- 3 years ago
- Wedding: March 1998
We’ve all heard about ’em, and according to Fertility Friend, if you see what looks like an implantation dip on your chart (usually between 6 -9 dpo), 2/3rds of the time, it turns out to be a pregnancy chart.
I’ve now been temping for two full cycles, but had done it off-and-on in previous cycles. What I’ve never seen, until now, is any kind of dip. No…my temperatures rise steadily, steadily…then plummet dramatically the day before or the day AF shows.
Then, this month happened. On 6 DPO, my temperature dropped .8 degrees, dipping just below my coverline. I felt certain that my period was going to start early. I’m now 8 DPO. In these two days, my temperature shot up higher than it was at 5 DPO (and before).
I’ve heard those who say they had an implantation dip (and, well, ended up pregnant) claim that this is usually so — when there’s a dip, it’s a strong one (i.e., not just .2 or .3 degrees), sometimes dipping around the coverline. Then, the temperatures should go back to about what they were before, if not higher.
This is my 10th cycle, so I no longer treat pregnancy as much of a likelihood — I see the implantation dip as a parlor trick before AF arrives. But, I also can’t ignore the statistics — there’s a 2 in 3 chance it could mean I’m pregnant.
So, those who had it:
What was your dip like? Was it a strong dip? What happened to your temperatures afterward? How long was it before you tested positive?
I know it’s still early yet, but my POAS addiction prevails. I’m still testing negative on cheapies.