Implantation Bleeding

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Conception is when the sperm fertilizes the egg. Implantation is when it actually digs itself a little spot in your uterus and sets up camp. Your body’s hormones start changing when the implantation happens. They say it usually takes 7 to 12 days after you ovulate/conceive. So it is possible to have a result now, but it is also possible that even if you are pregnant, it would take a little bit more time before the hormones become detectable. 

Post # 3
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If you’d be happy to continue a pregnancy, I’d suggest nott aking any more pills and waiting for another week before doing a test. It could well be implantation bleeding.

Post # 5
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mrs2b2014:  Its really hard to actually get pregnant……you missed one pill but took it the next morning —– that happened to me more than once while on the pill and I didn’t get pregnant… has to do with where in the cycle you missed the pill……. you said you’re not due for your period for 2 – 3 weeks….so 10 days ago…… was it the first week of the pack?  If so…….you can only get pregnant if you fertilize an egg after ovulating….sperm only last in your body a couple of days and ovulation happens mid cycle – not week 1.


Sorry to be a downer – but I have my doubts…….

Post # 6
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I just saw your post on another thread — you mentioned you skipped the sugar pills — all the more reason for breakthrough bleeding.

Post # 8
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would guess that no, you’re not pregnant.  Missing the pill by 12 hours is generally not enough to cause you to ovulate.  I would continue to take your pills, and if you don’t get your period as expected, test then, but proceed forward assuming that you are not pregnant.

If you just think about it physiologically, it doesn’t make sense that you would ovulate instantly when you miss a pill.  Your body does not just have eggs ready and waiting to be released at all times – hormone levels have to be right for the eggs to mature, then a hormone spike signals your body to release the egg.  This does not happen in a 12-hour span.  As long as you kept up with your pills after the late one, you most likely have not ovulated.

Post # 9
8503 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

meadow_jersey:  Yep, if you skipped the sugar pills it could be breakthrough bleeding.  I could never skip the sugar pills with pakcs because when I did I would almost always have breakthrough bleeding.  So it was never worth it to me, I’d just rather have the 2-3 days of a period.  I occasionally missed the pill (and doubled up the next time) and didn’t have any problems.  I bet it is breakthrough bleeding.  Usually when I had breakthrough bleeding I’d stop the pills and let my body reset (stop bleeding) because if I tried to continue on the pills it would just drag it out and I’d be spotting for a week. 

It sounds like you missed a pill in the first week, and ovulation usually doesn’t happen that early so I would definitely lean towards that.

I did have implantation bleeding, but it happened pretty close to when I would have gotten my period (maybe 5 days before it was due?)

Post # 10
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Probably just spotting.  I spot frequently even when on birth control pills, especially if I take one a few hours late.

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