A (simple) look at the (complicated) science behind conception

For some women, getting pregnant is all too easy, but for others, the process is long and difficult. The science behind conception is extremely intricate and complicated and many women do not understand the processes the body goes through to create life. The act of conception can only take place two days a month and follows a complex process that requires all parts of the puzzle to work perfectly together.

A woman becomes aroused during sexual intercourse, producing the exact lubrication needed to help the sperm survive and function, and ultimately capacitate the sperm. Capacitation allows the sperm to move with whip-like motions to travel the six to seven inches into the ampulla, the far end of the fallopian tube where the mature egg is released by the ovary each month. Proper lubrication also helps balance the pH levels of the vagina and hydrate the cervical mucus, both of which lead to increased sperm function to fertilize the egg. Capacitation also allows the sperm to penetrate the egg for conception.

This You Tube video shows the conception process in an eye-opening and amazing way…check it out!

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