FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

We are so glad you are interested in becoming a patient and hopefully, like thousands of others, create the little life you long for.  While on our program “The Five Step Fertility Solution” and using the Sharkey’s Methodology our goal is that you feel empowered to take control of your situation and have a plan to address your situation.  Whether you are trying naturally or planning a procedure, we look forward to supporting you.

If you are ready to book an appointment
your first step is:

1.) Review the FAQ here.

2)  Please go to https://jaclyn-harris.au1.cliniko.com/bookings and select the right appointment type for you. If you are unsure, please email info@naturalfertility.com and we will help you. 

When you choose your appointment type, please consider if you would like to book a single (one person) or couple (2 person) appointment. This means would you like 1 or 2 people to have their health, test results etc reviewed. 

Once you have made your appointment you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join your secure Telehealth appointment. You do not need to download any software to join this call, just simply click the link and be ready to join with your camera at your appointment time. 

You will need to complete a Client Intake Form at least 2 business days prior to your appointment so that our team has all the information we need in preparation for your appointment. Please be detailed in the completion of this form. The more information you provide here, the better.

If you have any test results that are relevant, please email those to info@naturalfertility.com at least 2 business days prior to your appointment.

You will receive a Reminder email 3 days prior and a text message the day before your appointment so please be sure to include your mobile number with your booking.

Your consultation fee is paid at the time of booking your appointment. If a herbal or any other supplements are required from the clinic then these will be invoiced after your appointment.

Your consultation fee is due at the time of booking online.

If you need to reschedule your appointment after paying your Consultation fee, it will be held over to your next appointment. Please note this applies to appointments rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

If you reschedule/cancel your appointment within 24 hours or do not show up for your appointment your Consultation fee is used as payment as a cancellation fee with no refund given.

As we like to remain on time for all of our patients if you are late to your appointment your appointment time will be kept to your original booking time and if needed, we can book another appointment to discuss questions that you may still have.

If our team is running late for your appointment, we will be in touch to let you know and you will still have access to your full consultation length.

The following are costs for initial consults (your first visit) and follow up consultations (second and subsequent visits 1-3 months apart) and previous patients who are returning.

***For access to our World Famous Herbal Formulas for your Fertility pls see the following.  General Health Patients pls scroll down to “GENERAL HEALTH”***

FERTILITY CONSULTS:

All consultations include a comprehensive initial evaluation from information provided by patients in a detailed Client Intake questionnaire.  This results in specific suggestions for your particular situation from one of our Baby Maker’s.  A personalized herbal formula will be provided as well if warranted and requested.

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Telehealth Initial Appointment: This appointment is for one person. Please note 2 people can attend but this only allows for a health evaluation, test result analysis, and treatment plan for one person.

200.00 AUD

If herbs are warranted a 500ml bottle of herbal formula starts at $65 (max $85) plus $15 shipping and handling. Any Nutritional supplementation recommended would be additional.

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Telehealth Initial Appointment Couple: This appointment is for the health evaluation, test result analysis and treatment plan for 2 people.

300.00 AUD

If herbs are warranted a 500ml bottle of herbal formula starts at $65 each (max $85) plus $15 shipping and handling. Any Nutritional supplementation recommended would be additional.

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Telehealth Return Appointment: This appointment is a standard return appointment for 1 person if you have had your last appointment within 12 months. If it has been more than 12 months since your last appointment, you have extended information, test results and questions then an Extended Return 60 mins is the right appointment to book.

$100 AUD

Up to 30 minutes comprehensive consultation and to review information requested. Your herbal formula and any supplementation are additional.

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Telehealth Return Appointment Extended: This appointment is for 2 people to have their progress assessed and re-evaluated as well as the prescription of new herbal formulas. For 1 person, if it has been more than 12 months since your last appointment or you have extended information, test results and questions then book this appointment type. As a couple if it has been more than 12 months since your last appointment please re-book for a Telehealth Initial Appointment Couple so that we have sufficient time to go over all that has changed with both of your health. 

$200 AUD

Up to 60 minutes comprehensive consultation and to review information requested. Your herbal formula and any supplementation are additional.

General Consultations:

Returning patients or new patients who are interested in general health consultations to assess concerns such as hormone balance issues (eg period problems or menopausal symptoms) thyroid issues, chronic fatigue, or adrenal issues.

Telehealth Initial Appointment: This allows for a health evaluation, test result analysis, and treatment plan for one person.

200.00 AUD

If herbs are warranted a 500ml bottle of herbal formula starts at $65 (max $85) plus 15.50 shipping and handling. Any Nutritional supplementation recommended would be additional.

Telehealth Return Appointment: This appointment is a standard return appointment if you have had your last appointment within 12 months. If it has been more than 12 months since your last appointment, you have extended information, test results and questions then an Extended Return 60 mins is the appointment to book.

$100 AUD

Up to 30 minutes comprehensive consultation to review information requested. Your herbal formula and any supplementation are additional.

Telehealth Return Appointment Extended: This appointment is to have your progress assessed and re-evaluated as well as the prescription of new herbal formulas if it has been more than 12 months since your last appointment or you have extended information, test results and questions. 

$200 AUD

Up to 60 minutes comprehensive consultation and to review information requested. Your herbal formula and any supplementation are additional.

Unfortunately at this time appointments are not available for the United States and Canada.

Over the years men and women have come from around the world to visit the former Sharkey’s Healing Centre for the personalized herbal formulas created for their particular situation.

Each herbal formula is blended individually based on information gathered in consultations from our subjective interview, test results, and other information requested.

The herbs are a part of a multi faceted program to help support overall health and hormone balance.  The herbs are not required but often requested and will be recommended if warranted based on the comprehensive consultations.

From 1986 to 2004 Ruth Sharkey from Sharkey’s Healing Centre provided herbal formulas and consultations to couples throughout Australia and New Zealand.  In 2004 Ruth Sharkey passed the reigns over to Stacey Roberts who has since expanded the program which is now associated with over 7000 babies born while participating in her program. In 2021 Stacey has handed the reigns over, now to Jaclyn Harris who first started working at Sharkey’s in 2005 and has not only been working in the field of fertility since then but who has also lived it, bringing her 3 girls into the world through IVF.

Our team have all had a special interest in the following areas:

  • Unexplained Fertility Issues
  • Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS)
  • Male Fertility Issues
  • Secondary Fertility Issues
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Fertility Over (35) 40
  • Improving Egg Health, Sperm Health
  • Addressing AMH Issues
  • Preparing for IVF
  • Recovering from IVF
  • Support During and After Pregnancy
  • Birth preparation
  • Postpartum care

Most of the women and men that have become pregnant on the program were told it would never happen for them.

Why don’t we use success rates?

Dr. Geoffrey Sher has published an informative blog post outlining some of the deficiencies in the current SART/CDC IVF success rate model. Specifically he mentions:

  • Currently all data collected is self reported by the member clinics and is not audited by a third party.
  • Spot checks are performed on only approximately 10% of member clinics
  • These spot checks verify the number of live births but do not verify the total number of cycles performed by the clinic. This means that the success rate reported by the clinic still remains unverified.
  • The current method of measuring success categorizes success rates by woman’s age and does not consider other important variables such as prior IVF failures and cause of infertility.
  • Often success rates are based on pregnancy rates and not live birth rates.

As our program does not have a procedure and then 2 weeks later an outcome, and with all the variables that are involved with the way we work with our clients and the way our clients take on our recommendation, it isn’t possible to give a rate of success or to compare this to IVF success rates.

There are many options available for men and women who are trying to conceive, however few people have the experience that Jaclyn has when addressing fertility issues.

With information passed on from Stacey Roberts’ experience, and Jaclyn’s experience treating fertility clients plus her own IVF journey, patients receive a unique in depth personalised program that is rarely matched by others. We care about each person that we work with and see you for the unique person that you are.

Over 7000 babies have been born through our program that began at Sharkey’s Healing Centre in the 90’s. With our eyes constantly on new research we combine our traditional program and continue to update it as we learn more about human health and fertility. 

All our consultations are done via Telehealth video appointment. You need to have your camera on so that we can see you and our camera will be on as well.

At this point in time Jaclyn is based in Tasmania and our herbals come from our herbal dispensary on the Gold Coast.

Stacey has created the Fertility Mentoring Program for health professionals wanting to expand their knowledge in the area of women’s health and couples fertility.

You can find more information about the Baby Maker Network’s Fertility Mentoring Program HERE.