CareNet DuPage provides highly accurate, free pregnancy tests to women in Chicagoland. If this is not the right time for you to be pregnant, and you are concerned about the possibility, please call or text us today. The simplest answer is ten days is the average time for the fertilized egg to travel to and implant in the uterine lining. First, ovulation — the event when the ovary erupts and an egg is produced — occurs on day 14 of an average menstrual cycle.
Keep in mind that this 14 day mark is for the average woman, and that, for some women, ovulation can take place later than day The egg lives hours and if not fertilized will eventually dissolve and be flushed away in menstrual flow. Sperm, on the other hand, live 3 days on average. So a woman is most fertile 3 days before ovulation and 24 hours after ovulation.
If she has unprotected sex during that time, fertilization may occur. Once fertilized, the egg is swept down the fallopian tube toward the central cavity of the uterus.
This process can take days. Once inside the uterus, the egg begins implantation — a process of embedding in the thick, development-friendly environment of the uterine lining. This location is where the pregnancy will develop. Once the egg is implanted in the uterine lining, it begins to develop an attachment which will eventually become the placenta.
In addition, a hormone known as HCG is produced. Home pregnancy tests are very convenient and common these days. But the longer one waits and is closer to the first day of the missed period, the more accurate the test will be. CareNet DuPage is here to serve women who are facing unplanned pregnancies.
We provide fast and reliable pregnancy tests in a confidential environment. If you are concerned you may be pregnant, we are here for you. Call or chat for a free pregnancy test today. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor.
If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. CareNet DuPage is not an emergency center. Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call