All of the following must occur in order for you to conceive a child.  Your ovary must release (ovulate) an egg. The egg must be captured by the Fallopian tube. Sperm must travel through the vagina, into the uterus, and up into the Fallopian tube. Sperm has to fertilize the egg. The fertilized egg, or embryo, must travel down to the uterus. The embryo must implant in the uterine lining and develop for 9 months.