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Symptoms of Implantation Cramping

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If you are planning to be pregnant and succeed in that, you might face a typical symptom of implantation cramping, which is common to almost all women in the world. Implantation is a process in which the fertilized egg gets itself attached to the uterus, and from there, the embryo starts developing into the fetus in the next 9 months. A few early symptoms of the process may be bleeding and cramping, which is usual and sometimes indicates that you are entering into a whole new world of happiness.
What is Implantation Cramping?
What do you feel when you have implantation bleeding?
What does it feel like to have cramps?
Symptoms of implantation cramping include
What are the cramps like in early pregnancy?
How long does implantation bleeding occur?
How long does implantation cramping last?

What is Implantation Cramping?

As pregnant women have defined, implantation cramps are pricking pains or light pulling, mainly in the lower abdomen, and similar to what women usually feel while they have their pre-periods cramping. They usually occur about 7-10 days before the expected date of menstruation, and most women mistake them to be their onset of periods. It occurs as the mucous of the uterus melt, and this helps the egg to attach itself onto it for further development. It continues for a few hours to a few days, and its intensity can vary from being mild to severe, as stated by several to be mothers.

What do you feel when you have implantation bleeding?

Implantation bleeding is common when the fertilized egg gets itself attached to the uterus. Different women have different feelings when they undergo this physiological change in their body, like cramping, which might go from being mild to severe enough to be unbearable, or can suffer from mild headaches and end up feeling dizzy. Some women have also come up with feelings like mood swings, just as they have during their periods. Some women have also come up with theories where they do not have any of those feelings and simply go away normally during implantation.

What does it feel like to have cramps?

Women have stated that the implantation cramps are very similar to what they are used to with during their menstruation cycle. The feeling is like light pulling on the lower abdomen and sometimes sharp pricking pains that continue for an hour or two or sometimes more than a few days.


Symptoms of implantation cramping include:

  • Mild sensations on the lower abdomen
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fatigue
  • Breast heaviness
  • Breast sensitiveness
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Mood swings, irritability

What are the cramps like in early pregnancy?

The cramps that occur in most women while they are just diagnosed with pregnancy or even before that are quite similar to what they have during their menstruations. That is why most women fail to differentiate whether they are pregnant or about to get their periods. Mild pricking feelings, on the lower abdomen or even on the sides, define the type of cramp a woman might get during her early pregnancy.

How long does implantation bleeding occur?

Implantation bleeding differs from women to women and also is not the same in color, duration, heaviness when it comes to comparing them with menstruation bleeding. It might start on the 22-25 days of menstruation cycle for a woman with an average 28-day cycle and lasts for around an hour or so or might continue for a longer period of time. Once the woman is diagnosed with her pregnancy, it usually stops, and all associated symptoms are gone.

How long does implantation cramping last?

When the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus, a woman might feel some cramps known as implantation cramping. It usually starts from 5 to 7 days after ovulation and might continue until the woman expects her next period. Sometimes the cramping might start a few days before the period is due and might last for an hour or a day too. However, as every woman is different, just like every pregnancy is, implantation cramping might not occur at all in some women as well.
Women are born fighters and are said to have more endurance power than their counterparts. Her body is well equipped with all kinds of pain, especially when she becomes a mother. So a light cramping during implantation might not be as severe as compared to what excruciating pain she undergoes as she gives birth to a new life in this world. The pain is compensated by the happiness she gets by being a mother. 

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