Some Sperm and Egg facts i came across ;)

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  1. Charliemarina

    Charliemarina expecting #4

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    hi ladies found this quite interesting to read and now know enjoy ;)

    All about sperm (and getting pregnant!)

    Fascinating sperm facts

    Immature sperm are present in baby boys but need the puberty hormone surge to make them grow into big sperm.
    About 2-6 ccs (about a teaspoonful) of sperm is ejaculated each time a man ‘comes’.
    The sperm itself only makes up about 5% of what a man ejaculates.
    These 2-6 ccs contain between 200-300 million sperm plus a mixture of sugar, protein, Vitamin C, zinc and prostaglandins (which help the sperm on their travels).
    When sperm is ejaculated it is like a gel which liquefies in about 5-15 minutes. Only when this gel becomes liquid do the sperm really get going – about 30 minutes later (but may take up to 24 hours).


    Sperm and getting pregnant


    It only takes one sperm to get a woman pregnant!
    Sperm has to get into the woman’s vagina for there to be any possibility of her getting pregnant.
    Sperm doesn’t have to get into the vagina only via the penis. A woman can get pregnant if the sperm is on someone’s fingers and they put their fingers into her vagina, or if the man ejaculates very near the entrance to her vagina.
    Sperm have a long journey to make to get to the egg, and most of them never make it. They travel from the vagina, through the cervix, up the womb and into the fallopian tubes.
    Studies show that some sperm reach the fallopian tubes in as little as 5 minutes after the man ejaculates. But most take 45 minutes or more.
    Studies in rabbits show that even if you destroy all the sperm in the vagina five minutes after ejaculation, the rabbit still gets pregnant.
    The chances of a woman getting pregnant as a result of having sex once, without contraception, is abound 30% at the woman’s most fertile time. In rats it is 90% - just as well we are not rats!
    It used to be thought the most likely days for a woman to get pregnant were two: the day on which the egg in a woman is released (known as the day of ovulation) and the day after ovulation. But it turns out that having sexual intercourse the day before ovulation as well as the day of ovulation carries the highest chances of getting pregnant.
    Sperm can hang around for along time – up to 85 hours or more after the man ejaculates into the woman's vagina, so a woman can get pregnant even if she has sex six days before she ovulates.

    MADE ME SMILE :)
     
  2. thedog

    thedog Guest

    Great facts - thankyou! :)
     
  3. wantingno.2

    wantingno.2 2 princes + a princess

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    wish i was a rat!!!!
     
  4. Delamere19

    Delamere19 Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys!

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    Oh I love these facts. Thanks for posting them. x x x
     
  5. Charliemarina

    Charliemarina expecting #4

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    mee to i read that bit thinking omg how lucky are rats!!!!
     
  6. Jolene

    Jolene Well-Known Member

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    Damn those rats! :rofl:
     
  7. WannaB

    WannaB Busy Finding Nirvana!

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    Im with you other ladies, bloody rats!! :rofl: I would take being born in the year of the rat even just to up my chances!:haha:
     
  8. Drazic<3

    Drazic<3 You got the love <3

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    Thanks for sharing :)
     
  9. chachadada

    chachadada pregnant after a loss

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    interesting! thanks for sharing :)
    good luck ttc ladies x
     
  10. Angel_dust

    Angel_dust Pregnant with #3

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    I'm looking over at my two pet rats and i swear they are looking smug, lol.

    Interesting facts, thanks for posting! x
     
  11. ablacketer

    ablacketer Just Call Me Angel :)

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    bwahahaha lil thats hilarious
     
  12. Annamumof2

    Annamumof2 Mum to 2 boys 2 girls

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    intresting thank you for sharing
     
  13. camocutie2006

    camocutie2006 Elijah's Mommy!

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    haha! i wanna be a rat too!
     
  14. ArticBaby

    ArticBaby Stepmom&TTC#1

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    Thank you for sharing :flower:
     
  15. readyforbaby

    readyforbaby pregnant with first!

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    never until now have I had a desire to be like a rat. sigh. thanks for posting! :)
     
  16. KittyKatBabe

    KittyKatBabe Pruod Mummy to Zara Jane

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    Nice lil pub facts for me there lol, I love stuff like this x
     
  17. MommyMichele

    MommyMichele Mom to 2 girls and 4 boys

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    hhmm
    they get lost on the way (most of them never make it)... get them a map
    they can sit up there for a long time doing nothing? wish I could give them some Red Bull and a Honey Do list! Figures sperm are lazy.

    I am in a weird mood and DH does not find me funny! Says I'm talking mean about his sperm.
     
  18. katix333

    katix333 Mom of 3

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    thank you for posting this! xxx
     
  19. Rmar

    Rmar Well-Known Member

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    Just a question, if sperm makes up 5% of what a man ejaqulates, then why does it become 'whiter' the longer in between?
     
  20. Trying4ababy

    Trying4ababy Well-Known Member

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    I never imagined I'd want to be a rat
     

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