Conceiving a baby is a matter of chance. But, when you know how the process works then the chances of conceiving increase like anything. If you know the intricacies of the process, tracking ovulation and the process of fertilization becomes a piece of cake. Search engines are flooded with long boring articles on these topics but here’s our quirky take on the same from an ovum and sperm perspective.
The process of maturation is initiated by hormones secreted by your Pituitary Gland which in turns triggers your ovarian hormones; the result of which is that an oocyte turns into an ovum.
To explain it in detail, the maturation of an egg is followed by the release of ovum from the ovary which usually occurs around the 14th day in your menstrual cycle.
After the ovulation, the ovum stays in the fallopian tubes for three days waiting for the sperm to arrive. If the fertilization doesn’t occur, then the egg disintegrates itself.
As the world knows, the fusion of ovum and sperm is called fertilization. During the process, the genes of the ovum mix with the genomic structure of sperm and make a complete cell with a full set of chromosomes.
Well, the fertilization leads to a nine-month long process of development of a baby that you know as Gestation Period.