Every anxious mom-to-be asks a question- how early can they take a pregnancy test post-implantation. Experts suggest that it depends on person to person. One can notice several signs in their body that usually indicates successful conception. Let’s first understand the implantation process.

During and After Implantation

Implantation is a process in which the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. It then travels down towards the uterus, where it burrows into the uterine wall and that is when implantation occurs. The implantation process takes around 8 to 10 days after ovulation to complete.

After successful implantation, the embryo released the pregnancy hormone or hCG that helps the body to prepare for the pregnancy. This is the hormone that gets detected in the pregnancy test. One may have to avoid or limit strenuous activities to prevent implantation failure during this time. At this point, some may feel certain signs of pregnancy as well.

Signs in Your Body After Successful Implantation

  • Implantation bleeding
  • Cramps
  • Sore breasts
  • Increased basal temperature
  • Frequent urination
  • Missed period

A successful early implantation pregnancy may be indicated by light spotting or implantation bleeding which happens 10 days post ovulation in some women. While others may experience light implantation cramps. Due to the increase in progesterone levels after implantation, some may feel a slight increase in their body temperature.

Different Types of Pregnancy Tests and How Soon to Take One

Below listed are the different types of tests:

Blood Test

The levels of hCG doubles every 48 hours after implantation. So, if a woman experiences implantation bleeding, then it is better to wait for four to five before taking a blood test for accurate results.

Over-the-counter Test

hCG level takes a longer time to be detected in urine. So, one needs to wait untill six to seven days for the hCG levels to reach a detectable amount before taking the over-the-counter urine test.

 

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