anyone experienced implantation cramps and spotting?

(58 Posts)
Fitzgerald89 Wed 05-Dec-12 20:47:06

Ok so i always thought the whole implantation bleeding etc was just a myth as never experienced it with dd and no one i know has experienced it either.

Anyway here i am now hoping more than ever that its true and fairly common!

The first day of my last period was 19/11 which lasted just under a week. Me and DP are actively ttc so have been having rumpy pumpy every 2 days. Today i have experienced ever so slight cramping and very slight pink spotting only seen when wiping.

My periods are always pretty regular so im not expecting to come on just yet...not until 17/12.

Could this be the mysterious implantation symptoms ive been reading of?!

Someone please give me comments/experiences....

Fitzgerald89 Wed 05-Dec-12 20:49:11

The thing that is making me think it may just be my period come early is that i feel very bloated.

Fitzgerald89 Wed 05-Dec-12 21:01:35

Ok...ive just cried reading some other 'ttc' threads as i just want this sooo much. DD is only 7 months old so im sure alot of you think we're mad for wanting another so soon. But we both reeeaaalllyyy want this.

Does anyone know if the whole 'you are most fertile in the year after childbirth' statement is true?


I don't know about the most fertile myth but I can tell you about my experience.

With DS1, I didn't have any bloating/cramping or spotting. The only thing I noticed was that I could smell everything more intensely.

With DS2, I had period like cramps and had about 4 days of red spotting, I was very worried and thought the pregnancy wouldn't continue.
DS2 is now snoozing on my lap,so all is well.

Are you breasfeeding?
It's quite soon that your periods have returned, are they regular?
It's probably too early to get symptoms yet. I had symptoms at 3 weeks.

Good luck.


alisarah Wed 05-Dec-12 21:17:37

I thought I was getting my period when I was pregnant with dd - no spotting but definite cramps and thought 'oh well - not this time'. Must have been implantation pains and was very soon after conception (3-4 weeks pregnant)

Good luck

Rache1S Wed 05-Dec-12 21:27:44

I had quite light AF style cramps and red spotting at 8DPO and then brown spotting at 11DPO. I got BFP at 12 DPO. I assume one of the two occasions was implantation and the other one is just unexplained!

I have my fingers crossed for you smile

nomadwantshome Wed 05-Dec-12 21:33:12

Yes for both pregnancies. Spotting only, thought my period was early.

Fitzgerald89 Wed 05-Dec-12 21:42:02

Thanks everyone :-) No im not breastfeeding. Formula fed the whole time.

The little devil inside me is saying that its too early for implantation to be occuring if that is what this is. As its only been 2 and a bit weeks since my period started. Even if i have conceived i dont think implantation will be occuring just yet :-(

Only time will tell i suppose x

beckie90 Wed 05-Dec-12 21:55:19

It all depends on when you ovulate so you never know it could have been early, they do say the fertalised egg floats around for around 4 days before traveling to implant so in theory it can take between 6-12 post ovulation for implantation to occur, but I guess it could be sometime either way. I had cramps all 3 times bout a week or so before period but just thought it was af as I get pains anyway, but I don't know something felt different about them. Good luck smile xx

Fitzgerald89 Thu 06-Dec-12 19:31:45

Thank you all. I'll let you know either way x

Fitzgerald89 Sun 09-Dec-12 00:58:47

Ok very sore boobs started tonight. This was my first symptom with dd but can also be a symptom when im due on. If its period i will come on within about 4-5 days time....

Wish me luck x

Fitzgerald89 Tue 11-Dec-12 08:05:26

More spotting this morning. I assume af is on its way :-( nevermind

quickdowntonson Wed 12-Dec-12 09:49:47

Fitzgerald - has the spotting continued? A lot of women experience spotting and mistake it for their period, and then find they are pregnant. this happened to my friend last year, and now she has a healthy DD.
Has anyone else experienced period type pains/cramps, and then go on to have a BFP?

CrackerJackShack Wed 12-Dec-12 09:56:57

I had a intense, can only describe it as a sting, in my uterus 6 days dpo. No bleeding though. I vaguely remember the same thing with DS, but wasn't really paying attention at the time, because wasn't really ttc.

So hoping it was implantation.

Fitzgerald89 Wed 12-Dec-12 11:37:56

No i only had spotting yesterday which was s tiny drop. No more since. Still cramping though. Period isnt due until 17/12.

Thanks for all your help! X

Fitzgerald89 Wed 12-Dec-12 11:39:37

Still got sore boobs too. But that is also a sign that af is on its way. X

Fitzgerald89 Thu 13-Dec-12 22:20:03

So debating whether to poas in the morning or not? Period due monday. What does everyone think??

HayleBoppingAroundTheXmasTree Thu 13-Dec-12 22:32:19

af due Sat for me, had very pale spotting earlier and nothing since. very dull feeling in my uterus however so either way. never had spotting/cramps with Dd. first sign was missed af. good luck op

let us know how you get on

tothemoon Thu 13-Dec-12 22:35:57

Fitz My AF is due Mon to, I've had cramping and stabbing pain but no spotting and sore boobs. I did 4 Superdrug tests and a FR today. All neg. Obviously still too early to tell. Best of luck though, keep us posted smile

Fitzgerald89 Thu 13-Dec-12 22:45:03

Thank you. Yes i'll let you know for sure! Want this sooo badly....i know we all do! Ive got a pack of 2 boots digital tests. So planning to poas tomorrow and if negative will try again on monday. That was exactly the way it was with dd - bfn on friday, bfp monday! Ive got the doctors on tuesday as a follow up for something else so may ask her to dip my urine then too.

Fitzgerald89 Thu 13-Dec-12 22:45:42

Good luck tothemoon !!

Fitzgerald89 Thu 13-Dec-12 22:46:12

Good luck hayle !!

Fitzgerald89 Fri 14-Dec-12 07:21:52

Bfn this morning. Will try again monday x

Fitzgerald89 Sat 15-Dec-12 18:33:32 im just getting ready for a xmas night out with a glass of wine and for some reason i decided to have a look at the bfn digital test again. I took the test strip out and can see an ever so faint this maybe why the digi test read not pregnant?? Does it have to be a bold line for it to say pregnant?? Experiences please?!

Hurry up monday!

Fitzgerald89 Mon 17-Dec-12 07:38:18

Bfn this morninh. I assume af is on its way! :-(

QuietNinjaChristmasSpecial Mon 17-Dec-12 08:56:23

The line was probably an evaporation line as you're not supposed to look after the 15 minutes. But, as us ttc lot say, it ain't over till the witch shows up. Good luck x

Fitzgerald89 Mon 17-Dec-12 09:44:26

Thank you quietninja will try again tomorrow :-)

Fitzgerald89 Tue 18-Dec-12 06:33:38

Bfn again.

QuietNinjaChristmasSpecial Tue 18-Dec-12 08:30:04

Any sign of af?

MrsJingleBells74 Tue 18-Dec-12 08:36:29

With my first pregnancy I had horrendous cramping the day before I took the test, thought it was AF coming. Next morning still cramps but no AF instead BFP. No bleeding though.

Last time I didn't get a BFP until AF was a week late. It was awful, I'd had a mc a few months before so was desperate to be pregnant but kept getting these BFNs. He is 12 weeks old now! grin

npg1 Tue 18-Dec-12 09:46:07

I am now 11dpo. Had very slight spotting on 9dpo only once or twice when I wiped and nothing since. Got bfn yesterday at 10dpo but boobs r tingly, the only way to describe it is when you breastfeed and your milk comes down as baby sucks! Too worried to do a test today.

PrincessScrumpy Tue 18-Dec-12 13:23:14

I had this with my 2nd pg - it was twins.

Fitzgerald89 Tue 18-Dec-12 13:39:19

Thanks everyone for your comments :-) still no af. Heartburn started yesterday too, everything is happening exactly the same as my first pregnancy, but first time round i got my bfp on day af was due. Ive got one more test so going to wait until friday to test. If its still a bfn then just going to forget about it and assume im not preggo.

Fitzgerald89 Tue 18-Dec-12 13:41:14

Good luck npg1 sounds promising!

Fitzgerald89 Tue 18-Dec-12 13:42:05

Congrats mrsjinglebells !!

Fitzgerald89 Wed 19-Dec-12 16:20:03

So ive done a stupid thing....used my last test this afternoon which was a bfn. Now im debating whether to even buy any more tests or not.

npg1 Wed 19-Dec-12 21:38:19

Hi I got a bfn this morning at 12dpo sad but my boobs r killing today guess af is on way. I have long cycles and thought I had slight spotting at 9dpo, cpuld this be too early still as im not entirelly sure when im due on, maybe this weekend.

When I had mc before I tested with a tesco test that was positive and then digi which said not pregnant!

Fitzgerald89 Wed 19-Dec-12 21:45:31

Ohh....keep testing npg fingers crossed for
You. I feel like ive been hit by a bus today. Feel Completely knackered....and pregnant! But obviously not! X

npg1 Wed 19-Dec-12 21:48:54

Didnt u have a faint line on test hun? I have 1 test left and wondering if I shluld do it. I know it will be neg x

Fitzgerald89 Thu 20-Dec-12 10:47:50

Yes i did npg but ive since read that there is always two lines on a digi test so shouldnt be taken into account. Not sure whether to buy any more tests or not. Surely i would have had a bfp by now id it was going to happen?!

Fitzgerald89 Thu 20-Dec-12 10:48:13

*if it was going to happen

Jamina Thu 20-Dec-12 13:09:13

Hey fitz I am exactly the same as you, date wise and everything. Tested this morning and BFN. I'm testing again Saturday. Fingers crossed. For you and everyone else x

Fitzgerald89 Thu 20-Dec-12 13:25:53

Good luck jamina !!

Id really love a bfp in time for xmas! :-D

I think i may wait until monday....then test one more time. If its still a bfn then i know im not preggo. Because surely a bfp would have shown up by then??

Jamina Thu 20-Dec-12 16:38:48

No luck for me this month :-( oh well will have fun trying again over Xmas. Wishing you all waiting luck mwah x

Fitzgerald89 Thu 20-Dec-12 21:10:31

Sorry to hear that :-( wishing you all the best for a january bfp

The more i think about it the more i think i am pregnant. My symptoms are all too familiar. I cant wait until monday to test. So tomorrow im going to buy a pack of two tests and test sat morn and mon morn...

Fitzgerald89 Fri 21-Dec-12 18:29:04

Wish me luck for tomorrow morning...

Fitzgerald89 Sat 22-Dec-12 06:57:52

Bfn again this morning :-( and i had a dream that it was a bfp .... cruel!

Anyway i'll try again on monday and if still negative then i'll stop poas

QuietNinjaChristmasSpecial Sat 22-Dec-12 07:56:53

I'm sorry Fitzgerald. Hope your bfp comes soon. When is af due?

Fitzgerald89 Sat 22-Dec-12 11:34:14

Af was due on the 17th....she still hasnt turned up either.....

npg1 Sat 22-Dec-12 21:07:51

I too had a BFN this morning. Such a pain! I dont feel too bad just wish I would hurry up and fall pregnant. xxx

CordeliaChase Sun 23-Dec-12 09:03:15

I had implantation cramping with my DS. It made me feel so rough! I thought it was the hotel food making me ill because we were on holiday. 9 months later DS was born grin

Fitzgerald89 Sun 23-Dec-12 13:19:24

Did you get a late bfp cordelia ??

CordeliaChase Sun 23-Dec-12 17:11:48

I didn't realise it was implantation tbh! I tested a few weeks after my holiday and I got the bfp grin

CordeliaChase Sun 23-Dec-12 17:12:51

I will be POAS today when DH gets back with the car. Over a week late for af shock bit worried!!

Fitzgerald89 Sun 23-Dec-12 18:40:23

Oh fingers crossed for you cordelia

Im going to poas for the last time tomorrow. That will be one week late also. If its a bfn then i'll stop wasting my money!

Fitzgerald89 Mon 24-Dec-12 07:22:22

Bfn this morning. I guess it didnt happen for us this time. So going to have a rather merrychristmas and spoil dd on her very first xmas :-)

CordeliaChase Mon 24-Dec-12 14:49:49

I got a bfn, very relieved tbh! We aren't in a position to have another baby, DS is two and we've only just moved to a new country. We are going to TTC when we are set up. We can't financially or emotionally cope with another baby just yet. We just had a couple of slip ups recently, that'll teach us to pause and grab a condom! Haha! Fingers crossed you get your bfp soon smile x

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