Leah Hechtman, Naturopath

Leah Hechtman

Clinician, Researcher, Author and Educator

Leah Hechtman is a naturopathic clinician, researcher, author and educator who specialises in fertility, pregnancy and reproductive health for men and women.

She has completed extensive advanced training and is a university lecturer, keynote speaker, author and educator to her peers. She is also a regular media spokesperson for her profession.

Leah leads by example, remembering to live life to the fullest and believes that ill-health is merely a stepping stone to help you reclaim your true state of being.

Clinical Expertise

Leah works closely with each patient’s healthcare team including their GP, specialists and other health professionals. She is completing her PhD in the Medical faculty at UNSW, and has completed her Masters training in the clinical area of male and female reproductive health and fertility disorders. Fertility specialists and IVF clinics regularly refer patients to her and she has strong collaborative links with specialist centres throughout Australia and overseas.

In her clinical practice she specialises in:

  • Reproductive disorders for both men and women
  • General fertility, conception and preconception care
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage prevention and treatment
  • IVF/ART support
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency, early menopause, peri-menopause
  • Pregnancy, labour and breastfeeding
  • Genetic disorders
  • Endocrine disorders including thyroid, adrenal and pancreatic

Leah commonly supports couples to successfully conceive their child/children and then is fortunate to be able to support women throughout their pregnancy and then the health of the little one when it arrives.

Her care is holistic and comprehensive by nature and she feels very humbled to be able to share life’s journey with her patients and their families.

Leah’s Professional Background

  • PhD (Candidate): School of Women’s and Children’s Health | Faculty of Medicine [University of New South Wales]
  • Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) [University of Sydney]
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
  • Primary Course in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
  • Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine
  • Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nutrition)
  • Diploma of Nutrition
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Certificate of Iridology
  • Certificate of Counselling
  • Certificate of Bach Flower Remedies
  • Certificate in Workplace Training and Assessment (Cert. IV)
  • Certificates in Metaphysics, Parapsychology & Energetic Healing

Practitioner memberships require specific levels of training and expertise. As such, Leah has completed all of the requirements to successfully attain membership to the following organisations:

  • Fellow, National Herbalists Association of Australia (FNHAA)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)
  • The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • Fertility Society of Australia (FSA)
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
  • Australia’s National Infertility Network (ACCESS)

To ensure that she is continually growing and developing as a clinician, Leah receives regular supervision from a number of experts both in Complementary Medicine, Counselling and other areas.