90% of women don’t know that 2 days before through the day of ovulation is the best time to try to get pregnant and 40% of women don’t know that a woman is born with all of the eggs she will ever have.
The Science Behind Conception
Normal ovulation leaves only a small window for conception.
Conception can occur only in the 6 days before ovulation through the day of ovulation.
Here’s what it takes for conception to occur:
- Semen, which contains sperm, enters a woman’s vagina.
- A mature egg cell arrives in a woman’s fallopian tube. The egg is fertilizable for only a short time (usually between 8 and 12 hours).
- Sperm swim into the uterus and fallopian tubes, where they can stay functional for 5 days .
- Sperm go through changes to become fully mature, so that they are able to bind to an egg.
- In the fallopian tube, one sperm fertilizes the egg to form an embryo.
- After several days, the developing embryo moves to the uterus. There, it attaches to the uterine lining, where the pregnancy can progress.