I have a bone to pick with implantation bleeding.
I know that’s a weird thing to be mad at, but I spent a year trying to get pregnant with my first baby and every time my period would start up I would tell myself the same thing: “Maybe it’s implantation bleeding.” Every single time it wasn’t implantation bleeding. It was the same old menstrual cycle, announcing my lack of pregnancy. It was maddening.
What is implantation bleeding? From what I understand it’s what happens when the ovum sticks itself to the wall of the uterus. Apparently some women initially mistake the implantation bleeding as signs of a menstrual cycle only to later discover that they’re actually pregnant.
At least, that’s what I kept hoping for.
I’ve also heard of implantation bleeding happening to women who already know they’re pregnant, so of course it scares them because they think something is wrong. It sounds like yet another situation where a woman looks at the blood and thinks to herself, “Maybe it’s implantation bleeding.”
It’s funny how something so small can mean so much, depending on if it’s one thing or another.
Of course, if you experience bleeding while you’re pregnant it’s probably something that you should talk to your doctor about. You can tell your doctor that the woman with the weird grudge toward implantation bleeding sent you.
Editor’s note:? You can read more about Implantation Bleeding at Babies Online