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.

Pregnancy Bliss Tea

This tea is specially formulated to provide a delicious, nutritious tea for you and your growing baby, to support the demands on your body throughout pregnancy. Suitable to use from the second trimester onwards. Use about 1 tbsp of herbs, pour on hot water, steep for 10 minutes. For best potency, avoid metal implements. Honey & lemon can be added for taste. Drink hot, warm or chilled, 2-3 cups per day. Store your herbs in a dark, cool place out of direct sunlight.

The Pregnancy Bliss herbal tea contains:

* Alfalfa - one of the most nutrionally-rich herbs, packed with vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin K.

* Hibiscus Rosella - the healthiest tea, rich in anti-oxidants and Vitamin C, Hibiscus also gives a lovely taste and rosy hue to the tea.

* Red Raspberry Leaf: A uterine tonic, rich in many nutrients, which nourishes the female reproductive system. Supports, tightens and tones the muscles and ligaments of the uterus.

* Rosehip - also very rich in anti-oxidants and Vitamin C, and tastes delicious.

* Nettle – Rich in Iron, Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin K. Nourishes the immune system. Combats anaemia.

* Oat Straw - nourishes the nervous system, rich in calcium and magnesium. Oatstraw also helps the body to lower blood sugar levels and blood pressure when needed.

* Spearmint - this sweet, delicious herb is calming for the nervous system (called "Nature's tranquiliser) and helps to settle the stomach and support digestion.  Just a hint of Spearmint adds a lift to this yummy tea. (If you're not a mint lover, just let me know, and I will leave it out of your blend.)

25g Pregnancy Bliss herbal tea
You use about 1 tsp of loose herbs per cup of tea, which is about 2-3 grams. So if you drink, say, 3 cups a day, you'll need at least 5g of herbs per day. That will help you figure out how much tea you'd like to buy.

We also have lovely tea-making accessories which are ideal for use with herbal teas.


For perfect pregnancy pampering - or a great gift for the pregnant person - try the Pregnant Mama Bliss herbal bath sachet. Heavenly!

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.

Here is a useful list of herbs to avoid during pregnancy:

Herbs & Pregnancy 


treebytheriver said...

Mazalita wrote: "I polished off the delicious Pregnancy Tea last night and had my babe today! The After Birth tea worked a treat and I am now looking forward to cracking open the Postnatal bag in the days to come! thanks Julie!"

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say thank you for my beautiful pregnancy blend tea. I've been off tea and coffee but this is just perfect for cold Tassi days.
Love, Heather

Anonymous said...

The pregnancy tea is so amazing Julie, so yummy and such a pick me up when left to cool and drunk throughout the day in my water bottle, wish I had it for my other 5 pregnancies!!
- Bec

May said...

Hi Julie, I have re-ordered the tea again as per my email. I still have 4 months to go! :)
I really like the Pregnancy Bliss Tea because I am still working full time (commute daily) and planning to still work until my 8th month and I have a lot of energy. I don't get tired easily and I'm not sleepy (if I compare to my friends who are pregnant). My blood pressure has gone down as well.. I think that has contributed to my well- being.
I highly recommend it, of course, together with balanced diet and mild exercise.


treebytheriver said...

I really like the Pregnancy Bliss Tea because I am still working full time (commute daily) and planning to still work until my 8th month and I have a lot of energy. I don't get tired easily and I'm not sleepy (if I compare to my friends who are pregnant). My blood pressure has gone down as well. I think that has contributed to my well- being. - Megan

Anonymous said...

I am forever grateful for your wonderful teas and herbs!! Our beautiful little girl was welcomed into our arms safely on at 41 weeks gestation weighing 8lbs ... I was never diagnosed with cholestasis and my liver function stayed within normal range my whole pregnancy - a first for me out of all 4 of my pregnancies! The only thing that was done differently was drinking your teas!
Our little girl made her grand entrance after only 1 hour of labour with no tears or grazes and very little loss afterwards. There was no need for any injections to control bleeding or birth the placenta as I have had to in my previous 3 births.
I am so grateful for being able to bring our little girl into this world with no pain relief during my labour and have only suffered minor discomfort with after birth pains.
Thank you so very much for supplying me with your wonderful Blissful Herbs teas and herbs! I will be recommending them to all my friends and family. - Cathy

Anonymous said...

"Just wanted to let you know that I've had my baby … a little boy! A beautiful planned HBAC! I'm so proud of myself! I had an amazing support team of my husband, doula and private midwife as well as my gorgeous 3yr old daughter who was incredible and I'm sure will always remember seeing her baby brother being born.
I really enjoyed drinking your Pregnancy Bliss tea throughout my whole pregnancy and mostly made it into an iced tea with fresh lemon juice as it was a very hot summer! I was also given your Post Natal Bliss bath herbs by my doula - they were fabulous - my bub, toddler and I all shared a wonderful deep bath on day 3 with these beautiful herbs, which definitely helped soothe my 2nd degree tear. I've also been drinking your Breastfeeding Bliss tea - I've had a great milk supply with both of my bubs but drinking this tea has given me an extra boost to keep up with my very hungry little man. Its always nice to have an excuse to sit down, put my feet up and enjoy a hot cuppa knowing that I'm nourishing both my baby and myself. THANKS!" - Brooke

Anonymous said...

Got my herbs today!
Soooooo happy!! Thank you so much!!
The Pregnancy Bliss tea is delicious and Pregnant Mama herbal bath is amazing!
So relaxed!
Can't wait to buy some more. Thank you so much again, I will be recommending you to everyone.
- Holly

fiona said...

Thankyou Julie for sending me your beautiful pregnancy tea and bath herbs. I feel so nourished having them, exactly what I need right now with only a month to go before I'm due. I am already recommending you to friends, so many who are pregnant right now and I'm sure they will appreciate them just as much.

Anonymous said...

The Pregnancy Bliss tea is delicious and everything was packaged so beautifully and with love. Will be recommending to my friends and definitely be ordering again! - Hannah

Anonymous said...

Blissful Herbs provides a truly wonderful service for women. During my fourth pregnancy I learnt about the Pregnancy Bliss tea and decided to try it out. Although I was taking iron supplements, these have negative side effects with only moderate results so I was really keen to also try a natural approach to supporting iron absorption as well as other vital nutrients.
I was approaching the third trimester when I ordered the tea, studying full-time at university, raising three children and still breastfeeding my youngest child. I was tired, my house was a mess, I struggled to study at night and the couch seemed like my best friend! However, within a week of drinking the Pregnancy Bliss tea it felt like the fog of exhaustion began to lift. I started to feel really good physically but just as important was the mental clarity that returned, helping me to retain information as I prepared for university exams.
I continued to drink the tea daily, enjoying both the taste and the knowledge that it was providing health benefits as well. Now 13 weeks post-partum and I am still drinking this tea. I also love the Babymoon Bliss tea and should mention the 'peri bottle' is fantastic for after birth as well. Thank you for your time and care in preparing your teas and products Julie, I am a very happy customer and recommend your website to other mothers whenever I can. - Kate Emerson - doula, nursing student, mother of four

Anonymous said...

Happy to report I drank yet another cup of Pregnancy Bliss tea this afternoon and I think I'm getting used to the taste of it because I actually thoroughly enjoyed it lovely smelling, relaxing tea and nice to know it is doing me and my baby good at the same time I also love the whole process of filling pretty little reuseable teabags, waiting for it to steep in hot water in my pretty tea cup and then jiggling the little baggy, and sipping warm fragrant tea healthful all round! Love it. - Amy

Anonymous said...

Julie, thank you again for my beautiful package which arrived in the mail today. I woke up so excited today hoping I would get it today as I ran out of my Pregnancy Bliss tea yesterday. Opened the package and it smells divine (as always).
And thank you very much for including a little extra something in there for me which I didn't order. Very generous indeed. I love your products so much and the fact you used recycled goods to package and also for your information. I recommend your services and products to anyone interested! From Jade.

Anonymous said...

I received my gorgeous herbs. I can't thank you enough. The Pregnancy Bliss tea blend is absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to try out everything else over the coming weeks.
I will be highly recommending your products and amazing service to all of my friends.
Thank you immensely.
I will definitely be back to order more!

Anonymous said...

I bought some teas from you a little while ago and I have to say that they are amazing! My partner had a complication with a fibroid in her early pregnancy and the doctors liked to say how that she was going to 'bleed out and die'. Very comforting. Anyway she religiously drank your Blissful Herbs teas and she had a beautiful birth and third stage. No excess bleeding at all!
I thank you teas for that!
- Alecia

Anonymous said...

Tried your beautiful Pregnancy Bliss Herbal Tea yesterday Julie. I've always felt a bit funny about trying it (since I'm not pregnant haha) but since I give some to each of my pregnant clients I wanted to know what it tasted like. All I can say is WOW!! Sooooo nice! Its no wonder that all my clients love it xx
ALL pregnant Mamas should totally get some of this stuff!

Anonymous said...

I've been drinking the pregnancy bliss tea with a squeeze of orange (have heaps at the moment) and it is delicious! Best tasting herbal tea I've had so far. Bec

Anonymous said...

I found Julie through a mutual friend that ordered herbs from her. What started out as a business relationship through my birth photography business to provide postnatal bliss herbs to my clients flourished into a beautiful personal experience about the road to my own homebirth and health needs to get there. Julie has provided such an intimate one on one relationship about my herbal (and even emotional) needs and not just an overall "here I have this that can help." But a fully custom experience. She has always been available for questions not just regarding my herbs and teas but for anything birth, pregnancy, and postpartum. Love love this woman and what she does for women. Lacey

Unknown said...

Love Julie's pregnancy and birth teas. I enjoyed the pregnancy bliss tea for my first pregnancy and looking forward to drinking it again, now that I am 15 weeks with my second bub. I provide some small bags of this tea for my Hypnobirthing couples, as a complimentary gift, which they love too!

Holly said...

I absolutely love the pregnancy tea! It is so delicious as an iced tea in summer.
Can't wait for baby number 2 so I can start drinking it again.
Julie is an absolute pleasure to purchase from and so helpful :)

Jess at La Dulce Leche said...

I ordered some pregnancy bliss tea based on some rave reviews in my homebirth group, and I wanted to start drinking raspberry leaf (included in the tea) bc my midwife recommended it. Seeing all the other lovely stuff Julie has prompted me to order a few post-birth items too. The package arrived very quickly and it was packaged so beautifully (always lovely to receive pretty things!)
I ordered way too little of the tea as I have drunk most of it within a week, it is so refreshing, delicious and calming. When you feel like a 10 person caravan this tea really helps you find that pregnancy glow that everyone keeps telling you that you have and has you feeling fabulous about being huge within moments. Thank you so much, it's really lovely.

Anonymous said...

I LOOOOOVE this tea! Buying it to drink in copious amounts for my third pregnancy after it helped me have a very easy pregnancy with my second baby - at least compared to my tealess first baby! It's delicious, soothing, lovely warm or cold and I never need to add any sweetener! Never die and stop making this available, so yummy and so healthy!

Tina said...

I got some "Pregnancy Bliss" tea samples from my doula in Queensland and fell in love with it :) I wanted to have raspberry leaf throughout my pregnancy but find I'm not really keeping up with it when I have it just by itself. Julie's blend is delicious though!
Very excited for the whole order to arrive! She also gave me some great info and recipes on other herbs which I'm super grateful for :)
Thanks a ton!

Anonymous said...

The Pregnancy Bliss tea has been amazing - my mood improved heaps, braxton hicks got less uncomfy and I just so much better overall since I started drinking it. As a result I've just about run out, faster than expected. Amelia.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that my beautiful Pregnancy Bliss tea has arrived and I've already enjoyed my first cups. It's just lovely. From Evelyn.

Anonymous said...

Julie I can't thankyou enough for the wonderful service that you provide to women at this time in their life... I offer this tea for many of my clients and this one is always an absolute favourite!
To know that they are doing such good for their bodies as they prepare to birth their babies by enjoying this divine tea is so beautiful for them! Thankyou for all that you do xxx

Anonymous said...

I started drinking the tea again as soon as I hit 39 weeks. Within two days I had my child, 7 hr labour. Everything went beautifully and even the placenta came whole with no unnecessary bleeding. I was one of 10 going into labour that day and the rest all had C Sections. I do think the herbs contributed to a great first labour, & afterbirth much to my relief. Lisa