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What is conception?

Conception happens at the moment the sperm fertilizes the egg. The egg needs to be fertilised within 24 hours of its release.

How could a conception calculator help?

A conception calculator, otherwise known as an ovulation calculator, is a quick and easy way for you to work out your fertility window. That is the six days in the middle of your cycle when you are most likely to conceive. Click here to use our ovulation calculator – simply pop in the start date of your last period and its length, and you will find out your most fertile days.

What is the difference between conception and pregnancy?

Conception is the moment pregnancy starts. Pregnancy is… just kidding, you don’t need us to tell you!

How can I conceive a boy or girl?

There is no shortage of old wives’ tales on how to conceive a boy or a girl – but none of them have been proven to be effective. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as downloading an app and getting a baby girl!

Signs and symptoms of conception

You probably won’t know you’re pregnant until you realise your period is late, or until you take a pregnancy test. There are some early signs of pregnancy that you can keep an eye out for, however.

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