About Leah 2017-09-27T05:15:50+00:00

Leah Hechtman

Clinician, Researcher, Author and Educator

Leah is an experienced and respected clinician who specialises in fertility, pregnancy and reproductive health for men and women.

She has completed extensive advanced training and is a university lecturer, keynote speaker, author and educator to her peers. She is also a regular media spokesperson for her profession.

Leah leads by example, remembering to live life to the fullest and believes that ill-health is merely a stepping stone to help you reclaim your true state of being.

Seeing Leah as a Patient

Clinical Expertise

Leah works closely with each patient’s healthcare team including their GP, specialists and other health professionals. She has completed her Masters training in the clinical area of male and female reproductive health and fertility disorders. Fertility specialists and IVF clinics regularly refer patients to her and she has strong collaborative links with specialist centres throughout Australia.

In her clinical practice she specialises in:

  • Reproductive disorders for both men and women
  • General fertility, conception and preconception care
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage prevention and treatment
  • IVF/ART support
  • Pregnancy, labour and breastfeeding
  • Genetic disorders
  • Endocrine disorders including thyroid, adrenal and pancreatic
  • Stress
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Complicated conditions

As well as general naturopathic health care for the whole family.

Seeing Leah as a Patient

Leah commonly supports couples to successfully conceive their child/children and then is fortunate to be able to support women throughout their pregnancy and then the health of the little one when it arrives.

Her care is holistic and comprehensive by nature and she feels very humbled to be able to share life’s journey with her patients and their families.

Leah’s Professional Background

  • PhD research: School of Women’s and Children’s Health | Faculty of Medicine [University of New South Wales]
  • Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) [University of Sydney]
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
  • Primary Course in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
  • Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine
  • Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nutrition)
  • Diploma of Nutrition
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Certificate of Iridology
  • Certificate of Counselling
  • Certificate of Bach Flower Remedies
  • Certificate in Workplace Training and Assessment (Cert. IV)
  • Certificates in Metaphysics, Parapsychology & Energetic Healing

Practitioner memberships require specific levels of training and expertise. As such, Leah has completed all of the requirements to successfully attain membership to the following organisations:

  • Fellow, National Herbalists Association of Australia (FNHAA)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)
  • The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • Fertility Society of Australia (FSA)
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
  • Australia’s National Infertility Network (ACCESS)
  • Author, Clinical Naturopathic Medicine (Elsevier Publishers International)
  • Contributing author for a number of publications
  • Lecturer and keynote speaker at numerous conferences

To ensure that she is continually growing and developing as a clinician, Leah receives regular supervision from a number of experts both in Complementary Medicine, Counselling and other areas.

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