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You must be overjoyed that you are going to become a mum soon, right? So stay that way. Don’t let the bouts of nausea and vomiting bring your spirits down. Just keep eating right and follow a healthy lifestyle. After all, four weeks of pregnancy means that you have already covered one month of the nine months of being pregnant. Congratulations!

Changes in Your Body at Week 4 Pregnancy

This is the time when the production of the hCG hormone in your body will make you feel exhausted. You can also experience:

  • Nausea
  • Light headedness
  • Mood swings
  • Tenderness of the breasts

At week 4 of pregnancy the hormone will also heighten your sense of smell. It may so happen that smells you once liked begin to appear foul. And this might cause nausea. But don’t be worried as it is a passing phase and will subside soon.

Your Baby’s Development at Week 4 Pregnancy

Now that your week 3 of pregnancy is over, your baby is now technically called the embryo. It is only 4mm long – the size of an apple seed.

The amnion sac and the yolk sac develop during this week. While the former develops to cushion and protect the embryo, the latter provides nourishment to the embryo (till the placenta fully forms)

Other organs developing this week are:

  • At week 4 of pregnancy the vascular network – this transports blood, oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the child through the umbilical cord
  • The heart begins to pump blood

Week 4 Pregnancy Tips and Advice

The first trimester has begun. And this is a very critical point in the foetus’ life. For it is during this time that its brains, heart, teeth, bones, spinal cord and muscles are developing. So the foetus is at high risk for abnormalities during this stage especially if you have been smoking or consuming toxins like alcohol and excessive amounts of caffeine. It is therefore of utmost importance that as you complete this week and move into the fifth week of being pregnant you stop these so that the baby’s chances of remaining healthy increases.

At week 4 of pregnancy keep the lines of communication open with your spouse. Let him experience this phase of pregnancy as well. After all he will soon be a father.

Find out about medical insurance and get yourself one.

Read more such tips and advice in our pregnancy guide e-book.

Week 4 Fun

Form a support group with other to-be mothers (or close friends) with whom you can share your emotions. Because this is the time there will a lot of mood upheavals and you will need friends and well wishers to lean on.

Enjoy a laugh – through a book, or movie, or friends, or even by reading jokes online. The more relaxed and happy you remain, the better it is for the growing life inside you.

Are you wondering if your diet is nutritious enough for the embryo? Are you unable to give up on that evening cup of steaming coffee? Join our due date club here and share your thoughts with other mums-to-be.

Week 4 Pregnancy Articles

Week 4 Pregnancy Discussions

Week 4 Have a Laugh

The pregnant woman complains to the doctor, “Ever since I became pregnant everything seems to be growing – from my stomach to my breasts. Is there something that gets smaller?” The doctor, to make the matter light, says with a laugh, “Yes, your bladder.”