If you’re looking for support with one of the most important rites of passage you’ll ever undertake, you’re in the right place.

It has been one of my greatest passions since 2008, to support hundreds of couples to conceive and to have healthy pregnancies and babies.

Through my own experience of having a complicated first pregnancy and birth, and then having my heart opened by my new role as a mother, I developed a keen and committed interest in women’s reproductive health, natural fertility, IVF support, postnatal care and pregnancy.

As a registered acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner, and mother, I have trained as a doula (because I think childbirth is a truly incredible experience), specialised training for pregnancy acupuncture and natural fertility education.

I’m excited to be currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Reproductive Medicine at UNSW.

It is my belief that every woman has the right to access the care, support and attention she needs for a healthy conception, a smooth pregnancy an empowering birth and a supported and nurtured postpartum period.

I graduated from Victoria University with an Honours degree in Chinese Medicine, I'm a member of the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS). In addition to these qualifications in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine, I completed training as a Birth Attendant with Rhea Dempsey, Natural Fertility Education, training in Acupuncture for pregnancy, Shonishin (non-penetrative children's acupuncture), and cosmetic acupuncture.

Elissa Pelling