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Conception to Implantation Symptoms

by
author image Sarah Harding
Sarah Harding has written stacks of research articles dating back to 2000. She has consulted in various settings and taught courses focused on psychology. Her work has been published by ParentDish, Atkins and other clients. Harding holds a Master of Science in psychology from Capella University and is completing several certificates through the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association.
Conception to Implantation Symptoms
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Implantation occurs about six to 12 days after conception, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Implantation is the term used to describe the attaching of the fertilized egg to the woman's uterus, an important first step in the process of developing the fetus into a baby. Before implantation occurs, a woman may not notice the other symptoms of pregnancy if they exist. If she does notice them, she may attribute them to her upcoming menstrual period.

Breast Changes

The American Pregnancy Association suggests that some breast changes may be noticeable as early as one or two weeks after conception. These changes consist of breast tenderness, swelling and a slight darkening of the areola. It is possible for breast changes to appear after implantation occurs, as every woman is different.

Fatigue

Fatigue can set in as early as the first week after conception, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Women who are still expecting a period may easily dismiss this symptom as part of her menstruation symptoms.

Basal Body Temperature

Tracking the basal body temperature is a natural way a woman can effectively try to conceive a baby. Her body temperature will be slightly elevated during ovulation and remain this way until her period begins. The Mayo Clinic explains that if a woman's temperature remains elevated for more than two weeks, she may be pregnant.

Frequent Urination

Once pregnancy begins, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is produced in the body. The March of Dimes explains that this can immediately cause a woman to have the need to urinate more often.

Implantation Symptoms

Implantation symptoms may be one of the first noticeable symptoms of pregnancy. When implantation occurs, a woman may notice some vaginal spotting and some cramping. This can last a few hours or over the course of a day.

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