Implantation - The Reason Behind Pregnancy Symptoms

Submitted by Pregnancy and Baby Care team on August 9, 2012

It is at the time of implantation, that a woman becomes aware of changes taking place inside her body. Therefore it is unlikely that there may be any pregnancy symptoms before implantation. Until the egg attaches itself to the lining of the uterus, the body continues functioning normally. Hormonal production also takes place in the usual manner. But once the embryo embeds itself into the uterine lining, the body becomes aware of the presence of the baby and ...

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...changes are made accordingly in order to support and nourish the egg. The first trigger of pregnancy is not the meeting of the egg and sperm, but rather, the implantation of the egg in the uterus. More on implantation symptoms. Once implantation takes place, many pregnancy symptoms start occurring. Most women become aware that they are pregnant when they miss a period. For a woman who is normally fairly regular, a missed period may be one of the surest signs of pregnancy. When implantation occurs, some amount of bleeding is likely to take place. There may be spotting or slight traces of blood. This generally occurs seven to ten days following ovulation. As the embryo attaches to the uterus, slight pain and cramping may also occur. Most women, however, do not experience these cramps. Many women also do not notice the bleeding from implantation. One of the most common pregnancy symptoms is nausea or morning sickness. This may begin as early as two days after conception or about two weeks after ovulation. Some women may start feeling nauseous before they miss a period. A pregnant woman also undergoes fatigue as changes begin to occur in the body. Another common pregnancy symptom is sensitivity of the breasts. This generally occurs in early pregnancy. The skin around the nipples, known as the areolas, may also become darker. You can also read on pregnancy symptoms before missed period

Food cravings may sometimes be indicative of pregnancy. By itself they should not be counted as a sure symptom as it could also be indicative of deficiency of a certain nutrient. But if it is accompanied by other symptoms, then one can take a pregnancy test to be sure. Following implantation of the embryo, the body begins to produce the hormone chorionic gonadotropin or hCG, which may result in an increase in the urge to urinate. When a woman is pregnant, her sense of taste may also change. Some women experience a metallic taste in the mouth, while other women may start disliking the taste of certain foods.

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