Whether a woman will get pregnant or not depends on whether a sperm cell will meet and fertilize an ovum. Fertilization occurs in fallopian tubes just above the womb, but much of that can be left for biology lessons. Our main interest is the period it can take for sperm cells to survive and actually fertilize an ovum.
Note that only a single sperm cell will be needed to take a woman towards tat long nine months period of pregnancy. It may seem pretty obvious but bear in mind that a single ejaculation can carry about 500 million sperm cells. Don’t worry; most of them never make it to the fallopian tubes.
For a healthy woman, sperm cells will fight for their survival for up to five days before they either succumb to harsh conditions or run out of energy.
Healthiness in women’s wombs is determined by clinical examinations of their cervical fluid. The survival period for sperm cells can reduce to 2 days. What does this mean? It means that you can get pregnant if ovulation occurs anywhere between 2-5 days after sex.
Sperm cells with Y chromosome (responsible for boys) usually swim faster towards the ovum but die quicker. You can use this technique to turn odds of having a boy or a girl to your advantage.
Sperm cells will die immediately the semen they are contained in dries up. This is case that they have been deposited outside any other intermediary fluid. The case is a bit different if an ejaculation occurs in bathtubs or so. For such, the water will keep them alive for an approximated 15 minutes. Again, you need not worry about getting impregnated by a bathtub in which a man has ejaculated in. The sperm cells will never make it into your womb.
In conditioned laboratory conditions, sperm cells can last for seven days before their demise.
Timing is everything when it comes to getting pregnant. First, you will need to keep track of your ovulation cycle. Second, you will need to take cervical fluid examinations to determine how healthy you are.
Engage in sexual intercourse more than once a day. This cycle should start about a day before the start of your ovulation. Also, ensure that you engage in sex positions that will increase the probability of sperm cells being deposited the deepest possible into your vaginal canal.
Only one sperm will have the luck of fertilizing an ovum. However, the probability that such a sperm cell will make it through the harsh conditions of a woman’s reproductive organs needs to be boosted.
It is therefore advisable for men to take measure that will allow them to produce more sperm. For a start, stop smoking and reduce alcohol intake. There will be plenty time for that later.
Sometimes it happens that men experience yellow sperm after ejaculating. The bet is that you are either eating too much sulfur concentrated foods or you are at later stages of life. Either way, you do not have to worry about the condition. That is unless you are having other symptoms of STIs or any other health condition.
About getting healthy sperm, the much you are advised is to take the various foods advised for the same. Also, quit habits that will likely ruin your general body health.
Once that thick blood is out of your body, you will have to wait until the next cycle to get pregnant. Even if you were to have sex 3 times a day, pregnancy will never occur.
It is for this reason that women are advised to keep clear records of their ovulation dates.