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How Long Dose It Take For Sperm To Reach The Egg
Sperm motility: Sperm lose viability after 1 hour in the vagina but can survive up to 3-4 days beyond the cervix. Sperm can reach at the end of the tubes 10-15 min after ejaculation. Sperm can travel fast when the cervical mucus is clear and thin (2-4 days before ovulation); however, once ovulation occurs, the mucus gels up and thicken in order to protect the uterine cavity, thus making sperm movement much harder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About 30min to a day: There isn't a official exact time from ejaculation to fertilization, but it's probably a half hour to a day or so. The egg has to be already out there hanging around, waiting for the sperm, in order for the sperm to get there and fertilize it quickly (half hour to half day or so). Otherwise, it can take days to reach an egg, if the egg hasn't even come out of the ovary yet. ...Read more
Immediately: If fertilization occurs the process begins immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for sperm to penetrate an egg? Hours after introduction of sperm? Days? Does abstaining from working out help keep it up there?
Sperm transit time: Studies in humans are difficult, but it is estimated that only 1 sperm for every 14 million ejaculated into the woman's vagina will reach the fallopian tube within one hour of ejaculation. Sperm can stay alive inside a fertile woman for many days. It is suggested that couples trying to conceive have intercourse every other day at the fertile time. No good studies on egg penetration time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When is the best time to make a baby?
and how long would it take for the egg and sperm cell to mature?
After settling down: After the wedding, find a nice happy home to settle down in. Make it a good place to feel safe and secure, to live a low-stress life. Figure out the menstrual cycle and when ovulation is. Then, don't think too much about babies or pregnancies. Just start to have sex twice a day from 4 days before the estimated ovulation day through the day after. Those should be the best days. ...Read more
Would you feel when the sperm is fertilizing the egg? How long does it take for the sperm to fertilize the egg
No: You can not feel that. The initial fertilization process when the sperm penetrates the egg is less than a second. It can take minutes, hours or even a day or two for the spetm to reach the egg. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Known to us, once inseminated in the vagina, the sperms may survive for 3-7 days during which sperms competitively swim through cervix, uterine cavity, Fallopian's tube to fertilize the awaiting egg. But, how long does the lucky sperm take to swim to the egg is an open question since no study has been specifically done to answer your question. So, I guess fertilization take place in 1-7 days. ...Read more
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