1 DPO: What is Happening?


Last Updated on March 26, 2023 by Avi Steen

As we enter the two-week wait or luteal phase after ovulation on 1 DPO, there are many things happening in our bodies. The two-week wait is a time when many women experience early signs of pregnancy.

For some women, these symptoms are very subtle and they may not even realize that they are pregnant. For others, the symptoms can be quite pronounced. In this blog post, we will discuss what is happening on day 1 of the 1st day after ovulation (DPO).


This post is all about 1 DPO.

1 DPO: What is Happening?

On 1 DPO, the egg that was released during ovulation is now making its way down the fallopian tube. This journey takes about three days.

Once the egg reaches the uterus, it will implant itself in the lining of the uterus. This process is known as implantation and usually happens six to twelve days after ovulation.

For some women, implantation can cause light spotting or bleeding. This is often called implantation bleeding and is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy.

In addition to implantation, on 1 DPO the body is also preparing for the possibility of pregnancy by thickening the lining of the uterus. This process is known as endometrial thickening.

The thickened lining of the uterus is known as the endometrium. The endometrium provides a supportive environment for the embryo to grow and develop.

1 DPO Prayer for Pregnancy

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank you for your gift of life. We pray for your guidance and protection as we enter the two-week wait. Please give us strength and patience as we wait for news of our pregnancy.

We ask that you bless us with a healthy pregnancy and a beautiful baby. Amen.

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon after DPO do symptoms start?

For some women, symptoms start immediately after implantation. For others, it may take a few days or even a week for symptoms to start. I’ve personally seen symptoms as early as 5 DPO.

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What are the earliest signs of pregnancy?

The earliest signs of pregnancy include implantation bleeding, fatigue, nausea, and breast tenderness. These symptoms can be very subtle and may not be noticed by some women.

What is considered 1 DPO?

Day 1 of the 1st day after ovulation (DPO) is considered 1 DPO. This is the day after the egg is released during ovulation and begins its journey down the fallopian tube.

What does cervical mucus look like after ovulation if pregnant?

After ovulation, your cervix closes and therefore it is likely you will not experience any cervical mucus at all. But in some cases, women have seen creamy or even egg-white fertile cervical mucus in the two-week wait followed by a positive pregnancy test.

Final Thoughts on 1 DPO

As we enter the two-week wait or luteal phase after ovulation, there are many things happening in our bodies. On 1 DPO, not a lot is going on that is evident to the physical eye. But be patient mama, and continue to pray throughout your wait.

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