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embryo implantation timing

The Journey Begins

The journey from fertilisation to embryo implantation is truly amazing:

1. Fertilisation: First, during ovulation, a healthy egg meets a healthy sperm, creating a single-cell embryo.

2. Traveling to the Uterus: Next, the embryo begins its journey towards the uterus. While traveling, it divides into more cells, gradually moving through the fallopian tube. This phase lasts about 4 to 5 days.

Key Milestone

Once the embryo reaches the uterus, it starts the implantation process. This crucial step takes about 2 to 3 days.

Successful implantation means the embryo has attached to the uterine lining. This step is essential for pregnancy. After implantation, the placenta begins to form and produces hCG, the pregnancy hormone.

About 10 days after fertilisation, hCG can be detected in the blood. However, since home pregnancy tests measure hCG in urine, it may take a little longer for them to show a positive result.

Signs of Implantation

During this stage, some women may notice mild symptoms like lower abdominal pain, tingling, bloating, or slight vaginal bleeding. These are normal signs of implantation.

About 20 to 30 days after implantation, or 35 to 40 days after the last menstrual period, an ultrasound can detect a gestational sac, confirming pregnancy.

A Miraculous Journey

In summary, the entire process from fertilisation to implantation takes around 6 to 10 days. Therefore, about 10 days after intercourse, women can check for pregnancy using hCG tests. This marks the beginning of a miraculous journey of life, filled with hope and vitality.



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