Pregnancy Bliss tea
I definitely think the TTC tea helped my cycle return to normal to enable me to conceive, as it was all over the place from being on the pill. Thank you!!! Evelyn.

Anonymous said...

My sister recently got me your PCOS TTC Bliss tea. I've been drinking it for one cycle - and ovulated! after 4 months of nothing! I'd like to order some more please. Jess