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4 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms, Tips and More

4 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms, Tips and More
Dr. Sandhya
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Dr. Sandhya

This article is a complete guide to 4 weeks pregnant symptoms such as Bloating, Mild Cramps, Spotting, Morning Sickness, Mood swings etc. along with some useful tips that may come handy for you.

If you already found out yourself to be 4 weeks pregnant,  then you must have found the news a lot  earlier than other pregnant women.  As you are all set to celebrate this special news with your partner or your loved ones, you must understand the changes your body is undergoing. The very same flux of hormones, which confirmed your pregnancy, can leave you with some classic 4 weeks pregnancy symptoms.

1. Bloating

 Bloating is one of the most obvious symptoms many women experience when they are 4 weeks pregnant. You may feel puffed up all time and the culprit behind this sensation is the pregnancy hormone, Progesterone.

2. Mild Cramps

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At 4 weeks pregnancy, mild cramps can be a matter of concern for you. Mild cramping signifies that the baby has properly implanted himself/ herself to the lining of your uterus. However abnormal pain sensations and severe cramping is something, which need urgent medical attention.

3. Spotting

Spotting refers to light bleeding that can occur at 4 week of pregnancy as the embryo attaches itself to the walls of your uterus. Spotting signifies that your little seed is burrowing into your womb. A little bleeding which is lighter in color than your menstrual bleeding is normal. However if heavy menstrual like blood flow happens for more than a couple of hours then contact your medical health supervisor immediately.

4. Mood Swings

Your hormones are in the most dramatic form at 4 weeks pregnancy and you may feel super emotional during this period. After 4 week pregnancy your hormones tend to fluctuate less hence making you less susceptible to get influenced by them in day to day situations.

5. Morning Sickness

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According to experts, about 50 to 90 percent of women experience morning sickness during early pregnancy.  You may experience a sensation of nausea and urge to throw up especially in morning hours when you are 4 weeks pregnant. This will get better with passage of time and completely disappear in second trimester.

6. Fatigue

As your body is working tirelessly to grow tiny cluster of cells into embryo, you are more susceptible to experience fatigue at 4 weeks pregnant.

7. Swollen Breasts

Sore breasts are one of the most obvious signs that your baby is on the way and your mammary glands have started themselves to prepare for lactation. Many women experience tenderness and numbness of breast during week 4 of pregnancy.

Belly at 4 Weeks Pregnant

During week 4 pregnancies the ball of cells is already undergoing a process of cell division to form embryo and placenta.

4 Weeks Pregnancy ultrasound

Ultra Sound Image Of Your Baby

At this stage your belly may feel a little bloated. The amniotic sac and fluid in your belly acts as a protective cushioning to your baby’s newly formed brain, neural cord and spine. Avoid tight clothing like skinny jeans and switch to loose fitting cloths, which make you, appear stylish yet comfortable at the same time.

You may not be concerned about getting an ultrasound scan done at week 4 of your pregnancy. But if your excitement is heightened to see your baby then an ultrasound image can give you a nice picture of your baby at 4-week pregnancy. Your baby may appear as a tiny dot or it may look like a poppy seed, which is almost invisible to the naked eye.

Twin Development at 4 Weeks Pregnant

Although you may be carrying double dose of joy, but its very difficult to predict at this stage. One common sign is that at this time you maybe more susceptible to experience a higher level of hormonal fluctuations for all your symptoms - signifying twins.

Start Taking Prenatal Vitamin Supplement

At 4 weeks pregnant, you need to add a pre-natal vitamin supplements even to the healthiest diets. As a matter of fact, your egg usually starts maturing about three months before it is released and so you must include a dose of pre natal vitamins at least three months before you plan to get pregnant. However during 4 weeks, Folic acid, Iron and Calcium forms the most important essential nutrients responsible for a healthy development of an embryo. Folic acid plays a crucial role in prevention of neural tube defects whereas iron ensures a proper delivery of oxygen to the fetus. Calcium regulates the formation of your baby’s bones and prevents bone loss in mother. Since Folic acid is proven to help prevent birth defects, so it needs to be the super power added to your vitamin supplements.

Book An Appointment With Your obstetrician

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As your body is undergoing an array of changes dramatically, you should not hesitate to pick up your phone and dial an obstetrician.  It is crucial to book an appointment with the medical health officer for a pre-natal health checkup and figure out if there are any pregnancy complications. If you are under a clean chit of health issues and no risk of pregnancy complications, then it’s a perfect time for you to sit back and enjoy a healthy diet, which means eating well and drinking plenty of water.

Hope this article has helped to resolve queries on women who are 4 weeks pregnant, symptoms etc. Follow Elawoman to get regular updates on fertility health and treatment.

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Dr. Sandhya

About The Author

Obstetrician, Gynecologist

Dr. Sandhya

Pune

Dr. Sandhya Is a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician at Chintamani Hospital, Pune. She Expertise into Baby Pregnancy Delivery, Delivery care, Obstetrics High Risk Care, Gynae Problems, Menopause Problems and Cesarean Delivery. She has done her MBBS and DGO. Patients from all around Saswad come to Dr. Sandhya with lots of hopes and the doctor ensures that the patients are satisfied with the treatments, with her experience and the techniques she uses as a Gynecologist-Obstetrician.

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Sandhya Raghuvanshi
Oct. 31, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
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With 4 weeks pregnancy, your body will produce more and more HCG i.e. human chorionic gonadotropin. This hormone will be present in your blood 7 to 11 days after conception. HCG comes from a cell that turns into placenta later on. In a 4 weeks pregnant woman, 5 -426 mIU/mL HCG is considered the n...
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Sakshi Agarwal
Oct. 31, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
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Just missed my periods and I am already 4 weeks pregnant. 9 months pregnancy is a long time indeed.
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