At Shift at Brisbane Natural Fertility, we have a dream team of therapists to help you. All of our practitioners have special training in fertility care and between them have helped hundreds of patients with hormonal issues and infertility to get pregnant.
Katherine Maslen, Principal Naturopath and Fertility Specialist Naturopath
Katherine has been working with couples to enhance their fertility since 2007. She specialises in the use of herbal medicines, nutritional supplements and dietary modification to improve fertility and enhance the overall health of the mother and father to be. Katherine has helped couples overcome all kinds of fertility issues and assists couples who are trying to conceive naturally as well as those who are undergoing assisted reproductive techniques like IVF.
Katherine aims to treat the cause of infertility and to improve the health of the egg and sperm so that your baby has the very best possible start to life. Her passion is in improving the genetics of the egg and sperm so that your baby can have the best possible start to life.
Katherine is also the founding director of Shift at Brisbane Natural Fertility and the author of Get Well Stay Well. She has been previously featured in the media talking about fertility and general health advice.
Gemma Martin, Fertility Specialist Naturopath
Gemma has been helping patients to conceive since 2008. Her passion is in investigating and finding out the underlying causes of fertility issues so that she can help you get one step closer to a healthy pregnancy. Gemma is great at motivating and inspiring you to improve your diet and lifestyle to make the changes needed to work towards better fertility.
Gemma has worked with many couples including those undergoing IVF and other assisted reproductive techniques. Using herbal medicine and nutritional supplements Gemma helps to enhance your own natural fertility as well as your general health too.
She is also trained in VLA (bioimpedance) and Hemaview (live blood analysis) and can use these tools alongside conventional blood tests to track your progress. Gemma can work with patients with or without ARTs.
Nicole Peasnell, Naturopath
Nicole brings with her over 12 years of experience as a Naturopath, helping patients to achieve health and wellness. She has a special interest in fertility, endocrinology and chronic disease.
Nicole’s love of travel has provided her with opportunities to practice in Australia, Britain, and in Thailand where she worked for the 6-star Chiva-Som International Health Resort. Here she assisted patients from all over the world, with many different social and cultural backgrounds to improve their health and fertility.
Having also worked for Australia’s leading herbal medicine brand, Nicole has a thorough understanding of what makes a great quality herb or supplement, and will always strive to ensure her patients get the best quality possible.
Sheila Murray, Naturopath
Sheila Murray (BHSc) is a naturopath and herbalist with over 15 years experience. Her treatments deliver results from using best practice and evidence-based integrative approaches for her clients. As an expert clinical naturopath, she has a broad range of experience across many conditions impacting fertility, including thyroid, hormone issues, and gut health.
Sheila seeks to inspire ongoing wellness practices for her clients and supports this with testing, detailed health histories and incorporating iridology, tongue and nail analysis to realise a holistic view of a person’s physical and emotional health. The body is continually offering signposts as to where within the cause of a disturbance lies and throughout her years in practise, Sheila has become acutely tuned in to following these signs or ‘roadmap’ of the body. Based on her holistic assessment and in collaboration with her client, she will create a tailor-made plan that will support and address the unique imbalances occurring within each individual client.
Sheila fully embraces the philosophy that it is only by fully exploring and addressing the causes behind symptoms, conditions, and diseases, that balance be restored and wellness achieved.
Using liquid herbal tonics, each one created individually to match her client’s specific needs, as well as nutritional supplements, dietary advice and an integrated approach with other health care professionals, Sheila aims to support her clients on their journey to complete, holistic wellness at Shift at Brisbane Natural Fertility.
Angela Marshall, Acupuncturist
Angela is an accredited acupuncturist with a special interest in IVF support, natural fertility, pregnancy and women’s health. Angela firmly believes that healthy people make healthy babies and will do her best to get your body into the best possible shape to conceive.
Acupuncture is not an occasional therapy – this means that, at least initially, acupuncture treatments should be regular and generally weekly. In time, it may be possible to extend the time between acupuncture sessions. Acupuncture is excellent at regulating and positively affecting all aspects of the menstrual cycle including menstrual flow, follicular and luteal phase function and the time of ovulation, and is safe and effective during pregnancy.
Before studying, Angela worked in the corporate world of business and raised 3 beautiful boys whilst trying to live a holistic lifestyle, although the stress impacted on her life and she had to make changes both physically, emotionally and mentally. Because of her love and passion for natural health, she undertook a four year Bachelor of Health Science degree, majoring in Acupuncture at the Endeavour College of Natural Health. Since becoming an acupuncturist in 2013, Angela has a special interest in fertility and pregnancy treatment. She has also ventured into the world of IVF and possesses an excellent understanding of these treatments.
At the age of 39, Angela found herself having her fourth child and all the challenges of being older, indicated how her age impacted on the chances of a healthy child and of birth dangers. Angela is happy to report she now has a healthy almost-four-year-old, so don’t let anyone tell you age is against you 🙂
Falling pregnant can be difficult for many couples. In some cases, external elements like stress, poor health or environmental factors can inhibit a couple’s ability to conceive. Angela’s approach is one of empathy, understanding the trials and hardships but she will work with you to help produce a calm, stress-free, fertile environment required to conceive naturally or in conjunction with IVF.
Makensi Caldwell, Holographic Kinetics Practitioner
Makensi helps patients to remove emotional blockages to fertility by working with their bodies to uncover issues that can be having an impact on fertility success. Patients report feeling calmer and more in touch with their bodies after a HK session with Makensi.
Infertility and the IVF process can cause significant emotional trauma and sessions with Makensi can help to mitigate this.
To make an appointment with our fertility experts, call Shift at Brisbane Natural Fertility on 07 3367 0337.