4 Weeks Pregnant - Baby Development, Pregnancy Symptoms & Tips
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How Big Is My Baby At 4 Weeks Pregnant?
Your baby is just a minuscule embryo and is about the size of a poppy seed. The baby is about 0.01 inches long and weighs about 0.03 ounces.
4 Weeks Pregnant Baby Development
- The baby is tiny and is now called an embryo
- Arm and leg buds begin to appear
- Eyes begin to appear
- Heart begins to form
- Nervous system begins to form
- Blood vessels start circulation
4 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms
Missed Period: A missed period often is one of the first signs of pregnancy.
Metallic Taste In The Mouth: You may feel a metallic taste in the mouth at this stage.
Tender Breasts: Your breasts may be swollen, tender, and sore due to increased blood flow to breasts.
Morning Sickness: Hormone changes in the first trimester can cause morning sickness (nausea and vomiting). Although it is called “morning sickness”, it can occur at any time of day. Morning sickness usually goes away by the second trimester.
Fatigue: Fatigue occurs due to hormonal changes.
Heightened Sense Of Smell: A heightened sense of smell also happens in early pregnancy.
Urinary Frequency: Urge to urinate frequently occurs due to pregnancy hormones and pressure on the bladder. Pregnant women commonly experience temporary bladder control problems in pregnancy. Baby in your womb pushes down on the bladder, urethra, and pelvic floor muscles. This pressure can lead to more frequent need to urinate, as well as leaking of urine when sneezing, coughing, or laughing.
Light Spotting: Light spotting occurs as the fertilized egg implants in the uterus.
Cramping: Abdominal cramps occur due to the hectic activity going on in your uterus.
4 Weeks Pregnant: Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy
- Continue taking folic acid and prenatal vitamins.
- Eat a healthy and nutritious diet.
- Stop eating unhealthy foods, such as deep-fried foods, salty and sugary foods, unpasteurized dairy foods, undercooked meat and eggs, and mercury-laden fish.
- Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
- Make your first prenatal doctor appointment.
- Quit smoking, drinking alcohol, and using illicit drugs.
- Avoid or reduce caffeine intake.
- Engage in regular physical activity and exercise to keep fit and healthy.
- Take as much rest as possible to beat fatigue.
- Inform your partner about your pregnancy and the symptoms you are experiencing.
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