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Shared Journey Fertility Program by Mercier Therapy offers a gentle and very effective approach to a conscious conception. Dana Sackar, MPT is a Certified Mercier Therapist in Chicago.
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Shared Journey Fertility Program


Gentle Conception with Mercier Therapy


Dr. Jennifer Mercier

“It is an honor and privilege to work with such an amazingly talented and well rounded therapist like Dana. Her skills are seasoned with passion and intent in serving women and this is exactly the kind of clinician that I want carrying out my work.”
-Dr. Jennifer Mercier











Success rates for IVF depend on a number of factors, including the reason for infertility, where you’re having the procedure done, and your age. The CDC compiles national statistics for all assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures performed in the U.S., including IVF, GIFT, and ZIFT, although IVF is by far the most common; it accounts for 99% of the procedures.

The most recent report from 2014 found:

→ The percentage of cycles that resulted in live births was 37% on average (higher or lower depending on the age of the woman).


Dreamy pregnant womanMedically Assisted Reproduction and Shared Journey Fertility Program™ information is as follows:

– a gentle and very effective approach to a conscious conception.

An IVF cycle can be very costly, rigorous and physically tiring. Many times you’ll need to endure more than one IVF cycle to achieve a pregnancy, therefore the Shared Journey program was developed so that you are able to help limit your number of cycles. Our therapy protocol is started and finished prior to the stimulation portion of a medically assisted cycle. No work will be done during stim because it could disrupt the process and over stimulate the ovaries causing your cycle to be cancelled. Therefore, making your appointment well in advance of your cycle start is advised. If time is limited, then we can complete the Shared Journey program within a 3-4 day weekend. Our goal is to help you physically and emotionally so you will enter your cycle with healthy pelvic organs and a healthy mind. Dana Sackar, MPT will help you create a healthy environment within your pelvis to ensure a successful first IVF cycle.


You are encouraged to become educated, explore and better understand your own body’s rhythms prior to going through an IVF cycle. The Shared Journey program will help you recognize natural signs of fertility. Building a solid foundation is a healthy noninvasive solution to many fertility problems.




Stand Alone Program

Many women choose the Shared Journey Fertility Program™ as a stand alone regime for many reasons. One of the most common reasons is that there is little to limited insurance coverage for the IUI/IVF or the personal preference of a more naturally assisted approach.

The Shared Journey Program looks like this

No matter your choice you’ll always have our support.

The Shared Journey Fertility Program™ looks like this →

Your first visit will include a comprehensive history and evaluation of your pelvic organs and hip/lower back mobility.

The second visit will start the Shared Journey program. Expect to spend 90 minutes for us to explain the Shared Journey supplements and perform your first pelvic therapy treatment. At this time your schedule of therapy sessions are made so please bring your calendar.

We will be teaching you how to monitor your cycles for LH surge so we encourage you to purchase the Clear Blue ovulation predictor strips with the smiley face. These are the best as they are most accurate.

You are never alone in this process… we are always there to answer questions and walk with you through the entire process to a happy and healthy conception.



Infertility Success Results

In September 2012, Mercier Therapy concluded a 4-year evidence based research study indicating an 83% pregnancy success rate versus 29% for IVF.

Click to read the pdf document → Mercier Therapy Helps Infertile Women Achieve Pregnancy.pdf
A referral to a Reproductive Endocrinologist will be given, should it become necessary.



NEW! →  A Testimonial from Erin G. …

“After struggling with infertility for 5 years, I began seeing Dana for Mercier therapy. Dana’s expertise and willingness to explore all avenues of my infertility led to conception through an IUI after multiple failed IVF cycles and several doctors recommending donor eggs as my sole option. She never gave up hope that our dream of conceiving a child would become a reality. Both my husband and I are confident that Dana’s healing touch allowed my body to conceive. Dana is a true healer and is the reason my husband and I just welcomed our healthy, precious baby girl into the world. We are forever grateful to Dana for her role in making our dream a reality.”


A Testimonial from Rachel M. …

“Home test is positive! Thank you again for all that you did to make this a reality and to help me get through everything!”



“I would love to help you on your journey and fulfill your goal of a healthy pregnancy.”

Dana Sakar, MPT


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