Ready... Set.... Go! It's Off to the Races!

How much time do you think there is between sex (penetration and ejaculation) and egg fertilization?  3 hours? 6 hours? 12 hours? 1 day?

Believe it or not, it can only take a little more than an hour from start to finish!

On a good day, it can look something like this:

30 minutes for the sperm to make their way to the fallopian tubes.


15 minutes for the sperm to select the perfect egg and start trying to wiggle their way in.


20 minutes for the bravest, proudest and strongest sperm to break through the egg shell, officially launching the woman into her TWW (two week wait).

= A little more than an hour, phew!  What a intense and quick race!

When you are actively TTC (trying to conceive), it is crazy to think of how much emotion, time and energy goes into an event that often only takes an hour to complete!


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