5 Signs of Implantation to Watch Out For

Signs of implantation could be an initial sign of pregnancy. Technically, it happens after around nine days from the date of ovulation, which is the time when a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining. Women can have different symptoms of implantation. Some women may not even notice these signs. That is why some women who like to detect implantation or early signs of pregnancy use an implantation calculator to be sure.

Knowing the signs of implantation is especially useful among women who are into self-defense training. Training involves some difficult moves as well as punching and kicking during sparring sessions which could endanger the life of the unborn child. If a woman is not careful enough, getting hit by punches or kicks in the stomach area or getting involved in accidents during training may terminate early pregnancy. Once implantation is detected, women who train for self-defense should exercise precautions during training.

Here are some of the signs or symptoms of implantation to watch out for:

1. Spotting

Also known as implantation bleeding, spotting is perhaps one of the most noticeable symptoms of implantation or ovulation. It is important to note that spotting does not follow the regular pattern of a monthly period. Normally, it is also pinking in color and not red. It is also not as heavy as a regular period. However, if spotting follows a regular period, then it might not be an indication of implantation.

2. Cramping

Some women experience implantation cramps after a successful implantation. It resembles more like a menstrual cramps so many women mistaken it as a sign of a coming menstruation. But unlike menstrual cramps, implantation cramps normally occur in the lower abdomen or back and could last for a day or more days.

3. Breast changes

Soreness, swelling and tenderness of the breast are also a good sign of implantation. This happens because of the hormonal changes that occur after conception. But this sign should not be confused with breast changes during a monthly cycle. If you are observant enough, you should be able to notice any difference.

4. High Basal Body Temperature (BBT)

If you take BBT on a regular basis, you may detect implantation when your BBT becomes abnormally high. The rise in BBT is caused by the production of progesterone during ovulation and it continues as implantation occurs.

5. Frequent urination

If you notice going to the bathroom more frequently than usual and excreting only small amounts of urine every time, it may also be a sign of implantation. In fact, many women find it disturbing to be waking up at night to urinate more than they normally do.

While implantation signs may also be a sign of early pregnancy, the best way to confirm if you are really pregnant or not is to take a pregnancy test. Additionally, some women may not experience these symptoms, or when they do, they are unable to notice it not until after they are already several weeks into pregnancy. To avoid the consequences of training for self-defense during pregnancy, it is important that you should be more observant to these signs.