IVF Support Masterclass
Evidence based and clinically relevant information for functional medicine practitioners working in the field of fertility.
09 Aug 2022, 11:00 am AEST – 20 Sept 2022, 1:00 pm AEST
4-part online education
IVF Support Masterclass
Did you know that up to 75% of Australian patients undergoing IVF seek the support of a CAM practitioner? And that functional medicine is one of the most sought-after modalities? (Rayner, et al., 2011).
With IVF becoming increasingly common place, accounting for nearly 5% of all births in Australia & NZ, the functional medicine practitioner in general practice is now more likely than ever to come across complex fertility patients in their day-to-day work. However, there is little information available for these practitioners in regards to what is safe, effective & appropriate for this highly-medicalised patient group.
Rhiannon has been specialising in IVF support in Melbourne for the past 17 years. In this role she have developed a trusted collaborative relationship with medical specialists in the fields of reproductive & obstetric medicine, and a deep understanding of assisted reproductive treatments and approaches to integrative managment of the IVF patient.
This course has been specificailly updated with relevant research and clinical practice protocols for 2022. We offer a 50% discount to those who have previously completed this masterclass. Please email us directly for your discount coupon if you are a previous attendee.
Feel confident when patients present with complex fertility histories.
Up date your knowledge on the latest evidence based research regarding integrative interventions for this patient group.
Know what to look for in your patients test results to give you the clues for effective treatment.
Identify red flags before you prescribe supplements & herbal medicine to IVF patients and prescribe confidently during an IVF cycle.
Communicate confidently and effectively with IVF specialists.
If you would like to brush up on your skills or deepen your knowledge, you are invited to join highly experienced fertility naturopath Rhiannon Hardingham for this exclusive online masterclass for functional medicine practitioners.
In this four-part series Rhiannon shares her extensive clinical knowledge around IVF support, as well as the most up-to-date research supporting integrative interventions for this complex patient group.
Rhiannon has been specialising in this field for 16 years. Her success with fertility outcomes is a result of her diligence and keen sense of curiosity to find answers for her patients, even in the most complex and seemingly hopeless of cases, earning her the respect of many IVF specialists in Melbourne. As a testament to this, in 2019 Rhiannon was invited to present to fertility specialists at the annual Fertility Society of Australia conference on the subject Collaborative Care for IVF Patients.
Recognising the isolation in private practice that many naturopaths face, Rhiannon is keen to help you build strong relationships with other naturopaths interested in developing their fertility & IVF support practice, and also offers ongoing individual & group mentoring.
About the course:
Participants will receive detailed clinical assessment and treatment tools to assist in day-to-day practice, as well as up-to-date resources regarding evidence-based support for IVF patients.
On completion practitioners will be better positioned to make sense of medical fertility protocols, manage complex fertility patients, as well as confidently communicate with medical specialists regarding evidence-based interventions for improved IVF outcomes.
Week 1: Specific Preconception Preparation for the IVF Patient- Sperm Health, Beyond the Basics.
9th August, 2022: 11am-1pm AEST
This highly-medicalised patient group have complex preconception requirements, and appropriate identification and preparation can significantly influence assisted reproductive outcomes. We will discuss clinically relevant & evidence based testing recommendations & assessments specific for IVF, as well as the complexities of nutritional & hormonal preparation, specific for those individuals assigned male at birth.
Week 2: Specific Preconception Preparation for the IVF Patient- Egg Health, Beyond the Basics.
23rd August, 2022: 11am-1pm AEST
This highly-medicalised patient group have complex preconception requirements, and appropriate identification and preparation can significantly influence assisted reproductive outcomes. We will discuss clinically relevant & evidence based testing recommendations & assessments specific for IVF, as well as the complexities of nutritional & hormonal preparation, specific for those individuals assigned female at birth.
Week 3: Nutritional and Herbal Support for ART & IVF
6th September, 2022: 11am-1pm AEST
A thorough introduction and outline of up-to-date assisted reproductive statistics and protocols. What we’re commonly seeing now regarding standards and variations of the IVF cycle, along with clinical and evidence-based information regarding naturopathic support for each stage.
Week 4: IVF Complex Cases
20th September, 2022: 11am-1pm AEST
Complications in the IVF process and how to support your patient. We will consider appropriate intervention to increase the chance of success for those with for whom the odds are stacked against. Including poor responders, ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome, older couples, poor embryo quality & repeat IVF failure.
Group and ongoing support
Gain exclusive access to ongoing group support with fellow attendees.
Practitioenrs who have completed Rhiannon's masterclasses are then eligible to join her ongoing monthly reproductive health group mentoring.
Platform: Interactive live Zoom meetings online, with sessions recorded for ongoing access for 12 months.
Participants will earn 8 CPE points.
IVF Support Masterclass$790.00Tax: +$79.00 GST