What Does Pregnancy Implantation Mean?

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The birds and the bees talk, which we all got when we were younger, made making a baby seem so easy. 

When the sperm meets the egg, one will burrow into the hard outer shell of the egg and fertilize the egg.

It went something like this, “When two people love each other, they come together, and make a baby.”

In reality, the actual making of a baby can be a complex process. Here is what you need to know about how implantation occurs.

Sperm Meets Egg
When you are ovulating (typically one to two weeks after your last menstrual period), your ovaries release an egg into the opening of the fallopian tubes. After unprotected intercourse, millions of sperm will travel through the cervix and uterus into one of your fallopian tubes. When the sperm meets the egg, one will burrow into the hard outer shell of the egg and fertilize the egg, creating what is called a zygote. Once sperm has made it into the nucleus of the egg, it will undergo a chemical reaction, preventing any of the other millions of sperm from entering.

The Journey Begins
After the egg has been fertilized and has become a zygote, it will begin rapidly dividing into about 100 different cells, and eventually be divided into two sections. The inner section will become the embryo, while the outer section will become the part that nourishes and protects the embryo during development (called the trophoblast). As the zygote comes to the end of your fallopian tube, it will become known as the blastocyst, which has separated the two sections of the zygote. This journey will take 6 to 12 days.

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  1. Avatar of LIZ says:

    i got so many back pains when i was first starting the pregnancy

  2. Avatar of TaKeisha TaKeisha says:

    The way life begins is so amazing!!!!

  3. I already knew this but very interesting!

  4. Avatar of Marilyn Marilyn says:

    Nature is awesome.
    Our bodies can do some pretty cool things.

  5. Avatar of Lulu Lulu says:

    It amazes me every time I think about it. Talk about little miracles!

  6. Avatar of verochka31 verochka31 says:

    amazing how a NEW life begins…………………. the creator is magnificent!!
    can’t wait to meet the new life we created!!

  7. Avatar of sheenaholman sheenaholman says:

    The process is so cool!

  8. I have taken a few upper level biology classes, and it seemed very clinical. It seemed more like a professional happening, and less the family / family matter.

  9. Avatar of Angelwings Angelwings says:

    interesting names for the start of life

  10. Avatar of nathalie nathalie says:

    Very informative!

  11. Avatar of Julie Julie says:

    Nice to know the science behind it.

  12. Avatar of brandy brandy says:

    very informative

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