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How to confirm whether sperm went inside your partner?

How to know if sperm is in you? 

It is one of the most asked questions by women whether sperm has reached the ovum and fertilization has taken place.

The scientific answer to this question takes a lot of calculations and assumptions. But understanding it is not that difficult.

Sperm survives in the female reproductive tract for about four to seven days and one ejaculation carries 40 to 1,000 million spermatozoa.

A healthy female can produce one ovum every twenty-four days and it will get released during a pre-ovulatory phase. This is the optimal time for fertilization.

However, the life of the ovum after release is about twelve to twenty-four hours only. This means that if you have not gotten pregnant within these two days, then it would be difficult to conceive even if you try out numerous techniques to get pregnant.

How does the sperm travel to the fallopian tube?

Here is how the journey of male sperm takes: 

  1. When ejaculation happens, the penis ejaculates fluid that contains sperm.

  2. This sperm then travels through the urethra, which is a small opening on the underside of the penis.

  3. The sperm then accumulates in the tip of the penis, and it's here that they are released when ejaculation happens.

  4. Once released, the sperm travel into the vagina, where they swim towards the cervix.

  5. The cervix opens up into a small hole called the uterus. The sperm try to pass through the cervix and enter the uterus.

  6. They then travel to an area called the fallopian tubes, which are positioned on either side of the uterus.

  7. The fertilization takes place in the fallopian tube.

Can you feel when an egg gets fertilized?

It is not possible to feel the fertilization process, not even after two or three days. But, some women have claimed that they can feel the implantation process wherein the fertilized egg travels down the fallopian tube and attaches itself within the uterus walls.

Can oral sex lead to pregnancy?

There is absolutely no possibility that a woman can get pregnant from oral sex. The sperm must enter the vagina to fertilize the egg. When you have unprotected vaginal sex, there is a chance of getting pregnant, and it is necessary for every couple to know the possibility of getting pregnant when the man does not ejaculate outside. With the above side effects in mind, oral sex should not be treated as the safest way because even oral sex can lead to STIs including HIV.

Early signs of pregnancy

Only a pregnancy test can give you accurate results but there are some signs which can give you a hint.

  • Missed your period: This is only applicable if you have a regular menstrual cycle. If a week or two has passed without the start of your expected menstrual cycle, it can be an indication that you are expecting.

  • Swollen breasts: Hormonal changes are very frequent during the initial stage of pregnancy and so your breasts can become tender, sensitive and sore. Eventually, this discomfort will fade off once your body learns how to adjust to hormonal changes.

  • Bloating and constipation: Due to hormonal changes in the initial phase of pregnancy, the digestive system slows down which can lead to abdominal bloating and constipation.

  • Nausea with or without vomiting: Morning sickness, nausea and vomiting can be an indication that you are 4-6 weeks pregnant. These pregnancy blues can become severe during the third trimester.

  • Pregnancy glow: During the initial stages of pregnancy, many people say that the mother achieves an appealing glow. Acne can also be accompanied by this glow due to hormonal changes.

  • Frequent urination: During the early phases of pregnancy, the blood in a woman’s body increases leading to the processing of extra fluid by the kidneys that end up in the bladder.

  • Fatigue: The progesterone levels increase during pregnancy which can lead to fatigue.

  • Mood swings: Hormonal changes give rise to a flood of mood swings during the early stages of pregnancy. It can make you unusually emotional and weepy.

  • Spotting: During implantation, the fertilized egg buries itself in the uterus lining which leads to light spot after about 10-14 days of conception. This is one of the first signs of pregnancy. However, this does not hold true for all women. Light spotting could be a sign of other gynaecological problems as well.

  • Food cravings: Food aversions are really common during pregnancy. You might experience a craving for certain foods and might dislike others. These food preferences occur due to hormonal changes.

  • Cramps: You might feel cramps in your lower abdomen and lower back during early pregnancy. These cramps can range from mild to moderate pain.

  • Nasal congestion: Due to increased blood circulation and increased hormonal levels, the mucous membranes in the nose start swelling which can lead to dryness and bleeding. Also, this can make your nose feel stuffy and runny.

Take Away 

The early signs of pregnancy do not necessarily mean that you could be pregnant, these signs could also be an indicator that you are getting sick. You can be pregnant without experiencing these symptoms as well because every pregnancy is unique. 

Still, if you are someone who has missed their period and came across the above-mentioned symptoms, do take a pregnancy test and if the results are positive, do not delay in getting a check-up. The sooner you start your prenatal care, the sooner you will be able to maintain a healthy pregnancy.