The Critical Time for Implantation

Getting pregnant is one thing, but another important thing that you should set in your mind is carrying the pregnancy to term, without losing it.

Women are not aware that the time of implantation into the lining of the uterine plays a significant role in pregnancy loss.

Generally, implantation occurs on the 7th day after the ovulation period. But, new studies revealed that this was a rare case.

A very sensitive pregnancy test was performed to accurately determine the day of implantation, thus comparing the HCG measurement to ovulation.
The study revealed that the HCH hormone was starting to produce at the moment that the fertilized ovum implants into the uterine lining.

Various results of tests among normal women who were trying to conceive showed that the initial appearance of HCG or commonly known as implantation, occurred within 6-12 days after ovulation.

About 84% of the pregnancies evaluated have been implanted 8-10 days after ovulation. The study showed that later implantation could result to early pregnancy loss as shown below:

- 13% of pregnancy loss – implanted on day 9
- 26% of pregnancy loss – implanted on day 10
- 52% of pregnancy loss – implanted on day 11
- 86% of pregnancy loss – implanted on day 12 or more

Overall, 25% was the average of pregnancy loss from zero up to 6 weeks of conceiving. The record seems to be very high to most people but such incidences of pregnancy loss commonly occur when the women involved were not aware that they were pregnant.

It is very important that you should start your prenatal care before getting pregnant. If you suspect that you are pregnant, see you healthcare provider at once. It is always advised to take good care of yourself when you are pregnant so that you can take care of your baby.