Growing Belly at 4 Weeks
At this time, your tiny but mighty fetus looks very much like a poppy seed. With the small limbs appearing as flattened oval formations. Not only does your fetus have protruding limbs; very interestingly at this point, a fetus has a curved cerebral hemisphere that appears to be hollow or your baby has an unusual left and right side to his brain.
The baby is now sufficiently developed to have a chromosomal blueprint maquillage for his nose, fingers, and anything else that will make up his skin cells. There are huge changes happening this week when it comes to cells. He or she goes from being a blastocyst to being an embryo attached to their placenta. This is a very important phase for your newly fertilized egg as you can see.
The fetus is fully equipped with eyes, heart, mandibular arch, maxillary process, hind limbs, chorion, hyoid arch, and olfactory pit to break it down for you; Your baby is 0.05 “or the size of some poppy seed said.
Pregnancy Food of Week Four
- This week of pregnancy you’re going to want to brace your body for the coming weeks ahead as yours at the very beginning of your pregnancy; you’re going to want to bear in mind that the average pregnant woman will only need to eat about 300 extra calories a day at this point for her growing baby.
- One strong thumb rule is that quality is much more important than quantity. Yeah, this is a perfect time to start visualizing how you’ll shake off your not-so-good habits when it comes to what you’re drinking.
Having said that, week four pregnancy superfood is sweet potatoes! That’s the bright orange potatoes you can get in any supermarket.
High in Vitamin: Vitamin A
Tips for preparing
They can be prepared in a variety of ways and the sweeter the better I think they are! That is why we ask you, mom, to prepare your sweet potatoes by cutting them into fries and baking them in coconut oil, avocado oil, or olive oil for about 45 minutes at 425. These types of oil are great for pregnancy because they will give them extra flavor as an added bonus to your recipe. Do not hesitate to have your fries seasoned to your taste buds.
During pregnancy, always remember to buy organic and GMO-free foods; as harmful pesticides and chemicals will damage your growing fetus and body.
Now, while you may have some, some, or nobody else who knows about your baby coming soon. You’ve got lots to look forward to. For this week, we’ll give you our best tips. Don’t read any of the internet’s negative things and research the positive affirmations of your pregnancy! That is the best tip we can get.
As you become a newly pregnant female, you’re going to want to learn everything you can on why, where, where and how. If you see something that does not help that healthy child, don’t read it out. Unless you have a good reason for concern — this is a week with those you love for genuine celebration.
Inspirational Message of week four
As the same hormones that made your pregnancy test appear to increase positive start. These are the hormones that might make you feel nauseated because these easily develop inside your body. Do everything you can to reduce nausea and understand that this week it’s ok to give yourself extra rest.
Efforts from your Co-Creator
Understanding that your partner in this journey is also your co-creator, is a good starting point. You both may have just found out that you are pregnant and need to explore how each of you feels about your newly found pregnancy.
Your pregnancy may be expected, or a complete surprise. Go ahead and ask the other party about the pregnancy which involved their thoughts and feelings.
Art of Allowing
Allowing is an art alongside a profound talent, one in which pregnant women need to get very good at. It might be helpful to start a newspaper this week where you can set your expectations about what you’re going to allow or not allow. When possible, you should take an extra-long bath or have some useful self-reflection time to see where you might feel stuck and need to be more permissive; socially, physically, or mentally. This will really support you and your son.
Pregnancy Symptoms of Four Week
Ahh you just found out you’re pregnant and now you’re inundated with a mixture of new emotions and symptoms. Here are four symptoms of pregnancy for the week:
Bloating: Progesterone is what causes you may be experiencing that bit of bloating. You have plenty of reasons to feel that bloating is a nuisance especially if you start thinking your pants are not going to buckle and are too tight. But don’t, be serious about it and get in the sweats!
Mood Swings: Don’t let anyone tell you how you’re behaving isn’t normal; moods of haywire and frustration about any excuse your nap are delayed or it doesn’t happen is quite usual.
Most pregnant women feel this way, and if there is a solid reason for fluctuating mood swings, it is due to the massive growth of vital hormones such as human chorionic gonadotropin otherwise known as hCG. The placenta, little understood, makes the hormone for you.
Fatigue: Yep you’re going to be tired and you’re going to have a great buddy to rest.
Morning Sickness: Concentrate for now on eating more superfood and consuming more fluids.
Spotting: Sometimes with implantation bleeding comes a bit of blood. A good rule of thumb is to contact your midwife, OB, or Doctor immediately if there is a heavy blood flow like a period or more than you should.
Recommended Remedy for Four Week
This week’s all about Lavender; if you can get your hands on it, take a bath with a touch of warm lavender oil. Five drops or so will work wonders in the tub when you fill it. For a good scent and relaxation, you can also fire any essential oil burner or a diffuser.
Your local grocery store will sell essential oils and their diffusers or take an online look around for one you can use in your pregnancy.
Preparation for Motherhood Checklist
Take another pregnancy test and then make sure to take another one afterward! Ha, just kidding but seeing the test show you’re pregnant is kind of thrilling. One should be enough by now to get the job done.
- A laboratory rendezvous is a good idea to validate your pregnancy
- Remember to be optimistic about the big changes ahead; all this will change and that is the point!
How Life is Shifting
Great stuff is happening this week. Apart from the rush of exciting or perhaps nerve-wracking emotions when you find out that you are pregnant. There’s enough HCG swooshing around in your blood now to take a positive at-home pregnancy test each time.
You should look forward to that first prenatal appointment; the most likely options that you have are:
- Homebirth with midwives
- Delivering at a water birth center
- Delivery in a Hospital
Generally, it’s nice to stay for your entire pregnancy with the same person you want to be at your side during childbirth. This gives you the optimal time to get to know each other before you have your baby. Either way, you’re going to want to keep in mind the atmosphere you want to be the first experience for your kids. A hospital can be incredibly different than delivering at home.
It all depends on your desires and comfort. Your first appointment with a provider is likely to be at 6 weeks, but up to 8 or even 12 can be scheduled. If you’re not a high-risk pregnancy, it’s probably when they want you and your baby to get checked in.
A large portion of the next six weeks will be huge, even critical for the development of your infant. The placenta and the umbilical cord both function. Eat really well, because now your baby takes in what you put in your body.
When you take a pregnancy test at home and it turns negative; take another one in one week. HCG is often still not picked up in urine at-home pregnancy tests. Give it some more time, then.
One part of your daily routine should be taking a prenatal vitamin. If you’re low on magnesium and vitamin B6, you’ll find the morning sickness starts creeping in. Vitamin D is also a factor where morning sickness is removed. This should improve your prenatal vitamin.
When you experience morning sickness here are a few things to do in your routine to relieve it within a week;
On an empty stomach, take an apple cider vinegar shot diluted in a little water first in the morning.
- Increase probiotic intake by supplement
- Drink Kombucha
- Increase intake of veggies and fruits
If you’re doing all this for at least one week longer than normal, your morning sickness should be healed but adding this to your diet, in general, will really help during your pregnancy.