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If we are asked this question as to how babies are made, most of us will state the simple process that involves the physical contact of a male and female. In scientific terms, we can call it the meeting of the sperm and the egg.
However, it isn't that simple as it sounds. It's indeed a complicated process and today we will be helping you know in detail how exactly the babies are made. Read on.
Every girl is born with around 500000 eggs in her ovary. Some eggs vanish as she becomes older. Others start cutting down on number with the growing age. The right age for pregnancy for a girl is 20 to 29. At this age, the girl has 400 fertile eggs. The egg becomes zero at the end of menstruation cycle. This situation comes between 45 to 55 years of age.
During every month of menstruation cycle usually one to four eggs are released in the ovary. These eggs are ready for meeting with the man’s sperm. They wait for the sperm for a certain time period. If it fails to meet the sperm over that time span, the egg gets destroyed. During a menstruation cycle, these eggs are released between 12th to 15th days of the cycle. This process is also termed as ovulation. The length of your cycle may disturb your fertility time interval.
The average life of an egg so released is about 12 to 24 hours only. If your egg is successful in meeting up with the healthy sperm during this span, then you will be able to create a new life in your body. This turns out to be quite a pleasing experience for the couples.
Woman is fertile only at certain intervals but man is ready to produce sperms almost every time. He releases thousands of sperms at a single time interval. The main objective of each sperm is to meet with the fertile egg for making a baby. Only a single sperm is able to reach to the fertile egg while all the other sperms die on the way. Man releases 300 sperms during each ejaculation and his body is busy in making continuous sperms for the whole adult life. It takes around three days for creating a new sperm cell in the man’s body.
In the woman’s body, Testosterone is responsible for controlling the ovulation process and the same testosterone in man’s body is used to release healthy sperms during ejaculation. The gender of the baby depends on the type of sperm striking with the egg. The sperm with Y chromosomes result into baby boy and the sperm with X chromosome results into baby girl. These are only myths that prayer and treatments can decide the gender of the baby. In reality, gender of the baby is decided randomly and no one can control this fact.
Sex is a pleasurable activity that allows two people to relax and unwind from their stressful life. But far beyond that, it is the base of pregnancy and the reason for existence of life. According to researches, sex positions also affect the fertility level of woman. The best sex position is to thrust penis in the womb through top. Man and woman should face the same direction.
Positions are not always effective but it makes your love making more pleasing. In the fertility time span, making frequent sex with your partner increases the chances of getting pregnant. Make love regularly with your partner during ovulation time period.
After making sex, when you relax with your partner then there are a lot of things occurring in your body. This is the time when millions of sperms try to reach near the egg. Woman should place a pillow under her back. This will direct the sperms at right angle and position. Woman should stay in the same position for about 20 to 30 minutes. There are a lot of swimmers who have entered into your body and only the best swimmer will win the race.
A faster swimmer can find the destination in just 45 minutes. A slow swimmer can take 12 hours for reaching the right place. A sperm can wait for the egg for around 12 to 24 hours. If you ovulate in this time span then you can become pregnant. A dozen of sperms reach near the egg and try to penetrate the egg. The sperm that penetrates the egg first wins the race. As sperm penetrates the egg, the shape of the egg starts changing. It makes a protection cover that does not allow more sperms to penetrate the cell.
Within next 24 hours, there will be some genetic changes in the egg and it would become attached with the uterus of the mother. Once the egg is attached with the uterus, you finally become pregnant. So far these changes were taking place inside your body and thus you were not familiar with any. You get to know about these changes only after a missed menstruation cycle, which is the primary sign of pregnancy. However, it's always good to conduct a pregnancy test for confirming pregnancy.