A Complete Look At Implantation and Where Implantation Occurs

November 12, 2012

A Complete Look At Implantation and Where Implantation Occurs

When implantation occurs, many women have no outward signs for the first month. However, the first tell-tale sign that implantation has occurred is the positive pregnancy test.

Most folks know where implantation occurs when an egg becomes fertilized. Most times implantation occurs in the woman’s uterus. Once the egg has been fertilized, it makes its way to the uterus traveling down the fallopian tube. Once it reaches the uterus, the fertilized egg nestles itself into the uterine wall, which is richly lined with blood vessels. This becomes the process known as endometrium. The lining will “feed” the implanted egg and allow the placenta to grow.

How Long Does It Take For Uterine Implantation To Occur

Believe it or not, it doesn’t take long after the egg is fertilized to implant into the uterine wall – on average between six and 12 days after ovulation. After implantation occurs, the developing placenta’s tissue starts to generate the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone, which is used to support early pregnancy. This is when a woman can see a “positive” sign on her home pregnancy test.

How Does A Woman Know Implantation Occurs

The majority of women have no idea that implantation occurs because they’re no “outward” signs. However, her first hint that she could be pregnant is the positive pregnancy test. Keep in mind that some women have bleeding after implantation but it’s generally light and spotty. It could also be brownish, pink or red and lasts for just one day though it’s not uncommon for them to last for several days.

What Happens Implantation Doesn’t Occur

There are instances where a fertilized egg just doesn’t implant to the uterine wall. The majority of doctors believe it occurs because the embryo had something wrong with it. They believe that it is nature’s way of making sure a baby isn’t born “deformed”. However, implantation may not occur because the woman has a hormonal imbalance or there’s isn’t enough lining in the endometrial wall. When implantation of a fertilized doesn’t happen and the egg gets to the uterus, a miscarriage takes place. A miscarriage typically happens before the woman has any knowledge that she is indeed pregnant.

When You Have Bleeding and No Implantation Occurs

Spotting during pregnancy is normal – especially when it comes to implantation. However, if you’re concerned, talk with your doctor. There are cases where spotting may not be an indication for implantation occurring and could actually be a sign for ectopic pregnancy. What is an ectopic pregnancy? It means a fertilized egg is growing in the fallopian tubes and not the uterus. This kind of pregnancy is not viable and results in a number of serious health problems for the pregnant woman. If bleeding occurs several weeks after conception, you need to see your doctor to rule out the possibility of ectopic pregnancy.

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