Your baby at 4 weeks.
Your growing baby is not even 3mm long yet and still not much bigger than a poppy seed. Despite the tiny size there’s plenty going on as the embryo splits into three different sections and the placenta takes form as well.
In one section the brain and central nervous system are already beginning to take shape as their neural tubes develop. In the other two sections, the heart and circulatory system are already beginning to form and the lungs and intestines are in the very early stages of development.
How amazing is it that all this is going on totally undetectable to the outside world? (and maybe even you at this point!).
You might feel some pregnancy symptoms at four weeks, but there is every chance you will put them down to your period being about to arrive. You boobs might have that ‘time of the month’ feeling, and you might even have some spotting or light bleeding.
If you have taken a positive pregnancy test, you need to follow it up with a visit to your obstetrician to get your booking appointment made. Things are getting real now! you also need to have an access to your dentist because expectant mums are prone to problems like bleeding gums.
Now that you are pregnant you need to take care of your health and baby’s or babies so if you are a smoker you will need to cut out on that for the child’s health and yours too. You need to start eating right at this point.
Common pregnancy symptoms at 4 weeks.
- There’s a chance you don’t feel different at all yet, but brace yourself: nausea and vomiting may be in your near future.
- Bloating, thanks to the pregnancy hormone, progesterone.
- Mild cramping and bleeding. Don’t worry — this is totally normal as your baby implants himself to the wall of your uterus.
- Mood swings, caused by your fluctuating hormones. These are most drastic during the first 12 weeks.
At this point you need to start taking your pre-vitamins and you will also be advised by your obstetrician to do so.
sources: Mayo clinic , bounty.com and pregnant.thebump.com