Implantation of the egg takes place about six to ten days after fertilization. Sometimes this process causes a noticeable pulling sensation in the abdomen or slight implantation bleeding. Both symptoms are caused by implantation in the uterine lining.
Your body now produces the hormone (hCG human chorionic gonadotropin), which ensures that the lining of the uterus remains intact and does not shed. The hormone hCG is also the hormone that can be detected in the urine and blood and confirms your pregnancy at a very early stage, for example, by using a pregnancy test.
What promotes implantation of the egg?
In order to provide the best possible support for the egg during and after implantation, you should take extra care of your health. Exercising in the fresh air, a balanced diet, a moderate sports program and special yoga exercises can help to support your body in this early phase of pregnancy.
If you haven’t already started taking folic acid as part of your baby planning, you should now add it to your balanced diet. Folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects (malformations), which can occur in early pregnancy. The crucial stage is the fourth week of pregnancy, when parts of the brain, spinal cord, protective meninges and spine may not develop properly.
These fertility supplements also contain iodine, zinc and iron. The trace element zinc supports normal fertility. Iron serves to promote blood formation and oxygen supply throughout the body.
What hinders implantation of the egg?
Under no circumstances should you smoke or drink alcohol during pregnancy. Physical and mental stress are also poison for your body, especially in this early phase. High-performance sports that put a lot of strain on your body should be avoided, as should too many appointments, arguments or other things that put a lot of mental strain on you.
Caffeine is also not conducive to successful implantation. Studies show that consuming more than 200mg of caffeine, which is equivalent to between one and two cups of coffee, promotes miscarriages. You should also avoid too hot visits to the sauna during this phase. The rule of thumb: Avoid unhealthy foods and extremes that could put you or your body under stress.