Week 4 of Your Pregnancy

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Pregnancy Symptoms

Few of the symptoms which you may notice at four weeks are:

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Breast Changes

You will be surprised to know that the moment conception happens, your body already starts preparing you for breastfeeding. Progesterone, oestrogen, and prolactin (the hormone that will help you produce milk) all go on a wild ride. This hormonal overdrive is one of the main reasons for breast tenderness you experience during pregnancy.

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Nausea

Another very common indication of pregnancy is morning sickness. This may be a bit of a misnomer, though, since morning sickness can strike at any time of the day. Again, blame the hormones for the queasiness. Not every woman experiences nausea, and different women experience them at different times.

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Sensitivity to Smells

Has your favourite perfume turned into a not-so-favourite anymore? Are the slightest smells creating havoc in your nose? Sensitivity to smells is another very common early pregnancy symptom and happens due to the hormone overdrive, especially hCG and estrogen. Some experts also believe that smell sensitivity is your body’s way of keeping safe from chemicals, toxins, and anything else that may not be safe for your pregnancy.

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Morning Sickness

If you are not yet nauseous, consider yourself lucky! Brace yourself, because morning sickness can occur at typically any time of the day, not just in the morning. According to medical experts, 50 to 70% of pregnant women get morning sickness in one form or other, for example vomiting, nausea. Morning sickness is usually at its peak at week 9 and gradually decreases by week 12.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 0.25 cm.
Baby’s Weight: 0.1 g.

While you are still apprehensive whether you are pregnant or not, your baby-to-be has found a safe home inside in your uterus by travelling all the way from your fallopian tube.Following are the development of your Embryo.

Once the cells have settled in comfortably in your uterus, they will split into two groups. One of which goes on to become your baby and the other will form the protective lining around your baby – the Placenta.

This placenta forms as the main route to provide nutrients and oxygen to your growing baby. And the baby gets its nutrients from a Yolk Sac

The blood vessels are forming fast leading to the development of your baby’s heart and nervous system. So does this mean you can see your baby’s heart yet? Not really! Just wait for two weeks more to actually see the tiny blob beating!

Your's Changing Body

Your uterus is the house for your growing baby. The uterine wall thickens to make sure that the fetus has a safe space to grow and develop. This is one of the main reasons for bloating, not only during the 4th week but also during the subsequent pregnancy period.

A spot of blood on your underwear can ring warning bells in your head and scare you. But remember, slight bleeding is common and nothing to worry about. The embryo burrowing into the uterine lining causes a bit of bleeding, which is normal. If you are bleeding like a regular period and observe clots, you must immediately see your gynecologist.

Feeling tired all the time? Needing to sleep more than normal? Blame it on the hormone progesterone. In addition, your body is trying to supply more blood to the developing embryo. As a result, your heart pumps faster. The hormones and the increasing metabolism both contribute to you feeling tired all the time. Don’t worry. Use this extra time to pamper yourself and take the much-needed rest

Has your favourite perfume turned into a not-so-favourite anymore? Are the slightest smells creating havoc in your nose? Sensitivity to smells is another very common early pregnancy symptom and happens due to the hormone overdrive, especially hCG and estrogen. Some experts also believe that smell sensitivity is your body’s way of keeping safe from chemicals, toxins, and anything else that may not be safe for your pregnancy.

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