Conception

conceptionOvulation, conception, implantation are your pregnancy team when it comes to getting pregnant. Conception follows ovulation and precedes implantation. Some people refer to the light, spotty or short bleeding as conception, however this is actually a sign implantation.

What is conception?

Are you wondering what is conception? Conception is the term which refers successful union between an egg and a sperm. A single ejaculation will have million of sperm, however a woman will only release one egg. Only one sperm can penetrate and fertilize an egg. Once one lucky sperm reaches and penetrates the egg, all other sperm are blocked. The union of the sperm and the egg is known as conception. Life begins at conception.

The newly fertilized egg is called a blastocyst. Immediately following the union between the egg and the sperm, this blastocyst begins dividing and growing into multiple cells. Your baby is now under way with development. Congratulations you are pregnant.

What happens after conception

Your fertilized egg, blastocyst, will now make its way down the fallopian tube and into your uterus. What you are hoping for now is implantation. Implantation is where the blastocyst finds a home and implants in the endometrium of the uterine wall. This implantation usually happens about day 9 after ovulation, but it could be anywhere between 6 to 12 days following ovulation.

You may or may not experience any symptoms of implantation. If you were to, it would either be a slight twinge in your uterine area or more than likely light or spotty bleeding. Again, congratulations – pregnancy is underway. Your baby has found a home and it is in you.

Symptoms of Conception

For those who are trying to conceive, there is a big wish to know signs or symptoms of conception. Are there any symptoms of conception to confirm success of a new pregnancy. Unfortunately, there are no real signs or symptoms of conception itself. Usually the first sign of success comes from implantation bleeding that occurs between 6 to 12 days following ovulation.

With that said, there are women who report symptoms of conception or a successful pregnancy about 3 to 5 days after ovulation. These symptoms might include nausea, fatigue, headaches, and possibly a change in your breasts. Don’t worry if you don’t experience or notice any of these symptoms of conception. They are usually noticed later in pregnancy and serve as a symptom of pregnancy versus conception.

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