Gina Fox is a fertility focussed naturopath with nearly 20 years experience working at Fertile Ground Health Group (www.fertileground.com.au). She trained under Francesca Naish (author of Better Babies) and has a Masters in Reproductive Medicine. As well as being an experienced clinician she is a speaker, writer, naturopathic lecturer and student clinic supervisor. Gina is highly skilled in providing naturopathic care for women's health issues, pre-conception health, infertility, IVF support, pregnancy care and through menopause. She treats a wide range of issues including recurrent miscarriage, thyroid, auto-immune antibodies and she has seen good results working with men to improve sperm quality. She also enjoys the post birth appointments with mother and baby, maximizing wellness for the whole family and educating parents on how to manage many common childhood illnesses. Her professional approach involves working in collaboration with doctors and specialists to create an effective co-ordinated treatment. Gina loves to help couples achieve full-term pregnancies and give birth to beautiful healthy babies. Gina excels at addressing underlying stressors while couples achieve their optimal fertility. Her own meditation practice led her to become a meditation instructor and co-develop the Be Fertile series of guided relaxation CDs for women around conception, IVF and pregnancy support. (www.befertile.com.au) Charmaine Dennis is a naturopath, fertility and health expert, mentor, writer, mother, and businesswoman. She is the founding director of Fertile Ground Health Group (www.fertileground.com.au), co-creator of the Be Fertile guide relaxation series (www.befertile.com.au) and co-author of The Breakfast Project among other health inspired projects. Her greatest gift and inspiration is making health, wellbeing, and passionate living accessible, inspiring and achievable for everyone. Charmaine has 20 years working as a health professional with skills across a broad range of areas from naturopathy, massage, and nutrition to writing, meditation, and marketing to personal development and business success, to yoga and birth attending. There is a rare depth and breadth of experience here that enriches every aspect of her work. In seeking a life of purpose and fulfilment she followed her heart with open curiosity to create a business beyond her own expectation. Charmaine continues practice and active leadership of FGHG and is committed to reaching out to form collaborative relationships with colleagues in Western medicine through public speaking, education and other relationship-building opportunities. She is also an enthusiastic mentor of practitioners and students to help them realise their full potential as natural medicine practitioners. Charmaine runs retreats and workshops for practitioner to support their business and personal development. Rhiannon is an experienced naturopath and nutritionist, with post graduate qualifications in Fertility Education. Specialising in male and female infertility, IVF support and pregnancy care, Rhiannon expertly supports couples and individuals in their successful efforts to overcome fertility challenges. Her care philosophy extends to supporting her patients to achieve healthy and uncomplicated pregnancies and births and healthy, happy infants and children. She particularly enjoys working with single women and same sex couples as they navigate their way through their fertility journey. Optimising male fertility and health is also an area of significant focus in Rhiannon's practice. Underpinning Rhiannon's work is a passion for health and a belief that every child deserves the best start in life. Thorough and approachable, Rhiannon's commitment to understanding each person as an individual is much appreciated by her patients. Rhiannon is committed to the successful integration of natural and conventional medicine, and believes ideal outcomes are achieved for patients when all their health care providers are working together. She incorporates the use of lifestyle counselling, nutritional supplementation and herbal medicine to achieve optimum results for each individual patient. Having completed birth attendant training with Rhea Dempsey, Rhiannon also assists patients in making important decisions around their birth choices. After her many years of experience and education in the area of infertility and IVF support, Rhiannon now provides professional mentoring for naturopaths in both group and individual sessions. This highly specialised area is outside the scope of standard naturopathic education and as such, her mentoring program at Fertile Ground Health Group is a rare opportunity for naturopaths to further their skills.
"A must read before you see your fertility specialist - it will help you ask all the right questions!" Dr Manuela Toledo, MBBS FRANZCOG MMed CREI, Fertility Specialist, Gynaecologist, Melbourne IVF"This book has culminated decades of experience from a team of incredible women and brilliant clinicians. I am thrilled to have read this remarkably thorough book. I consider Create A Fertile Life the new go-to resource for every couple on their baby making journey and would recommend to both patients and health care providers alike." Angela Hywood ND, Naturopathic Clinician"This book will be an invaluable resource for couples looking to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy." Dr Adam Watkins, Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology, University of Nottingham, Division of Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology"I feel lucky to have been supported by the wonderful and knowledgeable team at Fertile Ground Health Group for the past 12 months. A thorough preconception plan helped me to recently conceive! I feel happy and confident that I am giving this little human the best possible start to a healthy life. This book is the perfect resource for anyone else on the same journey, that will not only benefit your own health now but for generations to come." Kaitlin McMahon, Fertile Ground Health Group Patient, Holistic Nutritionist"For 20 years the extraordinary health professionals of Fertile Ground have provided care as naturopaths and acupuncturists to my patients. The evidence-based approach to their practice has provided me with the reassurance that my patients, who almost always have high-risk pregnancies, will receive safe, considered and compassionate care. I commend this book to women planning or embarking on a pregnancy." Professor Mark P. Umstad, AM, MB BS, MD, FRCOG, FRANZCOG Director of Maternity Services, Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne