Einnistungsblutung: What are you they recognize

You wish for a baby, and hibbelst bangst whether it has probably worked this time with pregnancy - and then the shock: you can find some blood in her panties. Menstrual period or Einnistungsblutung? Pregnant or not? Here's how you can distinguish it and what happens when Einnistungsblutung.

Implantation - what is it exactly?

After ovulation and fertilization moves the egg using fine cilia through the oviduct towards the uterus. After six to eight days it reaches the uterine cavity. Meanwhile, it is matured into a blastocyst, pinhead and with a liquid-filled cavity in the center. In the womb, she finds a thick, soft mucosal layer. Once the blastocyst has found its place, forms in the uterine wall a depression into which the seed from sinking. In this way, the blastocyst with the mother's body connects. Then forming over the trough, a thin skin, so that the germ is completely covered. The penetration of the oocyte in the upper layer of the uterus wall also called medical implantation. The cells on the outer layer is now becoming the placenta, which will supply the unborn baby soon. From now on, the germ is called embryo. Exactly and very clearly you can read here what until implantation in the body of the woman happens from ovulation.

And there can be bleeding?

Sometimes yes. When embedding maternal and infant tissues grow together. This means that existing blood vessels dissolve and new ones - and can naturally slight bleeding occurs, usually unnoticed inside the body. Discovered the woman some of the blood in her panties, are those bleeding often called Einnistungsblutung. Gynecologists say the possibility of a Nidationsblutung or implantation bleeding. 

Then there is the controversial Einnistungsblutungen as real?

To Dr. Alexander Braun, Head of the gynecological clinic in Hamburg Winterhude: Einnistungsblutung "In the literature the keyword is" "not before, because light bleeding at this stage of early pregnancy is a natural process that actually play no role for mother and child. Strictly speaking, the diagnosis an embarrassment to give a normal process a name. In my practice I often say but simply that this is a slight bleeding in early pregnancy, when no need to worry. "

Why then Einnistungsblutungen so often discussed in fertility forums?

For women who want children, the long wait for a baby and perhaps even Fertility therapies have experienced, there is often a great deal of uncertainty. When they are finally pregnant, they usually have great fear that the dream of the baby could be over very quickly. Therefore, then, of course, a weak circulation already a cause for alarm. However, since light and harmless bleeding in early pregnancy are not uncommon, has become the term "Einnistungsblutung" established to explain such harmless bleeding.

Can there be another reason for light bleeding?

Yes. Under the influence of Hormones in early pregnancy the fabric becomes loose on the inside of the cervix. It is delicate and can easily bleed when touched, such as during sex. In addition, a bright red bleeding in the early stage of pregnancy and the first symptom of a miscarriage be. But in this case the bleeding would be rather stronger and pain would be added.

If the Einnistungsblutung a good or a bad sign of pregnancy?

Dr. Brown: "Neither. In my experience such visible light bleeding in about a quarter of women in early pregnancy occur. but it's also not a bad sign if you notice anything out of the implantation."

How does the blood out at a Einnistungsblutung?

It can be bright, but also look brownish. Bright blood to see if the bleeding is just acute. Brown blood means that the bleeding is already some time ago and the blood accumulated in the womb before it flows.

When the Einnistungsblutung at the earliest, when the latest on?

The earliest time for a Einnistungsblutung is a week after fertilization, the latest in two to three weeks later, that is probably already at a time in which women do not know about the pregnancy and a pregnancy test also no positive result shows.

Some women report that they had their period, though the urine test showed that they were pregnant. Can this be?

Actually close period and pregnancy each other, because there are two opposing hormonal processes behind it: During the cycle, from ovulation, the endometrium builds on and on, to create a nest for the fertilized egg. If the egg is actually fertilized, the mucous membrane strengthens with each passing day more under the influence of pregnancy hormones. If the egg is not fertilized, the body gets a hormonal signal that the thick mucous layer is not needed in this cycle. So it is expelled from the uterus, which can be seen as a menstrual period.
However: In early pregnancy also light, pulling abdominal pain may occur next harmless bleeding. They arise when the uterus begins to gently stretch and are almost a classic symptom of pregnancy. Feel a woman this drawing, while it has slight bleeding, and to the day of the missed period, it is very natural to confuse these symptoms with the period. Especially when the woman nor had only slight pain and minor bleeding during the period.
In rare cases, actually that women in pregnancy for several months, slight bleeding have always the time at which they would otherwise have had their period. These hemorrhages come from the endometrium, but have nothing to do with pregnancy.

How can I tell the difference between a Einnistungsblutung and the menstrual period?

The Einnistungsblutung is easy, usually only one spotting, and it is after at most two or three days ago. It is also painless. The menstrual period is more, it takes longer and usually does hurt a bit. Here the differences at a glance:

 menstrual periodEinnistungsblutung
Strengthmedium to highweak spotting
timeat the time of the periodCan also sooner or later
durationthree to five daysa sometimes recurring to two days,
Colourdark red to brownmay be bright red or brownish
Painas usualno

If you look at the symptoms, it quickly becomes clear that a Einnistungsblutung is almost undoubtedly identify. For all couples wishing to have children only a positive pregnancy test is ultimately a reliable sign that a baby is on the way.