What is an implantation dip?


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An implantation dip is a one-day dip in the body's temperature that typically occurs approximately one week after ovulation, according to About.com. This dip is sometimes due to implantation of a fertilized egg in the wall of the uterus.

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Fertility Friend points out that an implantation dip is statistically more likely to occur when implantation has occurred. However, it is also possible to see a one-day dip in basal body temperature during the week after ovulation when there is no pregnancy; 11 percent of women show this phenomenon. Conversely, 75 percent of women do not show an implantation dip during the month in which they conceive.

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