Thursday, April 3, 2014

Are You Pregnant? Learn All About Pregnancy And Childbirth wonder of pregnancy and childbirth is unmatched by any other life event. It is a complex physiological process that creates a sentient being, capable of speech, thought and creativity. The adaptation of the female body to grow another human being inside of it is amazing and unique to sexually reproducing animals. The stages of pregnancy begin with conception, continue to gestation and end with childbirth after forty weeks.


This is the first stage of pregnancy where a male sperm combines with a female egg to create a fertilized egg or zygote. The embryo then implants itself in the wall of the female's uterus and begins to divide and grow.

The peak time to get pregnant is generally nine to fifteen days into the menstrual cycle. A woman's normal menstrual cycle runs twenty-eight days, with day one of her cycle beginning on the first day of her period.

Menstrual cycles can however vary anywhere from twenty-one to thirty-five day durations. The actual point of the egg's release from the ovaries into the fallopian tubes is called ovulation and the best time to get pregnant is the two days before ovulation and the day of ovulation.

For women with irregular menstrual cycles, there are ways to determine ovulation that don't include counting the days of your cycle. After a woman ovulates, her basal body temperature rises half a degree to a degree.

Consistently monitoring body temperature around peak times for ovulation can be one way to ensure successful conception. In addition, twenty percent of women experience discomfort in the lower abdomen region when ovulation occurs, thus providing them with a physical reaction to the timing of ovulation.