Shared Fertility Journey
Our fertility program is 6 weeks in length and can be used as a stand alone regime or in preparation for a more medically assisted cycle such as IUI or IVF. We highly recommend that you prepare your body properly prior to starting any medically assisted fertility cycle to help insure a successful first cycle. The Shared Journey can be completed in time for your stim start.
As a stand alone cycle without medical assistance is what is most natural and primal for your body. You will be guided to monitor your own ovulatory cycle along with our help for up to one year after finishing your therapy with us.
The program is custom tailored to each individual woman's situation and will be discussed in further detail at a consultation.
When scheduling your consult please make sure to allow 60-90 minutes and bring any past medical records that may be helpful when discussing your history. During the consult a full medical history will be obtained as well as a pelvic organ mobility evaluation will be done.
Mercier Therapy is a deep pelvic organ visceral manipulation modality. When increasing mobility whether your shoulder joint or your uterus you're optimizing the true function of the area and helping to return blood flow which is therapeutic. When choosing to start the SJFP you'll receive 6 full hours of MT broken down into 1 hour intervals per week for 6 weeks.
Why settle for mediocrity? In this study, Merciér Therapy helped:
83% of participants achieve pregnancy
80% of those women used Merciér Therapy exclusively.
Mercier Therapy Assists with the following:
Natural fertility preparation or to complement IVF, IUI, etc
Regulate menstrual cycle and ovulation
Normalize hormone and endocrine systems
Improve ovarian and hormone function for better quality follicles/eggs
Increase uterine blood flow and lining
Deeply relaxing -- reducing anxiety & stress
Improve the success of IVF, IUI, and other technologies
Improve Male Factor sperm quality, quantity, and motility
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Premature Ovarian Failure
Luteal phase defects
Recurrent miscarriage & more
Overall, roughly 71% of medically assisted fertility cycles fail annually (CDC 2012). By age breakdown the failure rates increase dramatically as women age:
35 and younger: 60% failure rate
35-37: 70% failure rate
38-40: 80% failure rate
(78 on CDC website)
41-42: 90% failure rate
(88 on CDC website)
43-44: 95% and higher failure rate
44 & older: 99%...
Success rates for IVF depend on a number of factors, including the reason for infertility, where you're having the procedure done, and your age. The CDC compiles national statistics for all assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures performed in the U.S., including IVF, GIFT, and ZIFT, although IVF is by far the most common; it accounts for 99% of the procedures. The most recent report from 2009 found:
Pregnancy was achieved in an average of 29.4% of all cycles (higher or lower depending on age of the woman)
The percentage of cycles that resulted in live births was 22.4% on average (higher/lower depending on the age of the woman)