Will I Know When Implantation Occurs?

on Feb 10, 2013

by Alyssia Granger

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Will I Know When Implantation Occurs?

There are some signs that can occur to help a woman know when implantation has occurred, but not every woman will show signs or be aware of those signs that do occur.

When a couple is actively trying to conceive that waiting period after ovulation can be very nerve-racking. Oftentimes there is several weeks of waiting as implantation occurs and the pregnancy begins to progress, allowing a fetus to begin to grow and develop. Of course within that small window of time as a fertilized egg is implanted within the uterine lining there is the question of whether or not a woman can know when this occurs. The simple answer is yes, there are some signs that can occur to help a woman know when implantation has occurred, but not every woman will show signs or be aware of those signs that do occur. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What are the signs of implantation?

Typically the process of implantation takes about 7 to 10 days as the fertilized egg attached itself to the uterine lining and begins to grow. However, this process can vary from woman to woman, sometimes happening within just a few short days of ovulation while other times it can take upwards of 14 days. The signs of implantation can be confusing to interpret as they can oftentimes be mistaken for the beginning of the natural ovulation cycle beginning again. However, if a woman does show signs for implantation they might be along these lines.

Light spotting

About 7 to 10 days after ovulation a woman who has had a successful implantation of an egg might have light spotting for a brief period. This can be so inconsequential as to go nearly unnoticed by some women, but if you pay attention during this time frame it could be a sign of implantation.

A spike in basal body temperature

Once implantation has occurred roughly a week or so after ovulation there could be a spike or thermal shirt in the body temperature as it adapts to the process of beginning to nourish a growing fetus. The spike in temperature may only be just a few 10th’s of a degree, so a basal thermometer is needed to detect it.

A dip in thermal temperature

Some women instead of experiencing a spike in temperature experience a dip of their basal body temperature. Every woman’s body is different and some women’s bodies acclimatize to a pregnancy by lowering the temperature for just a short period to accommodate the stresses of implantation. A basal thermometer is needed to detect the change in temperature as the dip could be less than one degree.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

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  • leah

    Can a pregnancy test be postive 3 days after intercourse?

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  • Dr. Christine Lee, MD

    No, pregnancy test results are still inaccurate three days after sexual intercourse. Since the implantation of a fertilized egg occurs 6 to 12 days after ovulation, I do recommend you to
    take a pregnancy test at least 14 to 22 days after sexual intercourse for reliable results.

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  • Pemela

    Hi i am 31 year old , and we husband wife are planning for baby from last 1 year, we tried all the process about ovulation times and so on. then we contacted some gynoc and came to know that he has less sperm count.So i want to know with less count can i get pregnent or not.if yes then please tell me how.

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  • Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

    Knowing that your partner has a low sperm count, getting pregnant can be quite difficult for you. It is best that your partner should avoid using sperm lubricants during sexual intercourse, quit unwanted habits such as drinking and smoking, and keep his scrotal temperature cool. It is also important that your partner should take fertility supplements to help improve your sperm count and increase your likelihood of getting pregnant.

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  • Ordinaryjane

    Just wanting a little advice. The wait to see if my period will arrive is the longest ever.
    I have a 26 day cycle, with a 5/6 day bleed. My husband and I had unprotected sex on day 9 and 10. What do you think the chances of a pregnancy occurring? I have 3children already and conceived first month of trying. Over the last 10 days I’ve convinced my self i am pregnant and then not pregnant so many times i think I’m going a little crazy!

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  • Sequoyah

    My periods are extremely irregular, so, I usually get them anywhere
    between 3 and 5 months. They usually last for about a week, or sometimes
    a little longer, and they’re heavy with quite a bit of clotting and
    then as time goes on, they become lighter and have more of a brownish
    colour. That is the normal cycle for me. about two weeks ago my boyfriend
    and I started to have sex, and this was my first time. We decided that
    since I am so irregular that we were not going to use a condom, birth
    control etc. We had sex 3 times over the course of about 4 days, and each time
    he ejaculated inside of me. This all occured about 14 days ago. I’ve recently started feeling light cramping in my lower abdomen, similar to menstrual cramping but not quite as intense. I stumbled across an article about implantation earlier. And I was wondering if I could be pregnant? I mean I know that it’s WAY to early to tell, but these symptoms? What is this? If anyone could offer insight or advice I would greatly appreciate it!

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  • mandy

    So i started this new birth control pill and i was bleeding for three weeks straight and me an my boyfriend currently had sex its been foyr days an im slightly cramping the thing is i missed two or three pills before intercourse what r my odds

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  • Littlemisspk

    started my period on 11/7 and it lasted about 5 days as normal. I had unprotected sex on 11/17 and he went inside me. I started getting that egg white mucus on 11/19, 11/20. My ovulation calculator said my fertile days were 11/21-11/26 but I got that thick white mucus on 11/19!! Is there a chance I could get pregnant??

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  • Jessica

    Ok so I am driving myself crazy to find out If I’m pregnant or not.. My parter had unprotected sex 8 times in my firtile window and I am not on any kind of birth control.. I’m hoping I am but I’d be ok if I am not.. I am about 6 days away from my period and I have to pee all the time seriously! My boobs have been a lil sore since ovulation and I’m very moody and one day I cried cuz my tire pressure was low lol but I have no cm and I feel it’s too early to take a test. With my son I didn’t get a positive until I was a week and a day late so idk I’m just going crazy!!

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  • kim333

    Ok soo can your egg furtalize 68 days after sex if you have a irreagular period

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  • Darline

    I am 41days into my cycle and I’m 13days over due for a period I took a pregnancy test two days ago and it was negative but I do have cramping and when I wipe there’s dark brownish blood? Am I pregnant or cycle change?

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  • cloe2634

    Hello everyone I ovulated on January 23 had sex 130 in the morning on 24th my breast r really tender to touch do you think I’m pregnant I also took a pregnancy test this past Monday it was negative pretty sure I tested to early. I have twins rite now want one more child.

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  • lisa

    I had my normal period on the 2 of Feb,then I had sex on 15.period came back on the 26 last two days?Breast has white discharge coming from them

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  • SP

    Hi. I have experienced light bleeding, only found when I check CM. It started on CD20 and has continued to CD 24. AF is due on CD29. I ovulated on CD14. Do you think this is more likely breakthrough or implantation. When can I test?

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