If you and your partner are considering conception, it is encouraged to meet with your doctor to discuss lifestyle changes and answer any questions that you may have. We can also discuss practices such as ovulation and timed intercourse to increase your chances of conception. We encourage our patients of reproductive age to take prenatal vitamins, particularly up to four months prior to conception. These vitamins have necessary components, particularly DHA and folic acid, to help the development of your baby. We provide a prescription at your preconception counseling visit and/or your first prenatal visit. We will also discuss healthy diet and exercise at this visit. These practices will increase the chances of starting off pregnancy in a healthy manner.