Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse for women 34 and younger (or six months for women 35 and older).  Fertility treatments can be emotionally and, sometimes, financially exhausting with minimal results.  In 2014, IVF average success rates were a mere 29.4% for pregnancy with a live birth rate of 22.4%.

Dr. Sandra Lambatos highly recommends that you prepare your body properly prior to starting medically assisted fertility cycle (IUI & IVF).  In many cases, we may help you figure out “WHY” you may not be conceiving naturally.  Midwest Center for Health & Wellness offers Mercier Therapy as an alternative to traditional fertility treatments and as a means of increasing the effectiveness of in vitro fertilization (IVF).  

So What is Mercier Therapy?

"Mercier Therapy is a deep pelvic organ visceral manipulative technique in which the reproductive organs are mobilized and blood flow restored. Organ restrictions are relieved and movement replenished amongst the organs and surrounding structures to enhance their natural and most optimal function."

In September 2012, Mercier Therapy completed a 4-year study, which showed an 83% pregnancy success rate within one year of finishing the program.  The study was published in the Midwifery Today’s Spring 2013 journal.

Mercier Therapy has been shown to work well for women with the following conditions:

  • Unexplained Infertility

  • Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Endometriosis

  • Pelvic Scarring (From past surgical procedures)

  • Anovulation (Lack of ovulation)

  • Amenorrhea (Lack of a menstrual period)

  • Dysmenorrhea (Painful periods)

  • Pelvic Pain 


The program is custom tailored to each individual woman's situation to possibly include Mercier Therapy, lab work, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and acupuncture.  The details will be discussed during your consultation and review of findings appointment.