The Jocelyn Centre for Natural Fertility Management was founded in 1996 by Francesca Naish as a clinic and outreach service to carry out specialised natural therapy treatments & educational programs for reproductive health – which she had originally pioneered and performed in solo practice since 1975.
The Jocelyn Centre is now a thriving multi-discipline team of naturopaths, doctors and other natural health practitioners who work alongside administrative staff to serve a broad community of patients and customers from all over the world. With a range of treatment programs and products – as well as having now trained over 1000 health care professionals from Australia and overseas – ‘Natural Fertility Management’ has come to describe a modality and is practiced in many other clinics nationally and internationally.
In November 2008, the Jocelyn Centre moved into lovely new premises in the Sydney CBD in response to the need for improved access across all Sydney regions (we’re a 2 minute walk from Town Hall train station), to cater for an expanding demand of couples working in the city and to reflect a new era in advanced fertility and health services.
Founder & Director of Natural Fertility Management Pty Ltd
Francesca Naish pioneered specialised methods of natural fertility management over 30 years ago as a direct result of searching for better ways to manage her own fertility in a climate where reproductive health was increasingly becoming medicalised instead of being viewed as a natural and healthy part of life.
In addition to her work on contraception and general reproductive health, she pioneered the concept and practice of ‘preconception health care’ which is now a term in common use throughout both natural and orthodox approaches to fertility and pregnancy.
Due to the demand for this information, Francesca wrote her first best-selling book Natural Fertility and has since co-authored, with Janette Roberts, a further four books including The Natural Way toâ€¦Better Babies, Better Pregnancy, Better Birth & Bonding and Better Breastfeeding, with international editions published in several countries.
Francesca remains at the forefront of the field by engaging in continued research and development of the increasingly popular and critical areas of natural fertility management, preconception health care, reproductive health and all associated health modalities. She continues to practice at our Clinic and is a popular lecturer and speaker at colleges, seminars and conferences in Australia and overseas. She also appears frequently on radio, TV and print media and has trained many health practitioners nationally and internationally in Natural Fertility Management.
Our vision at Natural Fertility Management is to create optimal health for ourselves, our children and future generations by making known the specific methods of fertility awareness, nutrition, natural therapies, lifestyle and environmental approaches which lead directly to peak reproductive health, empowered self management of fertility and to the birth of healthy new generations.
These methods call for the practice of healthy lifestyles which furthers our ultimate vision of playing an active and responsible part in the movement toward a sustainable, environmentally friendly and healthy future for this planet and all those living on it now and into the future.
We aim to meet this vision by providing worldwide accessibility to our educational materials, self-help kits, publications and other products, as well as offering specialised and tailored natural therapy treatment programs for women, their partners and families.