Implantation is the stage that causes the levels of all those enjoyable pregnancy hormones to increase (estrogen, progesterone, hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin). It starts with the combined cells multiply swiftly when the sperm and egg unite (conception), travel through one of the fallopian tubes, and eventually reach the uterus. A blastocyst is a group of cells that are dividing quickly. This little bundle of cells must implant itself into the uterine wall once inside the uterus.
The uterine lining is lost during the typical monthly period if implantation doesn’t occur, which is highly discouraging for women trying to get pregnant. But it serves as a reminder that the body is probably getting ready to try again.
Anywhere between 6 and 12 days after ovulation, implantation occurs. Most frequently, it happens 8 to 9 days after fertilization. So, depending on when ovulation occurs and if conception takes place early or late in the ovulation window, the precise date of implantation might vary. So, a woman should be aware of her body and pay attention to any changes, no matter how minor, when trying to get pregnant.
Here are signs of implantation that women should watch out for.
10 to 14 days after conception, when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining, implantation bleeding can happen. Light bleeding or spotting from this egg migration is possible, but this is entirely normal and shouldn’t require medical treatment.
In general, implantation bleeding affects about a third of pregnant women. Meanwhile, the two happen at about the same time each month, and they are not the same. Menstrual bleeding is more in volume than implant bleeding.
One of the early pregnancy indications is considered to be implantation bleeding. Given that implantation bleeding frequently occurs around the time of the next menstrual cycle, many women wonder if they are pregnant.
The duration of implant bleeding should be between a few hours and three full days. It is highly improbable that a woman is experiencing implantation bleeding if the bleeding is bright or dark red blood, lasts more than three days, and is a full flow in the sense that the woman is filling up pads or tampons.
First-time mothers are likely to spot or bleed a little more than mothers accustomed to egg attachment. This is because the first time the gum line is inflamed, it will bleed more, but subsequent bleeding will be minimized.