Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist, Doula, Mother
"Everything we eat, drink, breathe, feel and do impacts our health. We cannot have true, optimal wellbeing (and fertility) without addressing all 5 of these areas of life."
Melanie is dedicated to helping women & men achieve the health goals they strive for. She has a thorough, common sense approach to addressing health challenges, along with a caring and intuitive manner. Melanie established Sydney Health & Fertility in response to demands for integrative and alternative treatment options in reproductive medicine. She has helped hundreds of couples conceive healthy babies and as a Doula is dedicated to helping women birth in a space of continuous support and encouragement. Melanie has also followed her love of education through writing and lecturing in a professional capacity for 17 years in the field of nutritional and herbal medicine. She lives in Manly with her husband, son and daughter and spends most of her spare time at the beach with them! She chose a spot for her clinic that is walking distance to beach, home and school to truly be part of the Manly community.
"Melanie was so wonderful to work with, always cheerful and positive with such great advice. She helped us avoid the need for hormonal treatments to get pregnant, and once we conceived she was with us every step of the way to birth. Now she’s supporting us with our beautiful baby boy. We cannot recommend her highly enough to anyone wanting a natural conception, healthy pregnancy, and beautiful birth." SM & GM
Naturopath, Nutritionist & Herbalist
"My focus is on the detail of our lives that make us who we are. I am equipped to listen to my patient's health objectives and help them implement positive long lasting life changes."
Karen is a Naturopath and Nutritionist who is passionate about encouraging and guiding individuals to take control of their own health. She believes in educating people about their health conditions so they can truly feel empowered to make changes to their diet, health and lifestyle.
Karen enjoys working at Sydney health & fertility where her practise integrates traditional naturopathic healing principles and the latest scientific research. Her belief is that modern medicine and naturopathy should go 'hand in hand' and her work aims to utilise the best of both worlds. Karen's aim is to create individually focused health programs that work within each patient's comfort level with the ultimate aim of achieving a healthy balanced lifestyle. At the clinic, she offers individualised 'get healthy' programs as well as offering weight loss, detoxification and stress management packages.
Karen encourages us all eat natural whole foods. In consultation she aims to give ideas on how to buy, choose, prepare and cook fresh food in the best way to maintain its vitality and health properties. As a naturopath she places emphasis on improving the function of the digestive system, as well as detoxifying the body.
Hayley Stockbridge BAppSc (NatStud) Post Grad Dip Nat
Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist
"I love that being a naturopath enables me to completely change the outlook and views of my patients as we address everything to do with good health - diet, sleep, lifestyle, activity, breathing and state of mind."
Hayley is a Naturopath who loves working with her patients to achieve their health goals. Her major focus is always education and giving them the skills and knowledge they need to take their health into their hands and experience optimal health for life. She treats women, men and children of all ages and a wide variety of health issues such as weight loss, digestive problems, anxiety/stress, food intolerances and headaches. She uses a science based approach and relevant assessment tools to gain a deep understanding of health. Each patient is designed their own individualised program with a focus on healthy eating, a healthy lifestyle and optimal nutrition.
“I used to suffer from terrible gut pain and bloating, I struggled to lose weight, I was constantly tired, everything was just wrong. Then I met you, Hayley. You have changed my life, not only did you help me get all of my gut problems under control, I have lost weight and my energy is back. I am so fortunate to have found you, I have recommended you to all of my friends and family. Thank you, thank you, thank you” J.H
Lisa Whealy (ND, B.Ed. (Syd), Dip. Nutr.)
Lisa is a well known Naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist who has been working in private practice on the Northern Beaches for the past 11 years.
Her expertise lies in preconception care and pregnancy, and specifically gender swaying. She has spent many years refining a program to improve couples’ chances of having a child of their favoured sex. Her detailed program includes cycle tracking, nutritional guidance, supplementation and tailored techniques to sway couples’ chances of having either a girl or a boy, with an excellent success rate.
Lisa’s education includes a bachelor degree in Human Movement/Health Education from Sydney University, and an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy from Nature Care College. Her education, along with extensive clinical experience, gives her a vast amount of knowledge to draw upon when treating her clients.
Lisa has 3 children and used these techniques on herself to achieve her desired results being two boys and a girl.
"After 2 girls I was desperate for a baby boy to complete our family. I searched the internet for information on how to conceive a boy and found a lot of conflicting advice. A friend recommended Lisa and I have never looked back. Her guidance and advice has changed our lives forever now that we have our beautiful baby boy. Our family is complete thanks to Lisa!" - JS
Doula, Pregnancy & Remedial Massage Therapist, Aromatherapist, Reiki Practitioner.
"If a birthing mum is supported with wisdom, care, strength and understanding, she will trust in herself and feel safe giving birth. Her baby will then be welcomed into her arms surrounded by grace and love."
Karelle has been working in natural therapies for 10yrs and enjoys been a part of the professional team at Sydney health & fertility. She brings to her work a wealth of practical knowledge and experience, combining it with her own unique style of massage, essential oil blends and intuitive healing. Karelle's passion is to nurture the wellbeing and emotional health of women. She believes if we allow ourselves the time to experience relaxation, we will be able to acknowledge the quiet space within that enables us to feel at peace with who we are. We will be able to breathe, feel lighter and experience joyful moments of happiness.
Karelle's other passion is supporting women during their pregnancy and at birth. She has now been a part of many wonderful births, in hospital and at home. Karelle listens to what type of birth you want, helps you prepare for your baby's birth physically & emotionally, provides relaxing massages, supports you at the birth and then later at home. She is present for you and your family in every way possible to assist you in your journey. Karelle trained with The Australian Doula College and has now been a Doula for four years.