Before you trying to get pregnant, Understanding the Pregnancy And Conception Process will be helpful for you to planning your pregnancy. Conception requires an egg, which is released when a woman is ovulating. Ovulation is the process of releasing a mature egg from the ovary. This egg is drawn down the fallopian tubes toward the uterus and will travel up to 24 hours.
Ovulation is stimulated by the pituitary gland release of luteinizing hormone (LH) in the middle of a woman's menstrual cycle (11 to 21 days after the first day of a woman's menstrual period). Conception most likely occurred around the time of ovulation. Sperm can live inside the female body for up to three days, but each mature egg can only be fertilized for 12 to 24 hours after released from the ovary.
After sexual intercourse, if the sperm meet and penetrate a mature egg after ovulation, fertilization will occur. When the sperm penetrate the egg, there is a change in the protein coating around it to prevent other sperm entry. At the moment of conception, your baby's genetic make-up complete, including its sex of baby. Because the mother can provide only X chromosomes (she's XX), if the Y sperm fertilize an egg, your baby will be a boy (XY), if an X sperm fertilize an egg, your baby will be a girl (XX).
When sperm meets the egg, they will become single cell, called a blastocyst, the first cell is divided into two in the first 24 hours and then divide continuously until the day-to-4 it has become the ball more than 100 cells. Free-floating blastocyst in the uterus until the end of the first week has been embedded in the lining of the uterus in which food and waste through the back and forth through your blood. The cells are now known as the embryo.
The outer cells of the embryo begin to stick to your blood vessels connecting itself to your blood supply form the chorionic villi, which will become the placenta. Inner cells then divide into three separate layers; the first will be the nervous system and brain. The second layer will develop into a major internal organs, the lungs and digestive system, and the third layer will form the heart, blood system, muscles and skeleton. This process can take up to 8 weeks when they were officially recognized as a fetus