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.

'Baby Blues' healing tea

This tea is a tonic of gentle herbs to support hormonal balance, nourish the nervous system and help relieve mild 'baby blues' experienced by some women after having a baby.

25g Baby Blues healing tea
Image by Angela Gallo
It's a delicious tea to provide a lift for your mood and nourishment for your nervous system through the vulnerable days of adjusting to motherhood. Your body is undergoing immense changes, your body is still healing, your hormones are re-adjusting to the non-pregnant state, and you may well be affected by a degree of sleep deprivation. You are actually at your peak of health - but you won't be the only one who has felt quite the opposite! Many new mums sometimes struggle with low moods and energy during the early weeks and months of parenting. I know I did! The World Health Organisation says that it takes a woman two years to fully recover from childbirth - so go easy on yourself.

Good support is essential throughout this special season of life. This is where your network of extended family and friends are such a help. The old saying goes, 'motherhood needs company'.

Drink 2-3 cups of this nourishing tea per day when you feel the need.

The 'Baby Blues' healing tea contains:

Blessed Thistle - helps restore hormonal balance in the body

Licquorice - supports hormonal balance and eases mild depression

Lemon Balm - soothing and relaxing, it alleviates feelings of mild depression

Nettle - a richly nutritious tonic herb for general well being

Skullcap - a nervine tonic that provides a calming effect on the nerves

Red Raspberry Leaf  - rich in calcium and other vital nutrients, this herb supports and tones the reproductive system

Vervain - a gentle tonic herb for the  nervous system, with soothing and calming effects.


This tea may be a lovely support for any mother but please note that it is not a cure for Post Natal Depression. If you feel that you are experiencing more than just the occasional 'blah' mood that most mothers have from time to time, and you are really struggling, please don't suffer, but reach out for help. So often we want to hide away when we feel awful - but PND is more common than we realise and help is available.

Useful links:

Beyond Blue

PANDA - Post Ante Natal Depression Association

Healing after a traumatic birth

Your Babymoon

No comments: