Naturopathy

The heart of Naturopathic Medicine is holistic and preventative care, combining ancient wisdom and modern science to help you be and become all you can be naturally. Naturopathic principles believe that the body has an innate ability to heal itself, and treatments are used to encourage and support the body to find its own homeostasis to help you thrive.

Naturopathy encompasses a range of therapies and techniques including herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, vitamin & mineral therapy, homeopathy, positive dietary & lifestyle advice to get you to be your best version of you.

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At The Fertile Project, our naturopaths are dedicated to supporting women of all ages, and creating a caring and safe environment to allow healing to occur.

We are highly skilled and expertly trained in the areas of women’s health, gynaecology & fertility, male factor fertility, IVF & donor egg IVF, pre and postnatal care, mental and emotional health, and issues which may present during pregnancy and postnatally. We also have a wealth of experience treating the entire family, including babies & children.

Our expert naturopaths at The Fertile Project have been specifically mentored and trained by Dr Miranda and work collaboratively to help you be and become all you can be, naturally.

Dr Miranda will conduct your initial consultation and may recommend either weekly, fortnightly or monthly acupuncture sessions with Julia. Miranda will continue to manage your case, checking in with you every 4-12 weeks as necessary.

Our team truly prides themselves on taking the time to truly listen to our patients, while at the same time working with you to identify and treat the cause of your specific health concerns. With this knowledge and understanding of each individual, we will then create a unique treatment plan to address your specific needs. Our naturopaths will also support our patients’ health journeys by empowering you through a mixture of education, supplementation, acupuncture, breath work, mindfulness, yoga practice and positive dietary & lifestyle advice to get you to be the best version of you

We are passionate about encouraging you to recognise and change, be and become all you can be, naturally.


How our naturopathy services can help you:

  • Women’s Health & Gynaecology PMS, irregular and painful menses, endometriosis, adenomyosis, polycystic ovaries/PCOS, amenorrhea (no periods), menopause.
  • Preconception Health and Fertility – Fertility issues (both male and female), support IVF treatments and guide you through preconception, Trying to Conceive
  • Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond – Pregnancy and post-natal care, Baby on Board, morning sickness, correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation), labour preparation, labour pain, lactation deficiency, miscarriage prevention
  • Thyroid Health including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, autoimmune thyroid- Hashimotos & Graves disease, RT3 issues & Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome
  • Digestive Health – Constipation/diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, food intolerances, heartburn/reflux, indigestion, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, and gastritis.
  • Men’s Health Prostate problems, libido issues, low/poor sperm quality/count, sexual dysfunction, andropause and mental health issues.
  • Children and infant health – Recurrent colds/flu, sinus problems, ear infections, colic, constipation, allergies, eczema, sleeping difficulties, fussy eaters, growth and development, autism, ADD/ADHD, behavioural problems.
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Hormonal issues
  • Energy & fatigue
  • Enhances well-being & vitality
  • Respiratory/immune dysfunction – Recurrent colds/flu, asthma, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, earache, sore throat, herpes zoster
  • Skin conditions – Acne, eczema/dermatitis, neruodermatitis, pruritis (itchy skin)
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Women’s Health

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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Trying to Conceive

Naturopathic principles are at the core of preconception or prenatal health care. Preconception health care involves striving for optimal health prior to conception attempts to achieve as optimal pregnancy as possible and, in the end, a healthy baby.

Preconception health care has been shown to double IVF success rates. A Naturopath with expertise in this field best delivers preconception health care.

IVF can be a highly stressful time. Our naturopaths are able to provide support for stress management, which enables IVF recipients to cope more effectively with ongoing treatment regimes.

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Baby on Board

Child birth naturally depletes our energy, qi or lifeforce which is why rest, nourishing foods and ample sleep is so important in the first 42 days

During the first 40 days following child birth, a baby does not realise it is separate from its mama. It is solely and completely reliant on its mama. This is why it is so essential to support the mama during this time and to ensure complete rest and ample time shared between mum and baby.

We can help support you through:

  • Postnatal haemorrhage
  • PND and Baby Blues
  • Postnatal anxiety symptoms
  • Postnatal thyroiditis and hypothyroid
  • Post-partum hair loss
  • Chronic sleep deprivation
  • Nutritional deficiencies in the new mama have been linked with an increased risk of postnatal depression
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Thyroid Health

Naturopathically, we treat thyroid and hormonal conditions through herbal medicine, lifestyle changes, dietary alterations, nutritional medicine and educating and connecting you to your body to know what is happening and when.

Our Naturopaths ensure any hormonal testing is completed thoroughly, to give you the best chance of getting it done right the first time. However, we ask that you please bring with you any recent blood testing, stool and semen analysis so we can see the whole picture.

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Digestive Health

Love your guts. This is our jam!

For the gut to be happy, it relies on two things- gut permeability and the microbiome. The microbiome is the constellation of bacteria that live on and in us. Our gut is populated with loads of beneficial bugs that help us poop properly and maintain a strong immune system. Digestion is the core of health, and the microbiome is one of the most important regulators of our overall health. In fact, we are more microbiome than we are human! We each contain 100 trillion microbes (bacterial cells), which is 10 times more than our human cells, and 100 times more than our DNA!

These beneficial bacteria know how to make our genes function properly. If there is an imbalance in bugs, the signals for optimal function fail to work appropriately and a myriad of potential symptoms develop including hormonal, emotional, immune, skin, gut etc symptoms.

Gut permeability relies on the cell junction to be nice and tightly packed together. When there are gaps or holes or the junctions are compromised (Leaky gut), food can leak out of the gut causing inflammation – this is particularly relevant to hayfever, eczema, allergies, autoimmune conditions, constipation, diarrhoea, digestive complaints, period pain, pelvic pain, headaches, thyroid issues, weight problems, sleep problems, exhaustion, fogginess, poor concentration, depression / anxiety / emotional imbalances etc.

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How can a Naturopath help me?

People choose to see naturopaths for a variety of health concerns, ranging from the treatment of fatigue and stress, support in conventional infertility and IVF programs, to the management of serious and debilitating autoimmune conditions.

Like many of our patients, this may be you, and we can help:

  • You just don’t feel quite right. Your blood tests are completely normal and you have been told there is nothing wrong with you.
  • You want to feel better; you know you can, but you don’t know how.
  • You would simply like to review your general health, diet, and lifestyle and improve your health….naturally
  • You may be suffering serious health conditions and would like support and management whilst you are undergoing medical treatments.

At The Fertile Project our Naturopaths will work with your existing healthcare team, in an integrated approach to ensure optimal health results for you and your family.

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What conditions benefit from Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine can help just about any condition! Naturopathic medicine is an integrated approach to medicine that combines evidence-based medicine with practical and achievable common sense goals aimed at increasing your vitality and achieving optimum health. The

Fertile Project we take an holistic approach in assessing patients health conditions in order to identify the underlying cause of conditions.

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I’ve had blood tests and everything is normal, but I still don’t feel quite right. Can you help?

Yes! This is one of our most common complaints. Just because your blood tests are normal (which is great news!) doesn’t mean you feel normal!

Naturopathic medicine is an integrated approach to medicine that combines evidence based medicine with practical and achievable common sense goals aimed at increasing your vitality and achieving optimum health. The Fertile Project takes an holistic approach in assessing patients health conditions in order to identify the underlying cause of why you don’t feel right.

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What can I expect from my initial Naturopathic consultation?

At The Fertile Project, our naturopaths will conduct a thorough and comprehensive health questionnaire to gain a better understanding of your particular health concerns and medical history. At The Fertile Project, we take an holistic approach in assessing patients’ health conditions in order to identify the underlying cause of why you don’t feel right.

We will assess your diet and any lifestyle factors including sleep, work, exercise, home routine and relaxation time.

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Test, Don’t Guess

Our naturopaths are highly skilled in interpreting blood test results (so please bring them with you) and we may request further testing be conducted.

Where necessary, we may request further functional medicine tests including MTHFR & homocysteine, Extensive Thyroid testing, Stool Analysis or DUTCH Plus

Once their assessment is complete, our Naturopaths will explain to you how your symptoms have come about. A therapeutic plan will then be discussed with you. Naturopathic medicine is an integrated approach to medicine that combines evidence-based medicine with practical and achievable common sense goals aimed at increasing your vitality and achieving optimum health.

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Are medications included in the cost of the appointment?

No. Any medications prescribed are an additional cost to the consultation fee and competitively priced. At The Fertile Project, our Naturopaths only prescribe medications that are excellent quality, effective and necessary to improving your health. 

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Is it safe to take natural medicines if I am taking pharmaceutical drugs?

Generally speaking, the answer is yes.  However, there are some medications that are not appropriate to take with pharmaceutical drugs. The Naturopaths at The Fertile Project have a thorough understanding which natural medications are contraindicated or inappropriate, and those that are completely safe to use alongside pharmaceutical medications. 

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