How do you when you’re 4 weeks pregnant? Here are some answers to all your questions about Pregnancy in Week 4
4th Week Of Your Baby
Welcome the little embryo!
It’s time to welcome the embryo. Yes, the ball of cells dividing in your uterus has now developed into embryo, about the size of a poppy seed. You must know that the next five weeks are very crucial for your baby’s development. The placenta and umbilical line, which convey sustenance and oxygen to the infant, are as of now working. Yes, your little one has already started growing.
Symptoms of Week 4
Do you wake up every morning with a drool fest all over your face? Don’t worry about this too much as it generally stops with the first trimester. For the day time, you can keep some mints handy.
Drink at least eight glasses of water every day and focus on foods rich in fibre. It is going to make you feel much better and a lot less tired.
Nausea and vomiting
Amazing news – this is the most healthy sign of pregnancy during initial weeks. Have anything that your stomach can handle – whole-wheat crackers, cheese, curd, cereals etc. Focus on small meals that will give you essential carbs and proteins.
Cravings & unwillingness
Are you hating the sight of your favourite food now? Do you feel like eating a specific dish, for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Don’t worry. Cravings and aversions to food and smell are quite common in pregnancy. Listen to your body’s demands and eat whatever you feel like, but not so much junk food though.
Your Body seems in Week 4
Focus on health and diet
You may feel PMS-like symptoms this week. Your breasts may be tender and you could be experiencing abdominal cramps. Be happy, these are just some of the early signs of pregnancy.
Start an exercise routine
Did you know that initial days of pregnancy is a great time to start an exercise routine? A good fitness routine helps you develop a good muscle tone and also strengthens your body. Regular exercise also helps you in shedding those extra kilos post delivery, apart from helping you manage your growing body during pregnancy. Walking, swimming or yoga are considered the best choices when it comes to pregnancy fitness. Be sure to let your yoga trainer know that you are pregnant, if the class is not designed for pregnant women. Avoid rigorous workouts during pregnancy as a rule.
It’s also time to start focusing on your diet. Pump up the protein intake and avoid unhealthy food. It’s also time to bid farewell to any harmful habits such as smoking and alcohol intake.