Before you are pregnant

If you’re thinking about having a baby, there are changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle that can help increase your chance of getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy.

Before trying for a baby, talk to your doctor about:

  • any existing health issues you or your partner have
  • you and your partner's family and genetic history
  • healthy eating and changes to your or your partner's lifestyle
  • any vaccinations you need to get before becoming pregnant

You may also want to consider planning your finances, which can include:

  • creating a budget to start saving in advance for the cost of having a baby
  • boosting your superannuation now, if you plan to take time off work after having your baby
  • getting professional financial advice