Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are very beneficial for couples that are thinking about having a baby or are already trying and having difficulty conceiving. Acupuncture helps correct hormonal imbalances, supports the endocrine system, influences the reproductive organs and affects the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis- which is responsible for ovulation and sperm production. Chinese herbs strengthen the reproductive system and improve reproductive function. The preparation to get pregnant is extremely important. Being in the best possible state of health before conception occurs, will lead to a harmonious pregnancy and ultimately, a healthy baby.