Implantation: symptoms after ovulation

After fertilization, the egg implants in the uterus; this is called implantation or nidation. What are the symptoms of implantation?

This is what happens during fertilization

Every woman can only get pregnant during her cycle, for a given period, i.e. during her fertile days. But when is the egg fertilized after ovulation? The egg can be fertilized after ovulation for a maximum of 12 to 24 hours. However, since sperm can survive up to five days in a woman's body, her fertile window begins four days before l'ovulation, includes the day of ovulation and ends two days after ovulation.

After ovulation, the egg travels from the ovary to the uterus through the fallopian tube, where it can be fertilized. If you have unprotected sex during your fertile time, the egg can be fertilized by sperm.

  • FSH LH Phase folliculaire Ovulation Hormone Progestérone Oestrogène Dans l‘ovaire Phase lutéale
  • If the egg is fertilized, it implants in the uterus. You can imagine that the fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall of the uterus. The lining of the uterus has spent the entire previous period of the cycle preparing to build a nest in which the egg will feel good.

    If the implantation was successful, the body goes into pregnancy. This process takes seven to eight days: the fertilized egg needs about five days to reach the uterine cavity, after which the egg needs a few more days to attach to the wall of the uterus and feel good . Below is more information about possible symptoms of implantation.

Symptoms: Can implantation be felt?

In fact, the implantation can lead to symptoms: there are women who can feel the implantation. There may be a slight tightness in the abdomen and back, spotting may also appear, which is called implantation bleeding, and some women also report that they feel like an infection of the bladder is on its way. However, these symptoms are not very clear and do not occur in all women. A pregnancy test is the only way to know if the implantation was successful.