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Old Dec 14th, 2011, 15:36 PM   1
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How long for sperm to reach egg?



Does anybody know?



 
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Old Dec 14th, 2011, 16:32 PM   2
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it can take some sperm minutes and some a couple of hours to reach the fallopian tubes. They reach the fallopian tubes and wait until an egg is released and if it has already been released they will try to penetrate it.



 
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Old Dec 14th, 2011, 17:06 PM   3
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I've read too that the sperm need 12 hours inside the female to go thru capatuation b/4 they can fertilize the egg. I can't remmeber where I read that, so it might be false information, but I think that's why most articles say it's best to bd before ovulation, not after.



 
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Old Dec 14th, 2011, 17:12 PM   4
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I don't think there really is an answer. I think it all depends on how hyper or lazy the sperm are at that given time of day. Ive head numbers from 5 minutes to 12 hours. So , I guess noone really knows.



 
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Old Dec 14th, 2011, 18:32 PM   5
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I have read that it can take as little as a few minutes up to 12 hours. Have you seen 'The Great Sperm Race'? Its a great documentation, Ill see if I can find a youtube link. Its in I think 6 ten minute youtube videos..




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Old Dec 14th, 2011, 18:51 PM   6
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the great sperm race is great ive seen it, would really recommend watching it x



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Old Dec 14th, 2011, 23:31 PM   7
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I have read that it can take as little as a few minutes up to 12 hours. Have you seen 'The Great Sperm Race'? Its a great documentation, Ill see if I can find a youtube link. Its in I think 6 ten minute youtube videos..

this was fascinating...i just watched all the videos. i couldnt help but laugh at some of the comparisons, however. how our cervix is a "literal hell" for sperm. its a wonder how ANY of us get pregnant. it was almost discouraging to watch, because the whole time im thinking "how will DH sperm ever reach my egg?!" but it happens everyday!! very informative and interesting! thanks for sharing!



 
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Old Dec 15th, 2011, 00:59 AM   8
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LOL you're funny I'm glad you liked it



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