❤️ HOW MANY SERVINGS OF TEA IS IN THE FERTILE MAMA TEA?
Each serving of tea contains about 1 TBSP, so the 2 oz loose leaf will give you approximately 20 servings of tea. The 5 oz bag contains 50 servings. Serving size for each product is indicated on the product pages.
❤️ HOW MUCH TEA COMES IN A 30 DAY SUPPLY?
If ordering one bag of Fertile Mama Tea, the 30 day supply is a 5 oz Loose leaf tea, which contains 50 servings. However, if you order multiple teas, are cycling with different teas or all of our teas, your bags will last for more than 30 days.
❤️ HOW OFTEN DO I DRINK IT?
Our teas are most effective when you drink 2-3 cups a day, 1 cup per serving. The longer you steep the tea (between 5-15 minutes) the stronger it will taste, but the more effective the herbs will be.
❤️ WHAT DOES FERTILE MAMA TASTE LIKE?
The tea tastes floral and herbal. There is some peppermint and lemon balm in it, which lends a sweet-ish flavor, as well as goji berries and pomegranate. So it's a bit minty, a bit fruity, a bit sweet, and definitely herbacious.
❤️ DOES THE TEA HAVE CAFFEINE IN IT?
Other than our Morning Rooster Tea for Male Fertility, which contains some green tea, none of our tea actually has any "tea" in it. They are herbal blends, not tea blends, so there's no caffeine in any of the other teas.
❤️ WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DRINK IT?
It's best to drink the tea in the morning, mid-day and before bed, ideally on a somewhat empty stomach. It's okay if you have some food with the tea, but since the herbs are digested and absorbed, if you have a huge meal with your tea, you may not absorb the components of the herbs, as your body will be focusing on absorbing the nutrients from the food in your belly.
❤️ WHEN DURING MY CYCLE SHOULD I DRINK THE TEA?
If you're just drinking the Fertile Mama Tea, you can drink it for the entire cycle, no matter where in your cycle you are.
If you order a bundle or are "cycling" with the teas, you'll have access to a product guide that will indicate how to drink the teas that come in each bundle.
❤️ HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE TO WORK? HOW DOES THE TEA WORK?
This can be a tricky question to answer, so we will just answer with as much information as we can fit here. We have had women drink the tea for one cycle and get pregnant. Perhaps whatever imbalance that was contributing to her difficulty conceiving was minor.
We usually tell women to drink the tea for at least 3 months, as that is how long it takes to improve quality of eggs in general. All of our teas work by gently unraveling the imbalances in your body that can be contributing to infertility.
Fertile Mama, specifically, nourishes the blood, boosts the qi/ energy, gently detoxifies the liver so that hormones are more balanced, helps to regulate blood sugar, eases stress response so that cortisol release is more balanced, gently clears heat and mildly invigorates the blood.
For many women, drinking this tea regularly (or whichever tea is most appropriate for you) is enough to bring the body into a place where conception can occur.... where the body is not working so hard "living" and digesting, etc, that it can add the additional difficult task of being pregnant.
However, for some women, as in the cases of endometriosis, PCOS, Fallopian tube blockage, etc, the imbalances are too far progressed to reverse quickly. This is when our slightly stronger herbal blends become more important, and it takes time and often some lifestyle changes to have a significant impact. This is why our bundles are recommended in those cases.. and why womb massage and meditation makes a big difference.
Some women make these changes over the course of many months before becoming pregnant.
Every woman is different, every body is different, and it really depends on your specific situation.
❤️ I'VE BEEN BREAKING OUT ON THE TEA. IS THIS NORMAL?
Since all of our teas have some detoxifying ingredients, a break-out is a normal and actually healthy sign that you're detoxifying (our skin is our largest organ). However, if you are drinking the Womb Warming Tea and find that you are having big red pimples, mostly while you're drinking that tea, it might be a sign that you have some heat in your body that needs to be cleared. In that case, omit the Womb Warming Tea from your schedule and see if that makes a difference. You can try adding it back in after a few cycles without it.
❤️ I'VE BEEN CRAMPING ON THE TEA. IS THIS NORMAL?
Yes, spotting and bleeding, cramping and slight alterations to the cycle are common when starting the teas, and are usually a good sign that your body is starting to rebalance and release old/ stagnant energy or blood that is no longer serving you, and that your body is adjusting to the herbs in the teas. Typically, women notice these adjustments and symptoms subside or start to even out after a couple of weeks, after allowing some time for the body to balance and heal.
Cramping, specifically, is a sign that there was stagnation of Qi or Blood that is being cleared, so it's a good indication that that blockage is being moved. You may also notice more clots in your blood. All good signs!
❤️ HOW DO I MAKE THE TEA?
Add 1 TBSP. Herbal blend to a tea infuser or French press
Pour boiling or almost-boiling water over the herbs and infuse for 5-15 minutes. Herbs may steep longer than 15 minutes for a stronger infusion.
Remove infuser or strain herbs, enjoy your tea warm, at least 2 cups a day
You may add a bit of honey or sweetener as desired.
❤️ CAN MY HUSBAND DRINK THE TEA? WHAT IF HE ACCIDENTALLY DOES?
If he's looking for his own tea to support his fertility, Morning Rooster Tea would be the best choice. He can pair that with our Detox Tea as well. However, if he does accidentally drink one of the other teas, it's not a problem, just probably not the best option.
❤️ CAN I PREPARE IT AS ICED TEA?
You can, but one of the most important "rules" of fertility is to keep your womb warm. This means keeping your digestive organs war too. So it's important not to have iced beverages in general. If you want to make 2-3 days' worth of tea and store it in your refrigerator, be sure to bring it to room temperature before drinking.
❤️ WILL THIS WORK IF I'VE HAD MY TUBES TIED?
Unfortunately, if you've had your "tubes tied" surgically, the ingredients in the tea are not strong enough to reverse your surgery. However, if you have your tubes surgically "untied," then our Fallopian Tube Blockage Bundle is supportive in helping your body's process in keeping tubes clear.
❤️ WILL THIS WORK TO UNBLOCK MY FALLOPIAN TUBES?
It is possible to support clearing natural obstruction and inflammation of the Fallopian Tubes, caused either by scarring, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, etc. The products in the Fallopian tube Bundle are recommended, and womb massage and moxa are essential in this instance, so be sure to watch our tutorials on YouTube.
❤️ WILL THIS WORK IF I HAVE A SPECIFIC DIAGNOSIS?
While Fertile Mama Tea is our most well-balanced blend, and best if you have Unexplained Infertility, if you have a specific diagnosis, be sure to explore our bundle options:
Endometriosis/ Fibroid Bundle
High FSH Bundle
Ovulation Support Bundle
Fallopian Tube Blockage Bundle
Womb Warming Fertility Bundle
❤️ WHAT IF MY HUSBAND'S FERTILITY IS THE ISSUE?
I recommend my Male Fertility Bundle or any of the products contained within, which are more specifically formulated to positively impact male reproductive health, including sperm motility, morphology and count.
❤️ CAN I JUST DRINK THE TEA AND NOT DO ANYTHING ELSE AND STILL GET PREGNANT?
Maybe. It's possible. But because our reproductive health is an extension of overall health, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Ariele's 12 week program, The Fertile Mama Method shows you how and where to remove toxins from your home and diet, lifestyle and dietary choices that support fertility and so much more. It's important to womb health to be gently moving your body, eating whole foods, and exploring some of the underlying emotional connections around fertility.
❤️ WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I GET PREGNANT?
All of our teas are safe to drink up until a positive pregnancy test, after which time they are no longer appropriate. Discontinue use of the tea, and explore our pregnancy products, including Blissful Mama Tea for Pregnancy Support.
❤️ WHAT SHOULD I DO DURING THE "TWO-WEEK WAIT"?
Some women consider the time after ovulation the "two week wait" time, but I see this as a time to be doing more than "waiting," bur rather using it to continue to heal your reproductive health. This is often a time that a lot of stagnation builds up, and it's a good opportunity to clear out some blockage. While it's our belief that a viable pregnancy will remain viable, we do recommend more gentle womb massage during this time. We recommend that for women who have been trying to become pregnant for over a year, give yourself at last 3 months to not try to get pregnant, so that you can use the "2 week wait" time to heal your womb instead, incorporating castor oil massage and perhaps Yoni Steaming.