This week is very special for you as it will be the confirming week whether you are pregnant or not. Most of the mothers’ don’t realize that they are pregnant until this week. Big changes are happening in the little body of yours. All this is definitely going to make you all anxious and scared, but it is an experience you will cherish for your lifetime. You are 4 weeks pregnant.
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The 4th week is said to be the best time to take a pregnancy test because of the presence of hCG in your body.
4 Weeks Pregnant
The transition from baby to embryo
Embryo, yes this is what your baby is called in this week. Excited but do not understand why is it called an embryo?
By calling the baby an embryo, it conveys that it has three different parts which will develop into different organs in the forthcoming weeks.
Three different parts! Seems like the baby has started to grow really fast. But do you know what the size of the embryo is?
Size of the embryo
Length of the embryo varies from 2mm to 9mm in this week, just like the head of a pin or a poppy seed.
Symptoms – 4 weeks pregnant
Symptoms that can continue during this week are:
Light spotting can be observed as implantation takes place.
Pelvic ache and contraction
During this time because of the implantation pelvic ache and contractions are caused. It might be a hint that everything is happening in the right direction.
Don’t be anxious if you feel tired most of the time. It’s because a plenty of energy is utilized in the growth of the baby.
The nutrients that are supplied to the baby can result in gas and bloating because the digestion process is slowed down.
Heard quite a bit about it? You will feel nauseous and might vomit too. This will happen because of increasing levels of hormones in your body. It might be very irritating but it indicates that the development of placenta is happening.
As your body gets all the indications that you are pregnant, it starts preparing everything. The increase in hormones tell the body to prepare lactating organs for feeding the baby, and so your breasts become sore.
- Emphasis on the Essential 5 Nutrients (Folate, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, and Fiber). Deficiency of these nutrients can lead to the partial growth of the baby.
- Eat a variety of food as far as possible. This ensures two things. Firstly, all the nutrients are included in the diet. And, secondly, you are not bored with the food that you eat.
- Eat organic food and avoid inorganic foods that may affect the development of the immune system of your baby.
- For the proper growth of the neurological development of the baby, ensure that you include sufficient omega 3 fatty acids in your diet.
- Take proper rest. Changing hormones and anxiety will demand a lot of sleep from you.
- Never eat for two. Because the more you gain weight, the more will be the probability for your baby to be obese.
- A strict prohibition on alcohol and smoking is mandatory as that increases the risk for your baby to be born with learning disabilities.
- Avoid eating raw meat, as it can lead to miscarriage, severe diseases, and defects.
- You must not consume unpasteurized milk products. As they contain harmful bacteria that can lead to a miscarriage.
- Limit caffeine intake to one cup of coffee per day as it increases the heart rate of your baby.
- Visit a dentist regularly as pregnant mothers suffer from bleeding gums.
- Get a pregnancy test done.
- Keep a check on your bad habits.
Everything is happening way too fast, you don’t realize it now. Enjoy every moment of this wonderful journey of becoming a mother. Don’t worry about the future. Live in today. Talk to your partner or a dear friend. Heard the saying, “The more the merrier!” Share the good news.
“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”
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