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Implantation (Definition)

One common meaning refers to the process by which an embryo attaches to the uterus of a woman so that she is pregnant. Many think of it as 'sticking.' implantation in humans always occurs when the embryo is between 6-7 days old. A very popular concept on the internet now in 2012, 'implantation bleeding, ' is speculative ...Read more


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Fertilization, implantation, gestation, what are these?

Fertilization, implantation, gestation, what are these?

Definitions: Fertilization refers to sperm getting inside the egg and their DNA mixing to form an embryo. Implantation is when that embryo burrows into the wall of the uterus. Gestation refers to a pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the embryo doing from time of fertilization to implantation?

What is the embryo doing from time of fertilization to implantation?

Floating & growing.: The embryo floats down the fallopian tube and enters the uterus where it will implant itself in the uterine wall and establish a blood supply to the mother for further nourisment to continue its development. While floating through the fallopian tube, it has enough nourishment inherent in the egg to divide and grow. ...Read more

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Does spotting sometimes occur during fertilization? Not implantation, but fertilization. Also, are bananas ok to eat during the tww?

Does spotting sometimes occur during fertilization? Not implantation, but fertilization. Also, are bananas ok to eat during the tww?

Anytime: Spotting can occur at any time in a cycle, there is nothing about fertilization that causes spotting. They are not related. You can eat bananas anytime you like, they are good for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it true that the copper IUD allows fertilization but not implantation?

Is it true that the copper IUD allows fertilization but not implantation?

Works against sperm!: Copper ions prevent pregnancy by inhibiting the movement of sperm, because the copper-ion-containing fluids are directly toxic to sperm. ...Read more

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Please help! quantitative hCG at 5/6 DPO was <1.0, am i out this month or do I wait for implantation? I thought u produce hCG upon fertilization?

Wait: Hcg is not detectable reliably until around 10-12 days after ovulation, so wait a bit longer. There's craziness all over the internet about detecting HCG early, it's wrong. ...Read more

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How long after fertilization does implantation happen? Had unprotected sex dec.14th & 15(ovualtion day)i have a little blood could it be implantation

How long after fertilization does implantation happen? Had unprotected sex dec.14th & 15(ovualtion day)i have a little blood could it be implantation

6-7 days, but...: Implantation always happens 6-7 days after fertilization, 'implantation bleeding' is mostly a pop myth and usually doesn't happen. ...Read more

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Wouldn't intercourse, fertilization and implantation have to occur atleast 1-2 weeks before an hCG level of 634 can be reached?

Wouldn't  intercourse, fertilization and implantation have to occur atleast 1-2 weeks before an hCG level of 634 can be reached?

HCG: Increased HCG levels do not automatically mean pregnancy. Some tumors might secrete hcg, too. We would need to know more information -age, history of intercourse (s), etc. ...Read more

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