Fertility specialists and (nosy relatives) claim that it “only takes one sperm” to get pregnant.
So scientifically if you have one sperm and one egg, you should have gotten pregnant long ago. Wake up, specialists! We have a sperm or two, a couple of eggs and nothing is happening! Don’t you love how people tell you that all you need “is one sperm” to get pregnant? Not true. You need millions of good, strong, motile sperms that can swim faster than those lazy, two-headed spermies. If you only needed one sperm, your fertility doctor would be pleased with your husband’s low semen analysis.
“Excellent news. Your semen analysis results showed that your husband has one sperm! All you need is one!”
Instead, Doctor Uterus tells you that a count of a couple million is a pretty low count, and you might never conceive naturally. But don’t I need just one sperm, doctor? You have one sperm and one egg. So what’s the problem, uterus? It doesn’t take just “one.” It takes millions and millions until one sperm is physically implanted into one egg, and that doesn’t always work!
Fertile woman: 1 sperm + 1 egg = pregnancy
Infertile woman: 1 sperm + 1 egg + RE+ fertility meds +failed IUIs +multiple IVFs + miscarriages = possible pregnancy