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4 Weeks Pregnant: Your Baby’s Development

Once implanted in the side of your uterus, the fertilised egg divides into layers of cells and officially becomes an embryo. These cells will grow into your little one's body throughout your pregnancy, forming the nervous system, skeleton, muscles and organs.

The support system is under construction. The placenta, a disc-like organ that connects your body’s systems to your baby’s, begins to form and attaches to the uterine wall where the egg is implanted. The umbilical cord comes out of one side of the placenta. The amniotic fluid, which will cushion your little one throughout the pregnancy, is already forming inside an encircling membrane sac.

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4 Weeks Pregnant: Your Symptoms

You might experience some spotting as the fertilised egg implants into your uterus. This is known as implantation spotting and it's completely normal.

The results are in. A home pregnancy test should show a positive result thanks to the hormone hCG released by the brand-new placenta. This same hormone is largely responsible for the nausea, or “morning sickness,” that many women experience in the first trimester. Most home pregnancy tests are accurate after your first missed period, but false negatives can occur. If you have missed your period but show a negative home pregnancy test, you may way to consult your doctor.

Did you know? A miracle begins! Your baby, a little cluster of cells, burrows into the lining of your uterus and starts growing rapidly.

Quick tip for mum: From the beginning, your baby is growing and developing, so what you’re eating will impact his or her development. Every day, make sure that you are taking folic acid (Vitamin B9) and pre-natal vitamins (B12, C, D, E) that also contain calcium and iron. These vitamins will help your little one get off to a great start!

Ultrasound At 4th Week Of Pregnancy

While you go for a 4 weeks pregnant ultrasound, you would witness a small black gestational sac within the uterus lining. In the 4 week pregnant ultrasound, the gestational sac looks just like a tiny black dot. You might also note that the embryo or the baby at 4 weeks is just the size of poppy seeds which is practically microscopic. Learn more about pregnancy ultrasounds here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How do you feel at 4 weeks pregnant?

Many women still fine and almost nothing unusual during fourth week of pregnancy. While some might experience fatigue, sore breasts, frequent urination and nausea.

2. Is it normal to have cramps at 4 weeks pregnant?

Pregnancy cramps are a sign of implantation and are very normal. Cramps when you are 4 weeks pregnant are associated with some normal physical changes which your body undergoes as a preparation for the baby's growth. However, if you experience severe or unnatural cramps or pain, consult your doctor.

3. How many weeks pregnant are you at implantation?

In the fourth week of pregnancy, the fetal age of your baby is 2 weeks and during this time of the week, implantation occurs.

Precautions & Tips At 4th Week Of Pregnancy

  • Schedule a pregnancy confirmation appointment, if needed

  • Share the good news with your partner, and maybe a few close family and friends

  • Keep eating a healthy diet and taking your prenatal vitamins

  • Start exercising to keep yourself active that will also keep your body and baby healthy. Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Drink a lot of water and juices to keep yourself hydrated

  • Start exercising to keep yourself active that will also keep your body and baby healthy. Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Drink a lot of water and juices to keep yourself hydrated

  • Get week-by-week expert tips on pregnancy to keep track of your baby’s development & to ensure well-being of both you & your baby during entire nine months journey!