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.


Your body has brought you this far and deserves to be cherished. Menopause can be a challenging time but it also a transition in a woman's life cycle to be honoured. This tea helps to relieve some of the symptoms of the transition time such as mood swings, hot flushes, night sweats, headaches, depression and water retention.

If you are dealing with depression, high blood pressure or are otherwise unwell, please don't self-medicate, but seek expert help from a herbalist, naturopath or other health care provider.


* Red Raspberry Leaf - a nutritious oestrogenic that nourishes the female system

* Red Clover - an alkalinising herb, rich in phyto-oestrogens which help to balance the hormones, and stimulate the ovaries.

* Sage - reduces the severity and frequency of hot flushes; especially helpful for night sweats.

* Lemon Balm - relieves tension, anxiety & stress; eases insomnia & restlessness, supports relaxation.

* Oat Straw - nourishes the nervous system.

* Lady's Mantle - relieves hot flushes and anxiety symptoms; strengthens uterine wall and stems prolonged blood loss.

* Dandelion - a a wonderful tonic for the liver. If your hormones are out of balance, then your liver is under extra stress, and dandelion root will be beneficial for this.

* Chamomile - helps sleeplessness

* Nettle - a richly nutritious herb which nourishes the female system

How to use: Avoid using metal implements when making herbal teas. Where possible, use a wooden spoon, a glass or ceramic pot or jug, and a plastic or bamboo rather than metal mesh or strainer. (Muslin cheese-cloth will work nicely). Place 1-2 tablespoons of herbs into your chosen container. Pour on hot water (it does not have to be boiling). Allow to steep 5-10 minutes. (Longer is OK). Add a twist of lemon & a dab of active Manuka honey if you wish. Drink the tea hot, warm or cold, 2-3 cups per day. Take a moment. Relax. You're worth it!

Cost: $5.00 for 25g or $8.50 for 50g

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For more information on balancing the hormones and optimising hormonal health, I recommend:

* The Dance of the Hormones - DVD lecture by naturopath and mother of 8, Barbara O'Neill. Available here

* Women, Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle by Naturopath Ruth Trickey - a veritable "Bible" for all things to do with women's hormonal health, from painful menstruation in young women, to conception care, to PCOS to menopause.
Available here
Contact Ruth Trickey here

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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.


treebytheriver said...

For older breastfeeding mamas like me, there is a breastfeeding-friendly blend of the Change of Life Bliss tea, without the Lemon Balm or Sage (because those herbs can reduce supply.)

Anonymous said...

I have felt the benefit after a while using the Change of Life tea, as I sleep much better and have less hot flashes. From Gulay.