The oocyte can only be fertilised once a month in the middle of the female cycle. This is known as the period of ovulation and corresponds to the moment when an ovum comes out of the woman's ovary. After its release from the ovary, the ovum will only live for 24 hours.
The quality of the sperm is a crucial factor in this process.Read more
On average it takes one year for a couple to conceive. Should your attempts remain unsuccessful for longer than this, consulting a health professional will enable you to carry out a more in-depth diagnosis of the situation. You should be aware that the causes of subfertility of a couple are :