Professional Development Course

Advanced Practice in Natural Fertility Education©

Preconception care, lifestyles and fertility health: Promoting a healthy start to life


This workshop covers the content listed below over 2 days of lectures and interactive activities. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those who successfully complete this workshop.


On completion, participants will demonstrate an understanding of preconception care, how poor lifestyles are risk factors for infertility, and the principles of health coaching for goal setting with patients to optimise the chances of pregnancy, pregnancy health, and health outcomes for parents and their babies. It is not necessary to have attended the Comprehensive Course in Natural Fertility Education before attending this workshop.



  • An overview of preconception care
  • How poor lifestyles reduce the chances pregnancy
  • Developing lifestyle plans and goals with your patients
  • The principles of health coaching


Modifiable lifestyles covered include:

• Cigarette smoking

• Alcohol consumption

• Being underweight, overweight or obese

• Sedentary lifestyles and over exercising

• Environmental pollutants

• Physical, emotional and psychological stress



Kerry Hampton

Consultant in fertility-awareness and wellbeing education PhD, RN, RM, Family Planning Certificate, Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Trained Teacher OM (Billings), Grad Dip of Education (Health Ed), MA (Women’s Studies), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


Jacqui Berry

Naturopath Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy), Certificate of Natural Fertility Education. Jacqui has been in clinical practice for over 17 years and has many years of experience in clinic supervision and lecturing in naturopathy for degree students. She is a past president of the Victorian chapter of the National Herbalists Association (NHAA).




Dates: 13 – 14 October (Thursday – Friday) 2016

Times: 9.00 AM – 4.30 PM

Where : Nurses Memorial Centre Suite 11 – 431 St Kilda Road Melbourne Victoria 3004

Cost: $475.00 ($455.00 students & 1st year graduates)


This workshop is open to both graduates and students of health science courses (e.g., nursing, midwifery, naturopathy) who have an interest in sexual and reproductive health and lifestyle education. There is a limit of 20 places in this workshop. A light lunch will be served.



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