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The Implantation Dip

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While using BBT chart as an ovulation calculator, implantation dip is a major aspect. Here is all about implantation dip, that occurs 7 days after the ovulation day

As you immerse yourself in the wonderful world of BBT tracking, you’re bound to learn about “implantation dips.” In case you haven’t already heard, an implantation dip is believed to be a small dip (lasting for only 1 day) that occurs during the middle of your luteal phase, about 7 to 10 days after ovulation. There are a couple reasons for why people believe that this dips signals implantation - 

1. The timing coincides with when implantation typically occurs. 

2. Though not all pregnancy charts display this pattern, it’s more likely to be observed on the charts of pregnant women than non-pregnant women.

Despite all of the circumstantial evidence, many questions whether or not implantation dips are actually even a real thing. Well, we’re here to tell you that they’re sort of a myth… they’re not a reliable indicator of pregnancy, that is. And here’s why:

  • The implantation dip is thought to be caused by a secondary surge of estrogen during the luteal phase, and this can happen to women whether they are trying to conceive or not.
  • The implantation dip pattern also occurs on non-pregnancy charts.
  • Many pregnant women never experienced an implantation dip.

We hope that we didn’t burst your bubble, but look on the bright side - this is one less chart item to obsess over. You can relax knowing that you don’t have to drive yourself crazy trying to analyze every little-recorded dip! And this way, you can focus your attention on keeping an eye out for more reliable pregnancy clues (like 15 to 18+ days of elevated temps).

Dr. Manish Shah

About The Author

Infertility Specialist, Endoscopic Surgeon Dr. Manish Shah
Ahmedabad

Dr. Manish Shah is a gynecologist and infertility specialist with years of experience in treating patients with different infertility problems. He completed his MBBS from NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad in 1999. Later, he went on to pursue DGO and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from K.M School of postgraduate medicine and research, V.S. General Hospital, Ahmedabad in the year 2001 and 2002 respectively. Dr. Manish Shah received the prestigious best video presentation prize on Fibroid Surgery at Endovision 2010 conference. He has expertise in the medical treatments like IUI, caesarean section delivery, hormonal IUD procedures as well as other artificial insemination procedures. Dr. Manish Shah is presently practicing at Tulip Womens Hospital, Ahmedabad.

SOURCES AND REFERENCES:

  1. Learn the basics behind basal body temperature bbt BBT tracking, Elawoman - 2017
  2. Symptoms of implantation after iui implantation, Elawoman - 2018

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Annie Buxar

I found BBT charting very messy. I do not know how women use this method to track their cycle.

Oct. 10, 2018, 9:44 a.m. 5.0

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Maria Isabel

Some really useful and interesting facts on BBT charting. More prepared and confident to try.

March 9, 2018, 2:55 p.m. 5.0

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Paandu Sivaram

I too observe implantation dip for every cycle.

March 9, 2018, 6:40 a.m. 5.0

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Ericka Grigsby

Many women can experience their ovulation day. They can have typical, mild ache or pain in the lower abdomen, usually on one side or the other (not the same side each time). The pain they feel during ovulation is termed as Mittelschmerz. It hardly lasts for few minutes, while some can have it for...

Sept. 19, 2017, 5:54 p.m. 4.5

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Rekha Agarwal

One day drop in your BBT chart during the luteal phase is called Implantation dip. Moreover, you may experience pink or brownish discharge or spotting, mild cramps, sometimes mood swings and headaches while having implantation bleeding.

Sept. 19, 2017, 5:52 p.m. 4.5

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