The Berkley Center

Miscarriage Prevention in New York, NY

What causes miscarriage, and how can it be prevented?

We help prevent miscarriage. Most miscarriages occur during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Conditions that frequently cause pregnancy loss include intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) and intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD). Both conditions are characterized by poor blood flow to the yolk sac and placenta. Acupuncture and herbal medicine promote placental health, increased blood flow, and continuous nutrient delivery to your growing baby. This protocol significantly helps in preventing a miscarriage.

How does acupuncture prevent miscarriage?

IUGR or intra-uterine-growth-retardation means your baby stops growing and you miscarry. This occurs because not enough blood flow gets to the placenta, therefore depriving the developing fetus of nutrients at which point fetal demise occurs. Acupuncture, through its ability to strongly enhance blood flow to the placenta, greatly reduces the prospect of IUGR and increases the chances of a successful pregnancy. Though we are always sad when a woman miscarries, we are pleased to report that many of our patients with a history of miscarriage, maintained an ongoing pregnancy and delivered a beautiful little munchkin while under our care. We are here for you.
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What can I expect from my miscarriage prevention plan?

The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness employs a specific acupuncture and herbal medicine protocol to address the threats of intrauterine fetal demise or intrauterine growth retardation and potential pregnancy loss. The miscarriage prevention protocol encompasses acupuncture sessions twice weekly while herbs are taken daily. Treatment continues for 13 weeks after pregnancy is achieved. After thirteen weeks, our patients graduate! All that’s left is to bring in the baby so I can give her or him a big hug!
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Why Choose The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness to Help You Prevent Miscarriage?

In the IVF clinic, all attention is paid to helping patients get pregnant. While that’s obviously what you want, it’s hardly enough. As you are aware, the doom of miscarriage may be waiting around the corner. At The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness, we decided long ago that facilitating pregnancy is half the battle. The rest is all about keeping you pregnant. What does your IVF clinic do to help you prevent miscarriage? They provide progesterone. This is hardly enough. We have specific and successful protocols tested over time that are very effective, very often to help you have a ‘take-home-baby.’ We will help you get there, not just halfway there.

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Mike Berkley, LAc, FABORM
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Mike is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist as well as a board certified herbalist. He is a fertility specialist at The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan, New York.

My wife and I wanted to start a family. We tried, and we failed repeatedly. I was not an acupuncturist then and had no understanding or belief in it. That did not hold much weight with my wife. We both underwent testing and found out that I had poor morphology and poor motility, and she had anti-sperm antibodies. Nancy saw an acupuncturist and herbalist, who also convinced me to go for treatment. Three months later, Nancy was pregnant. We now have a twenty-nine-year-old, healthy, happy, and successful son. This is when I became a believer. I decided to go to acupuncture school. I went for four years for acupuncture studies and then two more years to study herbal medicine. I knew from the first day at school that I wanted to specialize in treating others who were suffering from the terrible and challenging battle of infertility. I have spent the last twenty-seven years making my dream come true by helping my patient’s dreams come true. I am so grateful for the path I chose. A life dedicated to helping others has shown me a satisfaction I would have never known. I am thankful to my wife, and I am grateful to my patients.

This experience led Mike to obtain his degree in acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s New York campus and his National Board Certification in herbal medicine. Equipped with the necessary license and fueled by an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Mike studied Western medical approaches and the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine about infertility treatment. Through rigorous study and invaluable clinical experience, he developed unique acupuncture protocols and proprietary herbal formulas, tailoring them to each individual or couple seeking his assistance.

What Patients Say About Us
Brooke S.Brooke S.
15:09 28 Mar 24
I wish I had known about the benefits of acupuncture when I first started my fertility journey. After an unsuccessful transfer, I did a deep search online and discovered a lot of women talking about acupuncture. After much research, I found the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness and specifically gravitated here as they specialized only in fertility success. I was treated by Mike for pre-and post transfer sessions, as well as weekly sessions until I was Week 13. I am now in my 2nd trimester and miss my sessions with Mike. He is extremely knowledgeable in women’s reproductive health and has such a quirky personality, which I loved. I cannot say if acupuncture was the reason my 2nd transfer was a success, but it sure does not hurt especially while we are all hanging on to hope. If you are considering acupuncture, I highly recommend seeing Mike at the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness!!!
Holly LevHolly Lev
11:59 16 Feb 24
I started working with Mike in December and he was incredibly kind and thorough! I can’t thank him enough for his compassion support and most importantly achieving success !!
Jane MoshoshoJane Moshosho
15:54 13 Feb 24
Thank you Mike for being a part of my journey, You created a ‘safe space’ for me, physically and emotionally, whenever I felt overwhelmed and stressed out. Your cordial doctor-patient relationship is amazing! I will highly recommend you to anyone who requires your acupuncture services without hesitation.
Audrey ReynoldsAudrey Reynolds
14:47 12 Feb 24
In a world of infertility unknowns, the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness was a welcomed constant. Mike is wonderful! My fertility doctor suggested acupuncture as a stress reliever, and acupuncture was something I could do in an unexplained infertility world I was living. I admit I was hesitant because I am not good at lying still without anything to entertain me, and meditation does not come easily for me. I soon learned to relax with Mike’s guidance and therapy. He became not just my acupuncturist but my therapist, coach and friend. I started working with Mike to increase my egg quality about two years ago. He is knowledgeable in fertility medicine, and I looked forward to our sessions. I have since “graduated” from acupuncture and can excitedly report I am in my 2nd trimester! I owe a lot to Mike!
Jane A.Jane A.
16:08 05 Jan 24
I found Mike’s practice through his amazing Google reviews; and as such, I feel compelled to share my own. This is a long review, but I imagine that most of Mike’s clients, as I did, read all of his reviews before taking the steps to make an appointment. So, I wanted to share *all* about my amazing journey at the Berkley Center.I began seeing Mike in February of 2023. Having had previously favorable experiences with acupuncture, I wanted to do everything I could as we sought to have another child. Acupuncture is, of course, less invasive than many of the medical fertility procedures, so I really wanted to start here. As such, I wanted to see someone at the top of their game as a practitioner–and all of Mike’s reviews supported he was just that. And, I just wanted to be as efficient with my time as possible!Mike was extremely prompt in contacting me after my initial inquiry. He worked with my schedule; and, from the get-go, I was impressed with everything. His office is beautiful–wonderfully curated to make his clients feel as relaxed as possible. Truly, you feel like you’re in a spa! And, as a practitioner, Mike is skilled–for those on the fence about acupuncture, I assure you that with Mike, there is no discomfort at all. In fact, during many of my visits, I fell asleep.Now, I sought this practice to help me conceive. And after a few sessions (I think I had seen Mike three or four times at this point?), I thought that to be the most efficient with my time, I would see Mike while simultaneously seeing a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE). I had my initial visit with my RE, and got the requisite bloodwork before beginning a possible journey of IUI. Well, I got a call later that day after my RE appointment that I was pregnant. So, I never actually needed to get IUI!I then continued seeing Mike, right through my 12 week mark (I think…maybe it was a few weeks more?). Of course, things were working so well that I wanted to do everything I could to ensure my pregnancy remained both viable and healthy. I asked Mike on more than one occasion if I could continue seeing him; and, this is where his character and honesty really shined. He said this wasn’t necessary, as research doesn’t support continued visits made an impact after this point of pregnancy. Here I was, willing to spend more money at his business, and he declined. I think that speaks volumes about Mike, who he is, and the kind of honest business he operates.Fast forward a few months, and I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy! I do not understand the nuances of the practice of acupuncture and Eastern medicine; but, I can indeed say that all it can do is help. And, I am so grateful to Mike that his work helped me grow my family! I cannot recommend him enough!
Rasha FaisalRasha Faisal
21:28 22 Nov 23
In a world where there is very little emphasis on quality of care and as patients feel nothing more than a a number, going to Mike has been a breath of fresh air. Mike views each person as unique, and treats them as such. He takes his time to thoroughly learn about his patients, and then customizes his care based on the patient. I feel like I can always pick up the phone and call him with any questions and concerns, and he’s always more than willing to provide support. I highly highly recommend going to Mike Berkley – his many decades of experience and trustworthy knowledge is so invaluable and has helped so much in every step of my journey.
Our treatment plans
Initial Consult and Treatment: $250.00
After the consultation and first treatment, you can choose one of two ‘programs.’ if you purchase one of the programs, your initial consultation and acupuncture treatment fee are completely waived—it’s 100% free. Or you can opt to receive acupuncture treatments for $150.00 per treatment, and not opt in to one of our programs.
Program A
Twenty-six acupuncture visits for $2600.00. You will be scheduled for acupuncture treatment twice weekly until you become pregnant, and then you will be treated twice weekly for thirteen weeks to help you prevent miscarriage. Twenty-six visits are approximately three months of treatment. It takes three months for a tiny follicle to develop into a mature follicle. This is where we can shine and help improve your egg quality and increase your chances of getting pregnant. Each session is 30 minutes long.
Program B
Program B provides the most comprehensive approach to care. The cost of Program B is $3000.00. This program includes 12 treatments (you’ll be treated three times weekly for four weeks.) We will combine acupuncture and low-level light therapy at each session. Each treatment is 60 minutes long.
Herbal Medicine
Investing in a customized herbal medicine formula designed specifically for you is another option. Herbal remedies are known for their remarkable effectiveness and complete safety. The cost of herbs varies depending on the formula written.
National and international phone consultations
These are available for $350.00. The consultation allows us to provide your acupuncturist with the proper prescription for acupuncture points. We can also create a customized herbal medicine formula designed specifically for you.
Acupuncture Pre and Post-Embryo Transfer Only
If you only want to receive acupuncture pre and post-embryo transfer, this service is available without investing in one of our Plans. The cost for each visit is $150.00. We are available seven days per week at any time to provide this service in Manhattan, New York City.
The Postpartum Program

Acupuncture Package: 10 Visits for $1,000

Herbal Medicine: You will receive a customized herbal medicine prescription which you can purchase from the pharmacy that we work with.
Receive acupuncture once a week for ten weeks and take herbal medicine daily. You will absolutely feel better. Relief is just a phone call away!

Home visits
Service is king! If you would prefer to have a specialist treat you at home, we are pleased to accommodate you. We travel anywhere in Manhattan and all the boroughs. You provide Uber there and back, and we’ll be there. Each visit is $300.00.

FAQs About Miscarriage Prevention in New York, NY

What Causes a Miscarriage?

There are multiple causes of miscarriage. I will list some of the most common.

  1. Poor egg quality
  2. Poor lining quality
  3. Poor sperm quality
  4. Intrauterine growth retardation
  5. Endometriosis
  6. Immunologic attack

How to Prevent a Miscarriage?

By employing acupuncture, herbs, and low-level light therapy, the three items above (egg, lining, sperm) can be improved. These interventions will help facilitate a healthy and viable embryo and a viable pregnancy. But, just because your embryo was tested via PGT-A or PGD doesn’t mean that you have a good, healthy, or viable embryo; it simply means that your embryo is chromosomally normal. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, and low-level light therapy improve embryo quality in ways other than chromosomal adequacy and improve the chromosomal profile of the embryo as well. Other factors can also increase the risk of miscarriage. An example is Intrauterine growth retardation. An inadequate supply of oxygen and nutrients to the placenta can cause intra-uterine growth retardation and miscarriage. Acupuncture and herbs can help prevent this by improving the blood supply to the placenta. Increasing blood flow to the placenta assures a greater delivery of oxygen and nutrients, improving placental quality and function thus significantly helping to reduce miscarriage. Immunological causes and endometriosis are most effectively treated with Western medicine.

What Can I Expect From My Miscarriage Prevention Plan?

Once our patients become pregnant, we treat them with acupuncture or acupuncture and customized herbal medicine formulas to stimulate blood flow, initially to the yolk sac and then to the placenta, flooding both with high levels of nutrients, oxygen, hormones, and electrolytes. This helps reduce miscarriage rates among our patients. We treat our pregnant patients for 13 weeks, as 90% of miscarriages occur by or before the 12th week of conception. Once our patients are pregnant for 13 weeks, they are graduated from our center.
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Phone: 212-685-0985


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Sun: Closed

Midtown East, New York City, New York 16 East 40th Street, 4th floor New York, NY 10016

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