Workshops

Women’s Health Workshop Series

1.Hormones, Fertility and Preconception

Are you always stressed and tired? Do you have difficulties falling or staying asleep? Do you wake unrefreshed in the morning?

Do you sometimes feel anxious or depressed around the time your period starts?

Would you like support to balance your hormones naturally? Or are you thinking about coming off the pill (OCP), Implanon, NuvaRing or IUD?

Do you experience premenstrual symptoms, PCOS, Endometriosis, period problems or pain that make it difficult to function at work or study?

Would like to know more about how your hormones and learn how to identify when you ovulate each month?

Do you want to know how you can increase your chances of a conceiving naturally?

Are you interested in preparing your body and your partner’s for a healthy pregnancy?

Are you having trouble falling pregnant and would like some advice about your natural options before starting IVF?

Would you like to know what nutritional supplements and herbs you can take during an IVF cycle to increase your chances of a healthy, successful pregnancy?

As a Naturopath I have a special interest in women’s healthcare and a passion to help women achieve good health. I believe that we all have the ability to lead a balanced, healthy life when we are equipped with the skills to eat healthily, make good food choices, exercise often and lower our stress levels.

This workshop will cover:

  • Information on the importance of Preconception care: research has shown that our in-utero environment plays an important role in our long-term health and wellbeing and improves the chances of falling pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby and a healthy recovery from birth
  • Tips on maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly
  • Stress management techniques to improve your health
  • Natural ideas for supporting hormonal balance
  • Exploration of the ways in which mood, energy and sleep patterns effect women’s hormones and fertility
  • The use of Natural Fertility Awareness techniques to help you identify ovulation and chart your menstrual cycle
  • A discussion of the most common nutritional deficiencies and how to correct them
  • Tips for healthy eating and meal planning

COST: $15 OR $10 if you book with a friend

INCLUDES: Morning tea, guest speakers, access to notes/resources and a FREE gift bag

Purchase tickets and find out more here.


2. Healthy Pregnancy and Natural Birth Preparation

Are you pregnant and struggling with morning sickness, constipation, fatigue, low iron, reflux, thrush or restless legs?

Would you like to find out what multivitamin or nutritional supplements you should take before and during pregnancy?

Are you seeking natural support during pregnancy and in preparation for birth?

Would you like to find out more about taking Raspberry Leaf tea in preparation for labour?

Pregnancy is a time of amazing changes and growth, both emotionally and physically and in particular is a time in which Naturopathy can work to improve stress and energy levels and help you to prepare both physically and emotionally for birth; ensuring that your nutritional needs are met in preparation for labour, breastfeeding and postnatal period.

This workshop will cover:

  • A discussion about the use of herbal remedies and nutritional products during pregnancy such as Raspberry leaf tea, Pregnancy multivitamins, Vitamin D, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium and Probiotics
  • Pelvic floor health during pregnancy
  • Tips on maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly
  • Stress management techniques to improve your health and promote relaxation during pregnancy
  • Tips for natural birth and labour preparation
  • A discussion of the most common nutritional deficiencies and how to correct them
  • Tips for healthy eating and meal planning

COST: $15 OR $10 if you book with a friend

INCLUDES: Morning tea, guest speakers, access to notes/resources and a FREE gift bag

Purchase tickets and find out more here.


3. Postnatal Recovery and 4th Trimester Support

Are you interested in learning more about the use of herbal medicines or galactagogues such as Fenugreek to increase your milk supply?

Have you just had a baby and are in need of a little support to recover physically and nutritionally?

Nearly all cultures have traditions around the care of mother and baby in the first forty days after birth.  In modern times this is the period known as the ‘fourth trimester’. The focus of the postnatal period is on rest, support, warmth and nutrition.  As a Naturopath I use herbal medicines, teas, meal suggestions and nutritional supplements to enhance healing, encourage a good milk supply, support relaxation and a balanced mood.

This workshop will cover:

  • Healing after birth (either from vaginal or caesarean birth)
  • Fourth trimester nourishment and recovery
  • Postnatal depression and anxiety
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Anaemia and low iron levels
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Low energy levels and fatigue
  • Thyroid problems such as Hyperthyroidism
  • Meal planning and nutritional guidance
  • Mastitis prevention and recovery
  • Low breast milk supply
  • Cracked and damaged nipples
  • Thrush
  • Depleted immune system and frequent infections
  • Hormonal imbalances and return of fertility

COST: $15 OR $10 if you book with a friend

INCLUDES: Morning tea, guest speakers, access to notes/resources and a FREE gift bag

Purchase tickets and find out more here.


Natural Birth Skills: Herbal medicine, nutrition & hypnobirthing

> Nutritional supplements in pregnancy: multivitamins, probiotics, Vitamin D, Fish oils, Iron, Calcium & Magnesium
> Herbal medicine for birth & lactation: Raspberry Leaf tea, galactagogues & safety issues
> Antenatal & postnatal nutrition: healthy eating & tips/tools
> Introduction to hypnobirthing tools for birth, self-hypnosis, conditioning, relaxation, breathing & visualisation

Presented by Rosie Fitzclarence and Meg Arthurson.

Rosie is a registered midwife, nurse and a certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ childbirth educator. She is passionate about helping couples achieve a positive birth experience and a calm and confident pregnancy.

Meg Arthurson is a naturopath, registered midwife, natural fertility teacher & antenatal educator who loves working with women on their journey towards wellbeing. Her mission is to help women feel healthier, happier & more confident in managing their fertility, hormones, pregnancy & health goals.

COST: $35 OR $30 if you book with a friend

INCLUDES: Supper, access to notes/resources and a FREE gift bag

Purchase tickets and find out more here.


Herbal Medicine and Nutrition for Midwives and Birth Practitioners Workshop

Are you a midwife or practitioner who looks after women in the antenatal or postnatal period?

Do you feel confident in managing a woman’s antenatal & postnatal use of nutritional products & herbal medicines?

There are a myriad of nutritional and herbal supplements available to purchase online, in supermarkets, chemists and health food stores; it can be difficult for consumers to know the difference between good quality and inferior products.  What should you be recommending to women?

This workshop will cover:

  • Nutritional supplements in pregnancy: multivitamins, probiotics, Vitamin D, Fish oils, Iron, Calcium & Magnesium
  • Herbal medicine for birth and lactation: Raspberry Leaf tea & galactagogues
  • Antenatal & postnatal diets: healthy eating & recommendations
  • Safety issues & current research

COST: $25 OR $20 if you book with a friend

INCLUDES: Morning tea/Supper, guest speakers, access to notes/resources and a FREE gift bag. Recognised by the ACM for 2.75 CPD hours

Purchase tickets and find out more here.


Natural Birth Skills: Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Hypnobirthing for Midwives and Pregnancy Practitioners

> Nutritional supplements in pregnancy: multivitamins, probiotics, Vitamin D, Fish oils, Iron, Calcium & Magnesium
> Herbal medicine for birth & lactation: Raspberry Leaf tea, galactagogues & safety issues
> Antenatal & postnatal nutrition: healthy eating & tips/tools
> Introduction to hypnobirthing tools for birth, self-hypnosis, conditioning, relaxation, breathing & visualisation

Presented by Rosie Fitzclarence and Meg Arthurson.

Rosie is a registered midwife, nurse and a certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ childbirth educator. She is passionate about helping couples achieve a positive birth experience and a calm and confident pregnancy.

Meg Arthurson is a naturopath, registered midwife, natural fertility teacher & antenatal educator who loves working with women on their journey towards wellbeing. Her mission is to help women feel healthier, happier & more confident in managing their fertility, hormones, pregnancy & health goals.

COST: $35 OR $30 if you book with a friend

INCLUDES: Supper, access to notes/resources and a FREE gift bag. Recognised by the ACM for 2.75 CPD hours

Purchase tickets and find out more here.