Thursday, 24 September 2015

Pregnancy Week 4



You might experience a little spotting during week 4 of pregnancy, but there is nothing to worry about. As an element of the implantation process, the embryo will find shelter in your uterine lining, which in some cases might cause some bleeding or spotting. This is completely normal. The cells of your baby will keep on multiplying, and the placental tissue will grow, supplying more blood to the baby. The pregnancy hormone, hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), progesterone, and estrogen hormones will be produced by the placenta. 


Your Body
Your breasts might feel larger or tender, and the space surrounding your nipples may seem larger, darker, or bumpier. Your breasts may also feel more sensitive or even tingle. Another thing you might experience is fatigue, which can be a simple tiredness up to exhaustion. You may also start to feel bloated or nauseated. One other common feeling is a sudden reluctance to certain tastes or smells which you used to enjoy before, like chocolate or frying of meat. You might also urinate more frequently than usual.

Your Baby
Though your baby is still in the form of cells, you should know that three various important layers of cell are starting to develop. These are: the endoderm, which will be responsible for forming the pancreas, liver, gastrointestinal tract, and thyroid of your baby; the mesoderm, which will develop into the muscles, urogenital system, blood system, connective tissue and skeleton of your growing baby; and the ectoderm, which will form to be the skin, hair and nervous system of your baby. 

If you feel ambivalent, nervous, scared, excited, or even if you are still in disbelief, do not worry because these are completely natural initial reactions to finding out that you are pregnant. With pregnancy, there is no particular way which is framed as right. You just have to give yourself some time to get used to the fact that you have conceived and that a new life is growing inside you, which is going to play a vital role in your life. 

Also, do not be surprised if your current state of mind is not exactly what you expected before you actually got pregnant. Some of you might have been trying for several months to conceive, and have been putting a lot of thoughts in this moment for a long period of time, but the present state might sometimes feel like a letdown to you, especially when you don’t feel as hot as before. Sometimes, you may not even be able to concentrate on your baby completely, as your mind is full of thoughts about the future, plans, career, relationship with your partner, etc. This is normal too. You have quite a lot of time to get used to this.

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