Film explores noninvasive Mercier manual therapy as natural and effective solution to fertility issues
Saint Charles, IL. Jennifer Mercier, a holistic women’s health practitioner and creator of Mercier Therapy, hopes to bring understanding and help to couples facing problems with conception with the production of a documentary film titled Fertility.
The film will change the way couples look at infertility, as it will poignantly address Mercier’s successfully developed resolution to fertility issues and pelvic pain with her new manual therapy called Mercier. Mercier Therapy provides a safe, gentle and naturally minded pelvic visceral manipulative technique for women facing fertility challenges, experiencing pelvic pain, recovering from gynecologic surgery and having undergone traumatic birthing experiences.
A women’s health practitioner since 1999, Mercier developed the therapy program in 2005 while looking for a resolution to her own pain from fourth stage endometriosis. Not only did her pain subside with her therapeutic approach, but she was able to conceive. It was then after considerable research and a four-year study, which was completed in 2012, that a conclusion was made. Like herself, a substantial 83 percent of her infertility clients had become pregnant naturally within a year after completing a regime of Mercier Therapy. This is a staggering opposite to the in vitro fertilization (IVF) statistics on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website that show a 29-percent average success rate.
“Medical procedures are invasive and they may cause health risks later in a women’s life,” said Mercier. “The documentary will ask couples to have a look at the overwhelming evidence for Mercier Therapy and consider trying a more noninvasive approach.”
The Mercier Therapy Shared Journey Fertility program includes six hours of pelvic organ manipulation, supportive supplements and a continual monitoring of the client’s cycles with the help of Mercier’s support. The majority of Mercier’s therapy clients have no medical intervention.
The film’s contributors will include Patrick Hart, M.S., O.M.D., D.M. (P), who specializes in integrative health care and holistic nutrition, and Kristine Tohtz, DC, who works in chiropractic and acupuncture as well as pregnancy and pediatric care. Contributors also will include Zvi Binor, M.D., who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility; Anthony Caruso, M.P.H., M.D., Catholic Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with 15 years of experience in IVF and artificial insemination; Thomas Myers, a certified Touch-In Parenting instructor; Sarah Pomaro, a yoga instructor who conceived four months after finishing the Mercier Protocol; as well as several couples sharing their stories on their journey to pregnancy.
Mercier has two published works: Women’s Optimal Pelvic Health, published in 2010; Mercier’s study, “Mercier Therapy Helps Infertile Women Achieve Pregnancy,” was published in spring 2013 in the Midwifery Today journal and will be presented in Dubai at the World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain in October 2013. She hopes to fund the Fertility documentary project with the help of an Indigogo Crowdfunding Project. The film will be released for its premiere in May 2014.