From Latin concept, the term conception refers to the action and effect of conceiving . In biology , it is the fusion of two sex cells to give rise to the zygote cell, where the union of the chromosomes of the man (or the male ) and the woman (female ). In this sense, the idea of conception is synonymous with fertilization .
With the union of the male gamete (spermatozoon ) and the female gamete (Ovum ), the zygote is formed and then the embryo that will develop until birth. In humans, after fertilization occurs, a nine-month pregnancy takes place; in horses, after 11 months and in dogs, after two. This means that each mammal has its fertilization and development times within the maternal uterus.
Other use of the word Conception , when written with an initial capital letter, refers to the Immaculate conception . It is a Catholic dogma that argues that Mary , the mother of Jesus , was born without original sin, that is, free from sin. The Immaculate conception does not refer, unlike what is usually believed, to the virgin motherhood of Mary .
Conception It is also the name that various Latin American geographical regions receive. In Argentina , there are two departments with that name (in Missions and Currents ) and several cities and towns. One of the most important is Conception of Uruguay , in Between rivers , which has about 65,000 inhabitants.
In Chile , Conception It is a city and province with more than 200,000 inhabitants, famous for its historical importance.
Bolivia , Colombia , Dominican Republic , Guatemala , Mexico , Panama , Paraguay , Peru and Venezuela Are others countries that have a locality, city, municipality, province or department with this name.
Fertility period in women
Although we are used to hearing about unwanted pregnancies, it is important to keep in mind that conceiving is not as simple as it seems; It takes many women who wish to have children between six months and a year to get it.
For a woman to become pregnant it is necessary that she perform the sexual act during her fertility days, which are determined by the time at which ovulation occurs.
Conception is possible only if when the woman is ovulating, one of the ovules that releases meets a sperm in the passage of the fallopian tubes. Therefore, once the woman begins to menstruate it is impossible for her to get pregnant, since the ovule it can no longer be fertilized; In addition, the hostile environment of the uterus will impede the passage of sperm and, therefore, its subsequent survival.
It is important to mention that there are women who claim to have become pregnant at this time when in fact what has happened is that they have been confused with bleeding, the linked at the time of ovulation . A loss that receives the name "spoting" and that is characterized by being brief and with mucous residues.
A good way to know the right time for conception is to count 14 days from the moment the rule is lowered. Days 13 and 15 are the most suitable for pregnancy is propitiated. It is important to remember that the ovules live less time than the sperm, up to 24 and 72 hours, respectively; which makes it possible for pregnancy to take place even if relationships have been maintained for up to three days before at the time of egg release.
It should be mentioned that it is extremely important that when someone decides to bring a child to this world they must think about all the aspects that make the existence of that new life; Be aware of whether you are able to provide everything you need to grow happy and healthy. The possibility of adopt and give someone who is living in tragic conditions the same care and love.