The benefits of DHA and omega 3 have been making news for the past decade for all stages of reproduction, from preparing for conception, through to pregnancy and immediately after the birth. It is especially important for the development of your baby's brain and nervous system as well as in the manufacture of healthy sperm. Both partners should think about building their reserves prior to conception. If you are already pregnant, it is well worth starting at any time during pregnancy, whether or not you have considered taking supplemental DHA before you conceived. It can be particularly important as your baby is entirely reliant on your supply of DHA.