A Holistic In-fertility Approach
Are you the one couple out of 6 that is having fertility issues? You are not alone! The National Infertility Association, defines infertility as the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term after 1 year. If over the age of 35, the time of trying to conceive is reduced to 6 months. Over 7 million women of child bearing age suffer from infertility issues, as reported by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
Did you consider going to your chiropractor for fertility challenges? It is not normally the first thought going through couple's minds that have been trying to conceive without success. Chiropractic care can increase your success rate of conceiving by aligning the spine and pelvis allowing your body to function at optimal capacity for men and women!
120 Day Protocol
Did you know it takes 120 days for an egg to develop and 60-90 days for sperm. What you are eating today will affect your egg and sperm quality 120 and 60 days from now. Dr. Iman has been working with a group of chiropractors focusing on creating health for couples that are looking to conceive. Creating health preconception creates healthy kids and healthy pregnancies. How does that work? Well, we have 8 essentials that mom and dad both will partake in to get a baseline for the couple. 120 days of taking the stress off of trying to conceive and focusing on health first.
Mercier Therapy/Pelvic Manipulation
"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."
Visceral manipulation of the pelvic organs helps to break up adhesions in the pelvis and increase the blood flow to the ovaries and uterus. How do the adhesions get there?
Abdominal or pelvic surgery
Endometriosis, sexually transmitted disease, IUD
Fall onto hip, buttocks, or tailbone
Low back, hip, or leg pain
Pain or cramps in abdomen or groin
Pain with sitting or with sexual intercourse
Pelvic inflammatory disease, bladder or yeast infections
Physical trauma or vehicle accident
Physical or sexual abuse
Physical PMS symptoms, Vaginitis, cystitis, colitis, other pelvic inflammations
Mercier Therapy has completed an ongoing 4 year study to show an 83% pregnancy success rate within one year of finishing the 6 week program. The study finished in September 2012 and was published in the Midwifery Today Spring 2013 journal.
IVF success rates (2014):
30% become pregnant
23% take home a baby.
We hope this gives you a brief understanding of our approaches when it comes to in-fertility and hopefully has answered some of your questions. If you are struggling with in-fertility please reach out by email at Imanfamilywellness@gmail.com. Tell us your story and any additional information you have and Dr. Iman will be in touch! You may also book a “Fertility Consultation with Exam” online or give us a call. We look forward to helping you reach your goals in a healthy, non-stressful way!
"My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Iman's for several years. She has treated us for various minor health issues and we have always had great results. Her holistic approach is what has always appealed to us the most. Coming to Dr. Iman for my pelvic health was an easy decision. I knew that my body was capable of making and carrying a baby but conception was taking a little longer than I had anticipated. I wanted to make sure my pelvis and my pelvic organs were healthy for conception. She took a lot of time to explain things to me, as she always does. She spent over an hour doing deep pelvic techniques and even sent me home with a special wrap for my lower abdomen. I am happy to announce that after treatment with Dr. Iman, I was able to conceive. I truly believe that her work helped me to become pregnant. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who is struggling with conception or infertility. Dr. Iman is a huge asset to our health and our community!" Annonymous