IVF Support Masterclass
On demand, evidence based and clinically relevant information for functional medicine practitioners working in the field of fertility. 8 hours of detailed content. 8 CPE points.
About this course.
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.
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 2022/23.
✍🏼 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.
Participants 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.
Session 1: Specific Preconception Preparation for the IVF Patient- Sperm Health, Beyond the Basics.
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.
Session 2: Specific Preconception Preparation for the IVF Patient- Egg Health, Beyond the Basics.
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.
Session 3: Nutritional and Herbal Support for ART & IVF
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.
Session 4: IVF Complex Cases
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.