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Can you "feel" implantation?

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Freeasabird58 Thu 04-Feb-10 21:50:16

Very silly question...

but can you "feel" implantation??

LeninGrad Thu 04-Feb-10 22:03:34

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Bellepink Thu 04-Feb-10 22:07:37

Hmm, there's evidence that some women experience a small pain when implantation is taking place, sometimes along with a small bleed which can show as spotting. This is as the embryo burrows into the womb lining (not technical but you get the picture).

However I have been pg 4 times and am very body aware, and as for actually "feeling it happen" as in something burrowing, or implanting, then no. I DO feel ovulation very keenly (usefully) but never a sensation of implantation. That's just me though. I'm sure someone will be along to disagree and say they felt the sperm breaking into the egg grin

digitalgirl Thu 04-Feb-10 23:41:27

Just a theory, but I read somewhere (on the Internet so it must be true) that sometimes the womb contracts sharply after implantation to try and shake off the embryo. This would definitely be something you could feel as opposed to a tiny bunch of cells latching onto some tissue.

I had severe cramping for a few minutes on days 11, 12 and 13 past ovulation when I conceived DS. In fact, was so bad on day 13 it woke me up and prompted me to test (I thought af wasn't due for another 4 days).

Freeasabird58 Fri 05-Feb-10 12:16:42

yeah i mean i'm only 4DPO, so i doubt its related. but it feels as though im due on even though im not due on until 15th Feb! xxx

Joolsiam Fri 05-Feb-10 12:23:41

I am also one of those people that can feel ovulation, although I suspect only from one side as it doesn't happen every month.

First time I conceived, I was sat in the office at 11DPO and could distinctly feel a slightly uncomfortable poking sensation just below my belly button. At the same time, my boobs started fizzing - so much so I had to check nobody could see anything !! This lasted for a couple of hours. BFP 2 days later but I didn't test till MNetters persuaded me to, as I'd had brown spotting and thought AF was on the way !

Second time, I had mild cramping and quite nasty backache for a couple of days at around the time of implantation. I had a teeny bleed at 7dpo

I've had the same again this cycle - will let you know on Sunday whether it was implantation or not ! If yes, fingers crossed this one sticks around longer than 12 weeks

LeeWT Fri 05-Feb-10 18:22:43

could you have ovulated late? i had awful pains on what i thought was 5dpo which turned out to be late ovulation as i got a bfp 5 days after af due and not before.

also had bad cramps about 7-9 days after those ov cramps which were definately implantation. so the answer is yes but not at 4dpo. implantation takes place 7-11 days after ov.

hope this helps

Freeasabird58 Wed 10-Feb-10 15:32:45


i'm on CD27/9DPO, and due AF on 15th feb. Even though there should be a good chance that i'm pregnant this month, but other than cramps, and now coming down with viral throat infection, i dont feel any different. I normally feel pretty tired anyway...

my last three cycles i thought i was pregnant as i had symptoms. but zilch this month really. no tingly boobs as such, just cramping and weird tight feeling in abdo...

soniar Tue 15-Feb-11 10:46:27

Hi, i had my baby last march. she's 11 months now and i've intermittently been trying for another since she was born with no success although i have been breastfeeding. It was so easy first time around - all i did was have sex once. This month i invested in one of those digital clear blue ovulation tests and have consecutively been testing since day 10 (ps. first day of last period 29th Jan) since i do not have a regular cycle. On day 15 there was an error on the test and so i thought i'd save the last one and try on day 17. Just as i started to think these tests were a waste of money, yesterday (being day 16) i got a sharp vaginal pain and almost felt like i was coming on my period and so i did the last test in the pack without holding my breath and guess what? indeed a smiley face! i told my hubby to do the deed there and then. shall let you guys know if any luck. The moral of this post, yes i agree you can feel ovulation and this is coming from someone who has never bothered to look into the signs before. good luck all x sonia

ShowOfHands Tue 15-Feb-11 10:49:54

soniar, it's quite common to feel ovulation. I have always been able to feel it. In fact I find it very uncomfortable.

I can feel implantation too. I've always known I'm pregnant before a test does as implantation feels like a sharp jab, accompanied by spotting.

soniar Tue 15-Feb-11 11:08:19

showOfHands -thanks. Just once question when you have done the deed during ovulation, did it lead to pregnancy on all occasions. By implantation, i take it you mean conception. Wow you can feel it. How long after ovulation did you feel it happening? oh and since i have no more ovulations testing strips left, is it advisable that i do the deed again today? your advice would be appreciated. thx.

ShowOfHands Tue 15-Feb-11 11:25:55

soniar, the book Taking Charge Of Your Fertility is very good if you want to understand your body better.

I've never used opks (the ovulation predictor strip things) as I know when I ovulate. It's worth bearing in mind that they don't tell you that you've ovulated, only that they've detected the hormonal surge that precedes ovulation. It's perfectly possible to detect this surge and then not ovulate. Or to have another surge and ovulate later. So yes, have sex again. Having sex every other day throughout your cycle is generally recommended.

If you have sex at the right time, you are young, fit and healthy (same with your partner), your chances of conceiving are no more than 25%. So it's not guaranteed at all and this is why it's normal for it to take 1-2yrs to get pregnant.

I can feel implantation some time between 7-10 days after ovulation usually. Implantation is the fertilised egg burrowing into the womb lining.

There are lots of people on here who use opks. In fact I think there are whole threads devoted to people who chart their cycle if you're looking for likeminded folk.

But the Toni Weschler book I mentioned is excellent. It's stocked in most libraries.

smk84 Mon 21-Feb-11 21:48:27

Yes I definitely did - around time period was due, thought it was AF arriving, several days of mild cramping then found out I was PG.

munki Mon 21-Feb-11 22:27:59

I honestly did have a sensation that was like someone was trying to bore into my womb with a nail or something, a couple of times for a few seconds each time. I've never felt it before or since. It felt like it was at the front of my womb at the bottom and sure enough my placenta turned out to be low down on the front wall of my womb (they usually implant on the back wall).

I don't know if it was some coincidental twinge but given I wasn't even thinking about being pregnant at the time I do think it's probable it was implantation.

BubaMarra Fri 25-Feb-11 10:19:07

I am not sure if this has anything to do with implantation, but yesterday (3 DPO) I had a strange feeling which I would describe as twinging on and off for the whole day. Especially when I was trying to stand up from sitting or when moving. It was like tweaking and pinching sensation for couple of seconds in my uterus on the left side confused. It was not dull pain or cramping. Then last night I had night sweats, which does happen sometimes but only night before my period is due. So, now it's too early.
I know it would be too early for implantation as it was only 3 DPO. What I read was that fertilized egg travels through tube for 3 days when it reaches uterus. Now I am freaking out that it might be a sign of ectopic pregnancy as the egg might be stuck in the tube confused
Anyone else had this twinging and pinching sensation this early after ovulation?

Bumpsadaisie Fri 25-Feb-11 10:21:50

I've never felt anything like it but am now expecting DC2 so it must have happened.

Mind you I never feel ovulation either.

ashandnathan85 Mon 16-Dec-13 19:21:26

I have been feeling wierd twinges in back and abdomen 7dpo ? Cld I be pregnant ?

mialena Tue 15-Apr-14 16:34:21

Implantation is NOT when the sperm breaks into the egg...that is called fertilization. Implantation is when the egg finally makes it's way to the uterus and "implants" itself in the wall....I know I felt it when I was pregnant...took a test 3 days later and it was positive.

ImBrian Tue 15-Apr-14 21:04:08

I think I did this time (7th pregnancy). On 6 dpo I was ever so slightly crampy then 7 dpo got a sharp stabbing pain which felt like it was in the area of my cervix. It only lasted seconds but stung a bit. 2 days later I got a bfp. This is the only time I've had pain like this though I have cramped around implantation and had migraines with other pregnancies.

AmazingAmy15 Sat 09-May-15 17:48:58

So a few weeks ago i was having the worst hot flashes(i think during ov) not anymore at this present moment, well not as much. I've been having lower back pains and consistent headaches as well. Im like 11dpo and today i had that similar sharp pain in my abdomen and it left as fast as it came.....i have never concieved and each month im checking for signs....could it be??? Kinda clueless right now but I am lowkey HOPING this is it!

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