The Process Of Fertilization?
Afternoon. I want to ask an obstetrician/SpOG specialist. What is the name of the organ / center in the uterus that plays a major role in fertilization as the formation of the fetus? Is it true the umbilical cord / placenta?. Hopefully it can be answered. Thank you so much
Good morning Kevin, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Fertilization is the process that occurs when a sperm cell from a male meets a female egg cell. No one knows exactly when this process occurs because there are no symptoms or signs that come out during the process. A person usually only finds out that he is pregnant some time after the fertilization process occurs. This fertilization process occurs in one of the tubes called the fallopian tubes.
After fertilization or union between the two cells occurs, the two cells are called zygote and will combine to form new cells. This zygote will then pass through the fallopian tube again to the uterus and attach there. At this stage the zygote has developed into an embryo with a greater number of cells.
This embryo will then continue to divide and develop so that some will become the placenta or umbilical cord and some will develop into a fetus. This placenta will later play a very important role in distributing oxygen and nutrients that the fetus needs to develop during pregnancy. If you want to know more, you can click on the following link to our article on the Process of Fertilization and the Process of Pregnancy. So, hope it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa