How many hours does it take to get pregnant?

The estimated Minimum Hours it will take to get pregnant is 155 hours.

The estimated Maximum Hours it will take to get pregnant is 251 hours.

Note: these are estimates based on the explanations below.

Journey to the Sperm

According to, it takes about 15 to 45 minutes after ejaculation for the sperm to reach the egg.

Estimated Minimum duration: 15 minutes

Estimated Maximum duration: 45 minutes


The sperm will then undergo a process called capacitation in the reproductive tract. This process will take about 10 hours. According to Stephen Ruffenach,

Sperm capacitation refers to the physiological changes spermatozoa must undergo in order to have the ability to penetrate and fertilize an egg.

Stephen Ruffenach

Estimated duration: 10 hours


This is the next step after capacitation is implantation. This is the process through which the fertilized egg moves through the fallopian tube and settles in the uterine lining of a woman and continues to develop.

Until implantation is done, pregnancy has not started.

Estimated Minimum Duration: 6 days (According to Healthline)

Estimated Maximum Duration: 10 days (According to Healthline)

You get it!

This is how we came about our numbers.

But don’t take them as a piece of medical advice.

The reality can be far from what we have said, our conclusion has been explained above.

You should consult your doctor or medical practitioner for advice and guidance about your pregnancy or any health-related subject.