You are now
You are now
Now you're at your most fertile, this is the best time to try for a baby. There's normally a slight rise in temperature after ovulation, caused by the hormone progesterone circulating in your body. Another way to spot ovulation is to check your cervical mucus with your fingers - stretchy, clear 'egg-white; mucus indicates ovulation. Make sure you try really hard by having lots of sex as you're highly fertile all week long! So go on... what are you waiting for?
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...and the science
The ovum is released and the open end of the fallopian tube sweeps it inside - this is where the party starts as the ovum meets the sperm. Fertilisation could now be taking place! The sperm should be breaking through the protective coating, then joining together with the ovum to form a zygote. The fused nucleus then divides into two parts - each containing equal amounts of male and female genetic material. The zygote travels through the fallopian tube towards the uterus. All the time its cells are dividing until it's a little ball of 64 separate cells called morula. Amazing.
Pregnancy tips: time to consult the Kama Sutra? It seems your sexual positions can help you conceive. Choose positions that maximise penetration - such as from behind - this way sperm is deposited as close to the cervix as possible, increasing your chances of falling pregnant.
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