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What happens to the fertilized egg after fertilization?
After fertilization, the fertilized egg starts traveling down the fallopian tube toward the uterus. If fertilization does not happen within 12-24 hours after ovulation, the egg dies off.
What happens if fertilization does not occur within 24 hours after ovulation?
If fertilization does not happen within 12-24 hours after ovulation, the egg dies off. Implantation, the attachement of the fertilized egg to the uterus, happens on average about 9 days after ovulation/fertilization (between 6 and 12 days) and is required for the fetus to continue to grow. The blood…
What happens to sperm when they get into the egg?
If one sperm does make its way into the fallopian tube and burrows into the egg, it fertilizes the egg. The egg changes so that no other sperm can get in. At the instant of fertilization, your baby’s genes and sex are set.
Where does fertilization happen in the body?
Some people think fertilization happens in the uterus, since that鈥檚 where the baby develops. However, fertilization actually occurs in the fallopian tubes. Each sperm has a single goal: to meet up with the egg.