Pregnancy happens when the female’s egg released during ovulation gets fertilized by the male’s sperm. Once this egg is fertilized, it travels down to the uterus where is gets implanted. If the implantation is successful, it would result in a pregnancy. It normally takes 40 weeks for a full-term pregnancy. Pregnancy is affected by various factors. A healthy pregnancy is more likely to occur if the woman gets diagnosed early and immediately receives proper prenatal care, resulting in a healthy baby. Furthermore, in order to properly monitor the woman’s health and that of the baby, it is important to be fully aware of what to expect during the entire period of pregnancy. For women who would like to prevent getting pregnant, there are various forms of birth control that are effective and safe.