Infertility, IVF & Pregnancy
Christina G, November 2021
Desperate in my infertility journey to find a different type of treatment as nothing else seemed to be
working, my husband found Lauren for me almost 3 years ago and I called right away. Skeptical
about acupuncture, she spent plenty of time in our initial meeting listening to my needs and answering
every question I had. Ever since that first day, I have established a real connection to the points and
have found peace and relaxation in every session. I saw her throughout the remainder of my fertility
treatments, through breaks between treatments for stress relief, and then also into my first pregnancy! Lauren also brings tremendous life advice, fertility advice and just always knows what the right thing is to say! She has always been very accommodating with my schedule and has given unconditional support, and I truly believe her healing has helped to get to my pregnancy. I will continue to see her for sessions throughout all upcoming chapters of my life, and Lauren, I can never thank you enough for everything you have done to help myself and many, many other clients!
Kerry, 2021 (IVF)
What can I say? The most calm, caring, lovable, understanding human being there is! I heard great things about Lauren through a group of ladies that had troule conceiving. I knew I was getting ready for my second transfer in IVF & wanted to make sure I did the most I could possibly to make this one be a success. Every session (approx. 2x a week) Lauren would sit me down, ask me how I was feeling, then proceed to address however my body was feeling at that particular moment/week. Not only did she help my second transfer be a success, but calmed my anxieties by just talking to me! I considered her my second therapist and owe EVERYTHING to her!
Donna S., 2021
After suffering through two miscarriages I realized we would need some help to have a successful pregnancy. After talking with a friend of mine she recommended acupuncture and gave me Lauren’s number. I had my doubts but once I started my visits I realized it would benefit me to see it through. It became a welcome hour of my time. I enjoyed being able to chat with someone about life as well as relax and know that I was doing something good for my body. Lauren is easy to talk to and the environment of her office is welcoming and comfortable. I highly recommend her practice.
Gabriella V., 2021, (IVF)
I started acupuncture with Lauren to support my body as it prepared for IVF. Through the entire journey with Lauren I felt completed supported and at ease during every treatment. I know it helped me on my journey to becoming a mom. Lauren is amazing, and I enjoyed every visit with her. I’m happy to say that after starting treatments with Lauren I had a successful egg retrieval, transfer, and birth of my son! I will definitely continue with Lauren to support my fertility journey as we get ready for baby #2 in the near future. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Lauren for all your acupuncture needs, and ESPECIALLY if you need help with your fertility in any way!!!!! She was blessing to our family!
Allie, 2021 (IVF)
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain."
When my husband and I decided to try for a family, I didn’t realize the journey we would both embark on. Luckily, Lauren was part of helping me on my journey to having a healthy pregnancy and baby. She not only helped me physically but mentally and emotionally as well. Having miscarriages and going down the IVF road was scary enough, but going to acupuncture every week gave me a chance to relax and decompress from the stress of trying to have a baby. I also knew it was helping my body prepare for the different stages of my cycle and IVF prep. Lauren is very sweet, smart, calming and knowledgeable in her field. I cannot thank her enough for supporting me through our IVF journey. She is part of the reason me and my husband were able to have a healthy baby boy!”
My wife and I needed to go through IVF to get pregnant for obvious reasons. We didn't anticipate having
fertility issues but being 34 and 38 years old made getting pregnant difficult. After 3 failed IVF attempts
and doing research on my own on the benefits of using acupuncture, I reached out to Lauren Fortuna.
Hesitant at first of what it would be like to receive acupuncture treatments, we were immediately put at ease by Lauren's professionalism and care to make me and my wife feel comfortable. We are excited to say that we have a 2 month old daughter and believe that Lauren's care was a major factor in our success.
Becky C, 2021 (IVF)
I began seeing Lauren for acupuncture after my first failed embryo
transfer. I wanted to do whatever I could to increase my chances of
getting pregnant and Lauren had been recommended to me by fellow IVF
moms. I had asked my fertility doctor about acupuncture and he was
supportive of it. Lauren was so calming, informative and thorough. I
could tell right away that she had plenty of experience treating
patients with infertility. It made me feel at ease, and like I was in
the right place. She always explained the acupuncture points to me and
answered any questions I may have had. After 2 months, I was pregnant
and my son is now 5 weeks old! I would recommend Lauren to anyone who
is going through infertility treatments. I am thankful that I found
her! • All the best.
Tara P., 2021, (IVF)
I decided to go for acupuncture to help increase my chances of success with IVF after reading an article on the benefits of acupuncture for fertility. Lauren's calm and supportive nature helped me through the stress of IVF. I was fortunate to get pregnant with twins my first IVF cycle.
Abi V., 2021
I just wanted to say THANK YOU! My husband and I were not expecting to go through 3 IUIS, an IVF, Miscarriage and Frozen Embryo Transfer to conceive our first child. When you go through these treatments it’s very hard to find someone who truly understands. I am so beyond grateful I found you during my journey. You were amazing in all aspects and helped me in so many ways. You even taught me so many nutritional changes that I still use now! When I walked out of your office I felt so relaxed and I think that is the most beneficial when a woman is going through fertility treatments. Every time I look at my little girl I feel forever in debt to you and my doctors. Without you both I wouldn't have the perfect little girl I get to finally call my own. You were more than my acupuncturist you became my friend. So, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I am a 37 year old woman. I was trying to get pregnant for almost a year. Only to find myself disappointed month after month. I had read a lot of wonderful things about acupuncture and fertility. I said to myself why not give it a try before I have to resort to going to my obgyn and trying IVF treatment. I was living in Staten Island temporarily and came across Lauren's website. Long story short after two and half weeks and three treatments, I became pregnant for the first time in my life. I was completely shocked. I didn't believe it at first. I truly believe that the acupuncture helped release all the blockage that I may have had. I continued to see Lauren throughout my first trimester every week, just to help with my morning sickness. Not only is Lauren a wealth of knowledge when it comes to her profession, but she puts you at ease and is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. I am now in my third trimester and I am so grateful for my miracle thanks to Lauren. Because of this experience I have become a lifelong advocate of acupuncture.
Nicole T., 2021
After my first failed IVF attempt, I was referred to Lauren by one of her previous customers and decided to give acupuncture a try. I figured it couldn't hurt!
Lauren was very supportive throughout the cycle and it ended up being successful! I just gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby girl!
The sessions were very relaxing and I continued them through my pregnancy. My baby has such a calm happy temperament ... I wonder if it's because of the acupuncture!
Thank you Lauren for your help!
Jessica S., 2021
After trying to conceive unsuccessfully for several months, I decided to give acupuncture a try. I originally went to an acupuncturist in the city but I did not feel like I had a good rapport with him at all, which is obviously important when you're trying to relax. I decided to see Lauren after reading positive reviews on-line and I am so glad I did. Lauren is warm, accommodating and she addressed all of my concerns. In less than two months, I successfully conceived my second child and am now 32 weeks along. I know that she helped make this happen. I continued to see her throughout my first trimester and she still checks in on me regularly to make sure that my pregnancy continues to go well. If you're looking for an acupuncturist, I very highly recommend her!
A., 2021 (IVF)
I met Lauren while I was undergoing IVF treatments & I was not in a good place mentally. I came to her for relaxation & acupuncture treatment, & left there feeling positive, hopeful & ready to take on IVF. Lauren is professional, compassionate & great at what she does. My husband & I chose to keep our fertility struggle private so having Lauren to talk to every week was very helpful & I looked forward to our appointments. Every visit we would go over diet, she would check my pulse, discuss what my next step was for that cycle, & she would ask how I was doing, she asked in a way that I knew she really did want to know, she listened & gave advice. In 2017 I finally got pregnant & continued my treatments with Lauren, I believe she was definitely part of the reason I was successful. I plan to go to Lauren again when trying for my next baby. I highly recommend her for anyone struggling with infertility she’s the best & I am so thankful I found her!
Lauren R., 2021 (IVF)
I just wanted to send you my sincerest thanks for helping myself and my husband in our quest to get pregnant. When we turned to IVF after over a year of infertility, I wanted to try everything possible to make sure it worked!! I had read great things about acupuncture and decided to give it a try while going through the IVF cycle. The treatments were so relaxing and in my opinion were one of the biggest factors to our success. I am now 32 weeks pregnant with twin boys and am having an amazing, healthy pregnancy. Thank you for always working with my schedule, tailoring treatments to me, and always taking time to see what was going on in my life. I recommend you to anyone I know struggling with infertility!
Lisa S., 2021
My husband and I were trying to get pregnant for 8 months and I know for some people that does not feel like a long time but to us it felt like an eternity. I was talking to a friend and she suggested going to acupuncture to help with my fertility. The only thing I knew about acupuncture was that they “stick pins in you”. I was so wrong! Going to Lauren Fortuna Acupuncture was the best decision I ever made. Lauren took her time when she met with you. She sat down and really got to know you and what you were going through. The first time I ever met with Lauren I was extremely nervous. I didn’t know what to expect. After I got there and I sat down with Lauren I was relaxed. I was so relaxed that once Lauren began I actually feel asleep and had a clear mind for the first time on months. I met with Lauren 5 more times. On the 5th time I had the pleasure to tell her that I was pregnant. It was so exciting to share this news with her. I can not express enough how much my husband and I appreciate everything Lauren did for us! Without her help, her support, and her expertise who knows if I would have my daughter Cayleigh today!!! THANK YOU LAUREN!!!!
Nicole O. (IVF)
How can you put into words the pain and suffering of infertility? After seeing one doctor for 2 years and multiple attempts with medicines and procedures, I finally found Lauren. I have to admit, I was skeptical about acupuncture, but desperate times call for desperate measures! I researched a bit, and found Lauren, and I am so thankful I did.
I spent over a year working with Lauren, we spent many sessions talking about what was happening with my treatments followed by a relaxing session of acupuncture, that allowed my tense mind to relax. During this time, I took a break from medication and treatment but continued the acupuncture because I truly loved it.
When I decided to go for a second medical opinion, Lauren was supportive and helpful. I eventually did an In-Vitro treatment and with Lauren's help conceived! I am currently 8 and 1/2 months pregnant with a baby boy.
Words can not express my gratitude to Lauren. She was caring, sensitive and accommodating during my time of need. I recommend her to anyone who is struggling with fertility issues. When the time comes for baby #2, you can be sure I will be back to see her again! Look no further- she will help you! Put your faith in her! I thank you Lauren with all of my heart!
I just wanted to thank you for all your help in the process of helping us conceive our son. It was a difficult road going through many procedures with no success. And then you find yourself in a circle with many others who are going through the same issues and have had success, and you start to ask well what did they do that we have not. Well thank god for all those circles where you can share your stories and get great advise which led us to you. I feel that your skills in acupuncture really played a huge role in helping us accomplish our goal to bring a beautiful baby into this world. I am thankful for all you have done for us not only with the acupuncture but also with your compassionate ways with all our conversations through the whole process. You are truly a wonderful person and I look forward to seeing you again when we try for our second child.
After suffering two miscarriages in 2009 and 2010, my husband and I decided to look into acupuncture. As soon as I contacted Lauren she was very warm and eager to help. During my first appointment she made me feel very comfortable and was very through with asking questions about my history. She explained all the "why's" to the treatments she would perform. We were also seeing a fertility specialist to figure out why we would miscarry. Lauren used the information the doctor provided us to create a treatment plan that would benefit my body. After tons of tests the doctors also found a tumor on my thyroid that needed to be removed sooner rather than later. This put a halt on trying to get pregnant. Lauren was very supportive not only through acupuncture but as an ear to listen. Once we were able to begin trying to get pregnant again, Lauren was always reassuring and positive during all of my sessions. 3 months later, we were pregnant. Lauren was a huge part of this pregnancy. She was always available and was very accommodating to my schedule. Her treatments promoted healthy blood flow, stress relief and allowed me to carry a healthy baby. This August we gave birth to a healthy baby boy! My husband and I will always be eternally grateful to Lauren for all of her help.
Melissa C., S.I., New York
I wanted to thank you for all of your help over the past year. I truly believe that acupuncture prepared my body to help me to conceive. After trying to conceive for almost a year I came across an article that said acupuncture was proven to be beneficial in people having difficulty conceiving. The article continued to say that studies had proven there was an increase in pregnancy in these couples after undergoing acupuncture treatments. At this time I didn't know much about acupuncture but if it could help me I was willing to give it a try. I went on to research acupuncture more and found many articles that said the same. Like most people when you first try something that you read about you think "it's not going to work for me", but only after a few treatments I found out that I had successfully conceived. I am convinced that acupuncture helped me conceive and I believe that continuing my treatments throughout pregnancy helped me to have a problem free 9 months! During and after my sessions with you my body and mind felt much more relaxed and at ease. I'm so happy that you were able to give me such a positive acupuncture experience. Feel free to share my success story with others so that they too can experience the benefits of acupuncture. Thank you again!
Donna L., Staten Island, New York
I was going to Cornell University for Infertility treatments. My treatments consisted of taking clomid and having my eggs checked until they got to the right size. Once they did I would get an HCG shot. The first two months didn't work for me. On the third month I had gone to my Dr. at Cornell and my egg size wasn't ready. She told me to come back in two days. The day after I saw my doctor I went to Lauren and told her the situation and she gave me the acupuncture needles near my belly to help to s timulate the egg size and don't you know it the next day when I went back my eggs were at the right size! I got my shot and two weeks later I found out I was pregnant! There is no doubt in my mind, that the acupuncture played a significant role in my getting pregnant. I can't thank Lauren enough! She is great at what she does!
Laura H., S.I., New York
By May of 2006, we had been trying for 15 months to get pregnant and had decided to pursue fertility treatments. After a multitude of testing, 3 intrauterine inseminations without medication and 3 intrauterine inseminations with medication that I had to inject into my own stomach, we found ourselves still not pregnant and a diagnosis of unexplained infertility. The only option we were provided was IVF.
If you are having trouble getting pregnant, I do not have to explain what a lonely and desperate experience it is: what a tremendous stress it puts on a marriage and how invaded and violated you can feel discussing and pursuing your fertility with a specialist. When I heard that acupuncture could help with infertility, although slightly skeptic, I decided it was something I wanted to try before in-vitro.
I was quickly transformed from skeptic to believer. Since I was 12, you could set your clock by my monthly cycle, it never varied. The first month Lauren worked with me, my cycle was 8 days shorter. The second month, I was pregnant. No surprise, Lauren became one of my favorite people on the planet. I continued seeing Lauren throughout my pregnancy and she was very supportive and encouraging throughout the process.
If you're reading this, you are considering acupuncture for either infertility or another ailment. I am so grateful that I found acupuncture as an option to our infertility. Lauren will forever be in our hearts as the person that made it possible for us to begin our family. I can't encourage you more to give her a chance to do the same for you.
Michelle C. S.I., New York (IVF)
From the very beginning, I always had irregular periods and was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries. I was told by one physician that it would be very difficult for me to ever conceive. I lived with this in my mind for many years and when I got married at the age of 34, my husband and I started trying to conceive right away. When nothing happened we tried clomid and got pregnant only to see it end in an early miscarriage. Heartbroken I sought out the advice of a fertility specialist and after multiple intrauterine inseminations we still were not pregnant. We made the decision to take a break from treatments and then move on to IVF after a couple of months. During this break, I decided to look into acupuncture. I had read articles which talked about how acupuncture could help with fertility and how it can increase success rates of IVF. I decided to try acupuncture prior to taking any more medication or undergoing any further procedures. I also hoped that it would help to alleviate the stress that infertility can cause not only physically but emotionally as well, and it did that for me. I actually conceived after just 2 months of seeing Lauren - no meds, no procedures. Unfortunately it ended in another miscarriage but it made me very hopeful that my body could conceive again and I would become a mother one day with the help of acupuncture.
We moved onto IVF after a couple of months and I continued to see Lauren during my IVF cycle. Well, we were successful on that very first cycle and I am writing this now after just having put my 7 week old daughter to bed. I cannot express in words how grateful I am to Lauren for all of her help and compassion during my journey. She always made herself available to me whenever I needed her and continued to be of great assistance during my pregnancy when I was plagued by migraines. She will always hold a special place in my heart.
Regina H., Staten Island, New York
I am truly and extremely grateful to you for helping my family. I truly believe that our daughter Libby is here because of you. I will ever be indebted to you. Before I was referred to Lauren, I had suffered two spontaneous miscarriages at 10 weeks. After my second miscarriage, I was concerned about my chances of having my second child, which we desperately wanted. However, my specialist was not alarmed because I had successfully had a baby (a seven year old), which I carried to term. Nonetheless, I was worried because I had always suffered with severe menstruation pains, as well as heavy and long periods. With recommendation and referral, I began my Acupuncture treatment with Lauren in May of 2009. My first observation after the treatment was that the menstruation pains vanished after approximately 2 treatments. In addition, I observed that my periods had regulated- becoming less heavy and less lengthy, and no more clotting. The changes were amazing and my sleeping patterns changed for the better. I could fall asleep more easily. After continuous treatment, my husband and I decided to get pregnant in the Fall and our dreams were realized immediately. I faithfully continued treatment with Lauren while I was also monitored by my OBGYN. However, due to my repeated miscarriages, I was referred to a high-risk OBGYN in my 10th week of pregnancy. I then underwent several tests and it was revealed to me that my blood clots very easily, which could have caused my miscarriages. Also, I was informed that I was anemic. Afterwards, I was closely monitored not only by my OBGYN, but also monitored by the high-risk OBGYN specialist and a hematologist. Nonetheless, I was informed that the dangerous stage for my pregnancy due to the blood condition was in the 7-10 week period. Therefore, I believe that if I was not receiving acupuncture treatment, I could have lost my baby because I found out about the condition after the dangerous period for miscarriage to occur. Lauren, my family is thankful to you. I appreciated the welcoming, caring, warm and cheerful environment that you provided to me. Without you, Libby would have never been, I truly believe that. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
L.G. (Age 40) Staten Island, New York
I had struggled with fertility issues since 2001. My husband and I sought experts in the field and had numerous procedures over the years, including laparoscopies, hysteroscopy and IVF. Family planning was a painful, difficult and isolating experience for us. In 2006, we happily discovered we had conceived naturally. Our daughter was born in 2006. We began to try for a second child in 2007 and again found ourselves in the throes of infertility, this time receiving a diagnosis of "unexplained infertility". We couldn't believe we were dealing with this again and although we had a child we were still heartbroken and we became tossed into the world of medical procedures again. After more laparoscopies we tried IUI. Admittedly, I didn't feel hopeful because I was older and previous treatments of IVF years prior at big name hospitals failed. I began to seek alternative therapies and found Lauren. I inquired with my physician who stated that acupuncture showed some favorable studies, particularly if it is done the day before insemination and the day after. Lauren was very easy to speak to on the phone and made herself very available. Her office hours are accommodating and she quickly returns calls. The ambiance in her office was absolutely perfect, soft colors, relaxing music, perfect temperature. She was the utmost professional, obtaining a detailed history and describing what I could expect with acupuncture. After a few treatments with Lauren, in combination with my IUI schedule, I became pregnant! It's been amazing to me that I hadn't been able to become pregnant in my early thirties with aggressive treatments such as IVF, but I did become pregnant with a less invasive method and acupuncture at the age of 40.
A.H. (Age 39), Staten Island, New York:
I decided to incorporate acupuncture into my infertility treatments when I read about the potential benefits. The acupuncture treatments that I received over an eight month period of time specifically targeted problem areas (eg. ovarian cyst, building up uterine lining), as well as complimenting the IVF treatment phases that I was undergoing (eg. helping with egg quality, and providing blood flow to the uterus for the embryo transfer). In addition to the medical benefits, treatments helped with the emotional stress of dealing with infertility, surgeries and injections. Lauren Fortuna always made herself available to me right before egg retrievals and following embryo transfers. She was readily available to offer both her expertise and support, which was so much needed and appreciated. She understood my emotional distress and was always patient and understanding. I thank acupuncture and Lauren for being a member of my infertility treatment team which helped me achieve a positive pregnancy test.
Tara F., (Age 40) Staten Island, New York:
At 38, I began trying to have my first baby. After trying for a while with no results, I went to Lauren and
began acupuncture treatments. To my delight, I became pregnant shortly after that. Throughout my pregnancy,
I continued with acupuncture to manage my queasiness & fatigue, and to just maintain my overall well being.
Lauren's treatments left me relaxed and energized throughout my pregnancy. I now have a beautiful baby girl.
After my daughter was born, my husband and I decided we should start trying for a second baby. I am happy to
say that we will be welcoming our son to the family in just a few short weeks. I am sure that the treatments
I had with Lauren helped to regulate my body, and made it much easier for the second pregnancy. Thank you
I started working with Lauren about 3 years ago. I was nervous and unsure of how Acupuncture worked, and was
afraid of needles (even though I had been giving myself daily injections for InVitro at the time). I found
Fortuna Acupuncture while searching online and noticed she was part of the American Pregnancy Association. I
decided it was time for a try. I had just started my first round of IVF and had no idea what I was in store
for and was so nervous. When I first spoke to Lauren on the phone, talking to her was like talking to someone
I had known for years. Lauren's demeanor and caring personality made me feel incredibly comfortable. At my
first visit she was just lovely and calming, which made me feel so much more at ease. Aside from her amazing
bed side manner she is great at what she does. She took the time to sit with me and go over my entire history
(in regards to fertility), explaining Acupuncture to me in general and in regards to my specific situation and
calm my fears that it does not utilize "scary needles". My first session was great, as were the rest to
follow. I continued to see Lauren regularly through my pregnancy to help address any issues that came up and
to keep me feeling well throughout.
Lauren has a genuine caring way about her. It is clear she loves what she does and truly wants to help her
clients attain their goals (as in my case), or in other cases help them to feel better. I consider Lauren a
friend and not just my Acupuncturist.
Holly M., (IVF)
Unfortunately, like so many other women, I suffered with infertility. In my case it was secondary as I got pregnant with my first child right away. I got pregnant with a second child right away as well but miscarried very early. My husband and I tried for a year after that to no avail. We turned to a fertility specialist for answers.
After 4 IUI's, 2 IVF rounds and 2 more miscarriages, I had all but given up on giving my son a sibling. I had become sad and angry.
I had always heard people talk about acupuncture and how it could have positive effects on your fertility chances. At this point, I had 2 frozen eggs remaining. If this IVF didn't work, I would have to start all over again. Then I found Lauren.
I changed everything from the way I ate to my way if thinking. I went to Lauren 2 times a week for 2 months before our last IVF. She is not only great at what she does but she is an amazing listener. I felt so comforted in her care. Acupuncture also provided me with such relaxation during such a trying time.
I am happy to say that after 3 years of heartache and trying and feeling so desperate, the last treatment worked. I have a beautiful baby girl.
I know that Lauren is a huge part of our success. I would recommend acupuncture to anyone who is dealing with the pain of infertility. Lauren is simply wonderful.
I first learned about the benefits of acupuncture on fertility and pregnancy from the book "The Infertility Cure" by Randine Lewis. I sought out acupuncture with Lauren Fortuna, as I had experienced 2 consecutive miscarriages, had just turned 40 and was hoping to conceive again.
Lauren was extremely thorough in learning about my medical background and was very approachable and comforting from the get go.
The acupuncture sessions were conducted in a professional manner, on time, and extremely relaxing in a tranquil setting. Emotionally, it was great to have a professional showing confidence in my chances of becoming pregnant, which was a contrast to the more conservative prognosis I had received from some doctors. It was helpful that Lauren offers flexible hours to accommodate my preference for weekend hours.
I soon became pregnant again and continued the acupuncture through the first trimester of the pregnancy and again at the 24 week point. Throughout my pregnancy Lauren regularly checked in with me to inquire about things were going.
I'm now a few weeks away from welcoming our baby into the world, and I truly appreciate the role Lauren and her acupuncture services played.
I encourage any women who has experienced miscarriage and infertility to consider acupuncture with Lauren
After trying to conceive unsuccessfully for several months, I decided to give acupuncture a try. I
originally went to an acupuncturist in the city but I did not feel like I had a good rapport with him at
all, which is obviously important when you're trying to relax. I decided to see Lauren after reading positive
reviews on-line and I am so glad I did. Lauren is warm, accommodating and she addressed all of my concerns.
In less than two months, I successfully conceived my second child and am now 32 weeks along. I know that she
helped make this happen. I continued to see her throughout my first trimester and she still checks in on me
regularly to make sure that my pregnancy continues to go well. If you're looking for an acupuncturist, I very
highly recommend her!
I want to thank Lauren for her professionalism and knowledge of acupuncture and the affects it has on pregnancy. I was trying to conceive for three years and used fertility treatments during this time. After several attempts of medical use I was frustrated and tired of the disappointment.
I decided to just let it go and try something new on my body. I mentally began to except whatever God had for
me and my husband. I researched acupuncture in Staten Island and found Lauren. I made my first appointment five
months, after a failed attempt of IVF. I didn't have many sessions of acupuncture, but to my surprise became
pregnant. On March 1st, the day before my birthday I found out I was expecting. I am now 32 weeks pregnant and
will be having a baby girl in eight weeks. If you are considering acupuncture, I would absolutely recommend
trying this natural process and giving Lauren Fortuna a chance to help you. Lauren is a sweet women who goes
above and beyond to make you feel relaxed and at peace. Good luck to all you ladies who are trying to conceive.
My advice to all women is to just take it easy, stay relaxed and allow your body to its job.
After over a year of trying to get pregnant, and multiple failed IUIs and surgery - I opted for IVF. As I started my journey on
IVF, all of my research pointed me in the direction of acupuncture, and how beneficial it is to the process.
From blood flow, to producing more eggs, and just calming you DOWN when you feel like your life is spiraling out of control.
My time with Lauren was spent on both regular acupuncture tactics, but also as a time for me to vent/talk and be open about what I was going through. I looked forward to our sessions just to have an ear to listen to me, and help me through my process.
During my egg retrieval, I can confidently say that going to acupuncture twice a week, increased my blood flow - and number of eggs I produced. One day I was at 10 eggs, and then miraculously they found 19 eggs! It also helped relax me, as each session I would go in, and nearly fall asleep as I decompressed from all the stress that infertility caused.
I have recommended Lauren to others going through this journey, and will continue to recommend her to anyone in need of a solid acupuncturist who specializes in fertility.
I am currently 7 months pregnant with boy/girl twins - and could not be happier!
Lisa and Mike Simoncini
My husband and I had been trying to have a baby for over two years. At first we tried naturally but after a year with no luck and me turning 38 we decided to try going to a fertility specialist. We spent a year going back and forth to doctor's appointments and trying different medications, but after 6 failed IUIs and a failed IVF attempt we felt it may be time for a change. We decided to change to a new fertility doctor and while waiting for our appointment I came across Lauren's website. I originally found her site while looking for an acupuncturist for my father. When I began reading the website I saw that she did acupuncture for infertility and then began to read all the testimonials. I decided that my husband and I should give acupuncture a try, it certainly couldn't hurt.
Lauren was very friendly and easy to talk to. I began acupuncture sessions with Lauren in May and began IVF treatments with a new doctor in July. After the treatments we had 5 good quality embryos and planned our FET for the end of January. This was obviously a very stressful time and Lauren was very easy to talk to and the acupuncture sessions gave me some time to just lie back and unwind. In February we found out that the procedure was a success and we were pregnant! It was a long road with many obstacles and Lauren was with me every step of the way. She helped to relieve some of the stress and also tried to help keep me on a healthy path for my little one. My daughter was born on September 23, 2016 and I don't know if she would be her without Lauren!
We can't thank you enough!
After having several viral infections, pneumonia, and a miscarriage all within a few months, I knew I needed to do something to get my health in check. I was so thankful that I found Lauren! I never had acupuncture before so I wasn't sure what to expect, but Lauren was professional, friendly, and made me feel very comfortable. I was surprised that acupuncture didn't hurt at all, but was extremely relaxing! I am happy to say that I became pregnant and have had a very healthy pregnancy. I highly recommend acupuncture with Lauren!
I just wanted to say THANK YOU! My husband and I were not expecting to go through 3 IUIS, an IVF, Miscarriage and
Frozen Embryo Transfer to conceive our first child. When you go through these treatments it's very hard to
find someone who truly understands. I am so beyond grateful I found you during my journey. You were amazing in
all aspects and helped me in so many ways. You even taught me so many nutritional changes that I still use now!
When I walked out of your office I felt so relaxed and I think that is the most beneficial when a woman is going
through fertility treatments. Every time I look at my little girl I feel forever in debt to you and my doctors. Without
you both I wouldn't have the perfect little girl I get to finally call my own. You were more than my acupuncturist you
became my friend. So, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Jean G. 44
After trying a year on our own to conceive with no success our OBGYN advised us to see a fertility doctor. Our hopes of having a child were fading when we went through numerous procedures including laparoscopies, hysteroscopy, IUIs and IVF treatments during the course of 8 years. I tried everything possible to increase my chances of becoming pregnant, from Chinese herbs to acupuncture treatments. I researched an acupuncturist who specialized in infertility and came across Lauren Fortuna. I felt an immediate connection with Lauren. She was very kind, empathetic and truly understood my roller coaster ride of infertility.
Going for acupuncture treatments was my time to relax and destress. Lauren always made me feel comfortable, starting our treatment with conversation on where I was in my cycle and what she would do to assist in the process. She also accommodated me on her own time when I needed to come in prior to egg retrievals and transfers.
I am happy to say that after eight years of struggling to become pregnant, we didn’t lose hope. I believe that acupuncture treatments aided in my healthy pregnancy. In February we gave birth to a healthy baby boy. I cannot thank Lauren enough for her professionalism and compassion. She truly made a difference in this fertility journey.
After a year of unsuccessful attempts and failed IUIs, my husband and I decided to try IVF. To increase our chances at conceiving, I continued to receive acupuncture with Lauren through the process. Lauren is warm and a knowledgeable professional. She offered me positive support I needed. After one IVF treatment, we found out we were expecting! I continued to work with her for relaxation throughout my pregnancy. We welcomed a beautiful and healthy baby into the world just a few weeks ago. I am so grateful for the support that Lauren provided me along the way. I would recommend Lauren to anyone struggling with fertility issues.
P.S.- After some time, I started sessions again and pregnant with Baby #2!