When you’re 4 weeks pregnant, you can confirm that you’re carrying a baby. You will miss your period in the pregnancy week four, marking the first month of pregnancy.
Once the egg meets with a sperm and fertilized, it divides into two halves. One half becomes the baby and the other half sticks to the uterine wall and become the placenta. Placenta is the life line for your baby stay in the womb, providing oxygen and nutrients to your developing baby.
When you’re 4 weeks pregnant, your developing embryo starts producing human chorionic gonadotrophin hormone that sends a signal to the ovary to stop releasing egg every month.
When you’re in pregnancy week 4, your baby is very small in size. It is only 0.04 inches in length at this stage. The embryo is divided into three layers, which will become organs and tissues later.
When you’re 4 weeks pregnant, your baby’s primitive face will be formed with large dark circles for eyes. Blood cells will start taking shape. Mouth, throat and lower jaw will be developing.
The pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin produced by the growing embryo in pregnancy week 4, can be found in your urine and blood at this time. This is why you’ll be able to confirm that you’re four weeks pregnant by taking urine or blood pregnancy test. You may start experiencing any of the symptoms enumerated below:
The symptoms may be similar to premenstrual symptoms. Some women may get a metallic taste in their mouth. If you’re carrying twins or triplets, your symptoms may be intensified.
The initial weeks are very important in your baby’s physical development. Hence, early prenatal care is extremely important. A medical visit is as well essential, if you have vaginal bleeding or abdominal pain as early symptoms of pregnancy.
Once you confirm your pregnancy with a positive home test, it’s advisable to go for a physical examination. This is especially important, if you have any medical conditions or had problems with previous pregnancy. Your healthcare provider can help you avoid many potential problems.