Experienced Fertility Acupuncturist Officially Joins RMACT Team
It's official! Maureen McLaughlin, LA.c. has started with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). Read below for the official press release, welcoming Maureen.
Read last week's personal interview with Maureen. We're so happy to have her join the RMACT family. - Lisa Rosenthal
Acupuncturist Maureen McLaughlin, LA.c. Joins Connecticut’s Leading Fertility Practice
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut Adds McLaughlin to Its Integrated Fertility and Wellness Program to Help Fertility Patients Achieve Success
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 for fertility helps 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 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. McLaughlin moved to the New York City tri-state area in May of 2016.
“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 www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.
About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.