What’s Happening Inside
You are most likely to have ovulated and your unfertilised egg will be swept up by one of your fallopian tubes. Moving in the direction of the uterus, the egg will only come to rest in the widest portion of the tube, waiting for fertilisation.
When your egg has been fertilised, hormonal changes will naturally happen to stop your normal menstrual cycle. Vital cell divisions are now taking place as the fertilised egg begins its journey towards implantation on the lining of your uterus.
A Matter of Fact
Three days are all it takes for a single fertilised egg to divide into a ball of 58 cells, known as a blastocyst.
Tips for Daddy
Did you know that you are constantly producing sperm cells? The hormones responsible for the production of sperms are released every 60 to 90 minutes. A male is always fertile but a sperm takes 72 days to fully develop. If you lead an unhealthy lifestyle during this period, it will affect the quality of your sperm. This is why it is also crucial for daddies to embark on a healthy lifestyle.
A quote for mummy-to-be
“Making a decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body” ~ Elizabeth Stone
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This is part of our New Age Parents Week By Week Pregnancy Guide! This article was first published in New Age Pregnancy.
With this guide, we hope it will help to give you some reassurance and shed some light on the changes you will come to experience for the next 40 weeks. Now, let the countdown begin.
Disclaimer: Please keep in mind the information provided in this guide is just an approximate gauge for your pregnancy. Each pregnancy is different and growth rates vary. If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact your gynaecologist.
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