Some even expect to feel that exact, magical, miraculous moment when the fertilized egg, or the embryo, attaches itself to a female uterus. In doing so, it can sometimes cause mild cramping and spotting. Although it is not the norm, some women experience these sensations.
As the fertilised embryo burrows itself into the wall of the female internal reproductive organ, many women expertise some mild implantation pain or cramping. While your body is adjusting to your new pregnancy hormone levels and your female internal reproductive organ is turning into your babyâs new home, itâs natural for a little cramping or discomfort to occur.
Some women also experience light bleeding, however this should not be serious or bright red like your regular period (implantation bleeding is sometimes pinkish or light brown).
Implantation discomfort and/or bleeding can sometimes occur five to twelve days after ovulation. The pain youâre experiencing ought to never be severe; if it is, or if you experience fever, chills, or heavy vaginal bleeding, call your doctor promptly.
Severe abdominal pain will be present for a range of reasons including stomach flu, appendicitis, bladder infection, kidney stones, gallstones, or even an ectopic pregnancy (where the embryo implants outside the uterus).
As your pregnancy progresses you may experience many completely different symptoms (some not therefore comfortable), but several or most of them are a normal response to your growing baby and your expanding body.
At your first medical checkup, talk to your doctor about anything thatâs bothering you. Most doctors can provide you with verbal as well as written information on which signs or symptoms of pregnancy are normal and which donât seem to be. And donât second-guess yourself. If youâre not feeling well or donât seem to be sure if what youâre feeling is normal, call your doctorâs office (they are there to help!).