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Four months pregnant is kind of a big deal. Lots of exciting milestones occur this month as you get closer and closer to the big arrival.

Common Pregnancy Symptoms at Four Months Pregnant

Although you might not experience all of them, these pregnancy symptoms are common during the fourth month of pregnancy:

  • Weight gain
  • Itchy skin around your growing tummy and breasts
  • Appearance of stretch marks
  • Labored breathing
  • Hunger
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Increased energy
  • Varicose veins
  • Spider veins
  • Changes in skin pigmentation

At four months pregnant, there are relatively few nagging symptoms. That’s why this time is referred to as the “honeymoon” period of pregnancy — when many moms-to-be take on decorating, shopping, traveling, and any other preparations that require more energy.

Week 20 Pregnancy Scan

Also known as the anatomy scan, the important week 20 ultrasound scan will allow your healthcare provider to check that everything is OK with both you and your little one.

During the week 20 scan, you may, if you wish, find out the gender of your baby. Whether you choose to learn the gender now or leave it as a surprise for the birth, you’ll likely start thinking about potential baby names. Check out the Pampers Baby Name Generator; it lets you play with different settings to help you land on a name you love.

The ultrasound scan is a painless process. A cool jelly is rubbed on your tummy, and a wand is passed over your bump. A grainy image of your baby can be seen on a screen next to the bed.

Seventh Month of Pregnancy Quick List

  • Rest up: It’s important to get as much rest as possible. Although you might find sleeping more difficult as your tummy grows, try sleeping on your side with pillows supporting your tummy, and place a pillow between your legs.
  • Find out about preterm labor: Many moms-to-be worry about preterm labor and can sometimes mistake it for Braxton Hicks contractions. To help allay your fears, it might help to get familiar with the signs of preterm labor, which include persistent cramps or contractions, spotting or bleeding, and lower back pain. If you’re concerned you might be in preterm labor, or have any questions about what you're experiencing, consult your doctor.
  • Talk to loved ones: With all of the pregnancy symptoms and your changing body shape, you might feel that you’ve lost control over your body. It’s an emotional time, and these feelings are normal. Try to rest and relax, talk to loved ones about how you’re feeling, and remember that you don’t have much longer to go.
  • Learn about Braxton Hicks contractions: These practice contractions are also known as "false" contractions, and you might experience several during your third trimester.
  • Brainstorm baby names: You might have settled on a baby name, but if not try the Pampers Baby Name Generator, as it might help you land on the perfect name for your little one.
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