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Posted August 11, 2009 by Jill Amery in Pregnancy
 
 

Implantation Pain – is it Normal?

Implantation PainWell, as much as you can say anything about pregnancy is normal.  But implantation pain – is it normal?  Some women experience some cramping and pain when implantation of the fertilized egg into the lining in the uterine wall occurs (when you are officially pregnant). In other words, when baby begins to put down roots in your womb, it can hurt a little. The pain usually feels similar to menstrual cramping. This is normal, although infrequent, and it is also perfectly normal NOT to feel any pain at implantation. Your body has to adapt to the new hormone levels it is producing as a result of the pregnancy and your uterus is adjusting to becoming a nest for a growing new human being. This can cause some discomfort as well as some spotting. Pain and/or minor bleeding usually occur about a week after ovulation and should never be severe. But as for the question – is implantation pain normal – this is the beginning of a long process of discovering the unique nature of your own body and how it reacts to pregnancy.  Beth Iovinelli, RN, says that if you do have severe pain or if it is accompanied by fever, chills or considerable bleeding, you should see a doctor immediately. The considerable pain could be a result of an ectopic pregnancy (implantation in the fallopian tube and not the uterus) or a completely unrelated illness such as appendicitis or flu. These serious ailments require treatment from a doctor. If you have concerns or questions about your symptoms or anything else involving your pregnancy, it is always best to consult your doctor.

For more information, see our articles on Signs of Implantation and Spotting Before Your Period.  Oh, and you may want to catch our weekly newsletter updates.  We’re pretty hip.

For further reading: Visit Babyzone.com for the aboce nurse’s response to the issue and our factual information source for this article.

-Danica Longair


Jill Amery

 
Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.