Conception takes place
during the 3rd week of pregnancy. Read on to understand the process of
conception and symptoms experienced after the implantation of the fertilized
What Happens during the
fertilization takes place when a sperm from the male fuses with the ovum to
form a single cell that ultimately becomes your baby. This cell multiplies into
over a hundred cells and travels along your fallopian tube until it reaches the
uterus by approximately the fourth day after
Happens after Fertilization?
thirty hours after fertilization, the fertilized cell divides into two, and ten
hours after this it further divides into four identical cells, each getting
smaller by each division. Within three days it has become sixteen in number as
it continues its travel up the fallopian tube. On the fourth day the fertilized
egg has multiplied into over a hundred cells and is still growing fast. The egg
now has a fluid-filled centre but looks like a solid round mass as it enters
the uterus. It is still invisible to the naked
The blastocyst, as the
egg is now called, is made up of two layers that eventually become the placenta
and the embryo. It floats about in the womb getting its nourishment from the
secretion of glands situated in the lining of the uterus. By the end of this
week, it will attach itself to the thickening lining of the womb by a process
known as implantation that signals the completion of
What Happens after the
You may experience
slight bleeding or spotting now. The uterus lining gets thicker and the cervix
gets plugged by mucus. This stays till the baby is born.
cells shall start growing as clumps and your baby shall start forming her first
There shall be a surge of the HCG hormone from
the time of your conception. Pregnancy
tests can help detect presence of this hormone. It takes around a
month for the HCG levels to be high enough in your blood to be detected in the
What are the Signs and Symptoms of
Once you realise the
onset of your pregnancy,
here are some common signs and symptoms that you might experience. Here are discussed
some of the typical signs:
Implantation cramps are
experienced commonly by many women. These uterine cramps are very common and
you need not worry about them.
Bleeding or spotting as discussed
before can be another symptoms of implantation. It generally happens around 7
days after the ovulation.
Increase in the basal body
temperature also confirms your ovulation is complete.
Body temperature may dip for more
than a single day. This too is very common around 7 days after
is no need to feel depressed if you do not experience any of these symptoms. If
you are not sure about your pregnancy, you can always make an appointment with
your doctor and confirm your case.
You need to remember that
signs and symptoms
of pregnancy tend to vary from one woman to the other. While the
symptoms can be very severe among some women, it can be very mild in others.
Nausea, tenderness of breasts and combination of many other symptoms can be
experienced by many in the initial stages of pregnancy. Some of the other
symptoms that are commonly experienced include increased sensitivity to smell,
frequent urge to urinate, aversions and certain tiredness.
signs and symptoms are a combination of several factors and thus you should not
be worried. The best part is, all these should be gone with the arrival of your
little bundle of joy. Remember, everybody is unique and it is natural to have
different experiences in each pregnancy.
However, make sure
to take enough rest, good food and take all the vitamin and folic acid
supplements. Enjoy to the fullest and discuss with doctor all your concerns and
Good luck for your pregnancy!
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