Episode 33: Natural Fertility Breakthroughs with Jennifer Mercier

In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks with Jennifer Mercier, a trained Naturopathic physician, midwife, and massage therapist who created a unique practice called Expect a Miracle, which specializes in fertility, pregnancy, and women’s health.

At age 26, while studying medicine, Jennifer was diagnosed with Stage 4 endometriosis, which led her to take a more holistic approach to medicine. Having worked in the field, she recognized that the fertility system (such as IVF and IUI) was fatally flawed. It was rigorous, expensive, and most of the time did not work. While it forces the body to become pregnant, often there are underlying conditions that need to be addressed first and foremost.

Jennifer’s practice focuses on pelvic and abdominal therapy and helps with fertility, sexual trauma, surgical recovery, gastrointestinal issues, and natural hormone balancing. The Mercier Therapy sequence involves deep pelvic organ visceral manipulation to enhance overall pelvic organ mobility and restore blood flow to the pelvis. Jennifer works with patients throughout one year of cycle monitoring to facilitate the best outcome and most gentle conception. Her practice has an 83% pregnancy rate.

Jennifer’s book, Conceive,  discusses her unique approach. She also has a documentary film, called Fertility: The Shared Journey with Mercier Therapy, which follows her at conferences and events all over the world as she is pregnant with her son—conceived with the help of her own technique.

For those who are on the fertility journey, Jennifer advises: “Don’t think that there is no hope, because there always is. We are all in this collaboration together.”