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Posted on Sep 1, 2016

Do You Actually Know How Babies Are Made?

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    Fertilisation is when male and female gametes fuse together.

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    An egg travels through the fallopian tube, and if a sperm cell is present, it may fertilise the egg.

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    Studies show that sperm can survive for up to five days, and the NHS says it might even be able to live for seven days.

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    The male and female gametes join together to form a zygote, which then goes on to form an embryo.

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    The sperm and the egg each contain 23 chromosomes. When the egg is fertilised it contains 46 chromosomes, arranged as 23 pairs.

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    Once fertilised, the egg travels along the fallopian tube and implants in the uterus. In rare cases, the fertilised egg begins to grow elsewhere, usually in a fallopian tube. This is called an ectopic pregnancy, and won't result in a baby.

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    The egg is released during ovulation.

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    The Pill is a contraceptive that uses hormones to prevent ovulation.

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    If an egg is not fertilised it disintegrates, and the thickened lining of the uterus is shed, resulting in a period.

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