The most important stages of a pregnancy
Ovulation: During ovulation, the mature follicle bursts and releases an egg that is ready for fertilisation. This egg, which can survive for 24 hours, then moves through the fallopian tubes into the uterus.
Fertilisation: Fertilisation occurs when a sperm cell penetrates the egg through the embryonic membrane. The genetic material of the man and the woman then merges. The ideal window for fertilisation starts two days before ovulation and ends on the day of ovulation. A woman is in her fertile phase between the 9th and 16th day of her menstrual cycle.
Implantation: If the embryo settles in the endometrium (the mucous lining of the uterus), we speak of implantation. Initially the yellow bodies and then later the placenta produces the hormone progesterone, which is important for sustaining the pregnancy.