Mercier Therapy


I recently picked up a book written by Dr. Jennifer Mercier called, Women’s Optimal Pelvic Health from the local book store.  I was paging through it and noticed something called, Mercier Therapy.  Have you heard of it before?  I hadn’t, but was intrigued. 

Dr. Jennifer Mercier has come up with a type of massage/manipulation therapy aimed at women who suffer from pelvic pain and fertility issues.  She believes that many of those with fertility related issues (such as a differently positioned uterus) can be solved with her therapy.  In fact, in a study she did with a group of women who has struggled to become pregnant because of a mispositioned uterus, 83% went on to conceive after using her therapy methods.

In general, the focus of Mercier Therapy method is twofold. First, she focuses on the adhesions and scar tissue in the pelvic area.  The soft tissue massage helps loosen and free everything up so that the organs are mobile again.

Secondly, Dr. Mercier focuses on the body part and fixed tissue (such as the uterus) that may be stuck in an abnormal position because of how it either grew or healed.  With manipulating and massaging the area, the organs right themselves and are able to function correctly.

She states that this therapy is successful with many of the fertility related issues that women struggle with each day:

  • Endometriosis
  • Irregular Menstrual Cycles
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

This would be amazing if it was as successful as she claims!  I like that it is not invasive such as IVF and doesn’t use any drugs such as Clomid.  I don’t know anyone who has ever tried her therapy, but would love to know if you have!!

If you have used the Mercier Therapy and are comfortable sharing your experiences I would love to hear your stories below in the comment section.  Thanks!

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Altas — Feb 23, 2014
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Thanks soooo much for sharing all your experiences! And congratulations on all your baby successes!!!! Smile

Elizabeth — Oct 05, 2013
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I am so thankful for Mercier Therapy! After 11 years of infertility, I am holding my beautiful 3 week old baby girl. Many years ago we first tried IUI's with clomid, then changes of diet, herbs, etc., then later acupuncture and still researching natural ways to enhance fertility. Nothing worked. Almost two years ago we heard of Mercier Therapy from a friend. I started working with Dr. Mercier that April, and found out in December, 8 months later that I was pregnant! It felt and still feels unbelievable after 11 years of infertility. I highly recommend Mercier Therapy to anyone dealing with infertility. It is not only non-invasive and enjoyable to chat and have a belly massage, it WORKS!!! It worked for me after so many years of infertility. My husband and I are SO THANKFUL for Dr. Mercier and Mercier Therapy!

Anonymous — Sep 24, 2013
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After having a c-section with my first pregnancy as well as two abdominal surgeries, I was unable to conceive. Following tests, bloodwork and utrasounds, my reproductive endocrinologist believed that I most likely had scar tissue and adhesions blocking my eggs from entering my one and only fallopian tube. I did a tremendous amount of research hoping to find alternatives to surgery and/or IVF. That's when I found Mercier Therapy. I believed in the process...it just made sense to me. I had a physical issue...a blockage of my fallopian tube....and Dr. Mercier would use manual manipulation and massage to break up the scar tissue. Following my sessions, Dr. Mercier said "give it 6 to 12 months". Well exactly 6 months later, after having tried to conceive every cycle for 16 months prior, I was staring at a positive pregnancy test. Unfortunately that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. However, 2 months later I conceived again! Right now as I sit here sharing my Mercier therapy experience, I am staring at my unbelievably beautiful, pinch me because I still don't believe she's here and she's mine 2 month old daughter! I have part of one very hard working ovary, one fallopian tube and remarkably normal ovarian function, as I ovulate every month, but yet I could not conceive for no other reason but for scar tissue from 3 prior abdominal surgeries. The reason I am looking at my gorgeous little girl right now is because of Jennifer Mercier and her therapy.

Anonymous — Sep 24, 2013
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For Christina P of California -
I am a Certified Mercier Therapist. Mercier Therapy is an hands-on integrative gyno-visceral modality that should be in all OB/Gyn offices! It's been amazing for me to be able to help women in this way.
I know you are in Sacramento, however, if you decided after a consultation that you would like to move forward with the program, I could meet you there.

I am located in Marin County in Northern California (San Rafael and Mill Valley) but I am happy to travel for Mercier Therapy.
My office number and email are on my website: healingisgiving(dot)com

Healing wishes,
Bee Uytiepo, Certified Mercier Therapist

Bee Uytiepo — Sep 24, 2013
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All I have to say is that Dr. Mercier ROCKS! Not only did she help me get pregnant with my 2nd child but she is such a down to earth and personable person. She helped put my stress aside and made me relax about not being able to get pregnant. I tried for over a year to get pregnant and lost two babies in the meantime. A friend recommended I go see Dr. Mercier and hear what her theory was all about. I was hooked. I actually got pregnant successfully in the process of getting her massages! I was and am so blessed that there is an alternate route to ook instead of doing anything medically. I now have a beautiful, healthy baby girl who turns 2 months tomorrow. Thank you, Dr. Mercier!

Anonymous — Sep 23, 2013
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My husband and I were diagnosed with "unexplained infertility" after an IUI and rounds of tests. We got pregnant on the first IUI but lost the baby at 7 weeks. 2 years later we got pregnant naturally but lost the baby at 10 weeks because the Reproductive Dr missed my TSH being too high. A friend gave me Dr. Mercier's book and after reading it, I scheduled my consultation. As a side note, both my husband and I are overweight but do not have any serious health issues. Our weight was often the "problem" with the reproductive specialists that we saw. We never tried In Vitro because of the low success rate and it's invasiveness.

I went through Mercier Therapy and within 12 months, exactly 12 months to the day after my last treatment, I was pregnant! I delivered a beautiful baby girl (9lbs 8oz, 22 in) on January 5, 2013. Dr. Mercier helped correct my thyroid with Armour Thyroid in addition to her therapy. My hypothyroidism was part of our fertility difficulties.

Ramona D. — Sep 23, 2013
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I would love to try Mercier therapy to see if it can help me, does anyone know how I can find a trained professional for therapy? I like in Sacramento, ca area. I am also curious to see of this therapy would be covered by insurance. I am guessing no, seeing my insurance hasn't covered anything fertility related over our 8yr TTC journey. Thanks in advance for any info you can provide me.

Christina p — Sep 23, 2013
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I recently had a 25yo patient that had amenorrhea for about 18 months. She came to my office the day after I returned from the Mercíer Training seminar. My knee jerk relex for this woman was my normal prescriptions and I thought wasit I just leaned a technique that deals with this manually and minim kunal supplementation. I merely did a gentle demonstration of the technique. We did no other modalities at that office visit. She called me with 48 hours to tell me her cycle had resumed. Talk about jaw dropping! I was speechless. We didn't even do the full technique. That's when I realized we were on to something. This therapy will change the face of infertility/fertility as we know. I am so excited to be a part of it.

Dr. SKip — Sep 23, 2013
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Hi, my name is Ashley and I have gone through Mercier therapy and finished the program about 4 months ago. I have struggled with infertility for almost 4 years, yet no doctor could tell me why I wasn't getting pregnant, though they suspected endometriosis. I had extremely painful periods and would cramp throughout the month even when I wasn't on my period. I had been told to fix endometriosis and hope to conceive I would have to have surgery, this was something I wasn't comfortable with and then I learned about Mercier therapy and my husband and I decided we would give it a try, I'm so glad I did! I no longer have cramps with my period or any other time of the month. Before Mercier and I would miserable, taking medication and stuck to a heating pad the first few days of my period. It is so nice to not have to dread starting my cycle each month and I owe it all to Mercier! Hopefully soon we will have that positive pregnancy test we've been waiting for, but the changes in my body and quality of life have made it all worth it thus far

Ashley B — Sep 23, 2013
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