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

    • 4.6   (5 Votes)
    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MS, MBBS on 07 Jan 2019 - Written by Dr. Sandhya - MBBS, DGO - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MS, MBBS

    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.

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    Dr. Sandhya

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    Obstetrician, Gynecologist
    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


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    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


    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


    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


    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 nor…

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


    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

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