Fortuna Acupuncture

Acupuncture Supports Pregnancy

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I want to thank Lauren for her professionalism and knowledge of acupuncture and the effects 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 accept 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 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! -Jessica S.

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!!!!
-Lisa S

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 advice 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.
-Kelly A.

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!
-Melissa C.

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.

Hi Lauren, 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.
-Regina H.

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!