Brief but important information about Conception

Determine the day of ovulation

Generally, the probability of conception is the highest on the day of the ovulation. If the menstrual cycle is of 28 days, then count 14 days backwards from the day when the menstruation is expected to start. Number of days of a menstrual cycle might vary from woman to woman. 

1.     Know your menstrual cycle. The first stage begins with the first day of your menstrual cycle. The hormones in your body initiate the growth of the egg follicle in the ovary. Hormones secreted during the 7th to 11th day of the men­strual cycle cause thickening of the inner lining of the uterus. If the egg is fertilized, it attaches itself and settles down in this thick lining of the uterus. 

2.     Most women have a menstrual cycle of 26 to 30 days. Generally, the egg is released from the ovary between 11th to 21st day from the last menstrual cycle. However, this may vary from woman to woman. The steep rise in the level of luteinising hormone arising from the brain results in the release of the matured egg from the ovary. 

     To facilitate the journey of the sperm up to the egg, the uterine lining turns smooth and white like an egg around this time. 

3.     The key to conception is the "right timing". At birth, the female ovaries contain about 10 million egg cells. But out of these, only 300-400 are released throughout the reproduc­tive span of the woman. Generally, one egg is released every month. The egg travels to the uterus through the fallopian tube to meet the sperm and get fertilized. The life of the egg is 12 to 14 hours, while that of the sperm is 3-5 days. Hence, if you can get to know the time of ovulation, then it is possible to increase the chances of conception by having intercourse around that time.



It is often seen that children or grand-children of outstand­ingly successful persons do not necessarily grow up to be as successful. One explanation that is offered is that small saplings or plants cannot grow vigorously in the shade of a large tree. As far as physical at­tributes are concerned, in case of children and grand-children, one might find similarities in terms of build, height, hair, voice and so on. with the older generation because the chromosomes are passed on from the parents. But what about the psychological disposition or nature of parents? That is not transmitted as it is to the next genera­tion. Often children take birth with a nature totally different from their parents. 

"Chromosomes from the mother’s egg and the father's sperm are used to shape the child. However, for one thing, science does not have a sure, predictable formula for this. It would be logical to say that the child's non-material mind, with its own combination, accepts the gift given by the parents. The physical attributes appear in the next generation through many such combinations. Science does not say any­thing about transmission of qualities of the mind. Hence, logically speaking, it is more likely that the child, grand-child, great-grand child might reflect a different or even opposite characteristic of nature than that in which the father invests his energy.



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