implantation bleeding

Implantation bleeding and spotting is vaginal discharge that usually contains small amount of pinkish or brownish blood. Only about a third of all pregnant women experience this implantation bleeding. Some women report some bleeding or spotting around the time of implantation, the so called "implantation bleeding." Implantation bleeding, also called implantation spotting, does not look like a regular menstrual period. Implantation bleeding is scanty and usually pink or brownish discharge. Implantation bleeding is often brown in color though some mention it to be more reddish.

Implantation occurs when the fertilized egg implants inside the uterus to the lining of the uterus. This usually happens about 6-12 days after ovulation or about 2-7 days before you expect the next period.

Implantation bleeding as the first sign of implantation happens in up to 50% of pregnant women. It is completeky normal to not have typical implantation bleeding, and probably the majority of pregnant women never have implantation bleeding.


Implantation bleeding is one of several typical pregnancy symptoms and pregnancy signs. It usually happens around 6-12 days after ovulation and fertilization. Implantation bleeding is one of several typical pregnancy symptoms and pregnancy signs. Implantation usually happens around 6-12 days after ovulation and fertilization.


I recently read a question online from a first-time mother asking if vaginal bleeding every month during pregnancy (closed cervix and heart beat) is a concern she should worry about. The woman claimed she was passing clots and wearing a menstrual pad during the pregnancy due to bleeding. Bleeding during pregnancy can be one of the scariest events on earth.


Implantation bleeding is fairly common with pregnancy and maybe around twenty to thirty percent of women will have spotting at implantation and during early pregnancy. If you have some light spotting before your period would normally start this is not something to worry about and may be a sign of pregnancy.


If you have had spotting and think it might be implantation bleeding you may be paying very close attention to your body.


Implantation and implantation bleeding occur on average about 9 days after ovulation (range between 6-12 days), which is about a week to a few days before your period would normally start. Spotting that occurs around a week after ovulation can be implantation bleeding; whereas spotting that occurs much later and a couple days before your period would normally start may not be. A normal menstrual cycle generally starts off light and then gets heavier.


Implantation bleeding usually presents about a week before your menstrual period is due to begin (or 9 days after ovulation). Many women refer to this as spotting or do not even notice the bleeding at all. The closer to the day when the menstrual cycle is supposed to begin that the bleeding is noticed, the less chance of it being implantation bleeding.


When ovulation occurs, the hormone progesterone prepares the uterus for the implantation of a fertilized egg. This happens every month, even if the woman is not trying to conceive, but only if there is ovulation.


Early pregnancy cramps are often associated with the hormone progesterone and physical changes in the body. The severity of early pregnancy cramps will differ from one pregnant woman to the next, but should never be severe in nature. Severe early pregnancy cramps could be a sign of pregnancy complications. 


Pregnancy spotting is common in pregnancy, but that does not make it
any easier to accept. During different times in gestation, pregnancy
spotting can occur and the cause will be dependent on several factors.

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