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4 weeks pregnant

What's happening this week...

4 weeks pregnant ultrasound

Your baby

Congratulations! You've been carrying your baby for over four weeks. At this stage, the embryo is developing from two layers of cells to three.

Your baby will be less than 3mm long, but this is when part of the brain and the central nervous system begin to form.

You

You have been carrying your baby for two weeks by the time your period is due. But because pregnancy is calculated from the date of your last period, you are already one month pregnant!

At 4 weeks pregnant, your body will begin to change but it’s likely that this will only be noticeable by you. Some symptoms may be that your breasts are tender or you experience slight bleeding. For more on 4 weeks pregnant symptoms and bleeding 4 weeks pregnant, read more about the early signs of pregnancy.

What to think about

If you have taken a home pregnancy test, it’s time to book an appointment with your local GP. You might find that this initial appointment is like a normal check up. You may be weighed with a brief medical history taken. Some doctors might take a urine sample to check for urinary tract infections as well as anything else that may affect your pregnancy. During this initial appointment your doctor should explain about antenatal care and also give you lifestyle and nutritional advice.

If you’re not taking supplements, you should begin taking folic acid daily as this helps protect your baby from spinal cord defects. Why should you take folic acid supplements? If you are entitled to free prescriptions ask your doctor to prescribe it.

Smoking and drinking can affect your pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about help available.

You may feel anxious about telling people at work that you are pregnant. Read more about the best time to tell your employer that you are expecting.

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Get organised


 Don’t forget to take folic acid supplements for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

 Looking for a name for your baby?  Find a name here.

 

Comments

Confused

Mt lmp was 23/03/12 ended on 28/03/12 I had intercourse 31/03/12 then not again until around 11/04/12... What date is the more likly hood to be my conception date??? Help please x Chloe x

Confused

My lmp was 23/03/12 it ended 28/03/12 I had intercourse on 31/03/12 then not again until around 11/04/12 what date is more likely to be the date of conception if the hpt says I'm 2-3 weeks? Help please xx

hi im 39 got 4 kid and just

hi im 39 got 4 kid and just found out im pregnant ...huge suprise.. i forgot how tired you get and bad back ache and heavy tummy feeling..trying not to get to excited got a long way to go to 12 weeks...will take it day by day but going to be so hard keeping it quiet

hi im 39 and having my 7 baby

hi im 39 and having my 7 baby i misscarried early in the year when my last baby was 12 weeks old me and my husband arewell pleased im5 weeks and 4 days

hiya i am kirsty i am 19 me

hiya i am kirsty i am 19 me nd my partner found out a week ago that i am pregnant 5 weeks today really excitied i hv had spotting was really worryed but that hv stopped knw. due date the 18th dec 2012 ! ! !

hi i am 4 weeks pregnant and

hi i am 4 weeks pregnant and my partner has left me he doesnt want another baby. im finding it hard to be excited!!

Another joiner :)

Hi everyone.I am Georgina, mum to four and just found out we are expecting again, due 15/12/2012. A huge surprise but very excited!

Hello all. I'm 23 and found

Hello all. I'm 23 and found out I'm pregnant last week. My husband and I were trying for just one month and we just do not believe it!!! This is my first pregnancy and I am getting lower back pain with period like pains. I am just SO terrified that somthing bad is going to happen as its such early days, i want to keep posertive but am finding it hard. Anyone else the same? Any advice? Good luck all at this wonderful time!!! Xxxxx

Hello all. I'm 23 and found

Hello all. I'm 23 and found out I'm pregnant last week. My husband and I were trying for just one month and we just do not believe it!!! This is my first pregnancy and I am getting lower back pain with period like pains. I am just SO terrified that somthing bad is going to happen as its such early days, i want to keep posertive but am finding it hard. Anyone else the same? Any advice? Good luck all at this wonderful time!!! Xxxxx

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hi im angel im 17 and i have had one misscarage wen i was 16 i am 4 weeks and 1 day pregnant now and im getting light peroid pains and cramping but i am very worried about having another misscarage !

Hi everyone, Im 34 and

Hi everyone, Im 34 and pregnant with my 3rd child Im 4wks and 5 days!!!!!! never found out this early so really scared, I have a new partner and this is his first baby. I also have pains and cramps, my stomach is really bloated and my boobs have already got bigger and tender. this is all new as my other children are 12 and 9 and didn;t find out till 2months pregnant with the first and 4mths pregnant with the 2nd!!!!!! Good luck everyone xxx

Hi ladies! I'm 19 and me and

Hi ladies! I'm 19 and me and my husband found out 2 days ago we're having our first baby :) am very excited to say the least! Had horrible stomach pain earlier after intercourse and it's worried me quite a lot. It only lasted about 3-4 mins. Am hoping this is normal! Haven't had any bleeds or anything but am scared about miscarrying as ive miscarried before :(

finaly pregnant

hey there my names becky me and my husband were trying for 5 years for 2nd bambino and its a mirricle and a wish come true .im 4 weeks and 2 days today ... would love to chat to anyone on here ...my due date all being well is 4th dec xx

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hi , im lauren im also 4 weeks pregnat im only 16 though :? so im very scared i only told mine and my partners parent yesterday which was very emotional ,and its nice to know that am not thi only girl like this xxxxxxxx

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hi , im lauren im also 4 weeks pregnat im only 16 though :? so im very scared i only told mine and my partners parent yesterday which was very emotional ,and its nice to know that am not thi only girl like this xxxxxxxx

Hi ladies, I'm 4 weeks

Hi ladies, I'm 4 weeks pregnant this is my first and I'm very excited/scared at the same time. I fell after havin unprotected sex with partner just twice after havin my implanon out also 4 weeks ago. I've been experiencing period type cramps, my doctor told me that pain is my womb opening up, it's nice to hear I'm not the only one experiencing this pain and it's normal :-) xx

Did a pregnancy test this

Did a pregnancy test this morning and so chuffed I'm pregnant 4 1/2 weeks!!!!!!!

hey all im 4 weeks preg found

hey all im 4 weeks preg found out last friday am so nervous ii already have twins but didnt no till i was 7 weeks with them, i feel sick constantly and having period type pain n cramps x

HI, i found out on friday in

HI, i found out on friday in 4 weeks pregnant and over the moon as only been trying for 2 months, ive lucky to say ive never had a miscarraige but im so scared. congrats and good luck ladies :)

im a new member

intersting

4-5wks

hi all this my second pregnancy and im 4-5 wks with abit of bleeding no cramps or pains. had a scan done to confirm that i'm 4-5 wks but its just the gestational sac visible. been having terrible morning sickness some days good some days bad...just abit worried about the bleed i'm having since the 3.3.12 any advice

hey all... 4 weeks 1 day

hey all... 4 weeks 1 day according to this... so docs to confirm tonight.. cant wait planned an what we all want my son wants a brother... hehe he is 9

Hi everyone I'm 19 and iv

Hi everyone I'm 19 and iv just found out I'm 4 weeks pregnant. Mixed emotions at the minute but more happy :) this is my first baby and to e honest I really don't believe it I took 2 pregnancy tests both positive and I'm a week late on my period. I should really believe that I am :) good luck everyone :) xxx

Hi everyone! just found out

Hi everyone! just found out im 4 weeks pregnant yipeee! Still quite nervous as i had two previous misscarriages. But looking forward to a positive outcome. Hope everyone is feeling okay and getting on fine with their pregnancy. Congratulations and good luck to everyone!x

pregnacy is all xxx

Hi im 36 and just found out im pregnant so that will make me 4+1 yipee soooo exited as we have been trying for about 10mths now. Wasnt sure to start with cramping and funny feeling in the bottom of my stomach, Twins would be nice but not gonna hold my breath, Good luck ladies

hi guys i have just found out

hi guys i have just found out i am 4 weeks pregnant with my 6th baby my eldest is 23 and my youngest is 11 month i have just turned 40 and i am worried sick as my last pregnancy wasnt the easiest :-| x hope every 1 is feeling ok xx

private scans

has anybody had a private scan at 8wks.After last scan and subsqent mc i would really like a scan at 8wks to check that all is ok. Worried that my doc will not refer me.Thinking of private scan but dont know alot about them which is strange as this is baby no 9.Any tips

After trying for 2 and a half

After trying for 2 and a half years of trying, I have had it confirmed by the doctors I'm pregnant again. My little boy is 4 and cant wait to be a brother. were soo over the moon xxxxxx

starlight 1982. I think you

starlight 1982. I think you should go and see the doctor to give you piece of mind. I am really sorry to hear about your miscarriage. good luck with the doctor x

I had a miscarriage 2 weeks

I had a miscarriage 2 weeks ago, but I am sure that I am pregnant again. I have tested twice and its coming up negative. Its doing my head in. My boobs have grown another one or two cup sizes and absolutely kill and my stomach looks different. do you think I should see the doctors?

hi i am 4 weeks and allready

hi i am 4 weeks and allready have 2 boys ,im just happy to be pregnant again cant wait for my scan so i will then know everthing is ok and what sex it is ,happy days .

baby no.2

heheh just found out im lucky enough to have another abay on the way my 2 1/2 yr old little boy is so excited he askes for a bother everyday its so cute! little worried bout havin two tho its goin to be another wonderful chapter of my life :) x

so happy

Just foubd out am pregnant so so hjappy its unreal I have a little girl al ready and she's 2 so excited I've told my daughter and already she points at my stomach and says baby baby loool xx

hi

well I am 4 weeks and 36

4 weeks pregnant and nearly

4 weeks pregnant and nearly 43, apprehensive? - a little, excited? - oh yes!!! My 48yr old hubby is bouncing around like a little kid lol!

prolapse

hi everyone!! i have a prolapse and was wondering if anyone knew if it was safe to have a normal labour with it?? i was diagnosed with a prolapse after my 1st child 5 years ago and it has since got a little worse but ive been told its nothing to worry about.....this was before i fell pregnant just now....would i need a c-section??

So very very happy im four

So very very happy im four weeks pregnant although i feel like five!...and its my third child after my second fourteen years ago.Keep having to read up on things as its been a long time.:)

woo hoo

after 2 years of trying 1 miscarriage we are now expecting im very happy but my partner seems worried incase the worst happens again dont no how to reassure him i think the first scan will reassure him roll on the 29th august 2012 xxx love my little growing family so much xxx

just found out im pregnant and i look fit to burst already!

i have found out were expecting after 6 months of ttc. we have a 6 1/2 year old son. im finding it hard to keep to myself also i havent yet told anyone as its very early but i feel like i have a 5 month baby bump!

again!!!!!!

ive just found out im 4 weeks pregnant again !!!!!!! already have one at 5 years and one at 4 months shill in shock lol but happy

Just found out I'm 4 weeks

Just found out I'm 4 weeks pregnant! Came off the pill mid august, so so happy!!!! X

Sickness

Ive found chewing gum helps with my sickness. was throwing up all night nicked a chewing gum off my mate and no longer felt sick. they are my new best friend :)

found out i was pregnant

found out i was pregnant yesterday much as i felt it for about a week before i did the tests. my mouth already giving me hell, nusea n too much saliva inda mouth, any tips as my own tips dont seem to work. am not one who drinks but a sip of beer seems to calm my mouth down gosh what do i do, will it harm my baby??

I'm so excited....

Me and my partner have been trying for a baby for a few months and yesterday we found out we are 4 weeks pregnant. this is my second pregnancy but my 1st one didnt go well, we found out at the 1st scan that our baby had body stalk anomaly, thats was a big shock to us both, but this pregnancy i have a good feeling about this one. i love being pregnant. good luck to you all, and all you bumps out there.

Big Shock!

Divorced with a girl age 7, and been in a stable relationship where we both wanted one of our own. Given up trying as it just was not happening and we love kids so much I am now qualifying as a childminder after taking intensive courses.... Then today I find out I am 4 wks pregnant!!! Were so chuffed but so shocked.....

Just found out i am pregnant

Just found out i am pregnant for the 1st time, 4 weeks, excited but nervous at the same time.......... a bit of a shock but very pleased

Just found out yesterday I am

Just found out yesterday I am 4 weeks, already have 2 boys one 11 years old and the other 6(coming 7 in january) ....shock to the system, this baby was concieved with a little help from clomid as I suffer from pcos .

newbie here

found out last week i was pregnant and was taking clomiphene as was told previously i havent ovulated since having my son, he now 3 and a half. congrats to all of you x hopefully we can all chat on here?

3rd time lucky ivf

hi i just found out yestrday im pregnant im in shock but very happy 3rd try of ivf:-)

pregnant

found out i was pregnant on halloween done ivf for the first time so excited