Spotting

Early pregnancy symptom

Implantation bleeding or spotting is a normal pregnancy symptom and may occur from 6-12 days after conception. Many women do not experience this symptom at all. Each woman who does will experience it very differently - Some will spot lightly for a couple of hours, while others may have some light spotting for a few days. If the bleeding occurs after the expected period, it is usually not attributed to implantation. Studies show that anywhere from 20-30% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy. Approximately half of pregnant women who bleed will go on to have a normal, healthy pregnancy. Be sure to contact your physician if you experience heavy bleeding or bleeding accompanied by painful cramping, or if you feel the bleeding is not "normal".

 

 

Comparison of how often this symptom is experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.

 


After implantation (9 dpo+)
experiencing this symptom
decreases
the probability of pregnancy

 


Overall (during the luteal phase)
experiencing this symptom
decreases
the probability of pregnancy

 

 

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Summary of chart

An explanation of the affect on the probability of pregnancy for each day past ovulation or group of days.

0 dpo - 4 dpo

Decreases probability of pregnancy

5 dpo - 9 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

10 dpo

Decreases probability of pregnancy

11 dpo - 18 dpo

Significantly decreases proabability of pregnancy

 

Detailed breakdown by DPO

Shows data for days where differences are meaningful.

Day past ovulationPregnant vs non-pregnant
0 dpo 1.5 times less (-33%)
1 dpo 1.7 times less (-38%)
2 dpo 1.5 times less (-29%)
3 dpo 1.4 times less (-26%)
4 dpo 1.5 times less (-29%)
5 dpo 1.3 times less (-23%)
6 dpo 1.2 times less (-16%)
7 dpo 1.2 times less (-14%)
9 dpo 1.3 times less (-20%)
10 dpo 1.5 times less (-33%)
11 dpo 1.8 times less (-42%)
12 dpo 2 times less (-48%)
13 dpo 2.2 times less (-53%)
14 dpo 2.3 times less (-57%)
15 dpo 2.3 times less (-56%)
16 dpo 2.1 times less (-52%)
17 dpo 1.9 times less (-46%)
18 dpo 1.7 times less (-41%)
Understanding the data

Pregnant women experience this symptom the number of times listed as often as non-pregnant. The percentage listed refers to the percentage increase or decrease between pregnant and non-pregnant.

Visit the dpo chart pages to view most common and significant positive and negative indicators of pregnancy for each day past ovulation.

 

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Comments

What women are saying about this symptom.

Krissylynn8722  5 months ago
I'm 4dpo (could be 5 or 6, who knows really) and I'm spotting light pink. CP is high firm and closed. Ideas??

joe2017  5 months ago
im spotting on 7dpo dont no if this is a sign of pregnancy

cascadestreet  6 months ago
11 dpo - had some uterus cramps, went to pee 1 hr later and tissue was pink. then went back 10 mins later and no more blood

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