“Through clinical studies and treatment outcomes with patients, we know that acupuncture can play an important role in supporting patients during their fertility treatment,” says McLaughlin.
Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) December 07, 2016
Maureen McLaughlin, LA.c., a certified acupuncturist, is joining the Integrated Infertility and Wellness (IFW) Program at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). McLaughlin brings nearly 20 years of experience with fertility patients to RMACT, which now has a team of three acupuncturists to help patients realize their family building goals. Acupuncture helps fertility patients by supporting the physiological processes of the body involved with conception and reducing stress.
“Through clinical studies and treatment outcomes with patients, we know that acupuncture can play an important role in supporting patients during their fertility treatment,” says McLaughlin, who first started treating patients for fertility in 1997. “It’s extremely rewarding to see the positive impact acupuncture can have on fertility particularly when pregnancy is achieved.”
McLaughlin administers fertility acupuncture during the course of patients’ intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles, as well as on-site treatment the day of embryo transfer. She works with fertility patients, as well as gestational carriers who help fertility patients and LGBTQ couples. Each RMACT patient’s treatment plan is individualized based on his or her unique needs and diagnosis. In 2002, McLaughlin began treating patients with a pre-and post-transfer protocol at the reproductive endocrinology practice, IVF1, in Chicago. She then became Chief Acupuncturist (2009-2016) for Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago and continued to see fertility patients from practices throughout Chicago.
McLaughlin is passionate about acupuncture and its application during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. She has collaborated with doctors and nurse-midwives to assist throughout pregnancy, labor and postpartum so that the mother, baby, and family can be as healthy and vibrant as possible. As a certified labor doula, she had the honor of attending over 50 births and witnessing the miracle of the fertility cycle come full circle.
“Maureen is a talented and knowledgeable acupuncturist who will help our team grow,” says Amy Matton, MS, LA.c., lead acupuncturist and coordinator for RMACT’s IFW Program, which offers nutrition counseling, mind-body training, support groups and counseling for couples and individuals. “Acupuncture is a valued part of many RMACT patients’ fertility treatment plans for its emotional and physical benefits, whether they use it in conjunction with assisted reproductive technologies or on its own.”
McLaughlin earned her Bachelor's Degree from Georgetown University in 1982 and she graduated from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (Racine, WI) at the top of her class in 1997. She went on to open a private practice in Oak Park, IL treating a wide range of conditions, including infertility. She is licensed to practice acupuncture in Illinois and Connecticut.
About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)
RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and an affiliate office now in Poughkeepsie, NY. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, individual and couples psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.
The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All five physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly "Top Doctors." RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.