Welcome to the beginning of pregnancy! Pregnancy week 4 indicates the beginning and the starting point of an embryo development.
It is an implantation stage; hence the blastocyst will settle in your uterus lining and then it will split to form an embryo (which will become your daughter or son) and the placenta.
|Planning to take a Home Pregnancy Test? You will still see a negative result. However, you can go for blood test for pregnancy.|
Note: Remember Pregnancy is measured starting with the first day of your last menstrual period.
In Pregnancy week 4:
Poppy seed sized embryo consists of two layers which are:
These above two layers will help in the formation of your baby’s body structure.
During this week, the placenta and amniotic sac will start forming. Amniotic sac contains amniotic fluid which cushions and provides nutrition to the baby till the placenta is fully functional. Placenta grows to give nutrition and oxygen supply to growing baby. Until the 10th week, many organs of your baby will develop and some of them will start functioning too.
There are three distinct layers of cells that grows to form the different parts of your baby’s body.
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The pregnancy hormones can give you the following symptoms to check:
As it is an early stage of pregnancy, you should check out for the following do’s and don’ts (important tips for Pregnancy week 4) for a happy full-term pregnancy:
|Make an appointment with your gynecologist for better guidance and advice.||Do not follow the unhealthy lifestyle, such as drinking, smoking, chewing tobacco and excessive intake of caffeine.|
|Continue Prenatal vitamin with Folic acid (400 mcg) every day.||Do not take stress and exertion.|
|Eat healthy foods and take the nutritionally balanced diet. Stay hydrated. Your water intake must be 3 litres in a day.||Do not take over the counter (OTC) medicines except Paracetamol. (Over-dosage of Paracetamol is also not recommended.)|
|Do start taking natural calcium supplements daily.|
|Do practice Yoga or exercise which is good during pregnancy.|
Note: *Do not take over the counter (OTC) medicines except Paracetamol. In case of emergency, consult your doctor before consuming any medicine. Some medications in pregnancy are safe and some are not. Please never hesitate to take advise from your doctor.
|Confused about what to eat when you are pregnant? A healthful diet for pregnancy is one that contains most or all the essential nutrients your body needs. Read “Diet During Pregnancy” to get the best foods for pregnancy and know how these foods will benefit you and your baby.|
Take very good care of yourself! You are blessed and pregnancy will be the most beautiful experience of your life.
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