Unfulfilled desire for children as well as unwanted pregnancies are a proof that the procreation of a human being is still surrounded by mystery. On the basis of scientific insights modern medicine has developed several methods for planned conception which mainly account for physiological aspects. Āyurveda on the other hand has a much wider perspective: in addition to maternal and paternal factors, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of conception are described. So with regard to planned conception modern medicine and Āyurveda can very well be combined in practice. In this presentation the respective concepts and their practical application in Germany will be discussed.