Practitioner Course

Pregnancy Masterclass 2024

The tools and knowledge you require to provide exceptional care to expectant mothers and their babies.

Online Course
8 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


15 hours total


Tabitha McIntosh
Dawn Whitten
Belinda Kirkpatrick
Rebecca Tanner
Amanda Haberecht
Mona Morstein

About this course

Pregnancy care is a essential skill and extremely valuable for your patients. This Masterclass will provide you with the very latest research and understanding of the tools and knowledge you require to provide exceptional care to expectant mothers.

Mothers and babies anatomy and physiology 
change significantly throughout pregnancy and so their care needs to match their requirements. We must also remember that the foetal environment has a very large effect on newborn’s health. This effect is greater than we have previously thought and any damaging effects may become lifelong issues. There is a lot you can do to prevent this burden.

You will cover preconception care and then each trimester right up to and including birth. and also during the fourth trimester. The fourth trimester is the month after birth where the baby is still adapting life outside the womb. During this time babies have special requirements that few people including the medical fraternity appreciate and know how to manage. 

This is a new replacement for our 2018 Pregnancy Masterclass with many new ideas and concepts. We're also including a Traditional Approach to Birth which examines the birthing wisdom of many generations and cultures. There is also a new section on Breast Feeding with Dawn Whitten.

It's important for all clinicians to have a full and accurate concept of the importance of preconception care and pregnancy health. The skills to recognise when and what to do during pregnancy, prebirth and during the fourth trimester are key to all practices. Your presenters are all specialists in their field with deep expertise on their topics.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Show your patients how beneficial appropriate natural care in before and throughout pregnancy.
  • Discover what to do naturally for your mothers are at every trimester of their pregnancies including the fourth trimester.
  • Learn how to prepare and structure a holistic preconception plan.
  • Understand the anatomical, physiological and emotional changes that occur throughout the trimesters of pregnancy.
  • Learn natural and safe recommendations for the most common problems that can arise during pregnancy.
  • Know when to appropriately refer to medical help during a pregnancy.
  • Have strategies to assist mothers with any mood and energy problems she may have after her baby is born.
  • Learn how microbiome changes affect fertility, the pregnancy and babies life-long health.
  • Learn natural breast feeding strategies that can turn your mother-baby relationship around.

What's in this course

Your Presenters

Tabitha McIntosh

It was starting her own family that prompted Tabitha’s interest and research into environmental health particularly around mothers, unborn babies, and infants. She has a particular interest in the hidden dangers of environmental chemicals and their impact on human development & health, and she knows that the long-term effects of exposures to these toxicants are yet to be fully realised.

Tabitha is currently co-authoring a book on environmental chemicals and human health. This book represents her efforts to contribute on a larger scale, hoping that this book and it’s message reaches a much wider audience than she could possibly see in her own clinic. Tabitha also takes delight in lecturing and supervising at Endeavour College and Nature Care College in Sydney, as well as regularly presenting at conferences and seminars throughout Australia.

Belinda Kirkpatrick

Belinda Kirkpatrick BHSc(Nat), MRepMed, AssocDegClinSci is the author of ‘Healthy Hormones’ and creator of the period-tracking iPhone App ‘Seed’, is an expert Naturopath and Nutritionist with over 13 years of clinical experience.

Belinda specialises in women’s health and is especially passionate about hormonal health, fertility management and miscarriage prevention. Belinda is known for her extensive knowledge of natural and conventional treatment in addition to her evidence-based approach to integrative healthcare.

Belinda’s tertiary qualifications include Masters of Reproductive Health, Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy), Associate Degree in Clinical Sciences and Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy.

Dawn Whitten

Dawn Whitten BNat (Hons) IBCLC is a naturopath, herbalist and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has been in clinical practice for 14 years, mostly in busy apothecary and clinic settings where she has had the opportunity to work with many mothers and babies. She participates in peer-education and is passionate about sharing her lactation knowledge in the naturopathy field.

Dawn is part of the collective running Goulds Natural Medicine, an apothecary and clinic, established in Hobart Tasmania in 1881. She also coordinates one of the units within the Evidence-based Complementary Medicine post-graduate program at the University of Tasmania.

Rebecca Tanner

Rebecca Tanner ND; Masters of Reproductive Medicine (UNSW); Midwifery BSc (Curtin). Dip.Natural Fertility Management (NFM), Dip Acupuncture

Rebecca Tanner has over 20 year’s experience as a Naturopath and Acupuncturist, graduating as a Naturopath from the Sydney College of Natural Therapies in 1990. Her other qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in 'Physiology and Pharmacology' from the University of NSW (UNSW), an Advanced Certificate in Natural Fertility Management (NFM) with world renowned fertility specialist Francesca Naish, and Diploma of Acupuncture. Rebecca has also trained in Maternity and Fertility Reflexology, receiving private tuition from fertility reflexology expert Ashi Edwards (London, UK). More recently Rebecca has qualified and practiced as a Midwife and completed a Masters in Reproductive Medicine at UNSW.

Rebecca’s specialist training and experience in fertility make her uniquely qualified to provide preconception, infertility, pregnancy and post-natal care. She has extensive experience in working with couples planning for pregnancy or working through fertility issues. She is very passionate about preconception health care and pregnancy planning, and helps couples prepare for a healthy pregnancy. She also sees couples with fertility issues, including unexplained infertility, female fertility issues (such as irregular ovulation, hormonal problems, age-related issues etc) and male fertility issues (such as poor sperm parameters and impotence). Rebecca always seeks to understand the underlying causes of a couple’s fertility issue, by fully assessing the health of both individuals, including their nutritional status, toxicity exposure and their general health. 

Amanda Haberecht

Amanda Haberecht ND has practiced as a naturopath for over 27 years with a special interest in all aspects of women’s health from puberty to menopause. Amanda worked as a naturopath at The Jocelyn Centre with Francesca Naish for 10 years before she established the Darling Street Health Centre in Balmain, Sydney.

A passionate clinician at heart, Amanda was motivated to establish a multi-disciplinary clinic in the Inner West of Sydney to offer a professional and integrative approach to health and wellbeing. At Darling Street, Health Centre naturopathic practitioners work alongside other allied health professionals and medical practitioners to offer patients thorough and truly holistic care. Over the last eight years, the clinic has become one of Sydney’s major naturopathic centres for women’s health and fertility support.

Specialising in reproductive health, infertility, miscarriage prevention and preconception care, Amanda offers an alternative model for women and their partners experiencing issues surrounding conception. Amanda utilises both conventional and complementary medical models to diagnose and address any issues that could be compromising a couple’s chance to conceive a healthy baby. She is a regular keynote speaker on preconception and pregnancy health, natural fertility management and naturopathic IVF support.

Mona Morstein

Dr. Mona Morstein has been a naturopathic physician for thirty-one years. She brings her experience, devotion, and passion to each patient she works with. 

Dr. Morstein earned a Summa Cum Laude BS in Foods and Nutrition, and did her medical school and residency at National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now called National University of Natural Sciences), in Portland, OR.

She has been in private practice all along but for eleven years was also Chair of Nutrition, Gastroenterology professor and Clinical Supervisor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ.

Dr. Morstein sees patients for all types of chronic conditions, but has an expertise in hormonal conditions, such as prediabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, thyroid (Hashimoto’s and Graves), adrenals, reproductive (in women and men).