Rhiannon is a highly experienced, degree qualified naturopath and nutritionist, with post graduate qualifications in Fertility Education.
Specialising in male and female infertility, IVF support and pregnancy care (inclusive of all genders and LGBTQIA+ community), Rhiannon expertly supports couples and individuals in their successful efforts to overcome fertility challenges. Her care philosophy extends to supporting her patients to achieve healthy and uncomplicated pregnancies and births and healthy, happy infants and children. She particularly enjoys working with single women and individuals assigned female at birth, and same-sex couples as they navigate their way through their fertility journey. Optimising assigned male fertility and health is also an area of significant focus in Rhiannon’s practice.
Underpinning Rhiannon’s work is a passion for health and a belief that every child deserves the best start in life. Thorough and approachable, Rhiannon’s commitment to understanding each person as an individual is much appreciated by her patients.
Rhiannon is committed to the successful integration of natural and conventional medicine, and believes ideal outcomes are achieved for patients when all their health care providers are working together. She incorporates the use of lifestyle counselling, nutritional supplementation and herbal medicine to achieve optimum results for each individual patient.
Having completed birth attendant training with Rhea Dempsey, Rhiannon also assists patients in making important decisions around their birth choices.
Rhiannon is committed to the successful integration of natural and conventional medicine, regularly working alongside Melbourne’s top fertility doctors to achieve the best outcomes for her patients. As testament to this, Rhiannon is routinely invited to present on the topic of collaborative patient care to medical professionals and naturopaths alike.
After over 15 years of experience in the area of infertility and IVF support, Rhiannon provides professional mentoring and education for functional medicine practitioners in both group and individual settings. This highly specialised area is outside the scope of standard naturopathic education and as such, her reproduction and hormonal masterclasses and mentoring programs are a rare opportunity for practitioners to further their skills.
Rhiannon has co-authored the book Create A Fertile Life. This comprehensive pre-conception healthcare guide for both patients and practitioners, has become a staple for those wishing to overcome infertility and prepare for a healthy pregnancy.
Speaker and Presenter
Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) Fertility Symposium, 2022
Victorian Herbalists Association, 2022, 2020, 2018, 2013, 2009
Reproductive Hormone Assessment and Herbal Medicine Prescription Masterclass, 2021
Pregnancy Masterclass, 2021
National Australian Herbalists Association (NHAA) National Symposium, 2021, 2019, 2017
Mediherb Reproductive Medicine Symposium, 2020
IVF Support Masterclass 2020, 2019, 2017
Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) International Conference, 2019
Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) training, 2019
Metagenics Preconception Health Care conference, 2018
Health Masters, Fertility Masterclass, 2017
Founder, Senior Naturopath & Practitioner Educator
Rhiannon Hardingham: Reproductive Health, 2022-
After 12 successful and rewarding years working in a multidisciplinary environment, Rhiannon knew that it was time to move on to allow herself the opportunity to fully focus on both her practice and educational goals.
Senior Naturopath & Practitioner Mentor
Fertile Ground Health Group, 2010-2022
As a senior naturopath and practitioner mentor, Rhiannon was a key member of the highly regarded multidisciplinary team at one of Australia's most highly regarded natural medicine fertility clinic.
Founder & Naturopath
Northcote Natural Therapies, 2005-2010
Rhiannon founded Northcote Natural Therapies in 2005, which continues to operate as a thriving natural medicine clinic, specialising in natural fertility and pregnancy managment.