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How does Fertilization take place in Human Beings?

The conventional way of conception is a fairly straightforward process. Growing a family through the natural conception is beautiful and somehow, less complicated. Let’s dive into the human conception concept and discuss how fertilization takes place in human beings. 


When does fertilization take place?

The concept of fertilization involves the fusion of the male sperm and female egg. During natural conception, the male sperm fuses with the female egg inside the woman’s body. In some cases, conception may occur within three minutes else it takes up to five days. According to studies, experts say that the sperm takes approximately two to 10 minutes to travel from the cervix to the fallopian tubes. If there is an egg, fertilization can occur as soon as three minutes after the intercourse. 

Also, fertilization takes place in the fallopian tubes instead of inside the ovary. 

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Where does implantation occur?

Once the fertilization has happened in the fallopian tubes, the fertilized eggs come down the fallopian tube and are implanted in the uterus where an embryo begins to grow. 

In IVF procedure, the fertilization process happens outside the body in which eggs are extracted from the female or donor, sperm is collected from the male/donor, and they are artificially fused before being transferred into the woman’s body for embryo’s growth and development. There are highly-qualified, best IVF doctors in India who are associated with a good network of hospitals such as Apollo network, Fortis network, Medanta, BLK Super Specialty Hospital, etc. and are well-known for bringing the best possible outcomes. 


Where does the fetus grow and develop?

Whether its a natural conception or IVF pregnancy, the embryo starts developing once it is implanted in the uterus. In traditional pregnancy, there are chances of ectopic pregnancy where the embryo develops in the fallopian tubes, while during the IVF process, the physician ensures that the embryo sticks to the uterine wall. From this point, the pregnancy starts progressing the same way as a traditional pregnancy.

The IVF process should be done under the supervision of the best IVF Specialist in India who are well-known for taking special care of their patients ensuring getting plenty the rest once the fertilized eggs are implanted inside the woman’s ovaries. 


It may take from minutes to days for natural conception. You may think that lying down after sexual intercourse may help the sperm cells to penetrate faster. However, it is not true. Positions don’t matter. Sperm cells go towards your ovaries irrespective of the position - standing up or upside down, sitting or lying down! Remember to go for it when you’re ovulating. 

Author Name
Neha Jaswal

Published Date
: 24-Jul-2019

Neha Jaswal is a researcher and writer at Vaidam Health. Being a fitness freak, she loves to pen down about health and fitness. 
A writer by day and a reader by night, she likes to expand her pensive thoughts health, travel strategies.

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