Humble Beginnings

I didn’t want to get my hopes up after the neither-here-nor-there result with the pee stick, so I thought I’ll wait out a week before going to see a GP. Just three days after the test, I was having slight cramps and to my horror, I saw a pinkish stain on the tissue when I went to the loo in the morning. I thought my period was coming and that was the end of my hope for a baby. I messaged my best friend and she said that slight cramps are a one the signs of pregnancy. Oh really? I wasn’t about to rejoice because it could really turn out to be nothing.

As quick as the cramps came, they also went away quickly. The next day, there was nothing. No ribena falls in sight.

I turned to Google and that’s where I learnt about implantation bleeding. After ovulation and fertilisation, the egg travels down to the uterus and implants itself there. This can take about 7-10 days after ovulation. Cramps and bleeding are signs of implantation. Some people bleed a lot while others like me, get light spotting. One of my mummy friends said her implantation bleeding was like full-blown menstruation.


Perhaps my best friend was right, but I still didn’t want to get my hopes up. Even if I’m pregnant, there’s still the all dreaded ‘M’ word…

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