pregnancy

4 Weeks Pregnancy - Symptoms, 4 Week Pregnancy Ultrasound, Pregnancy tips

  • 4.6 (5 Votes)
  • 33405 views

The 4th week pregnancy is a crucial part of the life of a pregnant woman. 4 week pregnancy include morning sickness, bloating, mood swings, fatigue, and swollen breasts. 4th week ultrasound is essential to find out the status of formation of amniotic sac and fluid. Prenatal vitamin supplements are useful too.

Let’s Discuss in More Details About 4 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms:

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

Pregnancy Symptoms, 4 week pregnancy symptoms,

At 4 weeks of 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 needs urgent medical attention.

3. Spotting

Spotting refers to light bleeding that can occur at 4 weeks 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 pregnant 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 a day to day situations.

5. Morning Sickness

Preganacy symptoms, 4 week pregnancy sympotoms

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 the passage of time and completely disappear in the second trimester.

6. Fatigue

As your body is working tirelessly to grow a tiny cluster of cells into an 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 act 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 clothes, 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 a double dose of joy, it's very difficult to predict at this stage. One common sign is that at this time you may be 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 prenatal 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 prenatal vitamins at least three months before you plan to get pregnant. However for 4 weeks, Folic acid, Iron and Calcium form the most important essential nutrients responsible for the healthy development of an embryo. Folic acid plays a crucial role in the prevention of neural tube defects whereas iron ensures 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 superpower added to your vitamin supplements.

Book An Appointment With Your obstetrician

Pregnancy sympotoms, 4 week pregnancy sympotoms

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.

Recommended Reads

8 weeks Pregnant Symptoms

6 Weeks Pregnancy Symptoms

7 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms, Tips and More

Week 10 Pregnancy, Symptoms And What To Expect

15 Weeks Pregnant - Symptoms, Baby Size, And More

Dr. Sandhya

About The Author

Obstetrician, Gynecologist Dr. Sandhya
Pune

Dr. Sandhya is a Gynecologist and Obstetrician in Pune. She has been working in the field of Gynecology and Obstetrics for more than two decades. Dr. Sandhya is currently endeavoring her practice at Chintamani Hospital, Pune. Dr. Sandhya has expertise Normal and Cesarean Delivery, Pre and Post Delivery Care, Early Pregnancy Care, general consultations and other Gynecology problems treatment. She has done her MBBS and DGO from recognized universities. 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 and procedures. Chintamani Hospital is one of the renowned hospitals in Pune for Gynecology and Obstetrics care. It has a team of well-trained medical staff, non-medical staff and experienced clinical technicians who work round-the-clock to provide healthcare services to the patients. It has an efficient team of doctors on board, including specialists and is equipped with the knowledge and expertise for handling basic to complicated medical cases. You can now book an appointment with Dr. Sandhya at www.elawoman.com.

5 Comments

user_img

Samira Rajput

I think the listed points are accurate enough and I had them when I was pregnant.

Oct. 3, 2018, 9:46 p.m. 4.5

user_img

Erika Logan

Some women don't even feel any symptoms during 4 weeks of pregnancy. It is the best time for you to find a highly experienced gynecologist for the regular consultation. And Ela can help you to find those.

June 13, 2018, 11:13 a.m. 4.5

user_img

Ragini Jha

Avoid having sex for 4 weeks or for the first trimester as miscarriage might result. Your uterus is highly sensitive within this period so choose wisely.

Feb. 9, 2018, 2:17 p.m. 4.5

user_img

Sandhya Raghuvanshi

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...

Oct. 31, 2017, 4:05 p.m. 4.5

user_img

Sakshi Agarwal

Just missed my periods and I am already 4 weeks pregnant. 9 months pregnancy is a long time indeed.

Oct. 31, 2017, 4:05 p.m. 5.0

View all comments

Leave a Comment

Rating

Disclaimer

The information displayed on this webpage covers general information on several medical conditions, fertility treatments, IVF ICSI, surrogacy procedure, home remedies, and their respective treatments. The exclusive purpose of the displayed information is for the sake of general understanding and it has been collected from open sources which heavily rely on research and laboratory tests. However, the information shared here should not be considered as a medical advice or an alternative to consultation with a registered medical practitioner or licensed healthcare professional.

It is not advised to self-diagnose or treat any medical condition or disease following the information given in this article. We insist you to consult a registered practitioner and never try to replace their advice or discontinue treatment in between by relying solely on the information obtained. External links to different websites as well as videos given on the website serve the purpose of sharing knowledge only. Ela being an Independent Medical Information platform is neither responsible nor guarantees the authenticity, reliability, and accuracy of these videos and websites in any way. We do not intend the information displayed here to be used for a medical emergency, if you seek medical attention for yourself (or any other person with whom you want to share the information with), we advise you to directly get in touch with the hospital or the doctor.

Related Article view all

Pregnancy
Nutrition intake for Pregnant Women in terms of Calories

What to eat during pregnancy is one of the most common questions which a pregnant women enquires from her doctor. Pregnant women diet can be taken from diet chart for pregnant lady. Pregnant women must consume protein rich food, calcium, Vitamin C, B6, B12, and D, Iron, Folic acid, Fats, and Healthy Carbohydrates.

Read More

Pregnancy
Zika Virus - An Alarming Threat to Pregnant Women in the 21st century

Zika Virus is one of the threats for pregnant women in the recent times. Zika Virus symptoms need to be noted to take possible Zika Virus treatment to avoid cases of miscarriage. Zika Virus affects pregnant women in the form of miscarriages and birth defects. Although, the cases noted with pregnancy failures are quite less.

Read More

Pregnancy
7 Week Pregnancy - Best Time for Pregnancy Announcement

Pregnancy announcement is one of the crucial steps for a couple towards a having a baby. 7 week pregnancy is the best time which couples can do pregnancy announcement. 7 weeks pregnancy ultrasound is suggested to pregnant women. hCG test and urine tests help are advised for the pregnant women.

Read More

More From Author

Fertility Tracking
How to Track Ovulation with Ovulation Calculator or Fertility Calculator

How to Track Ovulation with Ovulation Calculator or Fertility Calculator

posted on 06 Sep 2017 4.6/ 5

Ovulation Calculator or Fertility Calculator is useful for tracking ovulation in women. Ovulation Calculator helps women in keeping their ovulation days in their recor...

Read More

Fertility Tracking
Know all 4 aspects about Ovulation Period Calculator and Tracker

Know all 4 aspects about Ovulation Period Calculator and Tracker

posted on 06 Sep 2017 4.6/ 5

Ovulation Period Calculator serves different purposes at a certain point of time. It works as a fertility tracker, period tracker, and helps in menstrual cycle calcula...

Read More

Family Planning
Vaginal Ring or Nuvaring - Vaginal Ring Birth Control and Effectiveness

Vaginal Ring or Nuvaring - Vaginal Ring Birth Control and Effectiveness

posted on 06 Sep 2017 4.6/ 5

Nuvaring or vaginal ring is one of the latest birth control methods to prevent occurrence of pregnancy. Vaginal ring effectiveness is worth appreciating. Some side eff...

Read More

Trending Articles

surrogacy
surrogacy

5 Best Surrogacy Doctors in India

posted on 06 Sep 2017 4.5 / 5(1 Votes)

Find the list of best surrogacy doctors in India who offers the best treatment with the highest success rate. The list has been categorized on the basis of doctors fame, experience, reviews, ratings, and cost. Dr. Mohit Saraogi from Saraogi Hospitals and IRIS IVF Centre and Dr. Kaberi Banerjee from Advanced Fertility Centre top the list of the best surrogacy doctors in India.

Read More

IVF
ivf

Best IVF Doctors in India with Highest Success Rates

posted on 06 Sep 2017 4.7 / 5(3 Votes)

Find here the list of best IVF doctors in India on the basis of Ratings, Success Rate, Services offered, IVF cost packages and available Facilities. Dr. Nisha Bhatnagar, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee and Dr. Anjali A Deval top the list of such IVF doctors in India due to their unique pricing system, popularity and high success rate.

Read More

surrogacy
surrogacy

Top Surrogacy Centres in India with Highest Success Rates

posted on 06 Sep 2017 4.8 / 5(2 Votes)

In this article we bring you the best Surrogacy Centres and clinics in India with Review Ratings, Cost Estimates, and Surrogacy Success Rate to help you make the best choice. Aveya IVF and Surrogacy Centre and Advanced Fertility and Surrogacy Centre tops the list of such surrogacy centres in India due to their low treatment costs, popularity and high success rates.

Read More