How Do You Get Pregnant? | Planned Parenthood Video

How Do You Get Pregnant? | Planned Parenthood Video

Pregnancy is a pretty amazing process. It all starts with a sperm and an egg. Sperm are tiny microscopic cells that are made in testicles. Sperm cells mix with other fluids to make semen which spurts out of your penis when you ejaculate. Eggs live in ovaries. And the hormones that control your menstrual cycle cause eggs to mature every month. These hormones also make the lining of you uterus thick and spongy to prepare for a possible pregnancy. Every month, one mature egg leaves your ovary. This is called ovulation. That egg travels through your fallopian tube which takes about 12 to 24 hours. If semens get into your vagina, sperm can swim up through your cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes, searching for an egg. Sperm cells can live in your body for up to six days, waiting for an egg to show up. Millions of sperms come out during each ejaculation, but it only takes one sperm to meet with an egg which can lead to pregnancy. When a sperm cell joins with an egg, it’s called fertilization. After that happens, the fertilized egg begins to divide into more and more cells and moves towards your uterus. The ball of cells get to your uterus about three to four days after fertilization, where it can float around for another few days. If the ball of cells attaches to the spongy uterine lining, pregnancy officially begins. This is called implantation. It usually takes around three to four days to finish implanting. Up to half of all fertilized egg naturally don’t implant. They passed out of your body during your period. When the ball of cells implants into your uterine lining, your body starts making pregnancy hormones. These hormones keep your uterine lining in place so it can nourish the pregnancy. That’s why you don’t get your period when you’re pregnant. But if sperm and egg don’t meet up or a fertilized egg doesn’t implant into your uterus, the lining isn’t needed and it flows out of your vagina. That’s your period. So it actually takes a lot of steps and up to two – three weeks for pregnancy to happen. Want to learn more about pregnancy? Check out


  1. If I had sex for around 20 seconds and didn’t cum and maybe had a little pre cum is it still possible for a pregnancy

  2. Is it possible to get pregnant if the preejaculation fluid/sperm is ejaculated around the vaginal area but not in it?

  3. Alright I fucked a girl raw last night after smoking a joint and I didn’t pull
    Out, I’m in 10th with her 🤧 ion want any kids so what’s the move ?🤧

  4. how effective are condoms? i make my boyfriend pull out before he ejaculates and i use a condom everytime we have sex. how likely is it to get pregnant?

  5. i have ovary cyst… does ovary cyst cause little bit of pain or some kind of sensation in vagina… my vagina becomes hot sometimes… why it is happening???
    from last 8 months i am trying to conceive but i am not able to conceive… what should i do???
    please suggest

  6. Please tell me one thing… When my husband discharge… Quickly all liquid out my vagina… What is the reason i am not conceived?

  7. Me and my wife want baby.we are trying a lot but no result. One year ago we have married and i went abroad now since last 5 months we are living together but she did not conceive baby i am not worried but she wants to get pragnent plz help us

  8. I am trying to get pregnant for last three month my periods come on time this is my menses days please suggest me something how to get pregnant

  9. Hi mam
    Im planning for my pregency….we are trying bt 8months it ll not get success… pls guide me for my pregency…My previous period date March 17th…

  10. Sperm meets egg. This is really not a lot of information and explains nothing. Please read Tony Weschler's "Taking Charge of Your Fertility". You can understand your fertility specific to your body in a very detailed way. For example, one major indication not to have sex if you're not wanting to get pregnant is, when you see egg white cervical fluid when you go to the bathroom in the morning. So what you do is when you go to the bathroom in the morning, you look down and if you see any clear dangling stretchy fluid and it looks like egg white on your toilet paper– OR your more watery down there than usual throughout the day, it's a high indication you will be ovulating (releasing an egg) within 1-2 days, for some women longer. This is the most hospitable fluid for sperm that your body produces, also indicating your cervix is high and more open. Even if your egg hasn't arrived yet, sperm will most successfully wait around for up to 5-7 days in your body because this fluid was present at time of intercourse. You are your most fertile when this fluid is present. When can you tell your egg has up and left and ovulation is done? Your temp rises as soon an egg leaves. Want to learn more? Read Weschler's book. Already had a baby and trying again? You'll need a family planning instructor. Data tends to get whacky after you have your first child.

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