“I wrote Making Babies with a fertility doctor to give the reader the best of both East and West.”
By Jill Blakeway, Dr of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Yinova Founder
“Jill Blakeway is a Fertility Goddess.”
The New York Times
Written with a fertility doctor, Making Babies offers a proven 3-month program designed to help couples get the best of both Eastern and Western medicine to enhance their fertility and increase their chances of conception.
Jill Blakeway is a Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine and the Founder of Yinova. Enhancing fertility is one of her specialties and she continues to see patients at Yinova where she also trains and advises our team of practitioners.
Making Babies helps you to identify your fertility type and then gives you targeted advice based on your specific pattern. The book offers information about conventional medical treatments and testing combined with an explanation of how to use acupuncture and Chinese herbs to boost fertility.
Enhancing fertility is a Yinova specialty and the whole team are fertility experts, who are trained to deliver the Making Babies program. Everyone at Yinova has experience combining Chinese medicine with conventional medical fertility treatments.
Find your fertility type by taking the Making Babies Quiz on our fertility resources page and get targeted advice for your type. And explore our blog archive for fertility advice from Jill and the Yinova team.
Jill has also written two other books; Energy Medicine and Sex Again and was the host of the popular CBS podcast Grow, Cook, Heal.
Fertility medicine today is all about aggressive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, but Jill (and co-author Sami David, M.D., a reproductive endocrinologist) offer a better way in Making Babies, drawing on the best of both Eastern and Western medicine.
By identifying your “fertility type,” inspired by the classical patterns of Chinese Medicine, you can focus in on the strategies most helpful in your particular situation, and avoid the things that may be causing you problems. Those strategies include: choosing fertility-promoting foods; properly predicting the best time to conceive (hint: the answer is not 14 days after your last period began); accurately pinpointing the cause of your fertility problems; making specific and sometimes surprising lifestyle choices, like exercising less; taking cough medicine; decreasing doses of fertility drugs; and getting acupuncture along with IVF. The book concludes with an easy three-month program designed to get your body in optimal shape to conceive.
Jill is the founder of Yinova, and has written two other books, Energy Medicine and Sex Again.
"Making Babies is a marriage made in heaven. The best of western medicine combined with the yin-yang approach of the east. The end result? Restored fertility and vibrant health. Lovely."
Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
"Simple, informative, and entertaining, Making Babies gives you answers, and hope."
Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure
"Filled with invaluable guidance from two seasoned, brilliant clinicians, Making Babies can speed up the arrival of your child without depleting your ovarian reserve or your bank account.”
Julia Indichova, author of Inconceivable
"We applaud the main message of this book: improving your health improves your chances of fertility. Making Babies is a must-read for couples wanting to increase their chances of conceiving."
William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N., co-authors of The Pregnancy Book and The Baby Book