If you’re trying or not trying to get pregnant the two week wait to get a pregnancy test result can be nerve wracking. You’re seeing signs and symptoms everywhere. However, this may be your mind and body playing tricks on you.
Implantation occurs when a fertilized egg has attached to your uterus. You are pregnant. Implantation delivers the first signs your body gives off that you’re pregnant.
Implantation on average occurs approximately nine days past your body releasing an egg for fertilization. However, it can happen earlier or later. You can release your egg as early as six days or as late as twelve days. This is a large window so if you’re not trying to get pregnant, don’t have unprotected sex during this time.
Even with the egg fertilized and implanted in your uterus, you can have light bleeding and /or spotting. Women do also occasionally experience cramping. You can easily confuse this with menstrual cramps or a sign your period is coming, if implantation has occurred, it’s not.
Implantation can happen around the same time that you are expecting your next menstrual period to begin. It is very easily confused with your period.
These symptoms don’t necessarily positively confirm your pregnancy. Take your pregnancy test to confirm you’re pregnant an implantation has actually occurred. Discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your physician.