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Implantation Dip an Early Sign of Pregnancy?

on May 18, 2012

by Lucy Eades

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View real examples of an implantation dip and learn how to read your Basal Body Temperature (BBT) chart to see if you could be pregnant.

For those that chart their basal body temperature (BBT), an implantation dip could be an early indication of pregnancy. As you know, ovulation can be detected on a basal body temperature chart by a slight shift in temperature midway through your cycle. By charting your BBT every day, you can detect the day you ovulate by looking for a slight temperature rise that will remain elevated after ovulation. While with a regular chart, your temps will remain elevated, with an implantation dip, your chart will show a one-day drop in temperature. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What is an implantation dip?

An implantation dip is a luteal phase dip that will typically occur between 7 and 10 days past ovulation (DPO), and is an indication of implantation – an early sign of pregnancy when the fertilized egg implants itself. An implantation dip is an increase in your estrogen hormone so it lowers your temperature creating a dip in your basal body temperature (BBT). For many women, during implantation, they may also experience some spotting around this time called implantation bleeding.

Does an implantation dip mean you’re pregnant?

Here’s a look at my chart. You will notice right here that the temperature goes up during ovulation. Hopefully you can see this and then right here, it shoots back down at 6 DPO and it goes back up. You can see this red line and here’s the dip directly underneath it. So you will notice right here in this chart, they are not pregnant. There is no BFP unfortunately and they did a start a new cycle. But right here, you will notice an increased inner temperature. Ovulation occurred and then they had a major dip right here. This is a perfect picture of an implantation dip. It occurred for them at 6 DPO, six days past ovulation. You could see an implantation dip as early as 6 DPO or as late as 12 DPO. Basically what you are looking for is a dip in your basal body temperature. Now an implantation dip is fairly uncommon for a non-pregnancy chart & will only show up in about 10% of non-pregnant charts.

This is a pregnancy chart, and you will notice the dip occurs right here at 8 DPO at the time of implantation. This is the time that the fertilized egg is implanting itself. Now, an implantation dip only occurs in about 25% of pregnancy charts, while a full 75% of pregnancy charts never show an implantation dip. So you can find it in both charts. However, it is more commonly found in those that are pregnant. So with that said, if you do see one, it’s a great indicator of a possible pregnancy. However, remember you must test with a pregnancy test to be sure.

The bottom line

Now I’ve had three successful births and none of our charts in our four years of trying to conceive have I ever personally had an implantation dip. This is my last chart and you will notice that there is no implantation done, and this is basically what all of my charts look like. But an implantation dip can definitely be one of the early signs of pregnancy, especially when in conjunction with some of the other more common early signs of pregnancy. Do keep in mind though that an implantation dip will not always show in a pregnancy chart, so don’t fret if you don’t have an implantation dip – it doesn’t mean you’re not pregnant. On the other hand, if you do have a dip in your chart, there is the chance that it is still a non-pregnant chart. Only testing will tell for sure.

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Lucy is a mother of three, who’s passionate about all things AP parenting. When she’s not busy giving tips on keeping babies healthy & happy, you can find her blogging on her popular YouTube channel

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  • Stephwright30

    Lucy, I really need ur help!!! I don’t understand why FertiBella keeps cancelling my order. :( If you could please contact me asap @ stephwright30@gmail.com Also have more things to ask you about getting pregnant… Thanks and really hope to here from you!!!

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  • Alexandra

    Hi, im 24yrs old n my husband is 27yrs old . We already have two children together. But we are n have been trying,for #3 for a little whil now. My first one was easy, 2nd child wasnt as easy but not as hard as it is now. I just bought an ovulation kit. N ive been trying everything. My main question is the hole ovulation timing. One site says have sex 2 to 3xs a week just to b safe if un sure n then another says save up his sperm n wait to have sex for 3-5days b4 ovulation so hes got lots of sperm. N some same have sex every other day what do I do to get prego fast n when do we have sec or dont have sex? Plz help

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  • Prabha Sahgal

    The key to success at getting pregnant is to know when you’re ovulating. Once you have pinpointed ovulation either by charting your basal body temperature (BBT) or by taking ovulation predictor kits (OPKs), then you want to have intercourse every day 2-3 days leading up to ovulation and on the day of ovulation for maximum chances of success.

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  • Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

    The key to success at getting pregnant is to know when you’re ovulating. Once you have pinpointed ovulation either by charting your basal body temperature (BBT) or by taking ovulation predictor kits (OPKs), then you want to have intercourse every day 2-3 days leading up to ovulation and on the day of ovulation for maximum chances of success.

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  • logansmama1

    Just ordered my set of fetabella conceve easy today!! Been waiting to order it for a while now. And since I see so many good responses that it helps you to get pregnant, I can’t wait to start! I’ve been trying for 2 years to get pregnant.:/ wish me luck I’m so excited to start!!!

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  • ShannaLea

    How can it be called an implantation dip if there was no pregnancy? The term “implantation dip” implies that a zygote implanted in the uterus and resulted in a pregnancy.

    On the non-pregnancy chart you are using as an example, you should call the dip on 6dpo a “luteal phase dip” rather than the incorrect “implantation dip” term that you are using.

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  • PCOSsuccess

     
    After being diagnosed with PCOS 2 years
    ago I know what you are going through. And let me tell you, it is so
    discouraging knowing that we are not ovulating every month. You made
    the right choice by ordering the ConceiveEasy kit. I am happy to let
    you know that I am finally ovulating and hopefully I will have more
    good news in the next few days as I am now waiting to see if I am
    pregnant. Good Luck to the both of us!

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  • Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

    I am sorry for your loss. It is important to be physically and emotionally prepared before attempting another pregnancy. It may be that you need more time off for you to fully heal and recover. Attempting too soon may risk you to the same problems as before. It also very important to talk to your doctor before trying again to avoid putting yourself at any unnecessary risk and also to determine the cause of the miscarriages. Your doctor may also want to closely monitor your next pregnancy. In the meantime, build up your body’s strength by eating right, taking vitamins, reducing stress, exercising, etc., to make the succeeding pregnancy a healthy one.

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  • Monica Scott, RN

    Although implantation bleeding are more pinkish or brownish in appearance than your usual menstrual flow, the only real way to distinguish the two is to take a home pregnancy test. You will have to wait until the date that your period should start to get an accurate result, because if you do it too early, you risk getting a false negative result even if you really are pregnant. In that time period, the levels of hCG in your body may still be too low to be detected by the test.

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  • Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

    Since you just missed your period for a day, there is less chance for you to be pregnant. With these signs, you might just be experiencing Premenstrual Syndrome and your period might arrive any day from now. However; if you continue missing your period, I do recommend you to take a pregnancy test after 14 days for a reliable result.

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  • Monica Scott, RN

    Since you haven’t confirmed that you’re pregnant, it is best that you still continue taking Fertibella ConceiveEasy. Once you have confirmed that you’re pregnant, you can already stop taking these fertility pills and start taking prenatal vitamins instead.

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  • Courtney

    I’m wondering if I’m having implantation I just got done with having some Brown and pink discharge june 16-18 of June my period is due on the 31st wondering is this implantation

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  • Lisa

    So this is prob the weirdest thing but I have a hcg of 750 and I m meant to be about 5 weeks and went to get us and no sack and no baby :( I have had a little blood nothing major and no pain
    I have had some cramps in the middle of my stomach like gas pains
    Help me I m so confused

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  • Dr. Christine Lee, MD

    Yes; you are most likely experiencing uterine implantation and there is a good chance for you to be pregnant. I do suggest that you take a home pregnancy test 14 days after the first day that you have missed your period for a consistent result. However; if you want to determine if you’re conceiving as soon as 6 days after your ovulation, it is best that you take a blood pregnancy test.

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  • Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

    You most likely are experiencing hormonal imbalances, given that you’re not pregnant. Hormonal imbalances can disrupt your menstrual cycles, and are due to various factors such as stress and your environment. I do suggest that you start taking fertility supplements to help boost your body’s fertility and at the same time regulate your hormones in order for you to improve your chances of getting pregnant.

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  • barb

    Hi this is my first month of bbt tracking , we want a baby so I am doing my chart my base was 96.8 then I went up to 97.1 my temps stood up to 97.2 then 9 days later my temp went to 97.4 that was my ovulation day and my temps have stayed in the 94 now to 97.4 and 10 days now I had a drop this morning to 96.9 and I went to check my cervical fluid I had brownish blood . I haven’t spotted yet but when I went pee I noticed when I wiped a little more brown blood. What could this mean. I shouldn’t start my period for 4 more days.

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  • Southernbelle Shell

    Hello, Im 35 years old with one 8 year old and a miscarriage in Jan 2013, I am around 9 DPO have had change and increased CM for a few days now my temp will spike up around 99.2 then dip within 5 mins to 98.5 I haven’t had any implantation bleeding and I usually do but Ive never had all these preggo symptoms and heaviness and cramping for so long before implantation.. So what in the world is going on in there??

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  • Alicia Mummy Berry

    Im not due on my period till the 31/08 and im having a pinkish period but no period like cramps could this be implantation?

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  • Jamie

    I have had two pregnancies in 17 years one live birth never on BC or used anything to stop it
    And my hubby wouldn’t take no since it was my peak week since I have no wish to have anymore my son is 17 but since I knew it was peak time I have charted my temps today is dpo 8 implantion is due tomorrow my body temp has been in the 99. Areas till this evening and it was 96.1 I know my body and so far everything is pointing to I am but what is your thoughts when I was PG with my son I would get sick if I didn’t eat every 2 hours I would be sick and last few days I have had to keep crackers handy to keep the upset stomach at bay

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  • Dreaya

    Ive been trying to get pregnant for over a yr now. I have regualar 27-27 day cycles. I had two positive ovulations opks this month. I use clear blue digital. I had my girst postive on cycle day 8 and another on cycle day 10. when would i likely have ovulated? I was told after a positive opk you ovulate within the next 12-36 hours.

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  • sam

    i have a couple questins the first one is ” if its time for you to start and you kinda feel like your going to but its just spotting and brownish discharge could I be pregnant? And the other thing is that I’ve been feeling like throwing up and it won’t go away?

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  • Mary

    Hi I am 19 years old and I am on the pill Lo Loestrin Fe. I have been on it since August 2013. This month February, I was supposed to have my period on the 7th I am now 2 weeks late. I spotted for one day on the 3rd also. I took 3 at home pregnancy tests last week and they all came back negative. I have noticed my lower abdomen feels full of pressure and I am passing gas more frequently. Also I am peeing more often. Is it my medication? Because the tests all showed negative. Should I take another test?

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  • A

    Last period ended on the 12th
    Had spotting 4-5 days ago
    Now I have bleeding 17 days after period

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  • Dylan

    is there any pills to help my wife get pregnant

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  • uyoyo

    Had spotting from day 32 to day 43 is that sign of pregnancy?

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  • Mp

    Hello my BBT went down by .3 degrees farhenheit for a couple of days and then went up by .2 degrees (higher than the highest temp I’ve been this cycle) but this rise only lasted for 1 day. Is that considered normal?

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  • eeyore1128

    Hello. My period ended on July 13. I had some spotting on July 27,29, 30 and August 3,4. What I think is my period started on August 5-7. What does this mean? Is it my period or implantation? Me and my husband are trying to conceive. Thank you

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  • raianne

    Hi , my period ended august 2nd and me and my boyfriend had sex on august 4th and on august 6th I started bleeding when I use the bathroom it only shows when I wipe it started out as a faint pink color and now its august 7th and its a redish color now I never had this happen before and I do have mild cramps and off and on feeling like I’m going to throw up but I don’t I’m just wondering why am I bleeding it can’t be my period I just got over it and its not just drops but its not heavy like my period and I don’t need a pad or leak its only when I pee sometimes it gets in my pee but I’m not sure what it is

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  • Guest

    hi i have a daughter of one years old is i two months late , i have took pregnancy test and they all come negative what is one thing it can help to get pregnant or to know what to do ???

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  • Joselyn Lara

    Hi Me and my husband are trying to conceive we have a daughter but i been two months late ,i have took pregnancy test but they all come negative ? idk why ? please help

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