Pregnancy Week 4 – I’m Pregnant!

If you were planning to get pregnant, this week could be the one you pretty much get out of your mind, because you want to know and yet you can’t. Some women say they just feel it, some have some pregnancy symptoms like sore breasts, some have some weird food cravings or don’t want to eat food they loved (saying no to chocolate coated strawberries? I must have been crazy, or rather…pregnant!).

Thank God, by the end of this week, on the day of your expected menstruation (or even a few days before) you can pee on a stick. Pregnancy tests detect hCG hormones in your urine but remember they are not 100% accurate.

You are already 4 weeks pregnant when your home pregnancy test is positive on the first day of your expected period!

What’s happening this week?

  • Between days 7-10 from fertilization, implantation usually occurs.
  • The embryo-to-be is starting to develop.
  • The embryo consist of just two layers of cells that will divide very rapidly to form the beginnings of the baby’s body.
  • The placenta starts to develop. Soon the cells will penetrate the lining of the uterus.
  • The amniotic sac begins to form at the time of implantation.
  • They yolk sac is forming. It will nourish the embryo until the placenta starts functioning and make blood cells until the liver can do this.
  • The umbilical cord begins to form.
  • It’s possible to receive positive results from a home pregnancy test at this time, but they are more accurate if taken after a missed period.
  • You might be feeling symptoms of pregnancy now such as nausea, fatigue, and breast tenderness.
  • You may be noticing more frequent urination and increased vaginal discharge.
  • If you have a 28 day cycle, you should note an absence of your menstrual cycle.


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Author:Alinka Rutkowska

Alinka is a best-selling and award-winning Children's Author.


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