Week 4 Pregnancy Best Health Tips For 2021 | Health USA

By | October 26, 2021

In week 4 pregnancy gestation period is usually two weeks after your last menstrual period, that is, around the time of your ovulation (Women who are able to conceive release eggs from the ovaries every month, this is called ovulation.) You may not notice any symptoms in the week 4 pregnancy.

Major Tips For Week 4 Pregnancy

The first thing a woman can understand when she gets pregnant is that her period has stopped. There may also be other symptoms of pregnancy, such as breast tenderness. In some cases, there may be light or dripping bleeding from the vagina during menstruation – this is due to the effects of menstrual hormones. There is usually no reason to panic. This can happen one or more times during pregnancy

However, if the amount of bleeding is high, you must seek medical attention without delay. Most women are sure about pregnancy through pregnancy tests.

You can find out the probable date of delivery of your child by calculating from the last/first day of your last menstrual period, it is also known by scanning the ultrasound. the fourth week of pregnancy, however, there may be some differences in the timing of these two methods.

What are the things to keep in mind?

  • If you haven’t already started taking folic acid, start now without delay. the fourth week of pregnancy  Take 400 micrograms of folic acid tablets daily and continue taking it till the 12th week. Folic acid will protect your unborn baby from other neural tube-related problems (spina bifida) (brain/brain, spinal cord, and nerves).
  • Take 10 micrograms of vitamin-D tablets daily. Vitamin D will play a role in the formation of a baby’s bones and teeth fourth week of pregnancy.
  • If you have diabetes or are overweight (if your BMI is over 30), you may need to increase your folic acid intake. However, no medicine should be taken in large doses without the advice of a doctor.

Week 4 Pregnancy

How the fetus is growing?

Early in week 4 pregnancy, the fetus begins to grow in the lining of the uterus. This embryo will form your full-grown baby in the future.

The cells on the outside of the fetus make contact with the mother’s blood supply. On the other hand, the cells inside the fetus are arranged in 2 to 3 layers in stages, and each layer later becomes a different part of the baby’s body:

  • The inner layer is made up of different parts of the respiratory system (work: respiratory) and digestive systems (work: digestion), such as the lungs, stomach, intestines, and bladder.
  • The middle layer becomes the heart, blood vessels, muscles, and bones.
  • The outer layer is made up of the brain and nervous system, the lens of the eye, the enamel of the teeth, the skin, and the nails.

In the early weeks of pregnancy, the fetus is attached to a small yolk sac that provides it with nutrients.

However, it is not possible for this small yolk sac to supply nutrients to the fetus throughout week 4 pregnancy. This requires the placenta or immortelle, also known as the placenta; It is fully prepared at the end of the next few weeks and takes on the responsibility of providing nutrition to the fetus.

The embryo is surrounded by fluid inside a sac called the amniotic sac. The placenta is formed from the outer layer of this sac.

In week 4 pregnancy the placenta cells begin to grow deeper into the uterine wall. In this way, a strong blood supply system is developed, which ensures the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the fetus.

Content Reference:


Elyse J. Singer, MD

Infectious Diseases Specialist

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