Mind/Body Program

Advanced Reproductive Medicine is excited to announce an addition to our ART (assisted reproductive technology) program. In January of 2016, we began offering all ART patients the opportunity to participate in a Mind/Body program as part of our ART package.

What is the Mind/Body Program for Fertility?

The Mind/Body Program is program for women with infertility that focuses on the emotional aspects of infertility. The goal of a mind/body approach is to help you get your life back, to become the person you were before you started trying, to feel healthy and whole even as you continue to pursue your dream of parenthood. Our program is led by Judy Gay who is a registered nurse at CARM. Judy received additional training to become a certified Mind/Body program leader at Massachusetts General Hospital Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine

We offer both individual/couple and group based programs. In the group based setting, the program combines lecture, skills training, and group sharing with other women experiencing infertility. Through shared knowledge, resources and experiences, our program offers support to women at any stage of ART treatment. Individual and couple based sessions will be personalized to patients' individual needs.

We believe that the Mind/Body program enables you to take back control of your life, cope with your infertility in a much more positive way, and learn about lifestyle habits that can enhance your fertility and contribute to your happiness and good health for the rest of your life. In a large federally funded study, 55% of previously infertile women who met regularly in a Mind Body Infertility program conceived within 6 months after the program, compared to only 20% in a control group that used no mind body techniques. National data have been collected for 20 years on the women who attend the mind/body program and the results are consistent. About half the patients get pregnant within six months, and about 95% become mothers within two years.

In the last year we have also seen improvement in our success rates with couples who participated in the Mind/Body program. Couples who underwent Mind/Body therapy had 10-50% increase in pregnancy as compared to those who did not participate in Mind/Body. We highly recommend this program to all of our couples undergoing IVF and offer it at no additional cost!

If you are interested in learning more about our Mind/Body program please email Judy Gay, RN.