The Integrative Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Mentorship Program

Laura Erlich · October 18, 2021
This course opens on 02/06/2022.
Anyone who chooses to specialize in reproductive medicine as an EAM practitioner knows that you rarely go it alone.  In fact, the vast majority of patients in our care are also under the care of western doctors, and many employ multiple modalities in their pursuit of a viable pregnancy. The end result of this is a deep need for EAM practitioners to have fluency in both western and other adjunctive care, and to be able to fluidly transpose their diagnoses between allopathic and holistic modalities.  Furthermore, understanding how to integrate nutrition, supplementation and mind/body support into a patient’s protocol allows for the EAM practitioner to wear all of the non-allopathic hats. This provides a continuity of care that offers better outcomes and deeper patient relationships.

Through this mentorship, participants will gain confidence and deep insight into both eastern and western approaches to the treatment of infertility, with an emphasis on integrating holistic and allopathic modalities.  Through a combination of live webinars, Q&A sessions, office hours and private tutoring (one session is included in the program), practitioners will come away with a deeper understanding of all aspects of reproductive medicine and will be well prepared to sit for the ABORM exam, if desired.

In addition to the modules, participants will have access to Laura via weekly office hours, roundtable discussion with some luminaries from our field, bonus  Q & A sessions and 1:1 support and tutoring at a member-only discounted rate. ABORM Exam study groups will be created as desired, and group tutoring sessions for the exam will be available.

An Integrative Approach to Endometriosis and Adenomyosis

This module will provide a comprehensive look at the role of the IRM specialist and will cover an east/west overview of the menstrual cycle, the archetype as it pertains to fertility, the role of the autonomic nervous system, and the impact of the stress response on fertility.  This module will conclude with a discussion of methods for supporting the ANS and an introduction to the Eight Extraordinary Vessels as a tool for supporting mental health.

This course will the theory and practice of using the Eight Extraordinary Vessels in the treatment of the reproductive system.  A full review of each channel’s trajectory and therapeutics, along with treatment strategies and protocols will be presented.

This course will cover nutrition best practices, supplements for fertility through a CM lens, toxins and environmental endocrine disruptors and methods for reducing allostatic load.

This course offers a deep dive and integrative approach to treatment for common reproductive disorders, including recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, PCOS, immunologic infertility, and thrombophilia.

This course will examine diagnoses that often/always require allopathic intervention, including structural abnormalities, age-related infertility, POI as well as hypothalamic and pituitary issues. Detailed instruction will include what a western infertility workup consists of, how key tests are performed, and how to interpret them.  Strategies and guidelines for how and when to provide acupuncture, herbs and supplements will be discussed.

This course will cover the role of the CM practitioner when it comes to making recommendations and referrals to ART practitioners. Instruction will cover in more detail the integration of care with IUI and IVF, including donor cycles and cryopreservation, as well as a comprehensive overview of ART techniques, medications, and procedures.  We will end this course with a discussion of third-party parenthood, including egg, sperm, and embryo donation, surrogacy, and adoption.

Module 1 – Feb 6, 2022 at 9am – 5pm PT (6 CEU/PDA/CPD)
Module 2 – Mar 6, 2022 at 9am – 5pm PT (6 CEU/PDA/CPD)
Module 3 – Apr 10, 2022 at 9am – 5pm PT (6 CEU/PDA/CPD)
Module 4 – May 1, 2022 at 9am – 5pm PT (6 CEU/PDA/CPD)
Module 5 – June 5, 2022 at 9am – 5pm PT (6 CEU/PDA/CPD)
Module 6 – July 10,, 2022 at 9am – 5pm PT (6 CEU/PDA/CPD)

There will be 2 office hours set between each module (times to be determined)

The focus of the mentorship is deep experiential learning, peer connection, and alchemical transformation. Although maximizing the quantity of CEU/PDAs will not be a focus, we have made available a maximum of 36 CEU/PDA you can earn during the six-month program.

A maximum of 36 hours can be earned as live CEUs if you join during the actual Zoom live presentations.

The breakup of available CEUs/PDA’s is as follows.

Mentorship:  six, six hours days (6X6=36)  through the year which can be done as live webinars or watched on-demand (recordings) within 3 months of the live stream for CEU/PDA.

Acupuncture Regulatory bodies our CEU/PDA certificates will fulfill:

  • California
  • Florida
  • Texas

Yes, the following payment options are available:

Early bird rate is $1895 USD if paid in full by Jan 15, 2022.

The regular rate is $3100 USD, however, you can save $1205 if you make a single payment by the early bird deadline (Jan 15, 2022).

Make 2 payments of $1650 USD each (total $3300). The subsequent payment cycles are every 90 days based on the date of your initial payment.

Note that the 90-day interval is for registrations now until February 1, 2022. and final payment is completed before the end of April 2022.

If the mentorship is not a good fit for you, you can cancel by Feb 10, 2022, and receive a refund of what you have paid, minus a $500 withdrawal fee and the cost of the first module.

No refund as of February 10, 2022.

You cannot transfer or sell your registration to this mentorship.

You will have continued access to recordings and handouts as long as we can support them with our technology (at least 2 years).

Please Note: Access to the forums and mentorship special material like expert talks and office hours will end 30 days after module 6 is complete.

There is no guarantee that we will, especially in a world that is subject to so much upheaval, but our hope would be that we will offer the mentorship again after this year. We suggest you don’t delay as we cannot tell you what a year from now will allow

Course Instructor

Laura Author
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