Trying to conceive can be both exciting and overwhelming. You may have a million questions running through your mind, like “Can I feel pregnant after two days?” Although many women feel or experience pregnancy symptoms soon after conception, it is unlikely that you will feel them only 2 days after ovulation.
Let’s take a look at the facts and what it is possible to experience in such a short time frame.
It is possible for some women to experience implantation bleeding about six to eleven days after ovulation. Implantation bleeding happens when the fertilized egg implants itself into the uterine wall.
This usually occurs before you would expect your next period and can cause light spotting or slight cramping in some cases. While this is a sign of pregnancy, it typically occurs up to nine days post-ovulation and is not something you should expect within 48 hours of conception.
Just because you don’t feel symptomatic doesn’t mean that changes aren’t happening in your body right away. As soon as an egg has been fertilized by sperm, hormones are released which help to prepare your body for its new role as host of a growing baby.
Hormones like hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) are necessary for implantation and development of the embryo. While these conception, they usually take several days before they reach detectable levels in urine tests or blood tests administered by your healthcare provider.
Hormonal changes occur immediately, but physical changes may not be noticeable for some time. Symptoms like breast tenderness and nausea usually appear several weeks into pregnancy.
Fatigue, heightened sense of smell, food cravings/aversions, and frequent urination are common signs but not expected within two days after ovulation.
Feeling pregnant within 48 hours of ovulation is unlikely as symptoms appear later in pregnancy.
Within a week of conception, one can take home pregnancy tests, but they may provide inaccurate results. It’s best to consult a healthcare provider for reliable pregnancy testing.