My name is Kathy Grace, I am the founder of Conception Health. Conception Health was a dream that I was inspired to create from my own personal journey with fertility issues, feeling isolated and alone. I wanted to create a space where women felt supported and nurtured, and where they could learn and understand the options they have both naturally and with assisted reproductive techniques. Conception Health incorporates my studies as a Naturopath and Yoga Teacher and Doula studies, along with my personal learnings and understanding.
I found my way into Natural Medicine after becoming sick while completing the HSC. After trying many different avenues and not getting well, finally a Naturopath was able to help me back to full health. This was an eye opener and created a new opportunity of a future in Natural Medicine. A few years later while studying I attended my first yoga class and from this first class I knew that this also had to be a part of my health and wellness program that I wanted to take out and share with others.
The desire to work with women came later, after supporting many friends in their efforts to get pregnant, and watching them have babies growing into kids, Rod and I decided to also have a baby. After many years of unsuccessfully ‘trying’ Rod convinced me it was time to find out what was going wrong. So like many other couples, we ended up at an IVF Clinic, and have since completed 4 IVF cycles.
While this was an extremely difficult time it created an opportunity of learning and understanding about fertility issues, natural medicine support and assisted reproduction techniques and processes. It was also a growing (challenging) time emotionally and spiritually, and I wanted to be able to share what I had learned with other women/couples going along the same path. It was also a time a real isolation and the desire create a community (sangha) was inspired here.
I continue to develop my knowledge and understanding with as many further seminars,trainings and educational events as I can find from prenatal yoga teacher training, Doula studies, courses, workshops, seminars, just about anything I can find that is in the field of natural medicine and babies! Currently continuing my yogic studies with Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training.
While my area of passion is very clear, the ways I practice and work with people is constantly changing and evolving, which is very exciting!