Implantation During Pregnancy

There are numerous changes that take place within a woman’s body, right from the first few weeks of pregnancy. Some of the first changes that are evident during the initial stages are the different signs of implantation during pregnancy. Although most women have heard of the term implantation, they are not quite sure of what it is.

What is implantation during pregnancy?

The process of implantation during pregnancy takes place after the egg gets fertilized and travels through the fallopian tubes, into the uterus.

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When the egg reaches the uterus, it gets “implanted”, or attaches itself to the uterine lining. The time duration for the entire procedure of implantation during pregnancy may take around 6 to 9 days. This is because it could take between 12 and 24 hours for the egg to get fertilized, after which, the cells of the egg begin to multiply, as it travels down the tubes and enters the uterine cavity, which could take another 5 to 6 days. Thereafter, another 1 or 2 days may pass, before the egg begins to attach itself, or “implant” itself to the lining of the uterus. A woman may or may not experience certain signs of implantation during pregnancy, especially in the initial stages, which can also be regarded as the symptoms of early pregnancy, by many health experts.

Symptoms of implantation during pregnancy

There are many women who do not even realize that their bodies have gone through the implantation process and only realize much later that they are pregnant. However, in other women, some of the common signs and symptoms of implantation during pregnancy may become evident immediately. These signs usually include spotting, vaginal bleeding, pain in the abdominal area, cramps, severe backaches and headaches, to name a few. Some women may also consult a doctor to understand why they are experiencing such symptoms, which is when they may realize that they are pregnant. However, implantation is not a health problem that can be treated or cured. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to relieve some of the most uncomfortable symptoms of implantation during pregnancy.

There are several women who believe that they experience implantation bleeding, but later realize that they are not really pregnant. In such cases, it is best to go through a physical exam and identify what the possible causes of the bleeding could be. Even though bleeding caused by implantation during pregnancy is common, it is best to get it checked by a doctor.

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