If you are trying to conceive for a long time and you begin to feel slight cramping, you may wonder, whether you are having implantation spasms or just slight PMS abdominal contractions. This may be disappointing. You may define this feeling as implantation cramps, when in fact it is connected with PMS symptoms. In other cases, women do not realize that there may be cramping as a first sign of early pregnancy, therefore the fact that they are late on their menstrual cycle comes as a shock. There are a few ways for you to tell the difference between period cramps and pregnancy cramps. You simply need to gain an understanding of your body and the way it works. Read further.
What Is Implantation Cramping?
Every woman understands what PMS cramps are. To understand what causes implantation spasms you must first understand the process of fertilization. Your ovaries will release a mature ovum or egg. If it meets with sperm, it becomes a fertilized egg. It then moves along the Fallopian toward your womb with the help from tiny fibers that cover the surface of your Fallopian tubes. Once it reaches the womb, it will implant itself into the walls of your uterus. This may happen up to 12 days after ovulation occurs. Your period is normally about 14 days after ovulation, so is it any wonder that many women mistake their symptoms?