Fertility & Pregnancy Care



Pre-conception care is the best way to proactively and positively influence the health of your child.

It makes sense – healthy people make healthy babies. Environmental, general health and lifestyle factors all play a role in your fertility, pregnancy and the health of your unborn child. Pre-conception care is the best way to give your child the best start in life.

The DNA and health of your’s and your partner’s egg and sperm form the building blocks of your baby’s health. Yet they are particularly vulnerable to the effects of toxins, nutritional deficiencies and stress in the 3-4 months prior to conception.


The naturopathic approach to pre-conception care begins with an overall health assessment of your’s and your partner’s health, prior to conception, to identify general health, as well as reproductive, lifestyle, toxicity and environmental issues that could affect fertility or the health of your future baby.

By detoxifying, taking fertility-enhancing herbs and making specific dietary and lifestyle changes before trying to conceive, you are effectively making the healthiest eggs and sperm, maximizing your chances of having a healthy baby.

It is during this pre-conception stage that important factors effecting fertility are addressed such as:
• Reproductive disorders eg PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibroids, etc.
• Weight management
• Detoxification
• Rebuilding healthy gut flora

Practitioner – KATIE FORSTER


The World Health Organisation recognises acupuncture as an effective treatment for infertility. There has been extensive research on the use of acupuncture to increase the chance of success with IVF.

Ideally it is good to have a window of 3 months before beginning IVF or any kind of ART (assisted reproductive treatment) to prepare the body. Weekly treatments are often prescribed along with herbal formulas and general lifestyle and dietary advice. All of which are tailored to the individual. Focus is on optimizing fertility and also general health, so your body, mind and emotions are strong before starting treatment.

It is common for stress levels to be elevated when undergoing fertility treatment. Acupuncture is a fantastic way to create a calm environment both physically and mentally as well as providing an opportunity for time out.

Most of the research has been focused on what we call pre- and post transfer treatments where we use specific protocols. For the pre transfer treatment, points are selected to enhance the flow of qi and blood to the uterus, nourish the endometrium lining to ensure healthy implantation of the embryo and work on relaxing body mind and spirit. The post transfer treatment focuses on creating a calm environment in the uterus, reducing cramping and increasing progesterone levels. After transfer it is recommended that the patient receive weekly acupuncture treatments which will again focus on lifting the energy, nourishing the foetus and increasing progesterone levels.

Practitioner – KYLIE STABLER




A healthy diet is essential to optimize your health and that of your child, during pregnancy. Babies are completely formed by nutrients supplied by the mother’s nutritional intake. During pregnancy it is difficult to obtain all the nutrient’s required to make a healthy baby through diet alone. Our naturopath designs supplement regimes for each trimester to ensure healthy foetal development.

Naturopathy provides safe and effective ways to prevent, treat and manage various complaints that may arise during pregnancy, including:

  • nausea and vomiting
  • fatigue
  • constipation
  • cramping and/or restless legs
  • heartburn and Reflux
  • fluid retention
  • high blood pressure
  • pre-eclampsia
  • gestational diabetes
  • stretch marks
  • insomnia
  • varicose veins
  • sciatica, back pain and tight muscles
  • haemorrhoids
  • threatened miscarriage
  • birth preparation

Practitioner – KATIE FORSTER



Acupuncture has a long history in supporting a healthy pregnancy, which is now supported by research. Acupuncture is safe and effective at keeping both the mother and baby healthy and well during the pregnancy and can improve the wellbeing of both after delivery.

Practitioner – KYLIE STABLER




Natural Therapeutics offers a range of services that can help you to prepare for a healthy birth, speed up recovery, promote healthy lactation and increase the energy of mums and babies following the birth.

You will be able to approach this special event feeling healthy, more confident, relaxed and physically prepared.


Partus preparators or herbal birth preparation tonics are taken in the last few weeks of pregnancy. These herbal formulations are used to tone the uterus and prepare for labour. The herbs also assist with recovery after delivery and help with milk supply for breast-feeding.

Homoeopathic birth kits are available to help manage the various situations that can arise during birthing such as back pain, leg cramps, ineffective contractions, etc.

Practitioner – KATIE FORSTER


Weekly acupuncture is a good way to manage stress, improve energy and stamina, and prepare your uterus and cervix for birth. It can even help you to deliver on time.

Acupuncture can also often successfully turn breech or malpositioned babies, though the earlier you start the better the chance of success.

If you are overdue or need to be induced early, acupuncture can be a highly successful induction method that minimises side-effects and, rather than the sudden intense contractions of medical inductions, contractions usually build slowly, reducing pain and stress.

Practitioner – KYLIE STABLER


Regular therapeutic pregnancy massages in the last few weeks before giving birth help to nurture you and your baby, relieve the additional tension and strain placed on your muscles, improve sleep, and enhance the wellbeing of you and your baby.

It will also teach you important relaxation strategies for labour that will help you relax in-between contractions and let go of as much tension as possible.

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Find the necessary support and nurturing you need as a new mum with gentle and effective natural therapies. Pregnancy places enormous physical and mental demand on the mother – support and nurturing are essential. Natural Therapeutics offers services such as naturopathy and nutritional medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, osteopathy, counselling, and massage therapy to support new mum’s during this beautiful (and exhausting!) time.

Our experienced and professional practitioners have worked with many mothers, and some are mothers themselves, bringing a caring empathy to the session and can help with a wide range of problems experienced by babies and mums, including:

  • mastitis
  • lack of milk production
  • constipation or other bowel problems
  • uterine bleeding
  • healing and repair of damaged tissues
  • sleep issues – in babies and mums
  • emotional concerns, including post-natal depression
  • fatigue
  • newborn issues such as colic, reflux, skin rashes