Answer: You may not be able to resolve any health issues immediately, but taking these steps as soon as possible prepares you for a healthy pregnancy. Plan for a healthy pregnancy Begin taking folic acid at least one month before you start trying to conceive. This nutrient can dramatically reduce the risk of certain birth defects. Figure out when you ovulate The key to getting pregnant quickly is figuring out when you'll ovulate, or release an egg from your ovary. You can use a few different methods to determine when you ovulate. Our article on predicting ovulation walks you through them. (If you have irregular periods, pinpointing ovulation could be difficult. Ask your provider for advice.) . Have sex at the right time Once you know your time frame for ovulation, plan to have sex during your most fertile window, which is two to three days before ovulation through the day you ovulate.