Inspired by this post (and vol. 4 of the HHGTTG trilogy, the story of Fenchurch’s name). Barring IVF, I’ve got a slight problem seeing how the average person could know the circumstances of his/her child’s conception. Thinking back, I remember that when we were trying to “make babies” - as opposed to just practicing for it - we were screwing quite enthusiastically. Given that not all women keep track of exactly when they ovulate (at least my wife didn’t at the time), that semen (IIRC) can survive in the vagina for a couple of days waiting for the egg, and that there’s going to be a time span of a week or three between the conception and the positive pregnancy test, how is it possible to know exactly which of the intercourses was responsible for the conception?
Of course, this should never prevent anyone from cooking up a good story, but for myself I’ve never known - or even had a decent theory about - the actual cirumstances of my childrens’ conception. So I’m a bit fascinated that people can claim to know the circumstances of their child’s conception.