A program for Health Professionals, those interested in Women’s Health and Fertility and Billings Teacher Trainees.
Dates & Venues For 2018
Wellington 3rd - 4th November 2018
Location: Te Wāhanga Atawhai Mercy Conference Centre: 15 Guildford Terrace, Thorndon, Wellington 6011
For further information and registration forms:
Phone the Billings LIFE NZ National office 0800 NZ FERTILITY (0800 693 378) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The registration fee for the weekend Seminar is $350, this is inclusive of printed resources, and catering for the two day seminar.
Scholarships may be available to those struggling to meet the registration fee, please email email@example.com for further information
The Seminar is structured to meet needs of the following groups:
Learning the Billings Ovulation Method™ will increase the participants understanding of the ovarian, cervical and vaginal responses, their relationship to fertile and infertile patterns and/or ovarian dysfunction.
By attending a Billings LIFE NZ Training Seminar the doctor will gain confidence in relying on the woman’s own charted observations, as a way of monitoring her reproductive health and to assist a couple in achieving or avoiding pregnancy. The significance of the bio-medical marker of cervical mucus observed at the vulva can optimize conception in sub-fertile couples.
The doctor will gain confidence in Initiating medical tests to identify the underlying cause of ovarian dysfunction using the woman’s knowledge of her ovarian cycle to time required tests.
General Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Community Health Nurses and others involved in women’s reproductive health find the knowledge and skills gained through their participation in this course to be invaluable.
Billings Teacher Trainees
Teacher training course: Part One.
Successful completion of a post Seminar test will allow the participant to continue on to phase 2 (see below) and register as a Trainee Billings teacher. They may then begin teaching under direct supervision of an accredited Billings Ovulation Method™ Teacher.
Those not wishing to become an accredited teacher of the method will have gained an in-depth knowledge of the Billings Ovulation Method™. This information will be beneficial to those involved in pre-marriage counselling and those wishing to promote the method within their community.
Training to accrediation
The Course is divided into 2 parts.
2 day Training Seminar (13.75 hours total).
Part 1 will give participants sufficient knowledge to give women/couples an overview of the Billings Ovulation Method™ of natural fertility regulation.
Participants who desire to become an accredited teacher of the Billings Ovulation Method™ must complete Part 2.
Completion of the Billings Ovulation Method™ correspondence course.
Supervised clinical teaching of the Billings Ovulation Method™ (remote supervision is available)
Successful submission of a case study to the Billings LIFE NZ Education Committee .
Successful completion of part two will lead to accreditation.
All accredited Billings Ovulation Method™ teachers are required to apply for re accreditation to the Billings LIFE NZ Education committee every 3 years. This requires submission of a Log showing on-going professional development and clinic teaching of the Billings Ovulation Method™.
Course over view
Role of the Cervix and Hormones in Fertility
Charting normal cycles:
Identifying fertility and infertility
Thinking in Patterns:
Basic Infertile Pattern - an unchanging pattern
Fertile Phase - a changing pattern
Charting long or irregular cycles
Menstruation, withdrawal, breakthrough, implantation bleeds.
Management, charting and discussion on:
Peri-menopause - diminishing fertility
Breastfeeding - returning fertility
Stress cycle - interrupted fertility
Post Chemical Contraceptives - damaged fertility
Charting and Recognition of optimal fertility symptoms.
Guidelines for Achieving Pregnancy
Diagnostic benefits of the Billings Ovulation Method™