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Knowledge is empowerment and the knowledge of fertility becomes more important especially if you are struggling with fertility. Getting pregnant is sometimes not easy and when you see everyone around getting pregnant, it only adds to your worries, however do not stress much as you are not alone, one in four couples is facing this problem. Most of these infertility issues can be solved, thanks to the rapidly developing IVF science.
Female Reproductive OrgansFemale repro organs are:
- A vagina
- A cervix
- A uterus
- Pair of fallopian tubes
- Pair of ovaries
Male reproductive organsExternal organs: Penis, Scrotum and Testicles Internal organs: Epididymis, Vas Deferens, Urethra Penis Penis is the external organ, used during sex. Blood flow through the muscles resulting in erection, semen ejaculates from the end of the penis. Semen is a natural fluid produced by male reproductive system that can contain sperm. The scrotum Scrotum is the pouch of skin under penis, it contains the testicles. The testis Testis produces sperms and testosterone hormone. Epididymis The sperms are produced in testis but at that level they are not mature enough to fertilise an egg, this maturity is attained when the sperms pass gradually from the coiled tubes of epididymis, after which the sperms are ready to fertilise an egg. Vas Deferens Once the sperm are mature, they move into vas deferens. Urethra This is a tube from bottom of bladder till the end of penis. At the time of ejaculation of the sperms, urethra is the pathway used for semen ejaculation, however at this time a end of urethra is closed so that only semen is ejaculated in the right direction.
Understanding pregnancyIn ovary every month a follicle matures and ruptures to eject its egg out into the fallopian tube, all these functions are controlled by hormones and receptors. Meanwhile when the egg is reaching the fallopian tube the sperms also have reached there traveling all the way from vagina through cervix and uterus to fallopian tubes. At that spot in the tube the sperm fertilizes the egg and the egg starts growing. While it grows, it moves gradually down the tube towards the uterus. When it reaches uterus it is closer to the stage of getting implanted in the endometrium. Once it gets implanted in uterus then the pregnancy is carried on further in coming months.
Understanding ovulationOvulation is the process of the egg being released by the ovary. This egg is released (on an average) 14 days before the menstruation begins. If one can time the copulation, it can be helpful in getting pregnant.
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