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4 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Your Baby at 4 Weeks Pregnant

The great divide. Once implanted in the side of your uterus, the fertilized egg divides into layers of cells and officially becomes an embryo. These cell layers will grow into specialized parts of your little one's body, such as the nervous system, skeleton, muscles, and organs. 

Support system under way. The placenta, the disk-like organ that connects your circulation to the embryo's, begins to form and attaches to the uterine wall where the egg is implanted. The umbilical cord comes out of one side of the placenta. The amniotic fluid, which will cushion your little one throughout the pregnancy, is already forming inside an encircling sac. 

Measuring up. By the end of the week, the embryo measures around 0.04 inch — about the size of a poppy seed.

Your Pregnancy at 4 Weeks

Signs of life. A missed period may still be the only indication that you're pregnant. You might experience some spotting as your fertilized egg implants into the uterus. This light bleeding is known as implantation spotting and it's completely normal. 

The results are in. A home pregnancy test should show a positive result, thanks to the hormone hCG released by the brand-new placenta. This same hormone is largely responsible for the nausea that many women experience in the first trimester. Most home pregnancy tests are accurate after your first missed period, but false negatives do happen.
 

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33 and pregnant--relax

southerngirl35 5/16/2016
Please relax. 33 is a normal age to have a baby! I had my first at 39 and he is perfectly normal--now pregnant with #2 and I just turned 41. Women have babies much later in life now--33 is actually EARLY these days! The doctors only start scaring women at 35 and up. So, please RELAX!!!!

I am or not

5/7/2016
I have been having all the pregnancy sypmtoms for at least three weeks all my tests keep coming out negative negative and my period should start in 2 weeksweeks I'm so nervous it would be my 3rd child

33 yrs old pregnant with baby

5/6/2016
My husband and i found out that im pregnant with our 3rd child. Our oldest is 10 and youngest will be 7 in July. We are excited but im a little worried about being pregnant in my 30s.

pregnant

4/25/2016
I just found out I'm pregnant and everything so far is going well. I am a high risk pregnancy and must put myself through alot for this baby. I am more than happy to do so.

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grandma 4/10/2016
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