An IVF cycle can be very costly, rigorous and physically tiring. Many times you’ll need to endure more than one IVF cycle to achieve a pregnancy.
Mercier therapy protocol is started and finished prior to the stimulation portion of a medically assisted cycle. No work will be done during the stimulation because it could disrupt the process and over stimulate the ovaries causing your cycle to be cancelled. Therefore, making your appointment well in advance of your cycle start is advised.
The goal of the Mercier Therapy for a woman who is trying to conceive is to help her physically and emotionally so that she will enter her cycle with healthy pelvic organs and a healthy mind.
~Fertility and In Vitro Fertilization Facts~
Infertility plaques an estimated 9 million women. One in vitro Fertilization (IVF) attempt costs between $12,000 and $15,000, and you have no guarantees of getting pregnant. For some, this is not even a consideration. For others who choose to take the chance with IVF, they will have one or more failed attempts. After going through the emotional roller coaster and hormonal imbalances that go with IVF, the treatment can be absolutely exhausting and depressing, and your goal of getting pregnant still has yet to be achieved.
Dr. Jennifer Mercier has completed the 4 year study in the United States, which shows an 83% pregnancy success rate within one year of finishing the 6 weeks of therapy (and hormone balancing or use of gentle supplements/herbs if it is necessary*). This study finished in September 2012 and was published in the Midwifery Today Spring 2013 Journal.
* As an RMT, I am not allowed to discuss about supplements. In the case you are interested in taking supplements during your fertility journey, I will recommend you talk to your primary health care provider such as medical doctor or naturopathic doctor, and closely work with them.
~Reproductive Technology Data~
The latest year for which the full reproductive technology data is available is 2009. The CDC reported that 146.244 ART cycles were performed in the US and approximately 63% of those cycles were failures. The overall live birth rates for was 32.4%.