How Long After Conception Does Implantation Bleeding Occur?



When you are trying to get pregnant, you are always looking for clues to let you know that your hopes and dreams are on their way to being reality.

One of the initial signs that women look for, as a sign that they are pregnant, is implantation bleeding.

What Happens Before Implantation

Before implantation bleeding is a possibility, there are several steps that need to occur in your body.

Ovulation

On average, your ovaries will release an egg (ovulation), into your fallopian tubes, 14 days before your period is due. Your egg will survive 12 to 24 hours after ovulation, and then will start to disintegrate, making conception impossible.

Conception

If your timing for intercourse is good, there may be a lucky sperm waiting to fertilize the egg (conception) upon release. Healthy sperm can survive up to 5 days after ejaculation in the woman’s reproductive tract. Optimally, having sex, as close to ovulation as possible, will increase your chances of conception.

Implantation

Once conception has occurred, the fertilized egg, will travel down the fallopian tube to the uterus. As the egg is traveling, the cells will continue to divide and grow in size. When the egg arrives at the uterus, it will attach to the uterine wall (implantation) and start to produce the hormone that pregnancy tests detect, hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin). The time required for the egg to travel to the uterus and implant is usually between 7 and 10 days.

When the egg implants, some women experience implantation bleeding. You may notice a small amount of blood when you wipe, after using the bathroom.  The blood is typically a light pink or brownish tinted color.   The amount is much less than when your period starts. When the egg implants in your uterus, it develops a layer of cells, trophoblast, which surrounds the egg. The trophoblast provides nutrients to the growing egg by burrowing into the uterine wall. As it pulls the egg into the endometrium, a small amount of blood can leak into the uterine cavity, causing implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding does not occur with every woman.   Usually only about 30% of women will experience implantation bleeding.  You will usually see implantation bleeding 4 to 7 days before your period is due if you are one of the 30%.

  • ife

    If u have sex on sunday and u take a pills on 6.00 oclok on monday is it possible for that person to be pregency

  • earthsmagic

    I’m not sure what pill you are referring to. If it is the morning after pill, you are supposedly supposed to be able to prevent pregnancy up to five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex.

  • baby brain

    i had unprotected sex on the 20th march 2013 and for the past 3 days iv been feeling really dizzy and sick but can’t understand why that is.. could there be a possibility that I could be on the verge of being pregnant but im not taking and contraception.
    could anyone help me or give me any advice?

  • Elsa Sowles

    I have been on birth control pills for like 7+ years and I missed all but the first pill in my third week. I had sex at least two times on Monday the day after I took my last pill (First pill of the third week- Sunday) From Monday til now I have not had a pill and I had sex again on Friday.. What are the chances I am pregnant. I took a tests yesterday morning and it was negative, the only reason I took it was because I have been sick for like a month now… Head cold and flu like symptoms… My friend told me to take a test in 2 weeks…. I am kinda not patient and was seeking any advice or knowledge from anyone…. Thanks-

  • earthsmagic

    Anytime you have unprotected sex, there is always a chance that you could be pregnant. The symptoms you are having could point to other things though like you are just getting sick.

  • earthsmagic

    Your friend is right. :) You will need to wait a bit in order to test. It typically takes about 10 days after conception for hcg to start showing up in your system if you are pregnant.

  • Elsa Sowles

    What are the chances I would be… Any thoughts?

  • earthsmagic

    Unfortunately, due to you being on birth control, there is no way to make any sort of guess on it. :( Sorry. As aggravating as it is, you are going to have to wait until the time frame passes and use a pregnancy test.

  • Elsa Sowles

    Ok thanks u..

  • Dee

    I’ve been on the pill since dec…I finished may last pack on 3/14..I ovulated 3/28..I had sex 3/24, 3/27, 3/28, 3/30… could I b pregnant

  • Kait

    I had unprotected sex a couple nights ago and had been ovulating. Today I woke up and when I wiped, I had a little bit of bright red blood. Is it possible that this could be implantation bleeding and if so, would it happen that quickly?

  • earthsmagic

    Implantation usually occurs about 6 to 12 days after ovulation. I don’t think what you are experiencing is implantation bleeding.

  • earthsmagic

    Usually it takes a while for your body to get back to normal after hormonal b/c but if you are sure you ovulated on the 28th, the timing of intercourse was perfect. Pregnancy is a possibility under the circumstances you presented.

  • someone

    My boyfriend and I had broken up, and we were having sex daily and he was busting inside of me. A few days after the break up, I had sex with another guy, on December 30th 2012, but he pulled out. I took a pregnancy test on January 5th, 2013… got a positive result, basically 6 days after intercourse. My due date is September 19th, I have irregular periods.. who is more likely to be the father?

  • TTCwithPCOS

    Definitely your ex. Takes at least 3-4 days after implantation to get a positive result on a HPT. So to be the new guy it would have had to be at least 10 days before you got a + and you only had 6. Little one wouldn’t have even implanted yet.

  • Andrew Jackson

    I had sex with my girlfriend on the 18th of February and period came a day or 2 after, she started feeling Pregnancy symptoms on the 5th of March and missed her next period on the 11th. She is pregnant and 6weeks. Could I be the father?

  • Lindsey

    The date I started my last period was February 26th. I used to be very irregular, but then my period started coming the 26th of every month, give or take a few days. A few days before my period, my breasts are always extremely tender and sore, I’m very fatigued, and honestly, I feel like hell until the day it comes. March 26th passed with no period symptoms at all. I took into account it would be a couple days late because there is only 28 days in February. I realized that after I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, so I definitely tested too early. This time, my breasts don’t hurt at all, no bloating, no breast swelling, nothing. It’s as if nature forgot that I was supposed to get my period. On March 23rd, I thought my period was starting because I was spotting a little but, but there was barely nothing there. Could that have been implantation bleeding? My boyfriend and I have been pulling out since I came off of my depo shot almost 9 months ago. I took another test on April 2nd, and that was also negative. I got the First Response hpt that is supposed to detect pregnancy 6 days before your missed period, and I got a negative result almost a week after it was due. Does that mean I’m not pregnant, or am I still testing too early? I don’t want to keep wasting tests. I keep wearing panty liners around just incase, and now my period is a week and a half late. Should I still wait, or take another test?

  • Lindsey

    To add to this, yesterday I randomly got what felt like a small period cramp on my right side lower pelvic area, where I always get my period cramps, when I do get them. I also just had a sharp pain across the same area, it was nothing too intense though.

  • Netta

    Ok I’m on birth control and I missed five pills this month . I had sex around the times I missed the pills and two or three weeks later I’m experiencing pregnancy symptoms . Could I be pregnant ?? Help is needed and would be appreciated !!

  • earthsmagic

    If that was the only time you had sex with her in Feb, you probably didn’t get her pregnant as ovulation would have occurred approximately 14 days before her period arrived.

  • earthsmagic

    I would try one more test just to make sure. If you were irregular in the past, it is possible that something has triggered an irregular cycle this month for you. Extra stress, starting a rigorous exercise program, being sick in the past month, starting or stopping medication can all cause you to have an irregular cycle. If you get another negative test result and your period doesn’t come in the next couple of weeks, I would suggest that you visit your doctor to see if something is going on with your system.

  • earthsmagic

    If you didn’t take your B/C as scheduled and had unprotected sex around when you were ovulating, there is always a chance of you being pregnant unfortunately.

  • Lindsey

    Thank you so much. I still haven’t gotten it, nothing really has been new that I’ve been doing to trigger something irregular, but I guess I may just have to make that doctor’s appointment, maybe in a week or so.

  • Boo

    boyfriend pulled out on saturday, i was supposed to get my period on tuesday. now it’s thursday and no period, but i had slightly pink white discharge this morning. is this implantation bleeding? is it possible for implantation to happen five days after sex?

  • Julz

    My Lmp was 3/17/13.. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex on 3/30 & 3/31 but he pulled out everytime. I’ve been feeling nauseas and have been sleeping more than usual this whole week. Took apregnancy test today but was negative. Is it me overeacting or could I possibly be pregnant even tho he pulled out everytime?

  • earthsmagic

    If you are saying that your period started on the 17th and if you have a normal 28 day cycle, you would have ovulated on March 26 (as calculated on our ovulation calendar.) If you had sex after that point, chances of you being pregnant are pretty limited. Having said that, the pull out method is not a guarantee that you won’t get pregnant if you are having unprotected sex around the time you ovulate. All it takes is one sperm to fertilize the egg. If you are really looking to not get pregnant, some other, more reliable form of birth control would be a better option for you.

  • MILITARYGIRL45

    Me and my husband are trying to have a child. My period was April 1st to the 5th.I’m 48 and my doctor says I’m healthy and fertile.We had sex every day from march 28th to April 12th. Could I be pregnant? My period came on the 1st till the 4th of April.

  • earthsmagic

    Based on our ovulation calendar and assuming you have a normal 28 day cycle, it says:

    Monday 1st April 2013 – First day of your cycle
    Thursday 11th April 2013 – A little bit fertile
    Friday 12th April 2013 – Fertile
    Saturday 13th April 2013 – VERY fertile
    Sunday 14th April 2013 – Time to ovulate
    Wednesday 24th April 2013 – A home pregnancy test may work now.

    You were in the fertile time period, but seemed to stop having sex right before you ovulated. Sperm can survive up to 5 days, so you should have had sperm ready to fertilize the egg after you ovulated.

    Good Luck!

  • Britt

    I had unprotected sex on february 23rd, i took the morning after pill and a week later i got my period, after that i waited 3 weeks and took a pregnancy test that came out negative but this month I’m a week and a half late…could I be pregnant or this could be just a side effect of the morning after pill?oh,but last week i did have same small amount of blood that could be spotting,although it has happen to me before..

  • earthsmagic

    A little researching online shows that you can have a delayed or odd period the cycle following the morning after pill. It is highly unlikely you are pregnant.

  • Inquiring Lady

    I symptoms of ovulation on 4/13 later that evening my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex is there a chance I can get pregnant? If so when should I take a pregnancy test?

  • Csevin

    You could have a cyst that is causing your symptoms.

  • earthsmagic

    Yes, there is a possibility that you could get pregnant. You may want to test in about 10 days after you ovulated depending on the sensitivity of the test you use.

  • Guest

    the first day of my last period was 4/7 and i had sex on 4/9 and my period stopped 4/11. my boyfriend had cum in me. today I’ve had some spotting…could i be pregnant tho its early and i was on my period?

  • irishg

    the first day of my last period was 4/7 and i had sex on 4/9 and my period stopped 4/11. my boyfriend had cum in me. today I’ve had some spotting…could i be pregnant tho its early and i was on my period?

  • Diana

    After implantation occurs is it normal to have pain in the lower left side of the abdominal

  • tcup

    Hey my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant since last year!! Ladt week I bled for one day and afterwards I had pinkish discharge when I wiped, for like a day, does that mean implantation took place?

  • irishg

    also jus adding to it…i had gotten some mild cramping a day or two after my period stopped which i normally dnt get.

  • earthsmagic

    It’s unlikely you are pregnant due to the timing, but unfortunately, the only way to know for sure is when your next period arrives. Keep in mind that if you are extremely stressed while you are waiting, it could cause a delay in your period actually arriving.

  • earthsmagic

    If you search in google about cramping after implantation, you will see it varies from woman to woman. If it is a sharp lasting pain, you should check with your doctor as it could be a symptom of something else going on with you.

  • earthsmagic

    It really depends on where in your cycle that happened. If it was between 6 and 12 days past ovulation, it is possible it was implantation bleeding. Bleeding at different times than your period can also signal a hormonal imbalance in your system.

  • Amanda

    I started my period on november 23 2012 i had sex on december 4th umprotected my ex came into town and we had sex on december eighth protected but condom broke. I also had irregular periods
    I havent had a period since but every hpt comes up negative
    I indeed had implantation bleeding(pink/brown discharge) on december 12th and 13th followed by light cramping in pelvic area. I gave up on being pregnant due to negative tests but i have pregnancy symptoms and my stomach is getting bigger. I know of women who never shhow positive on hpt but are indeed pregnant. I have two questions could i be pregnant and if so who is likely to be the father current partner or my ex? Very confused

  • just me

    I thought I might be pregnant so I went and bought a cheap hpt that turned out to be an ovulation test it came up positive I had unprotected sex that night and started my period the next day. My cycles are very irregular it’s been two Weeks since the unprotected sex and I’ve taken hpt the right ones only to get a negative and even got a blood test which came up negative Monday of this week. I’m beginning to have symptoms could I just be to early for a positive test????

  • earthsmagic

    Unfortunately, due to your irregular periods, there really is no way to tell who the father would be. You really should go see your doctor to find out the cause of your irregular periods and to do further testing to find out if you are pregnant or not.

  • earthsmagic

    If you period started the next day, the chances that you are pregnant are very very slim. You really need to work with your doctor to find out the cause of your irregular cycles.

  • Rina

    I started my period around March 29th and it lasted 5 days. Usually my periods are 5 to 6 days long. So my boyfriend usually have sex every time we get together (sorry TMI) and we don’t use protection. We are trying to conceive so i hope that this works this time. We had sex on the 5th and 6th of April and i don’t know when i ovulate.

    My periods have been pretty on point. My period was suppose to start on April 22nd or the 23rd. On April 17th i had really light bleeding only when i wiped. It got a little heavier but not like my regular period.

    it wouldn’t last long just really light color blood and brown blood. I thought my period had come earlier but it was unusual because it has never been that light before and it lasted 3 to 4 days. I read that every woman’s body is different and implantation bleeding can last for that long. I used a tampon and when i had taken the tampon out there was no blood and only brown, so of course naturally i thought i had stopped but it kept coming and going the same over and over.

    I don’t have sore breasts and only slight nausea when i eat some things i have headaches here and there and the occasional light headedness but i don’t know if its all in my head This would be my first pregnancy and i am hoping i am pregnant because we have been trying for 2 years now. Can anyone please help!

  • Peggy

    The first day of my last period was March 23rd,we took an ovulation test and it came out positive on April 5th.I’ve been taking multiple pregnancy test and are all coming out negative,except today’s was a faint negative.I have discharge after wiping and am feeling bloated…..am I testing too early?

  • just me

    I took two hpt today and both had very faint positive lines within the first minute. Taking another test in the am then off to the dr.’s for a blood test :)

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    As your period was supposed to start yesterday or today, if you don’t get your period, taking a pregnancy test might be in order.

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    When you say faint negative, what do you mean?

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    Good Luck!

  • val

    I finished up my period on 4/3 and had unprotected sex on the 19. Here lately I have been having these wierd and very dull cramps in my lower abdomen and i feel bloated, which I think is weird because I never cramp. So I googled it and it brought me here. Is there a possibility I could be pregnant. Im really hoping im not because it was an accidental thing that happened with a real good friend of mine. But I just have that ” im preggers” feeling. Which is really freaking me out because with my son who is now 8, I knew at 3 weeks. I have never tried for a child so im not really sure how the whole counting days works.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.foland.9 Deborah Foland

    my daughter had a normal period on feb 26 2013 and in march she had sex with her ex on the 12th and then had sex with her new boy friend on the 23 of march she had no period in march on April fisrt she had what she called a period but had a positive pregnancy test on April 17 who do you think the father is

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    After plugging in approximate dates into our ovulation calendar, with the assumption that you have a regular 28 day cycle (calculated by counting the number of days from when you start your period to the day before the next one starts), it would appear that you had sex after you ovulated which is good if you don’t want to get pregnant. You can try it out by clicking on the ovulation calendar linked above and entering numbers in there.

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    It really depends on if she has regular monthly cycles. If she has the typical 28-30 day cycle (calculated by counting the number of days from when you start your period to the day before the next one starts) it would appear that she would have been ovulating around the 12th.

  • Emily

    Is one day after intercourse too soon for implantation bleeding?

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    Absolutely. It typically takes 7 to 14 days between the time of sexual intercourse and the time that the fertilized egg implants in the uterus.

  • Ryan23

    I am 23 weeks pregnant due to my last period which started november 18th which my periods usually started between 16th-18th of each month lasting about 4 days.. I was seeing someone in november and slept with him on november 22nd, I got back with my ex and slept with him on december 4th and around the middle of december (not sure exactly what dates) i started to feel sharp pains in my abdomen , i didnt have a period or spotting in december at all. i went in to doctors on christmas and found out the news that day. My question is, would i of more likely got pregnant by the guy in november or is it possible december 4th or after did i get pregnant?

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, with the dates you have provided, it is hard to tell who the father would be. When you plug in the dates into our ovulation calendar, with the start date of 11/18/12 and a 28 or 30 day cycle, you didn’t have sex in the time frame when you should have been ovulating. The only way to definitely tell, would be to get a paternity blood test.

  • Stacy Nance

    My lmp WA 4/15/13 I had unprotected sex on 4/20/13 & two days late populated, (positive on ovulation test) is it likely I’m pregnant & when would a test show positive? Praying for a positive result!

  • Stacy nance

    Predictive text butchered my post! Lol

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    It’s really difficult to tell as your indicators are a bit off. If your period started on the 15th, and you have a normal 28 day cycle, you should have ovulated on April 28th. The fact that you got a positive ovulation test on the 22nd indicates that something is off. A positive ovulation test indicates that you will ovulate in 24 to 36 hours, placing ovulation around the 23rd or the 24th. If ovulation did occur then, there is a chance that conception occurred as sperm can survive up to 5 days after ejaculation. If the egg was fertilized, testing with a pregnancy test should work somewhere around 5/3 – 5/7.

  • ivy

    Hi. Can sperm go through layers of clothes? I and my fiance were caught up in an intimate moment but never had intercourse. we dry-humped with me in my underwear and him in his boxers. I think he ejaculated in his boxers. Is it possible that his semen got to me???

  • anon

    Hi, i have my periods every 28 days, to the day and never seem to be late although i had unprotected sex on 27th march and had the morning after pill on 28th march, i then had my regular period on 1st april, going by my last period and my regular 28 day cycle i still have no period (2 days late) for a strange reason i have a feeling i could be pregnent so on monday (the day i was due i did a test, a cheapo one which was a negative result) could i be pregnent and is it it possible that the m.a.p didnt work, would i still have the last period which was 2 days after taking the pill ?

  • Inquiring Lady

    Thank you for your advice, I finally took the test and it is Positive :)

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    It is possible, but not very likely especially if you didn’t notice semen on you.

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    Based on your dates and the regularity of your period, it wouldn’t be probable that you are pregnant. You usually ovulate about 14 days before your period arrives. Unprotected sex around that time would have a likely hood of pregnancy, but it would be highly unlikely that you would get pregnant so close to your period arriving.

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    Congratulations!

  • kmr

    I was on the shot as well. It took my period over a year to come back regularly. In that time I had light spotting and no period at all. I finally get the regular, I also thought at least two separate occasions I was pregnant because of this and it was negative every time.

  • crystal

    hey my name is crystal i started to spot on may 3rd of this month it was pinkish color went to brown it only last one day this never happen to me before and i had baby 9 weeks ago how high chance i can be pregnant i has sex before my 6 week check and after it there any chance i can be pregnant after implantion bleeding when i can test for pregnancy

  • lauraems1

    does implantation bleeding always occur. im 3 days late with symptom of possible pregnancy such as lightheadedness nausea and tiredness. we had protected sex around ovulation however was on medication which could affect reliability of contraception. ive had no implantation bleeding and would like advice. thankyou

  • Nicci

    The ovulation thing is not always accurate because I ovulate before you are “supposed” to. When I was pregnant with both of my children, I felt the way you stated above. I knew I was preggers before the pregnancy tests would show a postive result… I bloat very big durring the first month of pregnancy, so none of my clothes fit, that is one of the ways I “knew” before the tests showed +. I wish you the best!

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    Implantation bleeding does not always happen. If you are late, I would suggest taking a pregnancy test to see what it shows. Medication can definitely affect your cycle so that could be the cause of your lateness.

  • Harpgirl

    My last period was April 12. On April 19, 20, and 27th had sex and used the pull and pray method. On April 19th an 20th each day were 2-3 different times and once on th 27th. I have regular 28 day cycles so should have gotten my period on may 10th. Today is the 14th. I took a hpt and it says negative. Is there a chance I could still be pregnant?

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    If you are having unprotected sex, the chance of you getting pregnant is always there. Based on the ovulation calendar and the fact that you have 28 day cycles, it appears you probably missed your fertile days.

    Monday 22nd April 2013 – A little bit fertile
    Tuesday 23rd April 2013 – Fertile
    Wednesday 24th April 2013 – VERY fertile
    Thursday 25th April 2013 – Time to ovulate

    Stress, exercise routine, medications, change in sleep patterns and more can cause your cycle to be off. If your period doesn’t come soon, you may want to contact your doctor to see if you can figure out what is going on.

  • onlywee

    Okay so here is my history, I have PCOS and my husband and i have been trying to have a baby for about two years almost now. I had my period start on the ninth of April. i have been expecting period to come as last week, approximately a week ago now i had slight bleeding i was expecting period to start but that was the only day i have seen spotting and it was one time. On the 28th of april i had sever nausea to the point of where it was hard for me to be at work and a low fever highest was 101? but I felt like crap, no energy sore muscles and nauseous. thought i was coming down with a flu, but for the past two weeks since then my temperature has been elevated up in the 99’s, not to mention along with elevated temp, i get stabbing pain in the side of my boob, have cramping slight but no period, and ive gained about two pounds in the last week lol. My husband told some of his guy friends with children about my symptoms they said I need to take a pregnancy test. what do you ladies think!? any feedback would help me im scared with my temp being up all the time everyday… it doesnt start out that way but it always ends up in the 99’s in afternoon and evening. Must add I am inside not outside all day in the heat:( Please feedback:)

  • onlywee

    also had sex on april 26th and 27th.

  • Ttc84

    I am currently on day 21 of my cycle of which is usually around 30 day cycle. I had intercourse on day 12 14 16 and 18 and I’m pretty sure that I ovulated on day 17. I have had some unusual symptoms I never get on day 19 and 20 I had light cramps and today I had a streak of blood in cervical mucus when I went to the toilet. Can someone please tell me what it all means. I am also on my second round of Clomid.

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    Taking a pregnancy test would be a good idea. Fever is not a symptom of pregnancy so you may want to contact your doctor if it continues as it could be a sign of some sort if infection in your system.

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    It could be implantation bleeding, but the only way to know for sure is to wait until you can take a pregnancy test. You should be able to test the later part of next week and get a positive if you are pregnant.

  • Ttc84

    Thank you. I have one more question. I am now day 24 and I am still experiencing cm is that normal?

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    You typically will have cervical mucus all the way though your cycle. Are you talking about the fertile CM? Unfortunately, where cm and pregnancy is concerned, it will differ from woman to woman. Some go back to the sticky cervical mucus where others seem to have the fertile variety (like egg whites). CM isn’t a particularly good indicator of pregnancy.

  • knowmore

    I have a semi-short luteal phase (12 days) and had sex on day of ovulation. I had a temp dip to my coverline at 8dpo, and then, 2 days early, started a very light af-like bleed for about 36 hrs. It was heavier than what would be considered IB, but nothing like my normal periods. My question is: Given my short-ish LP, is it possible that there was not enough hormone production yet to stop AF, but then it recovered? In other words, could I have a partial “period” yet still be pregnant?

  • knowmore

    Addendum: I had one debilitating bout with nausea for about 4 hours – which I’ve never had – and my temps have not dropped below coverline while I’ve been bleeding (I usually plummet to the 96.8ish area) but they are not super high either just about.5 degrees above….

  • Icy

    I had sex Thursday 5/16 thru Saturday 5/18. And according to my calendar I was suppose to ovulate on Friday 5/17. Now yesterday which was 5/20 I spotted this pinkish discharge and this morning it kinda turned dark brown. I’m wondering what might be the cause of this. Could I be pregnant? Did a hpt this morning but it came up negative

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    Typically implantation bleeding won’t happen for a couple more days, but it could be possible that is what you were seeing. A hpt won’t come up positive until 4 or 5 days before your period is due because it takes a while for the hcg to build up to levels that are detectable.

  • http://www.earthsmagic.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, this is a bit more technical for us as we are not charters. You may want to ask your question on the Taking Charge of Your Fertility message boards. I am sure they would be able to answer your question. http://www.tcoyf.com/forums/

  • armygf

    Ok so here is my question…. So my last period was on 4/25 and I had sex (unprotected) on 5/3. Well my periods are always on time and as of today… I am 5 days late. On 5/10 I woke up with some spotting and thought that I was getting my period again which I was kinda confused about because I had just had it. for about a week and a half ive been craving pickle juice and now I really want green chili. My stomach feels like it is cramping all day everyday. My breasts arent tender and I dont really have hightened smells. But throughout the day I will feel very sick. Could I be pregnant? Is it too early to test?

  • Chris

    My period started 24 may I am on 28 day cycle. I had sex on the 3 and 4 June I was supposed to get me period on 21jun and it has not arrived yet I took two pregancy tests the day of my period and the next day of my missed period. Both tests showed negative my breasts are very tender and I have a slight mucus coming out is there a chance I could still be pregnant

  • k

    I had my last period june 24th till 29th and had unprotected sex friday 5th of july I am due my next period 20th july when can I do a pregnancy test?

  • tiffany

    Ok so i was supposed to start my period on the 9 of july it is now the 15 and i started spotting this morning but my boobs have been hurting for a little over 2 weeks and this never happens also i am always on time 28 days could i still b pregnant im confused please help

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Did you take a pregnancy test? If you started spotting, it could be that your period is on it’s way.

  • momma2

    I took five pregnancy tests and they all came back positive someone told me it could be a false positive is that true.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    5 positive tests usually mean you are pregnant. Congratulations! If you took a test in a day or two and it came back negative, that would indicate that you most likely had a early miscarriage and not that you had 5 false positives.

  • momma2

    Thank you Vickie b I followed babyhopes ovalation calendar we have two beautiful kids already. I went to the dr and they seen the gestional sac and it measured 3mm and they told me to come back in 4 wks and then they would be able to tell me how far along i am and the due date.T hey said it was still to early to be able to pin point how far along i was.i took one test friday afternoon and then another one saturday morning and they did two today one for their records and one for me.But i did’t think i would have 5 false positives I wanted to ask u to make sure though
    Thank u babyhopes for the ovalation calendar.You was right on the nose

  • Kat1029

    Ok I need help…. I started my period April 20 and it was normal … On may 22 I started spotting for a couple of days then on June 15 I found out I was pregnant… On June 28 the ultrasound said I was 5 wks 4 days… The April period was the second for that month can you please help me figure out when I got pregnant?

  • Emmas

    I had spotting on march 4th and according to the ultrasound I conceived feb 28th, Is that possible?

  • Q

    The first day of my last cycle was July 16, 2013. We were intimate on 1 of my fertile days which was July 27, 2013. When should I expect my implantation to begin? Or begin to experience symptoms? I did begin feeling slight cramping on my left lower abdominal yesterday and i’m currently feeling light cramping now. Please advise.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    If you were to experience implantation symptoms (not every woman does), now would be the time it would typically happen, but it varies from woman to woman.

  • Q

    Thank you kindly Vickie

  • Q

    Hi Vickie, no luck from what I asked 14 days ago. I didn’t end up prego. However I have another question. My cycle date changed this month. I was 1 day late. So do you think it would be a problem if I began taking Chasteberry/Vitex since it seems my cycle came a day late in order to regulate it? Please advise.

  • Q

    The other strange thing Vickie is that my cycle is normally 2 1/2 days and i’m still lightly spotting today. So that’s not normal for me to go this long. So i’m curious if I should start Chasteberry/Vitex or fertilityblend to regulate my cycle and it could also help me conceive. Please advise. Thank you in advance.

  • Q

    I failed to mention this is the 5th day I am lightly spotting

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Vitex, FertiliBlend or FertilAid are all good for helping balance your reproductive system. A day late isn’t really a problem though as many different things can make it shift slightly from time to time: Starting or ending an exercise routine, stress, illness, weight loss or gain.

  • Q

    Thank you Vickie

  • papay

    I have 1yr and 7mos baby and miscarriage last June.. I had my periods July and Aug. I was Irregular cycle from the start and a year before I got pregnant from my 1st baby I became regular and a year after my baby I became irregular again until now. I had my Cnd last JUne and. the problem is I am confused what is my status now. My last period start date is Aug 3-11. i had intercourse dated: Aug 17,18 and 22 up to date on unprotected sex and all are inside. I take 5 pregnancy test today Aug 26 and its all negative. but Im having this early signs of pregnancy like swollen feet, tender breast, always vomiting and urinate most of the times. is that mean that Im not pregnant and nothing to worry? my expected period is Sept 4.

  • Mikayla

    You had sex 8 days into your cycle. Sperm can live up to 5 days if the vaginal environment is hospitable (the presence of cervical mucus enables sperm to live.) If you had an early ovulation that cycle – releasing an egg on days 9-13 of the cycle – you could have gotten pregnant.

    The spotting you saw was 7 days after sex. It could be implantation spotting, as that usually occurs 7-14 days after conception.

  • jess

    hello, was looking for some opinions here. I started my period on august 6th. I had unprotected sex on the 14th. within that first week after my breasts were noticeably fuller. I thought maybe I was pregnant. I started bleeding on the 3rd. I just assumed It was my period. but after reading all the information on implantation bleeding, im wondering if maybe that is the case. the bleeding stopped on the 6th, normally my periods last 5 days or more. one site said that implantation bleeding is occurs a few days to week before expected menstruation. just wondering what y’all think. thank you

  • Tony1010

    My wife and I have been working on our second and about 10 days ago Lacey was supposed to start her period and hasn’t. Every other day as she was excited we took tests and was unsuccessful up until this Monday. We had a faint second line and the OB confirmed that any bit of a second generally means positive. Today 4 days since the test past my wife woke up crying and confused. She had a very ligh pink bleeding and re took a test which came up negitave? Is it possible it’s implantation blood? Or could she not be pregnant and starting her period 10 days late? Or worst yet this early seeing we are ver new to this could it be a miscarriage? :( my wife was in tears this morning and breaking my heart any advice would be great!! Please note it was light blood and my wife had implantation blood the first pregnancy. Thanks in advance.. Tony

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Hi,

    I am sorry you are having such an emotional time. Ultimately, only your doctor will be able to tell if your wife is pregnant. Multiple blood tests to see the progression of the hcg would be in order. From personal experience, I had the same thing happen to me. I was very late and it took forever for the pregnancy test to show up positive and, once it did, the doctor confirmed the pregnancy. Unfortunately, shortly after that, my period started. :(

    If your wife has regular cycles that don’t vary very much, it is unlikely that it would be implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding typically happens about 6 to 12 days after ovulation, which would be a couple days before the period was due.

    I hope everything turns out okay for you!

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Lots of things can disrupt your cycle. Based on the dates that you provided, it would appear you just had a shorter bleeding time for this cycle. Did you take a pregnancy test?

  • Faye123

    I finished my period 9/3 and had intercourse the 9,11,13 how likely am I to become pregnant? We are trying and hope this is the only month we have to try. My periods are regular 28 days and 3 days long. Can you please help?!?!?

  • Faye123

    So me and husband had sex on 9-9,9-11,9-13,9-15 and by a couple of calendars I looked up I was fertile and on the 14th I was ovulating. Well about 5 days later my back is killing me my boobs are fuller and hurt and I have this pain in my abdomen and I’m really fatigued and bloated. I’m just wondering how likely am I that I am pregnant or is it in my head? My cycles are 28 days long and periods 3 days. Advice please??

  • Shannon

    My husband and I are trying to have another baby. I’ve been tracking my period for the last few months (07/09/13, 08/03/13, 08/31/13) and according to the WebMD my period is about 27 days. I then downloaded an app called my days that tracks my period and ovulation. According to the My Day’s app and WebMD I ovulated on 09/09-09/14. My husband and I had intercourse on 09/05 (the day my period ended), 09/08, 09/10, and 09/13. On September 9th I started to feel nauseated and had headaches, abdominal pain, bloated, and have felt that way everyday sense. My nipples have been hurting for the last week, I’m more fatigued then I usually am, and feeling full after barley eating anything. Then today I noticed that my stomach is growling and I’m hungry earlier in the am. I know it’s too early to tell, but could I be pregnant?

    Thank you.

  • RR123

    Hii

    i want to ask a question?

    My last period was on the 27/08/2013 and it lasted for like about 5 days
    & me and my husband have been baby dancing since 6/09/2013 & i THINK i ovulated on the 13/09/2013 & today is the 19/09/2013 & i had my boobs hurting for the past few days like near my under arms part…. and today i have a really bad back pain with leg pains also, i do feel sick BUT not that bad like i can handle it, i have had sleepless nights , & next period am due is on the 1/10/2013

    Can i be pregnant??

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Your timing was good so pregnancy is a possibility. Y should be able to test on Tuesday or Wednesday with a sensitive pregnancy test you may be able to see positive results. If you don’t though, you can assume that you aren’t pregnant until you actually get your period again.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    It’s possible. You should be able to test next Thursday or Friday to see if you get a positive pregnancy test. Good Luck :)

  • rita

    I had My period on 08/23/13 I took an ovulation test and it was positive on 09/04/2013. I has intercourse the day before, on and the two days after my lh surge. I took a pregnancy test on the on 9/21/2013 and it came back negative :( I have irregular periods. my next period due is 10/14/2013. Did I test to early? I thought two weeks would be enough time to get a positive test?

  • new

    I had my period starting on 9/13, lasted for 5 days and my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex 3 times. The 22nd, 23rd, 24th of those days were the start of my fertile days. I ovulated on 9/27. Now today I’ve had a really bad headache, and some very very mild cramps, just feel strange today. Could I be starting implantation?

  • kimmy

    Hi Ms. Vicki
    I began my cycle on 9/15 (lasted for 5 days)…..we did a home insemination on 10/3 & I obligated on 10/5………today 10/12 I am 7 dpo and have been experiencing nausea, bloating, gassiness (TMI), and dizziness. I also have a dull cramping daily. Could these be good signs?

  • Kmarie

    Hi ms. Vickie,
    my lmp was 9/15/13(lasted 5 days). we did a home insemination on 10/3/13……my ovulation took place on 10/5 or 10/6. Since then i have been bloated, gassy (sorry tmi), tired all the time, and i have dull cramping almost daily. As well as nausea accompanied by dizziness. I am very very hungry in the morning and it seems like I dont get full even when I eat alot. Today 10/12/13 is 7 dpo for me. When should I test and are these promising signs?

  • Dawn

    I came off birth control in May. I’ve always had normal cycles even after coming off the pill. The only change was instead of 28 day cycles, I’m now about a 30-31 day cycle. Last period was Sept 8th-13th. We did the dance on 22nd, 23rd, and 24th estimating ovulation to be around the 24th. My next period wasn’t projected to be until Oct 8th, but eager for news, I took 2 very early tests. One on Oct 3rd and the other on October 5th. Both were negative, but were done before my expected period. I started spotting in the evening of Oct 7th and thought surely this was a sign of my period coming on. But Oct 8th came around and no period. Just a darkish brown spotting. The next 2 days (Oct 9th and 10th) was even less spotting! What? This is weird! It was only a little spotting when using the restroom and the color had changed to a light pink. So, confused, I took another test in the afternoon on Oct 10th (2 days after my expected period) and it was again negative. Yesterday, Oct 11th, was still just the more of the same… very light spotting only when using the restroom. And it seems every day it has been even lighter than the day before. I usually have a pretty moderate to heavy flow and I’ve certainly never missed a period before! Besides pregnancy, what other reasonable explanations are there? Could I actually be pregnant even though I tested 2 days after my expected period and it was negative? If I am pregnant, what is the bleeding from? Isn’t it too late for implantation bleeding? I have so many questions. Oh, it would be so nice to have a clear yes or no answer, you know, a positive test or an actual period. Lol. But sometimes nature likes to keep us guessing :)

  • Kspecial

    Hello my LMP was on 11/4/2013 and it showed that my fertile days are from 11/10-11/15 my fiancé and I had sex the 8,9,twice on the 10th and the 11th it shows my ovulation day for today 11/13 but I’ve been having mild cramps since yesterday 11/12 and today 11/13 is there a possibility this could be pregnancy?

  • Kspecial

    Oh and my cycle is only 23 days

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    If it says ovulation was supposed to occur today, the cramping you were having was probably mittelschmerz, also known as ovulation pain.

  • Kspecial

    Hello, the start of my last period was on nov.4, 2013 which lasted 4 days and my cycle period is 23 days I did an ovulation calculater online and it said my fertile days are nov.10-15 me and my spouse had sexual intercourse on the 8,9 multiple times on the 10, and the 11. It shows my ovulation day is today the 13th I started having mild cramps yesterday on the 12th is there a possibility this is implantation cramps?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    The cramps were most likely ovulation cramps and not implantation related.

  • Brandy

    Hi. My last period was on November 1st. My cycle is about 26 days long. I ovulated between the 9th and the 12th. We have been trying to get pregnant, and had intercourse literally almost every day before, during, and even after ovulation. For the past week, I have been having MAJOR soreness in my breasts. Constant, aching, pain. In the past few days, they have begun itching, and I am not exaggerating, but they are bigger. I took a preg test this A.M. and it was negative. I am due for my period on the 27th or so I think. I also have had no PMS symptoms like cramps or anything…. Am I really not pregnant, or was it possibly too early to test? Thanks!

  • Miranda

    Hi Vicki
    My last period started on the 8th of november 2013 and my cycle is 31 days. I did the ovulation calculator online and it said my most fertile days start from the 23rd to the 27th of November. I had unprotected sex on the 23rd and 24th of November with myn husband and today im am feeling bloated, crampy and have a slight headache. Is it to early to be implantation or is it just my imagination?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Typically implantation happens between 6 and 12 days so it would seem to be a bit early for that. Good luck though! Perhaps your body “just knows” :)

  • kristi

    hi i am new at this i had unprotected sex on November the 8 and and i have already ovulated before that date and i am late with my period it is due right now and it has not started yet it has never been late so i was wondering how long does it take to inplanatiaon? my niece says it might not work until next week cause i took the home pregnancy test and it was negative could i have tested to early like she says i am new at this if i am pregnant it will be my very first one oh and my last period was October 27 thru the 1 if November is my niec right and i just tested to early? i hope i did thanks for the help

  • christy

    hi i got a question and someone please answer it i started my period on Oct 27 and got done with it Nov first and i and had unprotected sex on Nov 8th and i have not started my period yet and i should be on it right now almost done next month on the first and i took a pregnancy test and it was negative and i talked to my niece and she said i tested to early is she right i really hope she is this would be my first time being pregnant if i am could i be pregnant but it just did not inplant yet for it to show up on the test and i should test next week ? please help

  • christy

    was that for me or for someone else?

  • insight please?

    I had unprotected sex last week on Wednesday. I took my birth control like normal on Thursday, but I forgot to take it Friday and Saturday and didn’t realize it until Sunday. I take Lutera and the missed pills were in the first “active” week of my pack of pills. Now I am having some brownish pinkish discharge with mild cramps ( not intense like menstrual cramps but more of a tightness feeling). I was wondering if I am having this most likely because I missed those pills or if there is a possible chance that I may be pregnant. and If there is the possibility that I am pregnant should I stop taking the BC until I find out for sure if I am or not. I don’t want the baby to be hurt by taking BC if I am and I don’t know what to do

  • jillybean

    My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex 3 times on 11/30 and from the internet my ovulation time is 12/2 or 12/3 is it likely I could have still got pregnant? I really feel that I may have ovulated early bc of what I read about symptoms of ovulation. Please help me. Internet say I can take a pregnancy test 12/12 but I would like heads up if that was possible I could of become pregnant.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, I don’t know. You should talk to your doctor about it to see what they say. I do know if you miss pills, it could throw your hormones off, causing the types of symptoms you are having.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Yes, pregnancy is possible. Sperm can survive up to 5 days after ejaculation so it could have still be alive and swimming when you ovulated.

  • Myra

    HI did you get pregnant though, cos im feeling what you are feeling right now, but my boyfriend didnt ejaculate in me, so am i just having imaginations cos lately, my body feels different and i feel vomittish after eating,
    my stomach feels bloated and tight, please help me cause im kinda of panicking for no reason.

  • leah

    Okay I had my period on Dec.19 2013 and stopped on 23rd my husband and I had intercourse the 26th and the 27th we did not use anything and he came both times in me so is there a chance I could get pregnant not sure when I ovulate and when I don’t its only been eight days since that has happen is it to early to take a test and if I did what would happen thanks.

  • lily2141333

    If you have spotting the day after unprotected sex, can you be pregnant?

  • Kvin

    If my partner didn’t actually ejaculate, and there was sperm in his pre-cum, would that last 5 days? I did the ovulation calculator and my periods have never been on a 28 day cycle. More like between 30 to 35 days. I did the math. I may have been ovulating. I spotted today, but so far there isn’t the usual heavy flow of my period. I never spot either. If the sperm survived for 4-5 days, it adds up. I’m a little freaked. Can I take a pregnancy test in the next couple of days?

  • Erika

    Hi Vickie!
    Here it goes… First day of my lmp was December 23rd. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on January 1st with ejaculation. The calendar I keep has my ovulation beginning on the 2nd but my cycles vary every month from 28-30 days so I don’t trust it that much. Plus from what I have been reading you explain that the sperm can survive for up to 5 days! I experienced a weird pinkish/brown discharge the last two days which is not common for me, that I’m starting to believe could have been implantation bleeding because that would have put me at 12 days after conception. I’m not expected to start my period until the 21st. Please let me know what you think my chances are of pregnancy. Thanks!

  • Cookiechris

    Can you get pregnant on a ” little fertile” day? I had unprotected sex with my husband on the 9th of jan, (he didn’t pull out) and my ovulation day was the 12th… I don’t have spotting but I am a little queasy , lightheaded and more tired than usual. I haven’t even missed a period yet but I feel like I could be pregnant. Any insight?

  • kasey2

    Hi I need a lil insight please I had my Iud taken out on jan10 2 days later spotting I guess from removal which lasted two days then a week later I had a white discharge at first it was thick than changed to slimy tmi sorry then lots of cramps bloating thay was 1-19 now I feel A weird pulling on my left side and slight cramps no more discharge but my breast are a bit sore its been so long since last pregnancy its now 1-30 are these signs of early pregnancy? please help!

  • heidi

    i had sex on the 25th of january and 3weeks later i tested it was negative now i have 4-6 days until my period and its the 18th today i started spotting brownish redish color and then it stops no cramps no tenderness in my breast im so nervous dont know what to think honestly someone help

  • samantha

    i am so confused right now..i had unprotected sex on the last week of february…my period is regular…my period was supposed on the 9th of march, but then it was just a spot and it only lasts for 2 hours…my period didnt came until the 15th of march…buth on the 16th i had my period but the flow is minimimal and it is not as heavy as my regular period,,what does it mean?

  • samantha

    i am so confused right now..i had unprotected sex on the last week of february…my period is regular…my period was supposed on the 9th of march, but then it was just a spot and it only lasts for 2 hours…my period didnt came until the 15th of march…buth on the 16th i had my period but the flow is minimimal and it is not as heavy as my regular period,,what does it mean?

  • Fifi Endalle

    hello,i had my period on february28th to 4th march,and i had sex with my boyfriend on 8th and 12th march ,feel like pregnant,eating,sleeping too much,but today 26th march i start bleeding,am i pregnant or not?

  • Lola

    I had my period on April 5-9 and sex on the 21 of April. On April 27 I had intercourse again and I notice that I had a light pink bleeding right after sex, and I also notice a small amount of blood when I wipe, after using the bathroom. I have been having pain in my lower back, cramps in my lower abdomen and i feel bloated. I could be pregnant??? When I should do a pregnancy test?

  • Jodp

    I have PCOS. I didn’t have a period since December of this year. I went to the gynocologist and he put me on progesterone to start my period. On April 9th I started the pills. On that day I was spotting, and I spotted for a few days. I stopped taking the progesterone on April 18th. I have still yet to get a period. On April 27th I had sex with my husband. On May 4th I had blood tinted cervical mucus with thin streaks of blood when I wiped. I had some spotting today. I am also experiencing extreme bloating and breast tenderness. The question is does this sound like implantation bleeding. I have an appt with the gyno on Friday.

  • Trish

    Hello. So I ovulated4/29 and had unprotected sex4/27-5/1. I had a blood test 5/8 with a negative hcg result… my period is due5/18 is there any hope?

  • Niki S

    Hi vicki, my lmp was 4/15..my partner and i had sex 4/23-4/28. Based off the info provided in an ovulation tracker, the following dates were my fertile/ ovulation period. On 4/30 I took the morning after pill. AF is supposed to start 5/12-13 respectively. My question is Do you think I could possbily be pregnant? I was out of the 72 hour period of the PlanB to work at effectively. Thank you!

  • Brown sugar

    I had unprotected sex the same day my period stopped and now 2 weeks later my breasts are really tender… could I be pregnant?

  • Jennifer

    Hi
    On the early morning hours of 6-7DDO I woke up with Strong
    Cramping in my left side. Cramming was on and off throught the morning and mid day. I also has a lot of thicker CM as well the morning I woke up and on and off through out. I did not experiance any implantion bleeding. Could implantation still have took place?

  • brittany

    OK I have a question so I’ve been tracking my period on a period tracker app
    It tells me when I’m fertil and when I’m ovulating my boyfriend came in me about 2 days before and then agian one day before I was fertile and once agian when I started being frtile about 3days ago I don’t think i started ovulateing yet but today I woke up and went to the restroom and found blood spots on my underwear its only a little bit and it was brown like old blood and it was only on my underwear not when I wiped and didn’t continue I’m supposed to start my period in 15 days idk if it’s implation bleeding or what it is can some one please help me

  • ssedani

    I had my last period on April 27th. My husband and I had sex may 4th 8th and the 15th. My next period is predicted around the 26th of may. Yesterday I noticed my areolas are bigger and my left breast is slightly larger then the right. Today I started to have some brown spotting but very light. Normally I get really dry before my period but not this time. I took a hpt on the 22nd, i think it was too soon. I am just trying to figure out if my period is slowly coming or if I could be pregnant.

  • jessica

    Had unprotected sex April 19th, my LMP was March 28th. I had my period April 27th. I felt dizzy and nauseous the past 2 weeks ago and feeling so hungry in the morning and sleepy, too. And haven’t had my period yet. Is there any possibility that I could be pregnant?

  • 19BAW82

    So….I had what I thought was my first cycle after childbirth ( Still breastfeeding and my little guy is nearly a year) on 5/13. I had a very light cycle. Only one day did I actually use a tampon ( regular or light). The rest of it was light enough just to use pantiliners. It lasted 4 days. It is now 5/27 and I’m having light spotting, am bloated, and crampy. My husband and I have had sex since my period but I have been paying attention to my cervical fluid and I haven’t noticed any “fertile” signs. Would this be implantation?? I took a pregnancy test last week b/c it occurred to husband and that the “cycle” I had could have been implantation bleeding but the test was negative.

  • meeeeeee

    I had my period on May 25-31. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend the morning after. The next day I was fine. But for the past 3 days i’ve been spotting (brownish discharge). I’ve been feeling light headed. What can this mean??? Help!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Borbon

    Hi
    So i had sex the next day after my period. And have been having sex. I had sex again on the 12th day after my period and while having sex my husband notice a little spotting could this mean am pregnant?

  • alexldr

    Is it possible to still get your period while being pregnant? I have a strong feeling that I am pregnant but i took the test 3 times and it came up negative and i got my period on the 11/6 I had sex on the 25/5. My ‘period’ only lasted 4 days and it was 1 and a half weeks late, the blood was a really bright red colour and on the last day it was a really brown-ish colour. Could it be implantation bleeding? I can’t get to a doctor for another few weeks so I don’t know what to think. I’ve also been getting cramps, headaches, dizzy and some people say I even have baby brain. My lower abdominal is quite hard. Help?!

  • alexldr

    Also the smell of fast food makes me feel really ill, and the past few days i’ve been really close to throwing up.

  • Mrs.Elliott

    I had my last period on May 14th, My husband and i had sex on May 26th (2 days before my expected ovulation date) I missed my period this month, the last day of my missed period was 2 days ago. I’m feeling nausea after eating, sore breasts, breathlessness, fatigue, and menstrual like cramping but not as bad as when I’m on my period. Is it too early to test?

  • Adriana

    I had my nexplanon removed the 4th of June and had unprotected sex since then.two days after I had it removed I had cramping 24/7 and then a little bit of spotting.could I be pregnant.

  • Countrygurl89

    I usually have pretty normal periods, except for the last couple months i’ve been having a period every 9 to 10 days lasting from 6-7 days. My last period was on 04/11/2014 and ended 04/17/2014 I had sex on 05/05/14 – 05/07/2014. I’m having some pregnancy symptoms. Could I be pregnant? Is it to early to take a pregnancy test. Help!!!!

  • Ginger1986

    My cycle started on 06/01/14 it ended 06/5/2014 I went out of town 06/13/14 my bf and I made it to our room about 12 ish we had sex but according to logics it was a new day according to my ovulation calander I was at my most fertile point well today is 06/26/14 and my I’m bleeding but it’s pink when my cycle comes on it’s usually heavy day 1-3 I have been monitoring it all day.. I am a pretty regular person so I’m not sure if it’s a regular period in between bleeding or implantation. Can someone please shed some light on this?

  • Ginger1986

    My cycle started on 06/01/14 it ended 06/5/2014 I went out of town 06/13/14 my bf and I made it to our room about 12 ish we had sex but according to logics it was a new day according to my ovulation calander I was at my most fertile point well today is 06/26/14 and my I’m bleeding but it’s pink when my cycle comes on it’s usually heavy day 1-3 I have been monitoring it all day.. I am a pretty regular person so I’m not sure if it’s a regular period in between bleeding or implantation. Can someone please shed some light on this?

  • Nichole

    Hell I have a question I am a 41year old the last time I was pregnant was 21 years ago today .that how old my older daugther is my youngest daughter is 18years old so all of this is new to me becoming pregnant again the fast time I got my monthly was supposed to be on may 7 2014 but didn’t get it till may 8 n it was only for one day so I be been late for my monthly now for 25 days late now :-)

  • Nichole

    Could I be pregnant.

  • navygirl26

    Hi , I just have a quick question for everyone . My cycle has ben confusing me lately so im just unsure . On 07/30 my bf came in me . (we have unprotected sex every time but last night he just didn’t pull out .) Now , what im wondering is , is it possible that I could still get pregnant from that even though my period is supposed to start in a couple/few days ? I have a period app that I log and track all my periods and sex and everything and that one says my period is 2 days late . My cycle was weird in May and I had my period then 5 days later had another . so since then its been all messed up . so I got a new app and just logged my most recent period and that one says my period is supposed to come in 4-5 days … im confused and I just want some opinions . please and thank you .

  • Princess Athena

    Hello Mam.
    I have a question. My period is kinda irregular but i think my period is next week. And i have sex on June 30 and i have a bleeding yesterday. and now there’s a lit bit blood again. what could that be.

  • Asma Black

    hello, i usually get my periods in first few days of a month. my last period was on 2nd june and i had unprotected sex on 25th of june, and today is 7 of july but im still not getting my periods. im also not noticing any symptoms of pregnancy. my question is, is there a possibility of me getting pregnant? are there still more days left to see the first symptom of pregnancy? or im totally okay and i should wait for my periods? because im fasting too, so is it a possiblity that its delaying because of fasting?
    and im only getting white discharge till now

  • Kels

    I had sex the 25 of June and then again the 2nd of July. I had an internal ultrasound done the 25 and was told I was ovulating. Today is July 12 and I am experiencing light pink spotting and some slight cramping. I took two test earlier this month but both came back negative. Could I be pregnant? If so what date would be the one I actually conceived on?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Based on what you are seeing, the light spotting could be implantation bleeding. If you wait 4 or 5 days and take a pregnancy test, you might be able to get accurate results on the pregnancy test.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Oh, and if you were ovulating on the 25th, then you would have conceived around that date.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    You would not be pregnant from sex on the 25th. You usually ovulate about 14 days before your period is due and that is when you could get pregnant. Most likely, the delay in your period could be due to your fasting.

  • chrys4777

    I have a question. I got my period on June 11th I had unprotected sex on june 19th & 20th (which would be my ninth and tenth day) ten I had blood whwn I wiped on June 26th and there was blood then nothing on the 27th and then 28th blood again whwn I wiped. My period was due 4 days ago I took a tw xt 4 days ago and it was negative. Does anyone know what could be happening? Prwgnant or maybe just late? Thank you

  • mis3387

    I had my normal June period june 3. My husband and I have been trying for a baby for a while now but decided not to use the ovulation tests during the june cycle. June 30 comes around and I start my period (I have a normal 27 day cycle). After my period ends which was a good normal flow I started my ovulation tests but grabbed the pregnancy test on accident. The pregnancy test came back positive. I did probable 10 pregnancy tests after that all positive. I called the ob they did two blood tests and the hcg went from 547 on Thursday to 2000 something on monday. Tuesday I experienced some pink spotting so I called the dr and they had me come in for a so no. They found two sacs but no babies. They said the measurements were 5 weeks which matched my hcg level. I am so confused and worried. How could I have a period and how are my numbers going up but there are no fetuses on the ultrasound

  • veronica

    hi! m just 20..i have normal 28 days cycle with painful periods that time my periods date was 1/5 and i had unprotected sex with my boyfreind on 25/4 . my periods got delayed and i had them on 6/5. then after my periods got over i felt bloated stomach and after 21/5 i started feeling sick. i got headaches and fever and felt sleepy all the time but then there was infection in my eyes too. then in july i suffered from lose motions and again my periods delayed the next month i got periods on 12/6 and got periods for 3 days. i checked for pregnancy two times results were negative. For past 1 month my stomach is upset. also i was on diet for past 1 month. and i urinate frequently.
    now again my periods are delayed. m feeling familiar pain in my pelvic for last 4-5 days but there is just spotting but no periods. is this because of dieting or something else? also m having spotting and traces of brownish discharge but not normal periods. shall i wait for some more days or go to the doctor right away? please help

  • itzel

    I just had a baby 5 weeks ago via C-section, I had sex with my bf on July 5 (unprotected) and around July 9 I started to feel cramps and bloating and it’s lasted for about a week now. I also had leg cramps and lower back pain. Could I possible have gotten pregnant again or is it just another after effect of the c-section?
    P.S he didn’t ejaculate inside of me

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    I would think that the chances of you getting pregnant are pretty small. You should probably contact your doctor just to see if what you are experiencing is typical of how the body reacts after having a c-section though. It is probably nothing but having a doctor say that can relieve your mind.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Dieting and illness can cause a delay in your period so if the tests keep coming back negative, it would appear that other issues than pregnancy is causing your delay.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    The only way to know for sure if you are in the process of having a miscarriage is to have them check your blood levels again (if you don’t start bleeding on your own). If the numbers are still going up, I would not give up hope. Though if they are going down, that would confirm the empty sacs. Another possibility is that they just did the ultrasound too early and another one in a week may show that the fetuses are visible. Good luck!

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, there is no way to tell for sure. It could be either option.

  • Wannabpreggo

    Hi, this is my first time on this cite, or any cite. I am 40 with no children. I started my period on June 19, 2014 and then I started bleeding again on July 6, 2014, without having any cramps or anything. My bleeding wasn’t as heavy and it didn’t last the same amount of time as my regular period. It lasted I believe 3 days. My tampons felt very uncomfortable so I started using pads. Can anyone please help me to figure out what’s going on with me?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    It sounds like you may have a hormonal imbalance going on. You may want to just wait and see if it happens again or your cycle shifts. If it does, you might want to contact your doctor about it.

  • Wannabpreggo

    I have been to the doctor. They said my anatomy is better than they thought it would be. Everything looks good. I’m just going to wait and see. Thank you

  • maddy726

    Ok so , me and my boyfriend have been trying to conceive for almost a year now and I don’t know if I’m just really excited or if I really am pregnant ! I started spotting five days ago when I was normally supposed to start my period but when I would change my tampon I would notice that there was barely any blood when normally I go through ten a day it seems like and now I can just use one or two panty liners : I’ve never went through this before , I spotted for four days and then it seemed to just disappear but then today ( day 5 ) around seven or 8 p.m I started spotting again very light only when I wipe : can someone PLEASE try to help me I want to take a pregnancy test but I’m scared the results will be negative and I got me and my partners hopes up ( once again ) any advise ?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    As you are spotting continually, you might want to take a test and see the results. Spotting in early pregnancy can happen. If you are pregnant, you will want to see your doctor as soon as possible because spotting can also be something that needs to monitored.

  • Naiana

    Hi I just want to know that I have always been regular with my cycle. This time my period was 4 day late and light bleeding only for 1 and a half day. I took pregnancy test a day before the bleeding and it said negative. Can anyone tell me if I can be really pregnant or not?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, the only way to confirm whether or not you are pregnant is if your period fully arrives (not pregnant) or you finally get a test that shows a positive result or a blood test at your doctor confirms it. It could be that your cycle was disturbed by something. There are several things that can cause this – you can read about them here http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/what-are-some-other-causes-of-a-missedlate-period-if-not-pregnant.html

  • Emz

    Hi me and my hubby are trying for a baby had my nexplanon implant out on the 10 th July was told I could fall pregnant before my period had cramping a week ago and yesterday had a spot of pink blood then today had Ewcm with a spot of blood witch is a week after the cramps could this be implantation bleeding Is now 9 th august

  • bribri

    I had sex a week and a few days after my period now I’m having very light pink spots and cramping in my lower stomach. But I still got two weeks four days before my period come on.

  • Olga Martinez

    I got my period but it was light. And lasted 3days. I am experiencing vomiting, nausea, chest pains and fatigue. It sounds like im pregnant but what are your thought.

  • lstell

    Im on the pill and im usually very good at taking it ontime but in juy I was visiting family and was taking the pill at different times during the day.I had sex july 21st I got my period july 22nd or 23. so I figured there were no worries. Aug. 7th I noticed brownness on the toilet paper and on the 8th I had sex and the bleeding got heavier but not enough to fill up a pad or tampon the color of the blood was light light red I continued to bleed for the rest of that day and the next and the bleeding started to decrease and go back to brown on the 10th there as minimal browness and then nothing the rest of the day until that night when I had sex again and after I noticed a lot more blood but still not enough as a period might be and it was light red . I continued to bleed to the next day very small amounts and it was back to brown. I went to the doctor and she said that it was prob due to the sex . but I did start bleeding the day before I started having sex since the month earlier. she sad to come back if I miss my period which will be around the 19th. this all happened while I was on the active part of my birth control and I have been on m bc for over a year so she said it was not caused by my bc. my question is , is there anyway I could be pregnant? I didn’t think so but with her saying come back if you miss your period its making me wonder

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    The timing doesn’t sound right for you to be pregnant. It could be that you system got off due to you not taking the pill at the same time each day and that you ended up with breakthrough bleeding caused by a hormonal imbalance.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Did you take a pregnancy test?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    That could be implantation bleeding which would mean that you are pregnant, but the only way to know for sure is to wait until your period is due and use a pregnancy test.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    There really isn’t anyway to tell. It could be that your body is trying to regulate it’s reproductive hormones. It could be implantation bleeding too though. You will have to wait until your period is due and take a pregnancy test.

  • lstell

    thank you!!:)

  • Courtney

    Had light period aug. 3-7 did the deed the 9th and of course the 14th (at midnight) which are my most two fertile days.. Well yesterday I wiped an there was light pink and now there is brown discharge not a lot just a little when I wipe now today the brown discharge is still light but every now an then it’s a little more than it goes back I light again! I’m not suppose to start until the 26th what could this possibly be??

  • Courtney

    For the past two months I’ll have a short light period around the first week of month but I’ll have my regular heavy bleeding at the end of month like normal. So I don’t know if the brown discharge is from that but I did have sex the 9th and 14th at midnight which the 14th&15th are my most fertile days. If I’m pregnant it would of happen on the 9th day before ovulation. What do you think is going on with me??
    Bf an I have been ttc for three months now and I’m getting very anxious!

  • deb

    I started what I thought was my period on July 23rd it only lasted 3 days and ended on a Friday then on the following Wednesday I began spotting now a week in a half later 10 days before my period is due I got a positive pregnancy test, is this normal or could I be farther along than I think?

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, nine days before ovulation isn’t going to get you pregnant. Sperm can survive, at most, 5 days after ejaculation. It sounds like a visit to your doctor is in order to see if they can find out what is going on. It could be that you have a hormonal imbalance going on.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Well, it would seem that you would be farther along than you think. It is very rare for a pregnancy test to be able to pick up pregnancy that early on. Most of the time, you can get accurate results at about 4 days before your period is due.

  • julie

    my bf injected in me 3 times in one day on 8/20/14 i think its a week befor my period. i usually get my period at the beginning of the month or the end. but today i have a light bleeding when i wipe once and the 2nd time i wipe theres no more blood unless i go pee again i have really bad cramping and back pain also when i stand up i get a lil light headed.

  • julia

    my bf and i are trying to have a baby. he injected in me 3 times in one day on 8/20/14. a day after i was having tummy aches and a lil bit of cramping. i usually get my period in the beginning of the month or the end. today im having bad cramping and back pain. when i go pee i wipe once and theres a light bleed but when i wipe for the 2nd time theres no more until i go pee again. i get light headed when i stand up and my body gets heat flashes. can i be pregnant or just my period.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Based on the timing in the other message, it sounds like you had sex after ovulation. You may want to go and see a doctor if you are having hot flashes as you could have some sort of infection that needs attending to.

  • cmcac

    Hi all :) so have few questions…concerns… lol I had a cycle beginning on July 28 (2014) ending on August 2nd (2014) I am still actively sexually active (unprotected) on august 18th thru august 23rd I had light spotting on n off mostly when I wiped (I’m sorry for the tmi) but there was also light spotting of brown n blood… I have been going to sleep at night bout 2 am (due to getting home from work at midnight) and sleeping til whenever I wake up which is usually between 10-1130a. By 8p I am extremely exhausted again. And when I wake up I have no energy to get up I just kinda relax (which is not me! when I wake up I usually am ready to go!) I have had increased headaches along with the fatigue… some random abdominal pain n hip pain, lower back pain, very very gassy, omg hiccups like no tomorrow when I get them they last for hours lately, I smoke a CIG and I get instantly nauseous .. slightly constipated but the next thing I know running to the bathroom of diarrhea… I have not tested cuz I just don’t know…looking for opinions I guess :-/ would love to have a baby and so would my DH we have been talking n talking since our miscarriage in Jan 2013 but just haven’t had luck…don’t want to get hopes up but just feel “off” any opinions/suggestions anything be helpful! Thanks so much :-)

  • cmcac

    I should have added in there ..I am constantly hungry usually I am forcing myself to eat cuz not much of a appetite but lately I’ve been constantly hubgty n can’t drink enough mouth is constantly dry

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    If you have a normal 28 day cycle, your timing would have been off to get pregnant. If you had just started the midnight shift, that could be affecting your cycle. If you are consistently on the night shift, you might want to go to your doctor to get a check up just to make sure something non baby related isn’t going on.

  • Dnicole

    Hi my lmp was 08/14/2014 my bf and I had unprotected sex 08/25/2014 and he did ejaculate in me. I know it’s too soon to say if I’m pregnant or not but 8/30/2014 I’ve been feeling bloated and having dull aches in my back. Could these be from conception from the sperm traveling to and fertilizing the egg? When to expect implantation ? I’ve also been taking folic acid every day for over a month

  • Gargi

    Hi I’m really tensed it would be great if any one gives me a suggestion
    I and my bf came very close we didn’t have sex nor did he use condom but he rubbed his penis against my opening.. But never penetrated it… He never ejaculated on me but we have a doubt that some of his liquid oozed out and may be came in contact with me vagina which was wet…
    We both doubted if I got pregnant or not so to avoid all the mess I took an emergency the next day but before exactly 24 hours…
    My menstruation bleeding started on 17th of august and stayed about 4-5days and all this intimacy things happened on 3rd of sept which is very near to me ovulation period…and I am 21 years old… Can anyone say if I’m pregnant or not??

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Some women do experience pregnancy like symptoms before implantation and hcg production occurs. Conception can make your hormones change so your body may be responding to that. Implantation usually happens 6-12 days after conception and you can possibly get a positive pregnancy test about 4 to 5 days after implantation occurs, if you are pregnant.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    The chances that you are pregnant is very very very slim especially since you took the pill after that. You may find that your next period starts sooner or later than you would expect it due to the fact that the pill is hormonal and can mess with your hormonal balance.

  • Val

    Hello
    So my last period started August 14 and lasted about 7 days my hubby and I had sex the day after my period ended. We also had sex on the 30 and 31. Around this time I noticed my discharge was heavier that usual an clear. I have been slightly cramping ever since and some what fatigued som bloating as gassy( sorry for tmi) and strange vivid dreams and I don’t normally remember dreams. I recently got a bit nauseated in the after noon but today(sep 10) I realized I’m sick so may be nothing. My cycles usually are from 29 to 31 days. I’m trying to figure out if I should take a test? As I’d relay like to take some cold meds if I’m not preggers. Is it to soon? What are the chances I am pregnant?

  • Val

    Hi
    So my first day I my last period was 8/14/14 it lasted 7 days my hubby and I had sex on 8/22/14, 8/30/14 and 8/31/14 around the 8/27-9/1 I noticed much heavier egg white like discharge that was clear. Since then I’ve been slightly cramps, gassy,have mood swings , tiered, strange vivid dreams but I don’t normally remember my dreams. Yesterday day afternoon I got a little nauseous but today I woke up with a head and chest cold. I’d like to take some meds but am afraid to till I know if I’m pregnant. What are the chances i am? It it too early to test? Oh cycles usually are about 30 days give a day or two.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Well if we plug the information into our ovulation calendar http://www.babyhopes.com/ovulation-calendar.html we get these results:

    Thursday 14th August 2014 – First day of your cycle
    Tuesday 26th August 2014 – A little bit fertile
    Wednesday 27th August 2014 – Fertile
    Thursday 28th August 2014 – VERY fertile
    Friday 29th August 2014 – Time to ovulate
    Monday 8th September 2014

    That pretty much coincides with that you said about when you saw the egg white cervical mucus. If for some reason, you ovulated later by a day or so, you have have timed it just right. It looks like you should be able to test now and get pretty accurate results. Based on your date, your period is due in a day or two so it should definitely show up as pregnant if you are. Good luck! If you do get that positive, this link might be helpful for you! http://www.healthline.com/health/cold-flu/treating-during-pregnancy

  • Saundra

    Hi my name is Saundra nd I am a month 1/2 nd I’m only 16 this is my first child

  • Lindy

    Hi Ms. Vickie, I need your help. My last menstrual cycle started on the 28th of August. I had unprotected sex with my husband on the 5th of September. My cycle fluctuates between 23 to 27 days. In the morning of 11th September I went to the bathroom and noticed spots of pinkish blood. Was I having an implantation bleeding? Isn’t it too soon. I’m still waiting for my period to arrive.

  • http://www.babyhopes.com/ Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, it is really hard to tell due to your short cycles. It’s possible as implantation bleeding as you had sex 7 days before you noticed the bleeding. If you are trying to get pregnant, you might want to see if you can normalize your cycle to around 28 days. We have several good herbal supplements that can help with that.


Last modified: June 1, 2014