Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BEF with Early and Several Day Implantation Bleed
I am 10 weeks pregnant now but wanted to share my story for anyone who finds herself in my situation. My husband got home from traveling for work for a while and well, we were happy to see each other. According to my chart I ovulated the next day. 5 days later I noticed light brown spotting when I went to the bathroom in the afternoon. At first I thought my period was arriving but thought it was a little early. When I looked at a calendar I realized there was no way it could be so soon after my previous one. When I Googled I found a bunch of articles about implantation spotting. But everything I read said it happened between 6-12 days after ovulation and that the spotting would only last 1-3 days at the most. The spotting continued into the weekend and with no other pregnancy symptoms to speak of or it turning into an actual period I starting thinking I had some type of hormonal imbalance....or I had to be pregnant. Meanwhile my dog had begun acting very strange. By Sunday (9DPO) I was still very lightly spotting and my husband mentioned how he had noticed our dog's odd behavior towards me (extremely clingy, following me everywhere, laying his head on my torso, ect.). During a trip the grocery that day we picked up a pregnancy test kind of as a joke. I believe the test results are accurate after 3 minutes but I was so sure it would be negative I didn't realize the time had passed until about the 5 minute mark. I was beyond shocked to see a faint but quite visible second pink line when I checked. I ran out to the store to get a digital test which then confirmed with the word Pregnant that I was indeed knocked up. The following day I was still lightly spotting and mentioned this when I called my doctor. I went sent for a blood test that afternoon and a repeat a few days later, both further confirming my pregnant status. The spotting finally stopped after 6 full days (11DPO) and hasn't shown back up. An 8 week ultrasound showed a tiny baby with a strong heartbeat, right on schedule for his or her estimated July due date. This is our first baby and we couldn't be more thrilled and excited. I just want other ladies out there to know that implantation spotting, if it happens to you, does not always fit into the nice little box many websites make it out to be. I had spotting as early as the afternoon of 5DPO which lasted 6 days and zero pregnancy symptoms until about 2 weeks after my positive test. Every woman is different and every pregnancy is different so don't be fooled into thinking your experience isn't normal or "can't happen". Wishing you all wonderful pregnancies or best of luck TTC!