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

Total of 171 CPD hours

Authors and presenters
Dr Kerry Hampton

Kerry is an academic and a nurse/midwife 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 Module 1 intakes in 2024. Module 1 workshops run over 3 consecutive Sundays.
Australian and American residents would register for just one of the following intakes:

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

UK and EU residents would register for the following intake (based on UK dates and times):

  • January 21, 28 & February 4 (closed)
Times Australia and American resident times: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
UK and EU times: 8.00 am – 1.00 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 topics listed below. Course participants play the recordings in their own time in preparation for the online workshops. In the online workshops, participants practice the skills of fertility counseling and fertility charting across reproductive life.
The recordings are based on the latest research evidence. You will learn how to counsel for contraception and conceiving in all menstrual cycle situations from menarche to menopause. Fertility charting practice will start with identifying normal monthly menstrual cycle variations, and then progress to 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.

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

Dates Module 2 intakes in 2024. Module 2 workshops run over 3 consecutive Sundays.
You would register for just one of the following Module 2 intakes:

  • July 14, 21 & 28 (open for registration)
  • November 10, 17 & 24
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 topics listed below. Course participants play the recordings in their own time in preparation for the online workshops.  In the online workshops, participants practice the skills of motivational interviewing for and healthier lifestyle.
You will learn how to use fertility charts and motivational interviewing to optimize fertility health and conception (naturally and with IVF). 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) impact fertility health. You will learn how to structure person-centered fertility care using fertility charts and motivational interviewing to optimize health outcomes for parents and their children.

Module 3: Course Assignment 
Consolidating knowledge, competence, 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 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 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 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 all three modules of the course can 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 
Mentoring program for skillful practice in natural fertility care
Dates 2nd Tuesday of each month: February – November
Time 6.30 – 7.30 pm
Where Online via 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 where we discuss:

Endorsed by the ACM – Meeting attendance or watching the meeting recording attracts 1 CPD hour.

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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