4 Weeks Pregnant – Your Pregnancy Guide

Your Baby This Week – Week 4

Your Baby this week - Week 4

The baby (which is now really only a blastocyte) has completed its six-day journey from your fallopian tube to your uterus. Once there, it firmly nestles into your uterine lining and implants. It is now called an embryo, it is growing inside your uterus and is the size of a poppy seed (khus khus).

Every embryo consists of three layers which then divide and form organs and tissues.

The brain, backbone and spinal cord develop from the top layer – the neural tube. The middle layer houses tissue for the heart and the circulatory system while the third layer makes the lungs, intestines, and the urinary system. Meanwhile the baby is already receiving nourishment and oxygen from the most important tissue – the placenta through the umbilical cord.

It may seem counterintuitive but actually it's an excellent idea to make an exercise routine that will help you develop good muscle tone, strength and endurance. It also helps you manage the extra weight you'll put on, makes you fit enough for labour -- and even helps get back in shape after the baby’s birth. Consult with your doctor and choose a moderately vigorous activity you like: walking and swimming are fine when you're pregnant. Also, don’t do anything that can aggravate your pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness.

Also consider starting Yoga. Prenatal yoga is an excellent way to keep your body taut and help you stay fit as you expand to accommodate a growing baby.


4 Weeks Pregnant - Your body this week

4 Weeks Pregnant – Your Body

CONGRATULATIONS! Did you just take a pregnancy test and find out that you were pregnant? This is the week that most women who’ve been keeping track find out that they are pregnant. Even if your baby wasn’t planned, you may be slowly waking up to your first ever pregnancy symptoms! Don't fret –we have the resources for you to get all the information you need to get your pregnancy on track and manage your symptoms of pregnancy as best you can. If your pregnancy test was negative or inconclusive but your period still hasn't arrived, you can repeat it now. Some women just have lower levels of hCG than others – the hormone that helps detect pregnancy through the home pregnancy test (HPT).

Things to know about pregnancy in Week 4

Use our resources to help you through your pregnancy. Use our free due date calculator to check when you are due. Now that you are pregnant, your body will have additional nutritional needs. Learn about the early symptoms of pregnancy and get questions like “should you be taking saffron during pregnancy in milk” answered.  Let us help you manage your troublesome pregnancy symptoms like the dreaded morning sickness! Find all the information you’ll need on Zenparent’s week-by week articles customised for you.