Billings LIFE provides clinical instruction to women and couples in the Billings Ovulation Method™ of natural fertility management. For your convenience we offer a range of teaching options, including private appointments, telephone consultations and an internet teaching service. Your tutor will offer regular reviews of your chart to help you identify your individual patterns of fertility and infertility and will help you to use this information to correctly apply the guidelines of the Billings Ovulation Method™.
Our fee of $200 includes initial assessment and instruction in the Billings Ovulation Method™ by an accredited teacher, as well as ongoing support for six months. Discounted rates are available for concession card holders.
Fertility Assessment Clinic
Billings LIFE has collaborative arrangements with several medical practitioners. In Melbourne, Dr Mary Walsh, a GP with a special interest in fertility, offers a Fertility Assessment Clinic for women and couples planning a pregnancy or having difficulty conceiving. Accredited Billings Ovulation Method™ tutors work with Dr Walsh to teach you how to identify the fertile times in your cycles to optimise your chances of achieving pregnancy.
Dr Walsh guides investigations and treatment options to assess and improve your fertility and general health and uses your Billings Ovulation Method™ chart as a diagnostic resource. She also undertakes assessment of male fertility, with a holistic medical health check and appropriate investigations. You can access this clinic at:
Manningham General Practice, 200 High Street, Lower Templestowe Victoria 3107 Australia. Phone: 03 8850 0500
Continued Professional Development
We offer Continued Professional Development (CPD) for health professionals seeking to optimise their patients' chances of conceiving before intervention.
Our seminar Monitoring Fertility: Assisting Conception is a category 1 Active Learning Module (ALM) activity, offering 40 Women's Health points in the Quality Improvement & Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) program of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. It is approved for Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and MidPlus CPD points.
Our seminar Fertility: A Complete Picture offers 6 Category 2 QI&CPD points and 3 MidPLUS CPD points for midwives.
Training for Teachers
Billings LIFE offers education programs for those who wish to become accredited teachers of the Billings Ovulation Method™. Our Teacher Education Course is an approved ALM for RACGP QI&CPD points. This course can be done face-to-face or by correspondence, and contains both theory and practice sessions. Providing all criteria are met, accreditation is obtained by gaining supervised clinical experience and on submitting a Case Study.
Loving for Life
Billings LIFE offers a fantastic values-based education program on human sexuality designed specifically for secondary school students. The three modules in the Loving for Life series are:
Towards Loving, for Years 7/8: This program is designed to support parents, enabling them to share, instruct and talk with their children confidently. It provides information on the physical changes of adolescence, human sexuality and relationships.
Choosing to Love, for Years 9/10: Encourages a responsible attitude to sexual behaviour and an understanding of the value of fertility.
Loving Forever, for Years 11/12: A thought-provoking program which challenges young adults to appreciate the value of fertility and to evaluate the choices of fertility management.
All of our Loving for Life presenters are trained and many are accredited Billings Ovulation Method™ teachers. As part of this program, we also provide professional development and continuing education programs for health coordinators and teachers in primary and secondary schools.