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4 weeks pregnant


4 weeks pregnant | pregnancy guide

Your baby is about the size of poppy seed – 2mm...

Your growing baby

The newly formed embryo which will eventually become your baby now has three layers, the inner layer (endoderm) will become the lungs, liver, digestive system and pancreas, the middle layer (mesoderm) the skeleton, muscles, kidneys, blood vessels and heart; and the outer layer (ectoderm) will form the nervous system, teeth and skin.

Your baby's nervous system and heart are already beginning to develop. Blood vessels are forming and blood is starting to circulate. Some of these blood vessels will become the umbilical cord, which will connect you to your baby.

What's happening to you

Your pregnancy can be confirmed by using a home pregnancy test. This measures the amount of human chorionic gondatrophin (hCG), the pregnancy hormone, in your urine.

You may start to experience some pregnancy symptoms. One of those most common early symptoms is morning sickness. Although it more usually occurs in the morning and resolves itself by midday, morning sickness can come at any time, day or night.

Other early pregnancy symptoms include; sore breasts, tiredness, going off certain foods/tea or coffee, a metallic taste, peeing more and constipation.

Need to know

Things for you to consider during week 4 of your pregnancy:

  • Once you have had a positive pregnancy test you will need to contact your doctor to arrange for an appointment. This usually takes place at between 8 and 10 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Continue taking 400 mcg of folic acid each day for at least the first three months of pregnancy. It's fine to continue taking folic acid after this and to carry on taking it for the whole of your pregnancy.
  • You also need to take 10mcg of vitamin D each day throughout pregnancy and when you are breastfeeding.
  • You may find it easier to take a pregnancy multivitamin that contains both of these vitamins. Vitamin supplements are available from pharmacies, supermarkets, on prescription from your doctor.
  • Do not take supplements containing vitamin A as too much of this vitamin can harm your baby.
  • Contact your doctor if morning sickness is severe or is preventing you from keeping fluids down.

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