Women’s Health

At The Fertile Project, we are dedicated to supporting women in their quest for physical, hormonal and emotional health. We create a caring and gentle environment that is sensitive and supportive to the needs of women of all ages. We are here to see and support you, where you are at.

With an integrative approach, our team of holistic naturopaths, acupuncturists, osteopaths and nutritionists will combine hormonal & structural support, nutrition & lifestyle advice, food as medicine, movement practice and mindfulness to help you understand your health & hormones.

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Some conditions we expertly treat include:

  • Endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts & PCOS
  • Amenorrhea (no periods), dysmenorrhea (painful periods), menorrhagia (heavy periods)
  • Ovulation issues
  • PMT, PMDD
  • Pelvic floor concerns including light bladder leakage, prolapse, dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Thyroid
  • Stress, anxiety and emotional imbalances
  • Menopause hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, low libido and mood disorders
  • Natural fertility and conception success
  • The promotion of healthy pregnancies, preparation for and recovery from birth and post-natal health

How our services can help with Women’s Health:

Functional Testing:

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture successfully assists the modern woman through all stages of her hormonal and gynaecological life cycle. From menarche to menopause, puberty to pregnancy and everything in between, the aim of Acupuncture is to bring your body back into (hormonal) balance.

Acupuncture has been used to support women of all ages through a variety of hormonal and gynaecological imbalances including period and ovulation problems, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS. Acupuncture focuses on specific areas that support hormonal health and fertility by using 3000 years old principles of energy and blood movement. Acupuncture promotes circulation and blood flow (to the uterus), modulates pain, and balances hormones to reduce common hormonal issues experienced by so many women today.

As we know, stress and anxiety compound many of the hormonal issues that underpin womens health conditions, and Acupuncture has also been shown to calm the mind and support our happy hormones.

Our expert Acupuncturists have over 30 years combined experience and are incredible educators who will work with you and teach you to better understand your body and hormonal health. We will tailor a treatment plan specifically for you, based on your symptom presentation and where you are at in your hormonal health.

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Hormonal Testing

Our naturopaths are thoroughly versed in standard blood test interpretation. Please bring any blood tests from the last 6 months with you to your initial consultation.

Where necessary, we will refer you for more in depth functional medicine testing including DUTCH Plus (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones), Extensive Thyroid Hormones, MTHFR & homocysteine.

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Naturopathy

Naturopathy successfully assists the modern woman through all stages of her hormonal and gynaecological life cycle. From menarche to menopause, puberty to pregnancy and everything in between, the aim of Naturopathy is to bring your body back into (hormonal) balance.

Rather than simply masking the symptoms (cough, splutter, mumble, like the pill), our Naturopaths work to correct the underlying root cause of your specific hormonal or gynaecological imbalance.

The principles of naturopathic medicine are to gently encourage the body’s innate ability to heal itself and facilitate this by supporting detoxification pathways, digestive, nervous and immune health and restoring hormonal balance.

Our Naturopaths will work with you to individualise a treatment plan to match you and your needs. Specific herbs, nutrients, homeopathics & lifestyle recommendations help to regulate your cycle, reduce hormonal symptoms, improve oestrogen & progesterone metabolism, and encourage ovulation to ultimately balance your hormones, for an effortless, painless & regular menstrual cycle.

Our expert Naturopaths have over 30 years combined experience and are incredible educators who will work with you and teach you to better understand your body and hormonal health. We will tailor a treatment plan specifically for you, based on your symptom presentation and where you are at with your hormonal health.

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Osteopathy

Our osteopaths are experts in the field of women’s health. Extensively trained in treating pre and postnatal care, pelvic floor concerns, sexual pain conditions and helping those with chronic pelvic pain associated with endometriosis and adenomyosis.

Our osteopaths are highly skilled in the area of pregnancy and the postpartum period. Chloe and Kathryn will work with your body to remove any stresses and strains allowing your body to adapt, move and expand as your baby grows with the aim of keeping you pain free. Through education, breath work and movement practices they will help to inspire, empower and prepare you, your pelvic floor and perineum for your upcoming birth and the immediate postpartum period.

The Fertile Project has a leader in the field of osteopathy and pelvic health in Australia, where Kathryn is one of only a handful of osteopaths in Australia trained in physiotherapy pelvic floor assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor, she combines this essential knowledge and understanding with her osteopathic mind to create a truly unique and holistic approach to pelvic health concerns such as prolapse, light bladder leakage, diastasis, scar treatment and assessment and rehabilitation for return to exercise after baby.

When chronic pelvic pain accompanies womens health conditions such as endometriosis, period pain and adenomyosis it is very common for the nervous system to be upregulated. Our osteopaths will aim to calm the nervous system through specific techniques to reduce pain, lifestyle changes, stress management, breathing and mindful movement practices; where all are essential components of pain management. Abdominal and pelvic adhesions are a common development as a response to inflammation with many women’s health conditions, as is tightening of the pelvic floor muscles as a guarding response to pain in conditions such as endometriosis, adenomyosis and period pain, our pelvic health trained osteopath (Kathryn Johns) has extensive experience in this field.

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