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If you know you’re 4 weeks pregnant, then congratulations: that’s earlier than most people know!
At 4 weeks you might feel a little bloated, but hold your horses: you’re not going to look pregnant just yet. If you’re a first-time mom, you’ll probably have to wait until about week 12 to 16 for that bump to start showing.
How Big Is Baby at 4 Weeks?
At this time, your growing baby is about 1mm long. This is smaller than a poppyseed, making her almost microscopic!
Even with her small size, there’s a lot going on. At this point, the fertilized egg has embedded itself in the side of your womb.
Amazingly, even at this small size, your baby’s sex, eye color, hair color and more have already been determined by their chromosomes.
Tips For a Healthy Pregnancy: 4 Weeks Pregnant
Diet – It’s never to early to get yourself going on a healthy pregnancy diet, assuming you’re not on one already.
Habits – If you’re a smoker, drinker or caffeine fiend, now is a good time to stop those habits. It might not be easy, but it’s for the best.
Reducing stress – Try to relax and keep your stress levels to a minimum. This is a good habit to get into for the entire length of your pregnancy.
Prenatal vitamins – If you haven’t been taking a prenatal vitamin up until now, it’s a good time to start. Be sure to look at our guide.
They’ll not only benefit your health, but they also make sure you’re getting all of those crucial vitamins and minerals your growing little one needs. Remember to take it every day!
4 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound
4 Weeks Pregnant: Your BellyAt this point, you won’t have a bump showing yet, but your little one is steadily growing! You’ll have to wait a little while before your bump starts to show itself. Around the 10 or 11 week mark is about when it should be apparent, although that figure could change depending on your body.
4 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms and Changes in Your Body
4 Weeks Pregnant: With Twins.If you’re pregnant with twins, your first trimester symptoms may be more intense. This is because if you’re carrying twins, you’ll have elevated hormone levels. You won’t find out if you’re carrying twins until your first doctor’s appointment, which generally happens around week 8.
4 Weeks Pregnant: Checklist
- Find an OB & make your first prenatal appointment.
- Quit drinking and smoking.
- Start taking a prenatal vitamin.
- Share the news with your partner and maybe even a few close family members or friends.