Different Signs of Implantation

While I focus on developing and improving my fashion designs for pets, I do not dismiss the possibility of settling and having a family of my own in the future. I have several friends who already have their own families now. And they shared to me some of their challenges when it comes to first-time pregnancy.

There are tons of resources online about pregnancy, and almost half of them discuss the long list of dos and don’ts for pregnant women. For instance, taking alcoholic drinks and medications is prohibited for pregnant women and they may affect the development of the child. But what if you didn’t know that you are pregnant and you were able to take these things? Your child will be the one to suffer the consequences.

Most women only know that they are pregnant once they experience some signs like morning sickness, frequent urination, and of course, a positive pregnancy test result. But most of these signs normally appear when you are already several weeks into pregnancy. Fortunately, there is another effective way to give you a clue that pregnancy has already begun. And that is through observing signs of implantation. It could be easier to detect these signs if you are using implantation calculator like this one. But if you don’t, here are some of the recognizable signs which you may also notice.

1. Spotting

Also known as implantation bleeding, spotting is perhaps one of the most noticeable symptoms of implantation and it normally occurs around seven to ten days after ovulation or when a fertilized egg embeds itself in the uterine wall. The spotting is normally pinkish and not red in color and scanty unlike the regular menstruation.

2. Cramping

Implantation cramping is more like the regular cramps that some women experience before and during their period. The cramping that affects the lower abdomen can be moderate to mild, and it could last for a day or two.

3. Breast Changes

Many women also complain about breast changes such as tenderness, soreness and swelling as part of implantation symptoms. These changes can be attributed to the hormonal changes that occur rapidly after conception. Breast changes can be noticeable as early as seven days after ovulation.

4. Frequent Urination

If you find yourself visiting the bathroom more often than usual because of the urge to urinate, it could also be an early sign of pregnancy. You may experience it as early as one week after successful conception.

5. Hot flashes

Although not a very common symptom, a significant number of women reported having experienced hot flashes that could last for about an hour on the day that implantation occurs. Hormonal changes, particularly the sudden drop of estrogen level in the body, are one of the reasons why some women feel the sudden surge of heat in their body.

While early pregnancy can be detected as early as one week after conception using the abovementioned symptoms, the best way to confirm a pregnancy is still the pregnancy test. You could test for pregnancy as soon as you experience any or a combination of those symptoms.