At times women take 4 weeks into pregnancy to get it confirmed. These days it can be diagnosed very early but after the Pregnancy Week 4, you will surely know. After confirmation, it is time to prepare yourself for the exciting months ahead. Your lifestyle will need to be changed, you will need to find more sleep and choose more nutritious food. You have to stay away from any sort of physical exertion and live a slow life. If you are over 36 years of age, be very careful, especially if you are going to be a first-time mother.
In week 4 of pregnancy, you are elated as well as nervous about your condition. It is important that you do not let the extremes of emotion drain you out. Take regular naps or simply relax to reduce your anxieties. You may start feeling morning sickness with dizziness and fainting.
You can experience abdominal cramps with some pains too. If these are too frequent, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Certain smells and odours that you did not know before may be felt at this stage. Fatigue for no apparent reason is common too. The symptoms are different for different women, including their duration. For example, morning sickness can last up to 4 months in some while in others, not more than few weeks. If you find yourself getting troubled or worried for any reason, never hesitate to call a doctor. It may not be anything serious but why take a chance! It will also aid you in montoring in your pregnancy week by week progress.
This is the time for taking care of yourself. The baby’s development will be rapid till 5 months. You need to help in that by taking the prescribed vitamins and eating right. This is the start of your pregnancy and how you take care will have bearing on the subsequent months of pregnancy.
If you have been confirmed pregnancy at this stage, the doctor will also do a pelvic exam and sonogram to determine the baby’s development. This will be the first of many to come. The sonographs will let you have a look at your baby’s development every month. Intestines, lungs, genitalia, kidneys and nervous system develop at very quick rate.
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