In this episode of The Cope Talks, the panel looks at ways you can look after yourself before and during fertility treatment.
The regular panel was joined by the incredible Andrea Braverman and Mike Berkley and covered topics such as:
- Managing anxiety and stress
- Preparing for fertility treatment
- Alternative Therapies
Mike Berkley is the founder and director of The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness.
He is licensed and Board Certified in Acupuncture in New York State and certified in Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.Like you, infertility is something Mike Berkley has been through himself. The journey he and his wife had through the process of infertility treatment seemed to be endless. After years of traditional unsuccessful treatments, he and his wife decided to undergo a series of alternative treatments which included acupuncture, herbal medicine and Chinese medicine for infertility. Within less than a year, Mike Berkley’s wife was pregnant! After personally walking the journey of infertility treatment, Mr. Berkley pursued his own degree and National Board Certification in acupuncture, herbal medicine and Chinese medicine for infertility. He has since devoted his entire practice to reproductive medicine and has found great satisfaction in partnering with his patients to help them achieve their goal of starting or growing their family.
Dr. Braverman is a Clinical Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Braverman is the Associate Director for the Educational Core for OB/Gyn. She is a health psychologist with a specialty in medical health management and infertility counseling. She received her M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Braverman has published numerous articles and lectured internationally. Dr. Braverman received the Timothy Jeffries Memorial award in 2011 for outstanding contributions as a health psychologist from the American Psychological Association.