What Was Your Implantation Bleeding Like Before BFP?

What was your implantation bleeding like before BFP?

A small shaped tiny spot shows up on a panty liner when you will wake up in the morning. Afterwards, nothing happen during the day.

What Was Your Implantation Bleeding Like Before BFP
tiny spot shows up on a panty liner

Yes, obviously it is the one of the most common sign as implantation spotting and the watery liquid looks brown. So, it is a normal implantation bleeding like before BFP

It occurs in about 25% of all pregnant women in the US, it is a pretty normal phenomenon. Now, implantation bleeding is usually a fairly painless process, but it can be a bit startling for women who are newly getting pregnant.

What makes it more panicking is that there is no way to discern whether the bleeding is actually implantation bleeding or just period bleeding. So, here you come to know the difference in implantation bleeding and period.

Period starts for another cycle. Your period must comes to stop while you are pregnant

Here is why, many pregnant women get to see very light spotting at 3DPO (3 days past ovulation).

During the spotting, it seems pretty normal to get Big Fat Negative (BFN) instead of BFP.

Only a real blood test can reveal the reason behind this type of bleeding (no over-the-counter pregnancy test kit is fit for providing a real verdict on whether this bleeding is occurring because of a period or pregnancy).

What Is BFP?

The term BFP stands for “Big Fat Positive”. It’s actually an informal term for conveying that a person is tested positive in pregnancy.

Now, you need to understand that a woman getting a positive pregnancy test means that the egg and the sperm have fertilized in her womb.

And, as a result, it has started to take its place In the womb to grow into a full-sized blastocyst. You will come to know more about it after day 6 Blastocyst success stories.

Does Implantation bleeding occur before BFP?

Implantation bleeding may occur before BFP it is a common sign of becoming a mother. On the other hand, period also start with the symptom of implantation bleeding as well.

Do remember that the spotting occurs during the ovulation processes starting from 5 dpo symptoms then finishes up to 18 DPO.

Here, the ovulation test will come out positive and and in between the DPOs the implantation bleeding or spotting may occur for just before or during the BFP.

The spotting or bleeding is the early sign of BFP and it shows as dark line on pregnancy test mean high hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone after 10 days of conception.

Implantation bleeding BFP timeline

From the ovulation or DPO timeline to the total 40 weeks of pregnancy the hCG level is getting higher so the pregnancy test line get darker week by weak.

I’ve already written on that particular situations like 9 dpo pregnancy test progression. Also, some OPK timeline like 13 dpo bfn, 12 dpo bfn, and 8 dpo bfn all of them have success stories, so don’t fret at all.

So, in order to detect whether you’re experiencing implantation bleeding or not, you have to wait for 10 days and then conduct a full blood test.

Implantation bleeding is brownish and flows in small spots or in a thin flow. Also, in the time of implantation bleeding, a woman would not generally need a feminine pad to soak the bleeding.

In addition to all that, the implantation bleeding duration of this type of bleeding is likely between 1 and 3 days. So, it lasts only a few days.

You could say implantation bleeding is a thinner and lighter version of the normal period.

However, the color of implantation bleeding will most likely be brownish or pinkish. And, implantation bleeding will not discharge any blood clots.

Symptoms of Implantation Bleeding before like BFP?

Typically speaking, the only way to detect implantation bleeding is by noticing thin and light bleeding in small amounts. Other than that, many other symptoms can also be seen (although these are very rare to see for most women).

Symptoms like headache, breast tenderness, cramping nausea, back pain, etc can be seen during implantation bleeding.

But, you have to keep in mind that these are not definite symptoms of implantation bleeding (meaning, a woman can still have implantation bleeding without showing these symptoms).

According to certified doctors, if you see blood clots in your bleeding, then you can be certain that it’s not implantation bleeding.

In fact, noticing a blood clot will ensure that it is indeed just period bleeding.

What’s The Difference Between Implantation Bleeding And Menstrual bleeding?

As we have mentioned in the above discussion, color is the main indicator of the distinction between implantation bleeding and menstrual bleeding. While menstrual bleeding will be dark red, implantation bleeding will likely be brownish or pinkish.

On the other hand, whereas menstrual bleeding will carry blood clots, implantation bleeding should be smooth and thin. Furthermore, menstrual bleeding will likely last for at least 3 days, but implantation bleeding can sometimes only last for 1 day or 2 days.

Implantation bleeding and menstrual bleeding share some similarities, but there are also some key differences that you should be aware of. Here is a comparison table of the two types of bleeding, with some key factors to keep in mind:

FactorsImplantation BleedingMenstrual Bleeding
Amount of bloodLight spottingHeavier bleeding
Duration of bleeding1-2 days3-5 days
Colour of bloodPink or brownRed
Main Signlight crampingModerate or severe cramping
Location of bleedingUterusUterus

When Should I Contact My Physician?

The first thing you should know about implantation bleeding is that it is one of the most common phenomena that is observed in a newly pregnant woman. Furthermore, it is also worth mentioning that a series of various factors can cause bleeding in the first 2 to 4 weeks of pregnancy. But, when should you call the doctor?

If you feel extreme pain in the vulva, or face extreme swelling in the vulva, you should immediately contact your physician. Moreover, if you feel excess irritation in the cervix or experience extreme blood flow for more than 5 days, we recommend that you see your doctor as soon as possible.

But, what you should not do is compare your symptoms with that of another woman. It is a pretty common phenomenon to see pregnant women getting extremely eager to scrutinize their inner workings, and compare their symptoms with the symptoms that are noticed in other women. You need to remember that this type of scrutinization will always lead to false alarms. 

What kind of food should I avoid during implantation bleeding?

Doctors recommend avoiding consuming junk foods at the time of implantation bleeding and during the whole pregnancy altogether. It’s because junk foods disrupt the immune system of the body and also disturb the healthy digestion of foods.

Furthermore, smoking and alcohol consumption is fully forbidden during pregnancy too.

If men eja*culate and the fluid is deposited in the vulva during pregnancy, can it harm the baby?

No, absolutely not. During the pregnancy period, if sperm is deposited in the vulva, there’s no chance of these sperm inflicting any harm on the baby.

Which time is the riskiest for facing a miscarriage?

According to statistics done on thousands of women by National Librariy Of Medicine:

 It is estimated that as many as 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and up to 10% of clinically recognized pregnancies

Dugas C, Slane VH. Miscarriage. [Updated 2022 Jun 27]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK532992/

The first trimester of the pregnancy is shown to have the most miscarriage occurrences up to . So, the first trimester is the riskiest for a woman to face miscarriage.


In the end, we will just recommend you to do one thing. That is not to panic or stay in anxiety over the bleeding occurrence. 

If you are trying to conceive, there’s nothing to be worried about (you can always keep trying to get pregnant, right?). On the other hand, if you’re not eager to get pregnant right now, without getting much worried about the bleeding occurrence, you can just consult your doctor over the phone. 

Anyway, we hope you have a good day. Best of luck to you!

Sarah, a health writer and editor since 2014, is an adoring wife and dedicated mother to 2 daughters and 1 son. As the creator of Babies Plannet, she combines her extensive expertise with her maternal dedication to provide essential care and safety advice for infants, nurturing their well-being and happiness. Her writing explores topics like fitness, pregnancy, and women's healthy lifestyles.

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