FAQS | Frequently Asked Questions

Q:I have difficulties getting pregnant, will Herbal Baby capsule help?
Ans:Yes. Baby capsule is very effective treatment modality for infertility. In most cases Herbal Medicine will be the treatment of choice, however at times Acupuncture treatments will be administered as well.

Q:How long will I have to take Baby capsule for?
Ans:On average fertility Baby capsule herbal treatment is 3-4 months.

Q:Why is the treatment so long?
Ans:Baby capsule works gradually and decisively. The main goal with treating infertility is to restore and regain the patient’s health. When the patient’s health is at its best, conception occurs naturally. Since restoring patient’s health and reproductive system ability are the goal, the scope of treatment is much broader, thus it requires longer time to obtain.

Q:I am undergoing IVF treatment at the moment, should I get Baby capsules?
Ans:Yes, however many IVF clinics don’t agree and so we recommend you find a clinic that is more open to herbal treatment. We recommend Baby capsule especially if you have previously failed IVF and you want to try another protocol.

Q:What is the Baby capsule Herbal Medicine protocol?
Ans:Baby capsule is a complete treatment modality to increase fertility. Many patients who have had several unsuccessful IUIs/IVFs resort to Baby capsule and become pregnant. Even though some patients do not succeed with conception, the overwhelming majority of patients finish the treatment much healthier then when they started.

Protocol

First the patient’s condition is being assessed correctly according to Herbal Medicine principles, and then a formula of herbs is being composed to fit the patient’s individual condition. The patient then returns once a week for observation (long distance patients every 2 weeks) and the formula is being modified according to the progress made. The weekly formula is in raw herbs form and cooked at home according to instructions provided. The patient then drinks the tea once a day for 6 days. On the 7th day one breaks the herbal intake allowing the body adjustment time.

In addition Baby Herbal Formula is given to the male and female partners to take together (only available at our center). This formula is being taken for 3 months every evening (or until earlier pregnancy). This formula does not substitute the regular herbal treatment and is in addition to it. It targets improving the male’s sperm quality and strengthening the bond between the partners.

Q:Are there many side effects to this treatment?
Ans:There are rarely any side effects from the intake of Baby capsule herbal medicine if administered correctly. One of the reasons that treatment takes long is the mild action of the herbs and the “body friendly” work they do. When taken without supervision of a competent herbalist the side effects can be significant and sometime dangerous.

Q:I find it hard to believe that IVF failed and herbs will help?
Ans:Many patients we see, who have gone through several failed IVFs, get pregnant after taking Baby capsule for 3-4 months and this is a fact. Success rate for herbal treatments does not fall below IVF success rate. The difference is that at the end of herbal treatment cycle, the patient’s health is much better. Success rates for patients over 40 are actually much higher then IVF with patient’s own eggs. It is important for every woman to exhaust her natural options first, before resorting to artificial medicine.

Q:Do I have to make an appointment ahead of time?
Ans:Yes. Our clinic is by appointment only. Treatment times are usually filled two to three weeks in advance, so you are best to book ahead for a time that suits your schedule. Occasionally there are cancellations and you may get in with shorter notice if you are flexible.

Q:I am suffering from night sweats, am I getting menopausal?
Ans:Night sweats, in herbal medicine, represent a disharmony within your health. In our clinic, patients suffering night sweats, see their health improves and night sweats stop. It is not an indication of menopause.

Q:I feel very tired all the time can this affect my fertility?
Ans:Feeling tired may be caused by various factors, among which the most common ones are energy and blood deficiency. Feeling tired is frequently a sign that something in the body is lacking. This shortage of energy or blood can manifest itself in many shapes and forms including preventing the reproductive system from operating correctly. If you feel constantly tired you need to examine the following issues: Is your job too stressful, do you eat a healthy diet, do you exercise but not over do it, do you sleep well and finally how much emotional strain do you experience during these difficult trying times of infertility? After you have found the answers make some necessary changes to adjust and help the energy and blood recover. Very often it is recommended to use herbal treatment and acupuncture. This will allow rapid improvement and recovery.

Q:I was told that my FSH levels were high and was disqualified for IVF, can herbal medicine still help?
Ans:Elevated FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) levels represent a reproductive system deterioration. This deterioration is a by-product of deteriorating health and inner harmony. Baby capsule works hard at restoring inner harmony and the innate natural health of the patient. When inner health is restored, it includes the health of the reproductive system and normal FSH levels. It is true that women at a certain age can no longer become pregnant, at which time the FSH levels are high. However in most cases it is prematurely elevated FSH levels that actually reflect a poor state of health, rather then inability to conceive.

Q:When is the best time to conceive according to herbal medicine?
Ans: According to herbal medicine the best time to have intercourse and try to conceive is in the morning. This is a time when the body is most rested and refreshed as well as a time when Yang (active) energy rises. At this time sperm and blood circulation are at their best. At night the body is exhausted from a long day. It is passive time when everything goes to sleep. That includes sperm and the circulation of energy and blood. If mornings are very stressful and time is short, then night is good as well. Extra stressful mornings are not helpful for conception. However if mornings are not busy, this will be the optimal time for conception.

Q:Can herbs improve poor egg quality?
Ans:It is important to understand first what poor egg quality means. Poor quality ovum (egg) is an ovum that does not perform well with fertilization. The ovum does not respond well and does not develop in most cases into an embryo. The reason that eggs have poor quality is not because we acquire them from an external bad source, it is because the body produces them not the way it should. Many ART patients who produce excellent quality eggs still do not succeed with conception, while other patients with few or only one poor quality egg might succeed in getting pregnant. The patient’s age is a factor, yet the patient’s health is even a bigger factor with the production of quality eggs and the success of conception and pregnancy. The goal of baby capsule herbal formulas is to restore the patient’s health and to increase by that the chances of conception and successful pregnancy. When conception rate increases then egg quality increases. We have had numerous patients who have reported bad egg quality who later on succeeded with natural conception or produced excellent egg quality by following cycles of ART.