FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is Mercier Therapy exactly ?
A: Mercier Therapy is an external visceral manipulation of the ovaries and uterus.
Q: Does Mercier Therapy hurt or is it painful ?
A: Mercier Therapy can often be uncomfortable if there is restriction and tension present but not painful.
Q: Is Mercier Therapy covered by insurance ?
A: No. Mercier Therapy is not a medical treatment.
Q: Is there anyone who should not have Mercier Therapy ?
A: Yes. Those that have an IUD, Essure, active pelvic infection or any cancer cells present can not receive this therapy. Mercier Therapy is not performed on a woman with Endometriosis during her cycle.
Q: Is Mercier Therapy better than IVF ?
A: Mercier Therapy is a different course of action. This natural approach helps to mobilize the ovaries and uterus, restore organic function and optimize blood flow to the whole pelvis. If pursuing IVF, Mercier Therapy will better your chances of your ART cycle.
Q: How much does Mercier Therapy cost ?
A: Mercier Therapy varies in cost as each patient needs are different and other therapies may be necessary to meet care goals.
Q: Why is the Fertility work structured as a program?
A: The Shared Journey is designed as a program for accountability and desired compliance. We partner together to help you reach your conception success.
Q: What is the success rate of Mercier Therapy for achieving pregnancy ?
A: The success rate is 83% based on a 4 year case study in 2012. Patients achieved pregnancy within one year of finishing the program. You can read about that case study here: http://www.merciertherapyofri.com/case-study/
Q: What makes you unique in your approach?
A: I believe that pursuing conception should be a natural, peaceful and exciting event. I bring my background of massage therapy into my program as well as numerous other enjoyments so that your time with me is fulfilling, empowering, educational and productive !
Q: What happens if I conceive during my pelvic therapy ?
A: The remainder of the sessions will be continued post partum.
Q: I have Endometriosis, can you help me ?
A: Yes, I can help relieve restrictions in the abdominal cavity, loosen scar tissue, increase blood circulation to your organs and provide mobility. I will also share research of certain herbs that can help with any pain or discomfort you are experiencing. We do not conduct any therapy during your menstrual cycle.
Q: I have PCOS and my cycles are so irregular. How can you help ?
A: PCOS is a multi-facted and multi-factorial condition. Mercier Therapy can help decrease restriction around the ovaries, provide more blood flow to the ovaries and aid in the cysts that can form. I will also present research on diet guidance and other herbal supplementation that can support you.