You should start taking care of yourself before you start trying to get pregnant. This is called preconception health.
It means knowing how health conditions and risk factors could affect you or your unborn baby if you become pregnant.
For example, some foods, habits, and medicines can harm your baby — even before he or she is conceived. Some health problems also can affect pregnancy.
Talk to your doctor before pregnancy to learn what you can do to prepare your body. Women should prepare for pregnancy before becoming sexually active. Ideally, women should give themselves at least 3 months to prepare before getting pregnant.