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 are also a significant contributor to infertility.

Become a Trained Teacher in 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 natural 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 ACM and professional development hours apply:
  • Part 1: Foundations of Fertility Charting Across Reproductive Life – 25.5 CPD hours
  • Part 2: Lifestyle Exposures and Fertility Health – 25.5 CPD hours
  • Part 3: Assignment: Comprehensive Course in Natural Fertility Education – 120 CPD hours

Total of 171 CPD hours

Authors and presenters
Dr Kerry Hampton

Kerry is a nurse/midwife specialist in natural fertility care 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
Foundations of Fertility Charting Across Reproductive Life©
Assisting couples to achieve and avoid pregnancy naturally

Dates Three consecutive Sundays, February 12, 19 & 26, 2023
Times 10.00am – 3.30pm
Where Online using Zoom (Canberra/Melbourne/Sydney Australia AEDT)
Cost $1025.00 (students and first-year graduates $995.00)
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
Format Part 1 consists of a series of pre-recorded PowerPoint presentations on the course topics. Course participants play the recordings in their own time in preparation for workshops, where they will practice fertility charting based on real case studies including those listed below.
In the Foundations of Fertility Charting Across Reproductive Life, you will develop the knowledge and skills to be able to teach fertility charting for contraception and conceiving in all menstrual cycle situations from menarche to menopause. The recordings provide up-to-date information on the course topics. In the workshops, you will translate the knowledge gained in the recordings into fertility charting practice, starting with normal variations of the monthly menstrual cycle, and progressing to the more complex such as those affected by stress, breastfeeding, being over or under a healthy weight, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and premature ovarian failure.

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

Dates Three consecutive Sundays, June 11, 18 & 25, 2023
Times 10.00am – 3.30pm
Where Online using Zoom (Canberra/Melbourne/Sydney Australia AEDT)
Cost $1025.00 (students and first-year graduates $995.00)
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
Format Part 2 consists of a series of pre-recorded PowerPoint presentations on the course topics. Course participants play the recordings in their own time in preparation for the workshops where they will practice Motivational Interviewing based on real case studies on the topics listed below.
Part 2 of the course builds on the foundational content covered in Part 1. You will learn how to use fertility charting and Motivational Interviewing for enhanced lifestyles to assist your patients to optimize fertility health to conceive naturally and with IVF. The latest evidence on how lifestyle exposures such as diet, exercise, stress, alcohol, sleep hygiene, coffee, and smoking impact fertility health are presented. Motivational Interviewing is practiced using real case studies, showing you how to structure person-centered fertility care based on the best available evidence.

Course Assignment 
Consolidating your knowledge and confidence for practice

Date The submission date is 3 months after the commencement date of Part 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 two Zoom assignment support meetings, written feedback on your assignment in “Track Changes”, a 45-minute assignment review meeting, and a Certificate of Completion.
Format The assignment is wholly based on the contents covered in parts 1 & 2 of this course.
Aim The assignment will provide you with the opportunity to consolidate and extend the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills covered in parts 1 and 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 for the Comprehensive Course in Natural Fertility Education
 Registered healthcare practitioners who satisfactorily complete the assignment can advertise themselves as a Trained Teacher in 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 
Mentoring for skillful practice in natural fertility care

Dates 2nd Tuesday of the month: February – December
Time 6.30pm
Where Online using Zoom (Canberra/Melbourne/Sydney Australia AEDT)
Cost $135.00 per annum
Following registration, you will be sent a Zoom link for all scheduled meetings for the year.
Format A collegial forum where we discuss research publications, fertility charts, and clinical issues, and share resources for clinical practice.
All course participants (past and present) are invited to attend the Inner Fertility Circle.

Enquiries are 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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