You may be aware of some of the early signs of pregnancy, such as nausea, breast tenderness, and tiredness. But in the even earlier stages of conception, some people say they can feel implantation cramps as the newly formed embryo attaches to the uterus. So what’s the deal? Could implantation cramps be a very early sign of pregnancy?
Even now, there’s very little scientific evidence that documents cramps during implantation, which is why you likely haven’t heard much about them. But that doesn’t mean what you’re feeling isn’t implantation cramping since lots of people have reported similar feelings at the beginning of pregnancy (more on that below).
Implantation cramps can often be mistaken for menstrual cramps. That’s because they may feel similar, and it’s a sensation many people who menstruate are familiar with. Think you might be experiencing them? Read on to learn how to recognize the difference, why implantation cramps could happen, and whether you need to see a doctor about them.