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18 Interesting Facts About Fertility and Conception

By Devan McGuinness |

Fertility, conception and growing a healthy pregnancy are complicated processes, though it seems quite easy for us. Our bodies usually know exactly what it’s doing, and if you think about it — that is a totally weird, yet awesomely mind-blowing thing. There are a lot of things that go on ‘behind the scenes’ that involve the right timing, perfect amount of hormones being released and timing with our partner to get the pregnancy test to show positive.

A few years back when I was trying to conceive and desperate to learn all I could to help my pregnancies, I came across a lot of awesome information that I never realized before. Now, as my husband and I continue to contemplate starting the whole trying-to-conceive thing over again, I find myself researching again the interesting and cool facts about fertility and conception.

Click through to read 18 interesting facts about fertility and conception:

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Facts about Fertility and Conception

Life of an Egg

The egg only lives about 12 to 24 hours after leaving the ovary.
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Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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