Feeling Stressed With Repeated IVF Failures – and their cost? This just might be what you’ve been waiting for….

A pilot study and university supervised, ethics controlled research produced game-changing findings!

Let’s face it, IVF can be stressful and expensive.  And based on government-released statistics, if you’re undergoing IVF, your chances of falling pregnant with any particular cycle are far from encouraging. In fact, I’ll provide some of those statistics in just a minute – be prepared for a shock!

Are you like a huge number of other women trying to conceive who are sick of doing everything by the book (and at significant cost if you are undergoing IVF) and still seeing no results?

The worry and anxiety can, at times, become overwhelming.

Government statistics show that your chances of IVF failure are higher than your chances of success. The success rates simply are not what many people think they are – or, out of understandable desperation, hope they are. And if you’re trying to become pregnant using IVF, and have experienced failure…it’s likely you’re feeling the squeeze.

This site has the sole objective of helping you relieve that pressure.

And now – let’s take a look at some relevant facts about IVF success…

FACT:  Across all IVF cycles undertaken by women in countries with reputable record keeping, the success birth rate is not much better than 25-35%.

Don’t take my word for it, look at the formal statistics.  In March 2016 The United Kingdom Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority released its figures for 2014.  In that year, 58,288 women underwent 67,708 IVF cycles, which resulted in a live birth rate between 25 and 27%.

In the USA the numbers were 175,000 IVF cycles from which 63,000 live births resulted – a success rate of 36%.

One study in Australia conducted by The Fertility Society of Australia and the University of New South Wales reported that of 71,516 ART cycles conducted in Australia and New Zealand during 2013, only 12,997 live births resulted – a rate of just 18.2%, and that some 25% of cycles did not even progress to embryo stage.

Now those numbers do raise several questions, but the point for here is that the statistics clearly show far more failure than success across all IVF cycles….and that means if you’re trying trying to get pregnant using IVF, you need to have as much going for you as humanly possible.

And that’s where IVF-Assist comes in.

What is IVF-Assist? How can it help?  How can I trust it?

We’ll get to that in just a minute – and the answers will astound you.

FACT: Success statistics can be so low that some countries limit assistance for some women to avoid wasting government funds

The New Zealand Government have strict guidelines for IVF assistance which effectively mean it will not provide financial assistance for IVF to women over the age of 40 and/or who have a BMI in excess of 32 and/or who smoke.  Tough rules, but New Zealand’s success rates are impressively higher than those for Australia, where such limitations don’t exist…yet.

An independent Australian government-commissioned review reported that two cycles of IVF cost the taxpayer $30,000 (per live birth) for patients between 30-35 years of age and $187,000 over 42. As an aging population continues to pressure the health care system, these numbers are highly likely to attract the attention of the financial decision makers, putting even more pressure on Aussie women striving for motherhood.

The government of Ontario in Canada limited government funded IVF treatment to one egg collection cycle and only for women under 43, with a limit of 4,000 cases per year.  You can read the actual news story at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontarios-liberal-government-to-fund-a-cycle-of-ivf-for-women/article26616360/

Many IVF clinics profess to achieve far better results than those reported by government, and there are good explanations for their figures. One reason is that certain clinics definitely do achieve success rates better than the statistics across all clinics.  Another is the modern tendency for clinics to promote that women commence treatment for infertility before they are technically diagnosable as infertile.  For example, many clinics recommend women over a certain age begin IVF if they’ve tried unsuccessfully to get pregnant for six months, despite the generally accepted (and World Health Organisation) definition of infertility being ‘inability to conceive despite frequent unprotected sex at the correct time of the cycle for a period of 12 months’.

Even for clinics that adopt this practice (which has a sound logic to it relating to increasing age effects on female egg quality) the success statistics often are no not sufficiently high to justify much optimism.

FACT: The above points, and factors like the cost of IVF, contribute to make the IVF process a very stressful experience for many women

I hardly have to spell out the effect of stress for any woman undergoing IVF…injections, intrusive clinical processes, that seemingly interminable and immensely stressful wait for pregnancy test results, the abominable feelings of guilt and failure if the test is negative.  And then there’s the relationship pressures AND the financial pressure of trying another cycle.

And the cruel fact is that the increased stress of each failure might contribute to failure on the next attempt.

After decades of researcher debate regarding whether stress contributed to infertility or not, American research in 2014 tested stress bio-markers in saliva and concluded that higher levels of stress contributed to longer time to pregnancy, and to ability to become pregnant.  The debate concerning effects of stress on ability to conceive continues, but based on this research, common sense suggests that stress levels might well have an effect on IVF success rates as well.

Now do you see why a current IVF (or natural pregnancy attempt) failure might actually give rise to sufficient stress to contribute to more failures?

Debate continues among some medical professionals, but my own clinic and research evidence leave me in little doubt that it makes a lot of sense to control stress levels while trying to conceive.

The medical profession continues to improve the technical aspects of the IVF (and broader ART) processes – and they’ve really done an amazing job with those efforts.

But what about the stress I keep mentioning?

It’s clearly part of the problem, and the evidence is mounting regarding a causal link in the minds of thinking professionals.  Certainly it would be foolish for any woman having difficulty getting pregnant to presume that no stress-failure link exists. But is there a system, programme or approach that will help deal with stress and help open the way for IVF success?

There is now, and that’s exactly what this page is all about…

The study-proven and research-endorsed IVF-Assist programme

All university professors are required to do research, and I really enjoy the process. Also, as a clinical psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, I enjoy searching for solutions for the complex problems that people face in their lives.  It was quite by accident that I became interested in researching the problems faced by women undergoing IVF.

It began with some women consulting me to address their fear of needles.  As I chatted with them, I could see the concern, stress – and even desperation – of not being able to conceive in their eyes, and hear it in their words.  I felt compelled to try to help these women, and that compulsion led me to study every piece of research I could find on the subject.  I found what I considered to be gaps in that research, based on my own clinical observations, and I knew I had to do something about that, but really, had not much of a clue where to start.

But rather than panic, I got to work…

In addition to studying thousands of pages of respected clinical, psychological and medical research, I consulted and even did some training with others who were working in the field, and eventually came up with what I considered might be the ideal formula for enhancing a woman’s chances of success from her IVF cycle.

When I was finished, I was left with what really was a simple, easy-to-follow 5-stage “Clinical Strategy based Programme” that addresses stress (and the effects of negative life experiences from younger years) that I believe could negatively impact women and contribute to IVF failure.

I then conducted a pilot study of the strategy in my clinic.  The results were encouraging to say the least, with success well in excess of the figures published by respected government authorities…seven out of eight women on the final research programme became pregnant (and 13 out of 15 in the overall pilot study), and so I decided to now take the work to the level of formal academic research.

For a working title, I chose IVF-Assist. My research was a university supervised, ethics controlled and triple triangulated formal qualitative research study into the impacts of the sources of stress for women undergoing IVF and the effect of the programme on dealing with that stress.  It was published in a double peer reviewed international journal for psychotherapy and psychiatry in January of 2016.

Here’s what’s included in the IVF-Assist programme…the most comprehensive programme of its type, and to the best of my knowledge, the only one that has been the subject of formal (double peer reviewed) published academic research:

  • A welcome video to help you navigate the audio, video and written components of the programme, and to advise you on how to get the most from it as you use it to enhance your chances of becoming pregnant…
  • A series of four videos in which I explain the programme and its evolution, and describe the research conducted, so you can understand how it worked for others, and gain insight into how you can personally get the best from it
  • A user guide video, to provide even more depth on using the various programme components (keep in mind the main therapeutic components are precisely those used during the study which resulted in 7 out of 8 difficult case women becoming pregnant)
  • The various audio-based hypnotherapy programmes to be used at each of the five phases of the programme – precisely the same programmes used in the pilot study and research programme – in other words, the same audio programmes that led to 13 out of 15 users becoming pregnant and 7 our of 8 difficult IVF cases with a total failure record of 51 between them, becoming pregnant within three cycles (4 on the first cycle they used the IVF-Assist programme during their IVF cycle)
  • A video of Tips to Enhance Your Chances of Pregnancy, to help you focus on the important lifestyle and other factors that most IVF clinics would want you to keep in mind as you undergo treatment
  • A single page brightly coloured mindmap for you to follow as you watch the video mentioned in the previous point…just to make things easier and increase comprehension of important information
  • A face-to-camera video of me answering questions that women have asked about my video concerning lifestyle adjustments to enhance pregnancy chances…to ensure you’re right up to date on the latest information
  • A copy of my formal published research report into stress effects on women undergoing IVF and the impact of the IVF-Assist programme – for those wanting the technical details
  • A copy of the original full form research (over 25,000 words) of those interested in the real nitty gritty…
  • Six MP3 audio files of me reading the full formal research (and leaving out a lot of the boring references) so you can save time by listening as you travel to and from the office
  • An e-Copy of my book, Imprints for Success (co-authored with medical doctor, Gerry Flynn) which describes, in easy to understand language, the human brain mechanisms at play in the formation of negative mental imprints, and what we can do to overcome those imprints
  • Audio counseling tips – one programme for each of pre-cycle phase, post transfer phase, and first trimester phases of your cycle – so you feel supported in the most appropriate way possible on your journey to pregnancy
  • BONUS Performance Enhancement audio programme – this was not part of our research programme, but is designed to use up-to-date principles of performance enhancement psychology, such as are used by artists and sportspeople to help them perform at their very best. Just as these types of programme are designed to reinforce sportspeople’s mindsets for performance enhancement, this has been designed to reinforce your mindset for success in various aspects of your life – including in your all-important quest for motherhood.

Personally, I wouldn’t advise any woman to attempt getting pregnant without having a proven, step-by-step guide to follow, especially if you’ve experienced previous failure of costly IVF cycles.

I really mean that…and my position is backed by the scientific evidence! In short, my advice would be….

If you’ve experienced IVF failure, don’t attempt a single additional IVF cycle until you’ve adopted some programme to address stress at five points across your IVF cycle.

An friend once told me this great American expression, “Pioneers get scalped but settlers prosper?”  It refers to the high risk undertaken by those risk takers who adventured into the unknown to forge a new life. Many lost their lives for their efforts.  Those who followed – the settlers – benefited from the pioneer’s brave risks, and went on to make America what it is today.

In a way that’s a metaphor for our IVD-Assist programme!

At IVF-Assist.com, we’ve already done all the hard work, made all the mistakes and figured out what works (and what doesn’t) and conducted the pilot study and research to prove our hypothesis. And believe me, we did make some mistakes along the way.  And frankly we expect to “get scalped” a few times in the future… especially as word of our success gets known in broader circles.  Every innovative solution to a serious problem will always find criticism…baseless though most of it usually proves to be.

But we won’t be deterred by the nay-sayers, and neither should you.

We’ve been so careful to document precisely the content of our pilot study and research programmes into a simple, easy-to-follow programme to ensure that everyone joining the IVF-Assist family can enhance their chances of pregnancy.

In the past, this programme was available only through my clinic or to pilot study and research programme participants, but now, for what will probably have to be a limited period (you’ll see why in just a bit) I’m making it available to the public.

So now you don’t have to go it alone!

IVF-Assist first sold on the internet for $795, but for a very limited time I’ll let you have instant access to this programme for just $366.

Yes…only $366.

That’s less than the cost of a coffee once every 3 days….and it’s less that one twentieth of the cost of an additional IVF cycle.

Literally, for this price you can choose to have one of those fancy coffees once every three days or you can:

  • Get involved in a pilot study proven and research endorsed programme to address stress and early life imprints and enhance your chances of pregnancy
  • Begin using this proven programme literally today … in just the very few seconds it will take us to deliver it to your screen…
  • Enhance your chances of avoiding the heavy costs of ongoing full cycles of IVF by using the very same progamme that helped 7 out of 8 difficult case women to get pregnant within 3 cycles using IVF-Assist (and for four of these it was on their first cycle using the programme) despite 51 collective previous IVF failures
  • Reduce the anxiety of IVF cycles so you can actually begin to enjoy the road to motherhood…

The choice is yours…

Click the green button below and start to enhance your chances of pregnancy beginning virtually immediately… in fact in just those few short seconds it will take us to get the programme files and instructions to you…

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I promised that I’d explain why this offer will need to be limited.  The reason is simply that I’d expect the many women who begin using any programme newly available to have questions along the way, and I want to remain available to answer those questions personally.  To be able to do this, I simply must limit programme availability to numbers for which I can handle queries from users.

The message is clear, be sure to get involved with IVF-Assist before the programme needs to be even temporarily limited.  But what if you’re thinking, ‘this is pretty new research, and I’m not quite sure if this is the product for me?’

Well, at this low price (especially when it’s compared with the price of another round of IVF) that’s unlikely to be a question most women would be asking.  If you are, I’ll address that very problem a little later herein.  But for those certain they want to enhance their chances of pregnancy, you can get involved with the IVF-Assist programme immediately

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What’s exactly is IVF-Assist?

It’s not just a theory course about enhancing pregnancy chances and it’s not an in-clinic service (well, it actually can be for those who live close to my clinic, but we are primarily talking about the recorded version of the programme here).

It’s a programme designed to address stress (and sometimes negative ‘imprints’ from childhood experiences) in a structured fashion to enhance a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant when undergoing IVF (or other Artificial Reproductive Technology service)

Here’s how it works:

In the last 24 months I have:

  • Invested a very large amount of time reading the latest academic research regarding fertility challenges…
  • Developed an hypothesis concerning stress and the five points surrounding IVF cycles it is likely to have most impact…
  • Devised a programme of counseling, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy to deal with stress at each of those stages…
  • Tested the programme in a pilot study…
  • Conducted university supervised, ethics controlled, heavily referenced and triple-triangulated qualitative research (i.e. rigourous) regarding the experience of women who underwent the pilot programme, and
  • Produced an extended version of IVF-Assist for release to the general public

…all this was done through my own clinic in Australia, although many of the research participants were referred to me by well-respected local IVF doctors.

And along the way I believe I have perfected some strategies and tactics for effectively dealing with stress and negative imprints that might impact IVF success rates. More importantly, like any good scientist, I documented each strategy in a step-by-step approach so the best ideas were recorded to be rolled out to the broader community, should our pilot study prove successful- which I think it is safe to say it most definitely was.

The IVF-Assist programme is all meat and no fluff. Sure, the programme includes the  behind the scenes story and theory, but the core of it is all about providing you with the tools to take action immediately to enhance your chances of pregnancy as quickly and easily as possible.

Why $366?

If you’re thinking “$366 is cheap…what’s the catch?” then here are three reasons that should put your mind at ease:

  1. No catch. I realise $366 is a fraction of the cost of a single round of IVF and I believe it is fair to say, based on the research results (remember – 7 out of 8 women regarded as ‘difficult cases’ got pregnant within 3 cycles using IVF-assist – despite a collective 51 previous failures – and 4 of them got pregnant on their first cycle using IVF-Assist) that the programme can enhance your chances of becoming pregnant using IVF.  This price of a dollar a day for a leap year puts this programme within the reach of every woman who really wants to get pregnant …. And therefore gives me the greatest chance of achieving my vision of assisting 1,000 women get pregnant using the programme within 3 years
  2. Frankly, the price also weeds out the freebie-seekers….those well-meaning but often unreasonable souls who want the best of everything at no cost to themselves. We want to help as many women as possible to realise their dreams of motherhood. But the reality is that time is money and the time I have invested into this programme represents a huge contribution by myself and my family – they are entitled to some return. It’s only fair that I ask a reasonable price for a product that represents serious value for money…a fraction of the price of in-clinic sessions, and most certainly many times cheaper than even the least expensive cycle of IVF
  1. We asked women who’d been through the programme what they thought would be a reasonable price, and most said about half the price of an IVF cycle (which would be around $3,500-$5000). I decided on a figure around 10% of that range to ensure we get as close as possible to achieving our vision of 1,000 women pregnant – as soon as possible.

That’s it…

No fine print…no “hidden extras”…no shenanigans. Just the information you need to get the results you want….and the programme follow as well.

Is there a guarantee?

No.  We’ve already traded price for guarantee – allow me explain.

Nowhere in the medical or therapeutic world can a 100% guarantee be provided regarding results.  For a therapist to guarantee results would breach professional codes of conduct, and could lead to disqualification from membership of professional institutions.  I cannot guarantee you’ll gain success from use of this programme any more than your IVF doctor can guarantee you’ll become pregnant on your next cycle using IVF.

All I can do is what any therapist/medical professional can do – provide you with statistics, and allow you to make a decision.  Our study was necessarily of small size – just 15 people overall on the pilot programme and 8 participants on the qualitative research into women’s experience of the IVF-Assist programme.  These numbers are normal for the types of study undertaken but are not large enough ‘samples’ to guarantee that results will be the same for every group of people who undertake the programme.

The results of our work have been inspiring, but if we could guarantee those results for every group who underwent the programme, the price of the programme would be at least the price of the IVF cycle to which it would, in those circumstances, be bringing such an increased degree of certainty of success.

Simply because we cannot guarantee results, but want as many women as possible to have the chance of achieving the results experienced by our research participants, we have set the price low – just $366 – in lieu of breaching the rules of professional associations of which I am a member, by providing a guarantee.

How long will it take to get access to the IVF-Assist programme?

Availability at the moment is immediate.

Your download and access information will be sent to the email address you provide, and there will be a video inside the programme that explains how you best use the programme in the shortest possible time.

Do you have any examples or case studies of other people who have used IVF-Assist to get pregnant?

My research report (which was published in January 2016 in a respected international double peer reviewed academic journal of psychotherapy and psychiatry) presents evidence of success by participants.  Here are just a few comments from participants in that research…as per the ethics applying to the research, identification of participants must be kept confidential

“Our best result from previous rounds was six eggs collected and two fertilized – but with no pregnancy.  On our first round of using IVF-Assist, we had 13 eggs collected, seven fertilized, and now we have a beautiful baby daughter.”

“…allowing myself to talk to you – helped to let go the pain in a way where I could focus on trying again to have another baby.  Before I was more focused on what happened … than I was with the new baby” (This woman became pregnant using IVF -Assist with IVF after having experienced a mid pregnancy still birth).

“It stopped me having a breakdown; I was a bit of a mess – emotional and shaky – and that’s how I felt all the time…I just didn’t feel like I was able to cope; but I would do a session (of IVF-Assist) and feel like a weight was lifted for a while”. 

“ Just you saying you would help me made me feel better immediately – I had such faith in your work.  She (the client’s IVF doctor) told me she wouldn’t get more than three or four eggs.  She got 14, and said, ‘I’ve never seen anything like this before.’ Having positive results made me more positive about the entire situation. 

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So, why delay taking that next positive step towards motherhood any longer?

For a limited time – until our launch numbers for the programme get to the point that I need to close the offer to deal with questions etc. (which one would expect from any new programme like these) you can be using the full pilot study version of  the IVF-Assist programme – for just $366.

Act now, and I’ll see you on the other side…

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