the science of conception (and why we aren’t being too scientific)

Obviously a lot of science goes into making a baby, but hubby and I have decided not to overthink it too much. We do know the basics.

I know that on average a woman will ovulate a couple weeks after her cycle begins (with the first day of a cycle being the first day you get your period.) However this time of ovulation can vary greatly from person to person depending on the length of your cycle and many other factors.

What hubby and I have decided to do is to be intimate with each other on a regular basis and not put too much thought into it. We’ve decided tracking my ovulation at this point, when we are just beginning this journey of conception and my doctor has not foreseen any problems, may run the risk of turning this joyous and miraculous act into a chore…and that would be quite a shame.

But the science of it all is incredibly interesting, and this morning I just found some of the most amazing pictures of the process (on a cellular level, of course — hee hee) I have seen. Check out WebMD‘s conception slideshow called “From Egg to Embryo.” I find it pretty amazing that this is where we all come from!


Image from WebMD's conception slideshow, "From Egg to Embryo"