HEALTH PRACTITIONER TRAINING

Comprehensive Course in Natural Fertility Education©

There is growing international recognition that poor fertility knowledge is a risk factor for both unintended pregnancy and infertility and that poor lifestyles also contribute to infertility.

Become a Trained Teacher in Comprehensive Natural Fertility Education with this comprehensive ACM-endorsed course by leading academic and specialist in natural fertility education, Dr Kerry Hampton. Our course equips health practitioners with essential knowledge and skills to assist couples to achieve and avoid pregnancy naturally and optimize fertility health to conceive naturally and with IVF.

You will learn how to:
  • Deliver person-centered fertility care to your patients
  • Support couples to achieve and avoid pregnancy naturally
  • Support couples to adopt proven lifestyles for health and conceiving
Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives – recognized in Australia and NZ and other countries across the world. Attended by practitioners from around the world.

  • Module 1: Foundations of Fertility Charting Across Reproductive Life – 25.5 CPD hours
  • Module 2: Lifestyle Exposures and Fertility Health – 25.5 CPD hours
  • Module 3: Assignment: Comprehensive Course in Natural Fertility Education – 120 CPD hours
Authors and presenters
Dr Kerry Hampton

Kerry is an academic nurse/midwife and a specialist in natural fertility education with many years of experience.  

Ms Jacqui Berry

Jacqui is a naturopath specialist in reproductive health, and co-hosts Part 2 of the course. 

Who should do this course?

Both graduates and students of health science courses who are working in or thinking about working in any of the following areas would benefit from this course:

  • Family Planning
  • Well Women’s Health
  • Sexual And Reproductive Health
  • Assisted Fertility Services
  • Midwifery
  • Maternal And Child Health
  • Lactation Consultancy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Doula
  • Refugee Health
  • School Health, Youth Work
  • Pharmacy
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Childbirth Education
  • General Practice
  • Menstrual Cycle Coach
  • Health Coach
  • Naturopathy
  • Homeopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Nutrition
  • Massage Therapy
  • Reflexology
Module 1: Foundations of Fertility Charting Across Reproductive Life©
Assisting couples to achieve and avoid pregnancy naturally

Dates

Registration is open. There are 3 intakes for Module 1 in 2024. You would register for just one of them. Each intake runs over 3 consecutive Sundays.

  • February 11, 18 & 25 (closed)
  • May 5, 19 & 26 (closed)
  • August 11, 18 & 25 (open)

These Australian dates/times are compatible with many time zones throughout Asia and America.
The course is run by appointment for practitioners in the UK and EU time zones.
Please send an email to Dr Hampton to arrange this.

Times 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
Where Online via Zoom (Canberra/Melbourne/Sydney Australia AEDT)
Cost $1025.00 (students and first-year graduates $995.00). Payment plans are available.
Resources

One week before the course starts registrants will receive:

  • A Dropbox link for all course materials
  • A Zoom link for all three days of the course
Hybrid Format Consists of a series of recorded lectures on the course topics listed below. Participants play the recordings in their own time to prepare for the online workshops.
The recordings are based on the latest research evidence. In the workshops, you will discuss and practice the skills of fertility charting and counseling across reproductive life. You will learn how to counsel people for contraception and conceiving in all menstrual cycle situations from menarche to menopause. Fertility charting practice will begin with an understanding of normal monthly menstrual cycle variations, and progress to identifying and understanding the more complex such as those affected by stress, breastfeeding, being over or under a healthy weight, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and premature ovarian failure. Other topics include subfertility and infertility, age and fertility, over-the-counter and web-based home-use fertility tests, fertility apps, and when a medical referral would be given. Trained teachers in this practice are consistently associated with people’s higher level of knowledge.

Module 2: Lifestyle Exposures and Fertility Health©
Proven lifestyles for fertility health and conceiving

Dates

Registration is open. There are 2 intakes for Module 2 in 2024. You would register for just one of them.  Each intake runs over 3 consecutive Sundays.

  • July 14, 21 & 28 (closed)
  • November 10, 17 & 24 (open)
Times 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
Where Online via Zoom (Canberra/Melbourne/Sydney Australia AEDT)
Cost $1025.00 (students and first-year graduates $995.00). Payment plans are available.
Resources

One week before the course starts registrants will receive:

  • A Dropbox link for all course materials
  • A Zoom link for all three days of the course
Hybrid Format Consists of a series of recorded lectures on the course topics listed below. Participants play the recordings in their own time to prepare for the online workshops.
 The recordings are based on the latest research evidence and explain how lifestyle exposures such as diet, exercise, stress, alcohol, sleep hygiene, coffee, and smoking (including marijuana and vaping) can negatively impact fertility health.  In the workshops, you will learn how to structure natural fertility consultations to optimize fertility health for conceiving, overcoming infertility, and the long-term health of parents and their children. You will draw on peoples’ fertility charts and practice the skills of motivational interviewing. Well structure fertility consultations for men and women can be highly motivating and empowering for successful outcomes.

Module 3: Course Assignment 
Designed to consolidate your knowledge and confidence for practice

Date The submission date is 3 months after the commencement date of Module 2
Cost $255.00 is paid with submission of the assignment (students and first-year graduates pay $225.00)
The assignment fee covers the opportunity of attending 2 group assignment support meetings using Zoom, written feedback on your assignment in “Track Changes”, a group assignment review meeting, and a Certificate of Completion.
Format The assignment is wholly based on the contents covered in modules 1 & 2 of the course.
Aim The assignment will provide you with the opportunity to consolidate and extend the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills covered in modules 1 & 2 of this course to be able to provide comprehensive evidence-based natural fertility care in all menstrual cycle situations from menarche to menopause.
Award Certificate of Completion
This allows registered healthcare practitioners to advertise themselves as a Trained Teacher in Comprehensive Natural Fertility Education.

What participants have said:

Attending your course has changed my practice. I have helped many couples to conceive sometimes after many years of infertility by following the clear and simple steps you have outlined.

Fantastic and easy to implement information for all women I see wanting to get pregnant. Highly relevant to my field of clinical practice. I found this course very consolidating.

One of the greatest things about this course was the practicalities of the information and the examples to take into clinical practice immediately.

The evidence-based approach was thoroughly impressive.

Every aspect of this comprehensive course is presented clearly and concisely.

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was extremely informative, interactive and a comfortable learning environment.

This course was exceptional. I learned new skills and enjoyed every moment of it.

The course and the assignment have helped me in almost every aspect of my work as a women’s health nurse working with newly arrived refugee women.

Kerry is a kind, respectful and compassionate teacher. This was the best courses I’ve ever done. Great to have such exposure to up-to-date research on how lifestyles and can impact fertility.

Thoroughly enjoyable. The content was excellent, detailed, and perfectly aimed for my needs.

So helpful. Loved the way the information was presented.

The assignment was terrific. It really helped me to consolidate my knowledge and confidence for implementing fertility consultations and charting in my practice.

Great course – has given me a lot of direction on how to structure fertility consultations.

I particularly loved learning about motivational interviewing so patients can take more responsibility for their decisions.

 

Inner Fertility Circle 
This is a mentoring program for professional practice development
Dates We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month: February – November
Time 7.00 – 8.00 pm
Where Online via Zoom (Canberra/Melbourne/Sydney Australia AEDT)
Cost Joining fee is $135.00
Please send Dr Hampton an email if you wish to join the “Circle”
Format A space where we discuss current clinical issues; research publications, fertility charts, clinical issues, and resources for practice.
Course participants (past and present) are invited to participate.
Endorsed by the ACM – Meeting attendance or watching the recording attracts 1 CPD hour.
 June 2024 agenda: Fertility awareness school-based education by Felicity Roux

Enquiries about becoming a Trained Teacher in Comprehensive Natural Fertility Education are always welcomed

Please phone Dr Hampton at 0419830530 if you have any questions.

Past participants are welcome repeat the course

Fertility is a large, complex and growing field, and past participants are welcome to repeat the course to update their knowledge.

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