5. Timing is Everything

In reality, there is a small window that is optimal for conceiving and for a woman who has a regular cycle, generally that is 14 days after the start of her last period. An egg lasts 24-48 hours in the body which is when it would be fertilized. Sperm however can last from 3-7 days which is why it's ideal to have sex before you ovulate and on the day of. Given the timing of it all, it truly is a miracle when pregnancy does occur!

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