Definition of Conception in English

From the Latin conceptio, the term conception refers to the action and effect of conceiving. In biology, it is about the fusion of two sex cells to give rise to the zygote cell, where the union of the male (or male) and female (female) chromosomes is found. In this sense, the idea of ​​conception is synonymous with fertilization.

With the union of the male gamete (sperm) 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 occurs; in equines, after 11 months and in dogs, after two. This means that each mammal has its fertilization and development times within the mother’s womb.

Another use of the word Conception, when capitalized, refers to the Immaculate Conception. It is a Catholic dogma that maintains that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was born without original sin, that is, free from sin. The Immaculate Conception does not refer, contrary to what is usually believed, to the virginal motherhood of Mary.

Concepción is also the name given to various Latin American geographic regions. In Argentina, there are two departments with that name (in Misiones and Corrientes) and several cities and towns. One of the most important is Concepción del Uruguay, in Entre Ríos, which has about 65,000 residents.

In Chile, Concepción is a city and province with more than 200,000 residents, famous for its historical importance.

Bolivia, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela are other 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 pregnancy, it is important to keep in mind that conceiving is not as easy as it sounds; It takes many women who wish to have children between six months and a year to do so.

In order for a woman to become pregnant, it is necessary that she perform sexual intercourse during her fertile days, which are determined by the time when ovulation occurs.

According to DigoPaul, conception is possible only if when the woman is ovulating, one of the eggs she releases meets a sperm in the passage of the fallopian tubes. Therefore, once a woman begins to menstruate, it is impossible for her to become pregnant, since the ovum can no longer be fertilized; In addition, the hostile environment of the uterus will prevent 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 reality what has happened is that they have been mistaken for bleeding, the one linked to the moment 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 of lowering of the rule. 13 and 15 are most suitable for the propitiate pregnancy. It is important to remember that eggs live less time than sperm, up to 24 and 72 hours, respectively; This makes it possible for pregnancy to take place even if intercourse has been maintained in a period of up to three days prior to the moment of egg release.

It is worth mentioning that it is extremely important that when someone decides to bring a child to this world, they should think about all the aspects that make up the existence of that new life; be aware of whether you are in a position to provide everything you need to grow happy and healthy. You can also consider adopting and giving someone living in tragic conditions the same care and love.