Once your egg has been released from the ovary it is swept into the fallopian tube by the fimbria, which is a fringe of tissue at the end of each fallopian tube.
- Once the sperm reach the egg within the fallopian tube, they surround it and start to work together to release a digestive enzyme. The purpose of the enzyme is to weaken the wall of the mother egg. Once a sperm has penetrated the outer wall of the egg, the race is over. Having sexual intercourse at any other time of the month is less productive because of the narrow window of opportunity for pregnancy to occur. This is why the KNOWHEN® Ovulation Test is an excellent monitoring tool when you want to become pregnant. It can be conveniently reused month after month saving you the cost of buying single use ovulation test strips.
- To increase your chances to conceive please keep in mind that you should know your ovulation cycle which can vary from person to person.
- Sperm can live up to 72 hours which can increase your chances to conceive by up to 5 days, but only if you know your ovulation cycle and had intercourse three days before your ovulation day.