Shared Journey Fertility Program
Roughly 1 in 6 couples in Canada experience infertility, a number that has doubles since the 1980’s. – Public Health Agency of Canada, 2013.
You and you’re partner may have been trying to conceive naturally, or already have gone through Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) such as IVF or IUI without success. Your fertility journey doesnt have to end with an unsuccessful medically assisted cycle. While treatments like IVF and IUI do have some success, they can take a major toll on the woman’s body.
Many women who complete the Shared Journey Fertility program have undergone pelvic surgery or procedures that have resulted in creating adhesive-like scar tissue. Mobilizing the female reproductive organs assists the body’s natural ability to release restrictions and adhesions that cause pain and dysfunction by bringing therapeutic blood flow to the area and promoting optimal function.
Infertility may occur due to a multitude of factors, some of which may be unknown to you. These can include:
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Diminished ovarian reserve
- Blocked Fallopian tubes
- Sexual abuse trauma
- High FSH levels
- Premature Ovarian Failure
- Luteal Phase Defects
- Autoimmune infertility
- Recurrent miscarriages
Mercier Therapy can also assist with:
- Regulating menstrual cycle and ovulation
- Increase uterine blood flow and lining
- Improve ovarian and hormone function for better quality follicles/eggs
- Painful intercourse
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. Nutrition, stress, environment, and physical activity all play a role in the probability of conception. This program prepares your body for pregnancy by offering a holistic approach to women’s health.
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.
When scheduling your consult please make sure to wear loose fitted clothing 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.
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.
Our desire is that The Shared Journey Fertility Program be a space of sanctuary and wellness for women and their families, as they continue on the journey towards their dream family.