implantation fertilization

When you think of getting pregnant, what do you first think about? Do you think of fertilization? Or about needing to have regular periods? Good quality eggs? Normal sperm count? Sure, each of these things is vital to getting pregnant, however, implantation is a very important part of the pregnancy process. Without implantation, you cannot get pregnant and have a baby. How much do you know about it?

What exactly is implantation?

Implantation occurs after fertilization (when the sperm meets the egg). It is when the fertilized egg arrives inside the uterus after having traveled through the fallopian tube and then attaches or implants to the lining of the uterus. 

Sometimes women know when they are experiencing implantation, either because they have implantation pain or implantation bleeding. However, some women never notice when they have implantation. One of the biggest questions many women tend to have is whether the nagging pain they are feeling could be implantation pain or ovulation pain or even an impending cramp from a period.

Implantation Q&As

Do you know what happens to implantation when you have irregular periods? Is it a bad sign not to have implantation bleeding? Are you spotting instead? When does implantation happen in a monthly cycle? For that matter, when can you take the first pregnancy test to confirm pregnancy? Where does implantation take place?

In this informative quiz created by Dr. Amos Grunebaum, you can find out how much you know about implantation and improve your chances of getting pregnant!