How do I book an appointment?

I am so glad you are interested in becoming a patient and hopefully, like thousands of others, create the little life you long for while on my program “The Five Step Fertility Solution”. Whether you are trying naturally or planning a procedure I look forward to supporting you.

There are many facets to my program so pls read through the FAQ on the sharkeyshealingcentre.com website to understand all the details including costs and other important info…

To book an appointment
Your first step is:

!) Review the FAQ on the sharkeyshealingcentre.com website

2)  Once logged into Sharkeys with the email and pw that you register with, choose the option ‘request an initial consultation” on the right hand side of the page.  This will take you through some questions and then to the comprehensive questionnaire. Pls fill in the questions completely so we can proceed with your appointment.  When prompted choose either single (one person) or double (2-person) consultation.

Pls fill in the questionnaire with  as much information as possible.  Make sure you have a skype ID to give me.  If you don’t already have skype, it is a free download so pls go to www.skype.com and register.

List all supplements and avoid statements like “not really” or yes or no if more info is requested.  A brief explanation is always more helpful if asked for.  The more information you put on there the better.

3) On the questionnaire you will see there is the a place to upload 5 documents so please utilize this if you have reports or blood results you would like to share. If you don’t have any that is fine, we can discuss the appropriate tests to consider at your consultation.
4) Schedule your appointment by clicking on the blue button at the end of the questionnaire BUT make sure you come back to click on the next button PAY HERE or your information will not be saved. We must receive payment for your information to be saved in the system for my review during your consult.

Note: you do not need a paypal account to purchase. Once you click on the “Pay with your pay pal balance” button a pop up screen will appear where you can “buy as guest” at the bottom of the pop up screen.

If after scheduling your appointment and paying per the steps above you do not receive a confirmation of the appointment via email, then please contact me at this email address so I can follow it up. You should receive email confirmation after you book in and then an email reminder before the appointment.

My appointments are doing through Skype so make sure you fill your Skype ID in so the appointment can proceed.

You will be able to schedule online during these times I have available without having to make phone calls or emails back and forth.

Due to not having a scheduler to call and email back and forth should something come up there will  be a cancellation fee of 50.00 charged ONLY if you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice.  And no herbs will be sent if there is a cancellation.  If you are going to be late 5-10 mins no problem at all but if it goes beyond 10 mins then I will have to cancel the appointment to make sure I am not late for the person who is after you and a cancellation fee will be charged.

Due to only doing Skype consultations my association will not give me a provider number so there will be no reimbursement for consultation fees.

Now that, all of that is out of the way, we can get on to the most important thing…helping you optimise your health for your fertility.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Stacey Roberts BSPT, Q Herbalist Naturopath
Women’s Complementary Health Expert

What are the costs for the consultations?

You can have a consultation on its own or a consultation that will include herbs. If you aren’t sure whether you need or want herbs, we can always add them later if necessary. I want to provide you with what you actually need and for some that is information and for others you may want our world famous herbal formulas for fertility. Consultations are always done via Skype Here is how it works. Skype is a free program you can download from www.skype.com Calls are via a webcam and we see each other in real time via your computer, laptop, mobile phone or ipad (tablet).

We then schedule an appt via an online scheduling program and Stacey calls you online at that time scheduled and you see each other live. The link to schedule can be found on the bottom of this post but pls read through the following info before scheduling. For more details you can see the skype consult happening in our video on our home page to get an idea what it looks like.

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

Single (one person) consultation and one Herbal formula includes a comprehensive initial evaluation with specific recommendations for your particular situation, over 20 hours of audio/videos online to improve your fertility a digital copy of Stacey The Baby Maker’s Book, The Fertility Bible: Your Five Step Fertility Solution to Becoming Pregnant Naturally or With IVF. 325.00* inclusive of shipping and handling for one bottle of herbs regular post. Should you be located outside of Australia pls email me where you live and I can give you the amount for shipping outside of Australia.

If all of this was purchased separately the cost would be over 400.00* so you are saving over 75.00 with this purchase

New double (two person) Skype consult for fertility, includes a comprehensive consult based on detailed questionnaire for both parties, plus all that included in a single consultation above as well as two herbal formulas. The cost of a double consultation is 382.00* which includes shipping and handling in Australia. If you are outside of Australia pls email me your address and I can give you exact charge for shipping and handling. Sharkeyshealing@gmail.com

Generally a 500ml size formula is ordered with each consult. This will last approximately six weeks. Larger bottles will be considered at therapists discretion. Larger bottles are generally never considered at the first consultation. Liquid herbal formulas cannot be provided without a consultation.

Subsequent Single consultations that include 1 500ml bottle of herbs are a flat fee of 155.00* which includes s/h in Australia

Subsequent Double consultations with herbs for both are a flat fee of 288.50* inclusive of s/h in Australia. Contact sharkeyshealing@gmail.com if you are located outside of Australia

If you are not looking for Herbs but are still interested in Stacey’s expertise that has helped thousands trying to conceive you can have a consultation only. Single consultation only is 249.00* includes: a comprehensive initial evaluation with specific recommendations for your particular situation, over 20 hours of audio/videos online to improve your fertility a digital copy of Stacey The Baby Maker’s Best Selling Book, The Fertility Bible: Your Five Step Fertility Solution to Becoming Pregnant Naturally or With IVF Double (2-person) consultation ONLY is 299.00* and includes a comprehensive initial evaluation for you and your partner with specific recommendations for your particular situation, over 20 hours of audio/videos online to improve your fertility a digital copy of Stacey The Baby Maker’s Best Selling Book, The Fertility Bible: Your Five Step Fertility Solution to Becoming Pregnant Naturally or With IVF Consultation Only fees subsequently for the second consult and beyond are 80.00* up to 30 min consult and 160.00 for double consult only for up to 60mins.

If consults are ordered with more than 3 months in between appointments a returning patient consult price applies ($90.00*). Formula is an additional charge of 65.00* plus s/h. See formula charges below.

* Note all fees are charged in AUD for Australian and New Zealand Patients.  All others are charged in USD.

Current patients (those who have not let more than 3 months between appointments lapse, may be eligible to order an IVF Herbal formula for an upcoming cycle if approved by your therapist. Pls email Sharkeyshealing@gmail.com.

To schedule an appointment through our online appointment system pls fill in the form by clicking on the request initial consultation button on the left hand side of the page when logged in to sharkeyshealingcentre.com. Then DO NOT complete payment there but instead payment will be required when you go to schedule your appointment here:  Schedule Appointment

Note: All prices are subject to tax where applicable and are subject to change without prior notice.

GENERAL HEALTH:

With over 20 years of working with women and helping them optimize hormone levels I have been blessed to have been able to support women not just dealing with fertility issues but many different aspects of women’s health.

Therefore if you are experiencing the following I would be happy to support you and work towards you creating the best health possible and feeling alive, not just surviving but THRIVING!!

A comprehensive one hour consultation process is our first consultation.  Here I get to know what your current is and what your past situation has been.  We discuss realistic goals for you to create regarding your health and come up with a plan together.

The cost of this consultation only is 175.00*.  If you would like herbs then the cost is 225.00.  This includes a 500ml bottle and s/h for regular post.  We can always decide together if you are unsure if you need herbs for your situation.

Subsequent general health appointments are 90.00 for up to 30 mins of a followup.  Herbs are an additional 65.00 for 500ml and 10.00 s/h for regular post.

The process is done through skype.

Here is how it works.

Skype is a free program you can download from www.skype.com Calls are via a webcam and we see each other in real time via your computer, laptop, mobile phone or ipad (tablet). It is just like I am sitting across the table from you!

We then schedule an appt via an online scheduling program and Stacey calls you online at that time scheduled and you see each other live. The link to schedule can be found on the bottom of this post but pls read through the following info before scheduling. For more details you can see the skype consult happening in our video on our home page to get an idea what it looks like.

You would need to fill in the comprehensive health questionnaire on the site by logging in with your email and pw that you registered with.  Then click on initial consultation and the questions will take you through the process.

If you have any questions pls email me at sharkeyshealing@gmail.com

Here is the link for you to schedule your appointment.

I don’t live in Australia can I still utilize your program?

Yes.  We have helped people in over 30 different countries around the world and we would love to work with you too.  We also have a consultant in the USA.

Your options would be

1)  consultation only or consult with herbs are available for those who want to meet with Stacey via skype if you are located in Australia, New Zealand, UK or Asia

2) Consultation only in the US and Canada coming up in June 2015. Stacey can point you in the right direction of what you need to do to enhance your chance to conceive.  This would include information about fertility boosting foods, the best supplements at the best prices, and how to communicate with your health care professionals to get the best results for you.

What are the Costs if I come to the clinic in Nerang?

Stacey Roberts does not see patients face to face in the clinic, only face to face via Skype. Stacey will be conducting a Fertility Mentoring Program for natural health professionals who will become members of the Baby Maker Network. Pls email sharkeyshealing@gmail.com for more details. If you are interested in seeing Stacey via Skype pls see the first question here in the FAQ for costs then if you still have questions pls email sharkeyshealing@gmail.com for more information.

If I live in Australia but not on the Gold Coast can I still use your program?

Yes. We have worked with individuals and couples all over Australia.  We have also helped people in over 30 different countries around the world  and we would love to work with you too.

Your options if you do not live on the Gold Coast Australia would be

1)  Skype webcam consult only (face to face via the internet skype and a webcam)

2)  Consultation with herbs via skype webcam.  If appropriate, I would make an individualised formula for you based on the information you provide in the comprehensive questionnaire on our site and based on information obtained in the face to face consultation.  This is a liquid formula.  We will recommend any tablets or vitamins that can be sourced in your home country to decrease postage costs for you.

Pls see our costs for consultations via these FAQ and watch our videos on the home page.  Email sharkeyshealing@gmail.com if you have further questions.

If I am a returning patient (have had herbs in the past) do I have to pay the same fees as a new patient?

We would love for you to resume your program with us. If you have been away from the clinic for more than 3 months then you would be considered a returning patient and be given a discount on your first consultation back with us. The returning patient fee schedule for Skype consultations is as follows: lst returning visit single consultation $90.00* up to 30 mins. Returning patient double consultations are: Returning patient double consult $160.00* for up to one hour . Herbs are 65.00* for a 500ml bottle which lasts for approximately 6 weeks.

Shipping and handling charges are separate *All fees for those located in AUD and NZ are in AUD. All others will be charged in USD.

What are the postage costs?

Postage varies depending on where you live and what you ordert.    Generally speaking, one bottle of 500ml regular post within Australia is $10.50 and express post of a 500ml bottle within Australia is $15.50.

Two bottles of 500ml formula or 1 litre bottle (if approved by your therapist) will be 18.50 shipping and handling.

Two 500ml bottles or one litre (or any product purchase over $100.00) will automatically be sent express post so that this package can be tracked to allow for safe arrival. For overseas orders please contact the clinic at info@sharkeyshealingcentre.com.au  attn Janet for the quote re international shipping.

REFUND /Cancellation policy

We understand that sometimes things come up and you need to cancel your appointment. And we hope that you understand that while your appointment is scheduled this is taking a spot away from someone else, so considering both of these scenarios we think it is fair to require a 24 hour cancellation notice prior to your appointment. If the appointment is a no show or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice then a 50.00 cancellation fee will apply for single consultations and 75.00 cancellation fee for double consultations unless someone fills that spot. Herbs will generally not be sent out when there is a cancellation. We are requiring that our patients pay at the time of making the appointment through Credit cards and or paypal. Should there be a cancellation before 24 hours we will send you the refund of your payment within 5 business days via our paypal account. If the appointment did not go ahead due to a no show or cancellation with less than 24 hours notice, then the cancellation fee listed above will be deducted from your payment and the remainder sent back to you within 5 business days. Your therapist will cancel your appointment and a cancellation fee charged if you are more than 10 mins late for your appointment, even with notice. Our policy has always been that we do not believe others should have to wait if you were unable to make your appointment on time. However if our therapist is the one who is late more than 10 mins, she will make the appropriate adjustments in her schedule to make sure you receive the appropriate appt time, up to 30 mins for single existing patient consult and up to 60mins for a dbl existing patient consult. New patient consultations are comprehensive and generally go for an hour.

We are currently not taking orders for ebooks on this website.

Do You Know Someone Who Claims to Be Associated with Us?

 I hope that through our service and this website that you get the impression that I really care about you and am an advocate for you getting the best possible information to improve your situation.   It has recently come to my attention that there are naturopaths and other people  claiming that they are in some way associated with us or that they follow our same protocols.  If this person is not located at our clinic in Nerang or not listed on this website in the FAQ section they are not associated with us.  I have no problems with people seeking out help from other naturopaths because there is surely plently of work to go around but I want to make sure that you know what you are getting and that you are not lured into utilising another person’s program because they say they are associated with us.  There are some excellent professionals out there that stand on their own feet and give excellent care.  There should be no need for someone to lie and claim association with another organisation if they themselves provide a quality program. If you do run into someone who says they work with us or are associated with us and want to check it out, please feel free to give us a call at 07 5527 2248 or email us at info@sharkeyshealingcentre.com.au.

Who are the therapists that work for Sharkeys?

Stacey Roberts, Bsci Physio, QHerbalist, and Naturopath owner of the clinic has over 18 years experience working with patients in the hospital and clinical setting.  Stacey currently sees patients via Skype. see her bio on the About Us page.

Are consultations or herbs reimbursed/rebated by insurance?

At this time our consulations are not reimbursed/rebated by insurance that we know of. Due to Stacey traveling and doing Skype consultations her association rules prohibit her from having a provider number in Australia. In other countries pls check with your insurance provider to see if they would reimburse or provide a rebate.

Does the questionnaire give you enough information about me or do I need to send in anything else before a formula can be made?

The questionnaire gives us a lot of information about your medical and family history, and generally is enough for us to start with. If you have recent test results etc. these can be helpful, so please send them in as well, either via fax or through the website.  Please let us know in your questionnaire in the additional information section whether you have sent any additional tests, so that we can check to make sure we have received everything from you.

Do we need to fill out a separate questionnaire for each person wanting herbs?

Yes please.

Can herbs and drugs be used safely together?

It does of course depend entirely on which drugs are used but, generally speaking, there are herbs that have been shown to be safe to utilise with certain medications.  A professional and experienced herbalist or naturopath would be familiar with what herbs are to be avoided when utilising certain medications.

I am starting an IVF procedure next month; will this be a problem?

Do you have three months before your next procedure:

If yes, then:

As the herbs are blended to bring the body into balance it is better if you can be on the herbs for at least three months before starting any procedures, as the fertility drugs can have a marked effect on some people. If you are already booked into a procedure, let us know so that we can choose the appropriate herbs and we strongly recommend that you are on the herbs 3 months before the procedure as this is the minimum time frame to allow the herbs a chance to have a positive effect on your system due to the growth and maturation of the follicles which will be available for your assisted procedure.

If no then:

If you are having a procedure and do not have the three months to be on the herbs we have designed a program to help you meet your needs.  I wanted to put together the best program for you at the best possible price. For those of you who read my tips regularly you know I don’t try to push any particular products in my emails.  I share creation stories not only about those who are on our individualized herbal formula but also creation stories from others who have shared their stories. Over the years however I have been asked by couples trying to do everything they can to improve their outcome with IVF if they can use the herbs with less than 3 months before their procedure.  So I have been racking my brain to create the best possible program that is not a replacement for the herbs, but instead is based on scientific studies done at the Cleveland Clinic in the US.

Cleveland Clinic has shown that the total antioxidant capacity of the follicular fluid in women has been correlated with pregnancies in IVF.  So the programs below are based on this research.

If you want to hear an amazing story, make sure you read on to find out about the woman I just met who utilized some of the plans below and became pregnant in 2 weeks after starting her program, when she had been off the pill for two years prior to starting some of the products below.

She now has a healthy little baby boy.
You can order these new packages by contacting us at 07 5527 2248 or email at janet@sharkeyshealingcentre.com.  If you are outside Australia let us know and we can direct you to the best route available for you to get these products in your area if possible.

Note these packages are not available to purchase on our website, you must contact us in order to order.

Categories are as follows:
A1, MAX A1, A2
B1, B2
Category C Male Fertility Booster

Category A)  Doing an IVF cycle in the next two months (and you are not already on our individualized herbal formula)

Due to overwhelming evidence according the Cleveland Clinic in the US that the antioxidant capacity of the follicular fluid is related to pregnancies in IVF and improved embryo development I would suggest that following nutritional powders and supplements to give you the best chance to improve your situation if possible (in a short period of time) for the upcoming procedure in the next one to two months.  Note in order to receive the wholesale price a in some cases you are required to purchase two of the products.  This was the way I could ensure you paying the cheaper wholesale price instead of our retail price for many of the products.

Category A1)  Over 38 years old having procedure in 1-2 months.
Antioxidant Vegetable protein powder Leaf Greens (consists of spinach, barley, snow peas, beans)  (2 @ whole sale price 67.50 each)(retail 85.00 ea)
-pleasant tasting when mixed with your favorite low glycemic juice

-Essentials  (potent antioxidant and multimineral) (2 @ 75.00)  2 months supply (save $50 because purchasing at whole sale price)

-Polybac probiotic (2 month supply 2@ 33.95)

A1:  Total = 363.00 (plus s/h)  (retail $438.00 i.e. savings of $75.00)

***MAX A1(for maximum benefit and antioxidant capacity we also are offering
Just Carrots 43.00 and Redibeets 34.00)  If you would like to add this to the order just click on

***MAX A1  450.00 plus s/h (regular retail price 556.00, savings of 106.00)

Category A2:  females 38 and under having procedure November/Dec

2 Natal complete (tablets: potent level of B vitamins and iron to help support fertility)
2 Polybac 8  (Powder probiotic to help ensure absorption of nutrients from food and supplements)

Garden Trio  (Antioxidant powders mix with favorite juice)
-Barley Life
-Just Carrots
-Redibeets

A2:  Total 250.90  plus s/h (savings of 75.00)

To summarise:  The A category is meant for those undergoing a procedure in 1-2 months.  None of the above supplements to increase antioxidant capacity are herbally based, only whole food based and therefore would be fine to take through your procedures and while pregnant.  Always check with your health practitioner.  If you are taking any other supplements or herbs the combination of the above and what you are currently taking should be reviewed by your herbalist, doctor and/or naturopath

Category B

This category is designed for those who are giving themselves a minimum of 3 months prior to an IVF attempt or wanting to become pregnant naturally.  This can be taken with our individualised herbal formula to further enhance your chances.  This is for those who are on our herbal formula or not.  If you are on the herbal formula from us, then you can discuss the addition of the following with your next consultation.

CREATION STORY:Jen Burow, who I met yesterday became pregnant in 2 weeks she was off the pill for two years) while on the following combination of supplements.  I will share her story via a video on our website next week.  But until then, the following combinations are based on what Jen used to optmise her health and allow she and her husband to create a beautiful little boy.

B1:  over 38 year old preparing for IVF in the New Year or wanting to become pregnant naturally in the new year.

Herbal fibre blend (gentle bowel conditioner meant to optimize the health of the gastrointestinal tract)  2 @ whole sale price 43.00 ea.

The Garden Trio
Barley Life 47.00  (retail 75)
Just Carrots  43.00  (retail 70)
REdibeets 34.00     (retail 58)

2 packets Essentials (Mega Antioxidant and Multimineral) (2 months supply)
Wholesale 75.00 ea (retail 100.00 ea)

2 polybac 8  33.95 ea

Min two month supply: Total $ 428 plus s/h  (retail 539.00 savings of $111.00)

B2  38 year old and under

Herbal fibre blend (gentle bowel conditioner meant to optimize the health of the gastrointestinal tract)  2 @ whole sale price 43.00 ea.

Natal Complete (2 @ 29.50 each)
A comprehensive prenatal and natal multi with a significant amount of B vitamins, folic acid and iron to support fertility and address stress

The Garden Trio  (antioxidant powder from whole foods)
Barley Life 47.00  (retail 75)
Just Carrots  43.00  (retail 70)
REdibeets 34.00     (retail 58)

Polybac 8   (2 at 33.95 ea)  a probiotic to optimize the absorption of nutrients in the system)

Minimum 2 months supply: Total:  334.00 plus s/h  (retail  $460.00, savings of  $126.00)

Category C:
Male Fertility Booster:  min of 2 months use

Herbal fibre blend (gentle bowel conditioner meant to optimize the health of the gastrointestinal tract)  2 @ whole sale price 43.00 ea.

The Garden Trio
Barley Life 47.00  (retail 75)
Just Carrots  43.00  (retail 70)
REdibeets 34.00     (retail 58)

2 packets Essentials (Mega Antioxidant and Multimineral) (2 months supply)
Wholesale 75.00 ea (retail 100.00 ea)

2 polybac 8  33.95 ea

Min two month supply: Total $ 428  plus s/h(retail 539.00 savings of $111.00)

Once you place your order, your cc will only be charged by us for the supplements coming directly from our clinic.  All products sent by AIM companies  will require you to fill in a wholesale form which will be sent or faxed to you once you put your order thru by emailing or contacting us via phone 07 5527 2248.  AIM will then send the products directly to you, and charge the wholesale price of their products to the cc that you provide.  You will receive these separate from our shipment within 3-5 days of submitting the paper work.  I am sorry for this split ordering but it was the best way for me to get you the best price!

Remember, this does not replace the individualized herbal formula that your therapist may have designed for you.

If you live outside of Australia and NZ, you can order the AIM products directly from Canada, the UK, South Africa and the United States of America.  Pls contact us for details, info@sharkeyshealingcentre.com

Remember these programs are meant to enhance your health and optimize your cellular health.  The eggs, ovaries, follicles, endometrial lining and semen and sp**erm are all made up of cells.  They do not however replace a healthy balanced diet.

If you have any questions, pls email us at info@sharkeyshealingcentre.com or if you are in Australia you can call 07 5527 2248 and if we are not available, pls leave a message.

I hope these programs help you feel more empowered that you are taking responsibility on your fertility journey, and to know you are doing all you can to optimize your fertility.
Let me know how you go on these packages.

What will you be sending me?

Generally we send a 500ml bottle of herbs to take twice daily. You will receive recommendations for other supplements from time to time and these can usually be ordered from an online source your therapist will provide or from your local health food shop. Stacey does her very best to research the best quality products available around the world so that she can make the best recommendations to her patients.

Can I use the herbs with the IVF?

Yes, your herbs can be adjusted so they are appropriate to utilise along with IVF.  Some doctors are not comfortable with the use of herbs and IVF due to the inadequate information that they have received about herbs and how they work to optimise the body.  BEcause the therapists at Sharkeys Healing Centre work extensively with IVF clinics in Australia they are familiar with what is appropriate to take with IVF if the physician and the patient are comfortable with this.  We have developed an ebook titled Herbs and IVF which is free of charge to help patients and doctors understand the methodology behind the use of herbals with IVF.  TO order this free ebook pls email letters@sharkeyshealingcentre.com

Remember, the herbs work to normalise the body and the drugs can produce certain effects. Therefore as you will see in the ebook there are certain herbs that I would tend not to use with IVF and therefore your formula should be adjusted accordingly when you are undergoing a procedure.  Generally speaking though, the herbs could actually help your body to cope with the side effects of these drugs.

Do herbs contain hormones?

No. Some herbs contain phyto-oestrogens (plant-steroids), but these are not the same as human hormones. Homeopathics are sometimes used to balance the system. Your therapist will communicate with you and let you know if they feel this is appropriate.   Because a homeopathic preparation is thousands of times less concentrated than any synthetic medication you would take, the idea is to encourage your body to do what it is meant to do on its own.

Are the herbs you give out safe to use if I fall pregnant?

The herbs that are given to you have been given to women trying to become pregnant and those who are pregnant for over 30 years through Sharkeys Healing Centre and for thousands of years throughout history. Therefore nothing that is suggested or provided would cause problems to take between ovulation and your next menstrual cycle. However when you become pregnant with a confirmed test we asked that you contact us at sharkeyshealing@gmail.com to let us know and we can double check the formula. Most likely the herbs are fine to take but we want to be able to check it to make sure it is the absolute best formula you can take for pregnancy. This is also true for IVF procedures or any medicated procedures as well. Always contact us ahead of time to make sure your herbs are fine to take during a procedure. Let us know if you are taking any hormones or any medications with the procedure. An alternative herbal formula may be recommended. Email sharkeyshealing@gmail.com

I took my temperatures a few months ago; are these okay for you or do I need to do some more?

Your therapist will ask you to complete  charts as well; however, if you do have some other recent charts it can be helpful to be able to compare them if you wish to send them in.

Why do we have to fill in temperature charts?

Women experience significant hormonal changes throughout their cycle. With female conception care, the therapist asks you to complete the charts to find out how your hormones are improving each month, and she then uses the charts to know which herbs to choose when adjusting your formula.  Remember, charting your temperatures is very important for the therapist to adjust your formula so that it is specific to your situation, but it is only one piece of the puzzle and is not the be-all or end-all to determine whether or not you can become pregnant.  It is simply an excellent tool to help us help you achieve the results that you want.

I don’t have fertility issues but want to see you for something else.

GENERAL HEALTH:

With over 20 years of working with women and helping them optimize hormone levels I have been blessed to have been able to support women not just dealing with fertility issues but many different aspects of women’s health.

Therefore if you are experiencing the following I would be happy to support you and work towards you creating the best health possible and feeling alive, not just surviving but THRIVING!!

A comprehensive one hour consultation process is our first consultation.  Here I get to know what your current is and what your past situation has been.  We discuss realistic goals for you to create regarding your health and come up with a plan together.

The cost of this consultation only is 175.00*.  If you would like herbs then the cost is 225.00.  This includes a 500ml bottle and s/h for regular post.  We can always decide together if you are unsure if you need herbs for your situation.

Subsequent general health appointments are 90.00 for up to 30 mins of a followup.  Herbs are an additional 65.00 for 500ml and 10.00 s/h for regular post.

The process is done through skype.

Here is how it works.

Skype is a free program you can download from www.skype.com Calls are via a webcam and we see each other in real time via your computer, laptop, mobile phone or ipad (tablet). It is just like I am sitting across the table from you!

We then schedule an appt via an online scheduling program and Stacey calls you online at that time scheduled and you see each other live. The link to schedule can be found on the bottom of this post but pls read through the following info before scheduling. For more details you can see the skype consult happening in our video on our home page to get an idea what it looks like.

You would need to fill in the comprehensive health questionnaire on the site by logging in with your email and pw that you registered with.  Then click on initial consultation and the questions will take you through the process.

If you have any questions pls email me at sharkeyshealing@gmail.com

Here is the link for you to schedule your appointment. Click Here.

Is it possible to see Ruth Sharkey for a consultation?

Ruth and Dennis Sharkey have now retired and are no longer seeing any patients.  Stacey Roberts was hand-picked by Ruth to continue her work and now runs the centre.  All the therapists at Sharkey’s are trained by Stacey, who in turn was trained by Ruth many years ago. Since Ruth retired, Sharkeys has nearly doubled the number of pregnancies and births per year thanks to Ruths excellent foundation and Stacey’s advancements due to her strong science background..

Do you know any doctors that are happy with your herbal remedies?

On our website in the Fertility tips section we have a list of doctors from all over Australia that have been recommended to us by our patients because of their comfort level with natural therapies.  The doctors listed have given us their permission to be listed on our website.  Look under the tip “Doctors that our patients have recommended”

How long will I need to stay on the herbs?

It depends on what you are asking for assistance with and how long you have had the complaint. Generally speaking, it takes up to six months to balance the female hormonal system.

Can you help with male fertility complaints as well?

Yes, generally we can.  Many men usually are told that there is nothing they can do if they have a low sperm count, poor motility, increased abnormals or clumping of the sperm. However men on our program have seen improvements in all of these areas.    Male Fertility Solutions is an ebook and audio on the topic of How to Improve Male Fertility.

We also have a specific supplementation program designed for Male Fertility if you do not want to utilise the herbal formula or if you would like to improve the antioxidants in your systems to enhance your cellular health.  Remember the semen and sperm are made up of cells.

What do I need to do when I need more formula?

Pls make your appointments when you are approximately 2/3 through your bottle of herbs. However keep in mind if we have been in the media at times appointments can be difficult to find so keep an eye out for emails announcing Stacey being on any news shows and schedule your appointments before any show is planned to air if possible.

To schedule an appointment pls fill in the reorder from by logging into the website and clicking on “reorder”.  This will take you through the process.  An updated questionnaire must be filled in prior to your appointment or you run the risk of your appointment being cancelled.

Stacey rarely gives out repeats to patients UNLESS they are in her maintenance program.  She has been accused of just wanting to do consultations to make money but when you think about it, she could make a lot more money just sending out repeats but this is against the TGA requirements for natural health practitioners and would like end up with you spending more money over time and getting less results.

To schedule your appointment AFTER you have filled in the health questionnaire pls  put this url in your browser:  https://tipstogetpregnant.appointlet.com

Don’t be thrown off by the “tips to get pregnant url if you are a general patient.  This is just one central online scheduling service.

Can I get a repeat of the same formula when I order again?

Generally no.  Every six weeks your therapist will adjust your formula based on the changes throughout your cycle.  If you order a repeat formula it is likely that you will delay the results and increase the costs in the long run.  Allowing us to adjust the formula to your specific situtation improves your chances to progress more steadily and improve your health overall.  If you are approaching the maintenance phase of treatment your therapist may advise a repeat from time to time but it is always important that you inform us of any change in medications or supplements.

Do you use a lot of vitamin/mineral supplements?

Depending on the patient we may suggest a back up to the formula with certain supplements, but we do not believe in taking heaps of vitamins.  It is always important to eat a healthy diet first and utilise supplements as a “supplement” to your diet when necessary.

We believe in individualising a supplementation program and layering this in overtime.  However some patients want everything right up front so this can be accomodated if the therapist feels it is appropriate.

I am already seeing a natural therapist for other reasons but they cannot help me with fertility. Can I go on your herbs as well?

We prefer you not to be taking herbs from two different therapists as this can be confusing for the patient and if some side effect does occur it is difficult for either therapist to assess the cause. More herbs are not necessarily better.

Do I have to go on a special diet with the herbs?

We do suggest diet guidelines for healthy eating.  These guidelines are tailored to the individual situation.

Do I have to stop smoking to go on the herbs?

We will ask you to stop all forms of smoking and recreational drug use, as there is ample evidence to show that chemicals will affect the health of the sperm and egg and its development. Smoking increases the risk of miscarriage, SIDS and lung problems in the child, and can produce underdeveloped, sickly babies. It also reduces testosterone, can affect thyroid function and causes sperm defects.

What about coffee and Cola drinks?

Coffee if possible should be cut from the diet of both parents when trying to conceive. This includes caffeine-reduced coffee – especially if methylated chlorine has been used to extract the caffeine. We also suggest you remove Cola-based drinks when preparing for conception – these contain caffeine and phosphoric acid which can affect phospholipid and calcium absorption. Coffee contains caffeine and chlorogenic acid, which can increase homocysteine levels. Elevated homocysteine levels have been correlated with miscarriage and contribute to decreased health of the egg and possibly the sperm, not to mention being directly related to heart problems.  Cola drinks can also affect polycystic ovaries, as they can increase insulin production, contributing to too much insulin or insulin resistance. Make sure you drink plenty of fresh water.

PRE IVF PROGRAM

At Sharkeys Healing Centre we have a pre IVF program with herbs and without.  For more information on our program if you are scheduled for IVF in the next 1-2 months pls see our Fertility Tips Section (upper right hand corner) and read thru our Pre IVF program without herbs or contact us at sharkeyshealing@gmail.com

We recommend those who would like a herbal formula to be on our program for 3-6 months prior to IVF in order to get the best results.

To participate in this program you can either have a face to face clinic consult.

Skype Webcam face to face consult

or our mail order consult (this can take up to 4 weeks to receive)