Preconception care is to prepare your body for pregnancy, birth and beyond. Ideally, preparation should occur for at least 4 months prior to trying to conceive. If this is not possible, try for at least 1 month’s preparation. Preconception care is also important for men as well as women, and is recommended for at least 3 months prior to trying to conceive. It is recommended to have a visit to the doctor for a full health check which includes blood tests, urine tests and in some cases dental check ups.