Nov 13

Fertility specialists and (nosy relatives) claim that it “only takes one sperm” to get pregnant.

B U L L S H I T!

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

12 Responses to “#854 It only takes one sperm”

  1. Katie says:

    AMEN. I am so tired of people telling me, "It only takes one!" Um, really? You try it with one and tell me how that works out!!!

  2. Jendometriosis says:


  3. Carolyne says:

    Ah that ol' chestnut. I've taken to lunging at anyone who utters those words (and 'just relax and it'll happen')
    If it takes one, what are the others doing.. handing out mints?
    Great Blog!

  4. Rach says:

    LOL. Awesome! I love the quote.

    "Excellent news. Your semen analysis results showed that your husband has one sperm! All you need is one!"


  5. ttc4toolong says:

    I agree!!!

  6. Claire says:

    It only takes one if you are a teenager or a crack addict…

  7. Eileen says:

    LMAO. This one speaks to me. Love the equation.

  8. Laura says:

    Oh how true. And I also love when they say, "it only takes one egg." True, in theory, but I ovulate one egg every month, have lots of sex and get lots of sperm swimming that way, and…nuttin! At this point, if I become Octomom II via IVF, so be it!! (just kiddin' of course – ONE is fine when it comes to giving birth!!) :-)

  9. Carly says:

    If it only takes 1 egg and 1 sperm to get pregnant, then I would have more kids than the Duggars by now. Because most months I have 4 or 5 eggs (thank you, Clomid) and my husband has like 7 or 8 million sperm.

  10. C says:

    Oh yes, that one is a gem, right up there with "relax and it will happen.."

  11. Amanda says:

    so true!!

    it's like those girls from high school who got pregnant and they said they had sex once. i don't believe that either. don't you have to have sex multiple times and maybe…hopefully….become pregnant? :)

  12. Dani says:

    I figure I have sperm in me pretty much all the time at this point and it still hasnt worked.