If you are 4 weeks pregnant, you are 1 month into pregnancy. This means you have 8 more months to go! Here is some information about this week of pregnancy.
Week 4 Pregnancy
At Week 4, the Placenta and Embryo start to form. At this time, you might start to wonder if you are pregnant or not. Inside you, your soon to be baby has found its home. The blastocyst has completed its journey from your fallopian tube to your uterus and is set to develop.
Once your baby reaches this week, it burrows into your uterine lining and implants. This makes that unbreakable connection to you that will last forever.
Once your baby cells settles in your uterus, it will undergo the great divide, where it will be spitted into 2 groups. The first group is called the embryo, where the gender of your baby will be determined, and the other half will form the placenta, which is the lifeline of your baby. The placenta will channel nutrients and will carry waste away until you deliver.
4 Weeks Pregnant, Your symptoms can include:
- Bloated stomach
- Light bleeding or spotting
- Breast tenderness
- Morning sickness
- Light-colored discharge
At this time it will have a very small size. 1 millimeter and no longer, your little embryo is setting up a house for the next 8 months.
At this point, the amniotic sac, which is the bag of waters around it, is forming too. Not only that, but the yolk sac, which will later be incorporated into your baby’s digestive tract, is also developing.
At this point, your embryo has 3 distinct layers of cells that will grow into specialized parts of your baby’s body. The inner layer, which is known as the endoderm, will develop into your baby’s digestive system, liver, and lungs. The middle layer, which is known as the mesoderm, will later become the heart, ex organs, bones, muscles, and kidneys of your baby. At last, the ectoderm will eventually form your baby’s nervous system, its eyes, hair, and outer layer of skin.
Things To Do At This Point
- Avoid Smoking
At this point of pregnancy, you want to avoid smoking. Not only smoking, you want to stay away from people that are smoking. This is very harmful for you and the baby that you are carrying.
- Avoid Drugs
Drugs is bad at any point of your life, so if you’re still doing it right now, you want to stop and change for good. There’s a little one coming up, you want to change for them and give them a life that you probably never had.
3. Avoid Stress
Stress will cause anxiety, which is not good if you are pregnant. You want to try and avoid stress at this point. You want to have a peace of mind and prepare for the months that are to come.
- Make Prenatal Appointment
Another thing that you want to do is make a prenatal appointment. At this point, you want to get ready and make sure that you will do everything to keep your baby healthy and safe during the 8 months of pregnancy that you will go through. Try to know the dos and don’ts.