CME for GP’s Nurses & Midwives

NFNZ Fertility and the Menstrual Cycle

Endorsed by Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners for 3 points

"NFNZ Fertility and the Menstrual Cycle” has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 2.75 CME (depending on the program requirements) for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.

Course Details

  • Varies from 1.5 - 3 hours depending on; number of attendees, level of prior knowledge
  • Certificate provided for attending GP's

Course Content

  • Introduction to Session & NFNZ
  • Fertility Awareness defined & explained
  • Fertility & Menstrual Cycle
  • Pre-Ovulation / Peri-Ovulation / Post Ovulation
  • Fertile Window
  • Cycle Variations
  • Sympto-Thermal Method
  • Fertile Mucus
  • Luteal Phase Deficiency
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • How Fertility Awareness can help patients wanting to conceive
  • Benefits to GPs
  • References / Scientific Papers

NFNZ Fertility and Breastfeeding

Endorsed by the Midwifery Council of NZ for up to 3 points as Elective Education

Course Details:

  • Approximately 3 hours duration (dependent on number of attendees and level of prior knowledge)
  • Information pack provided, containing; handouts, research, activities
  • Certificates are provided to attending midwives

Course Content:

  • Introduction to Fertility Awareness & managing fertility naturally
  • Assessment of individual level of knowledge on fertility
  • Understanding a normal cycle, explaining the Sympto-Thermal method and recording a “normal” cycle
  • Interpreting the signs of a “normal” cycle
  • Breastfeeding & the hormonal response : how it affects fertility
  • “normal” cycle compared with breastfeeding response
  • Breastfeeding and fertility
  • Published research & WHO publications and guidelines
  • LAM & hormonal response
  • Other factors affecting fertility in first 6 months post partum
  • Return of fertility
  • Natural fertility management options
  • Evaluation of session by attendees



These can be delivered in person to groups by on of our Accredited Educators, and online to individuals at a time that suits you.

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