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Quiz on understanding conception

Do You Really Understand Conception?

Yes, we all know there is more to conception than the birds and the bees, but most of us don't stop and think about the science of it. As anyone who has had trouble conceiving knows, it's complicated.

Doctors usually calculate the start of pregnancy from the first day of your last menstrual period. This is called the menstrual age and is about two weeks ahead of when conception actually occurs. Do you know what happens next? Take my quiz and find out!


Do You Really Understand Conception?

True or False: Ovulation generally occurs about three weeks before a woman's next menstrual period begins.

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fsofield fsofield 9 years
that was harder then I thought it would be. I got an 86 though
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
anniekim and lickety split, I guess I'm not pregnant... I started my period.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
I took question 3 to mean the egg stayed there indefinitely so I anwered false.
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 9 years
I'm with the others. #3 doesn't sound right. I thought the egg kept traveling and if it wasn't fertilized, implanted in the uterus resulting in menstruation.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
kikidawn, my pregnancy tests w/i my 3rd child were negative for 3 1/2 months :kiss:
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 9 years
After giving birth 11 years ago, I only got 4/7. No wonder I am having trouble conceiving now. Time to get back to basics, girls.
cindyck99 cindyck99 9 years
katiekat katiekat 9 years
Is #3 REALLY true? I've been menstruating since I was 13, but have only been pregnant twice, does that mean that those hundreds of unfertilized eggs have remained in my fallopian tubes waiting for sperm to fertilize them????? True or False: The egg is released and travels into the fallopian tube where it remains until a single sperm penetrates it during fertilization. Your answer: False Correct answer: True The egg is released and travels into the fallopian tube where it remains until a single sperm penetrates it during fertilization
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Natural Family Planning. :) Tracking your body's fertile signs, temperature, etc to either conceive or avoid conception.
cindyck99 cindyck99 9 years
Greggie---what's "NFP"? i'm ttc and am looking to understand how it works even more. thanks.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Question 3 is worded badly, I agree. It makes it sound like an egg will hang in the tubes indefinately until it's fertilized, which isn't true. Also, two sperm can penetrate one egg. Changes occur to HELP prevent it, but aren't always successful.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I will anniekim :) I'm starting to wonder b/c I was reading on the box and it said to take the test again in 3 days b/c it could read a false negative
anniekim anniekim 9 years
I did terribly! 3/7. It's a wonder that I have any kids. Kikidawn--take the test again in 3 days and let us know . My current pregnancy started with a negative test!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
You know, even those of us who haven't had trouble conceiving can understand how complicated it is. NFP is a great education in what goes on in my body.
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 9 years
6/7 close enough. i'm ashamed of the one i got wrong though...pretty stupid.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
Wow - I really did bad on the test!
abqmama abqmama 9 years
Wow, I can't believe I got all those right!
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
I say question 3 is a trick question. It makes it sound like it stays there forever, which it does not.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
4/7 :( Well, after giving birth 10 years ago I guess you forget everything you read about when you first find out that you're pregnant.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I only missed the hCG one! It was pretty weird coming on here and see that pregnancy test as I took one this morning! lol Thank God it was negative... but still no period! :?
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
Woo! 7/7! That was hard.
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