CHANGES IN WEEKS 4&5
At 4-5 weeks you’ve probably just realised you’re pregnant because you’ve missed your period and confirmed with a pregnancy test which came out positive. At this stage you’re also well into your first trimester. The fourth week is a very critical time of your baby’s development as fetuses are susceptible to abnormalities at this point. Major organs of the fetus form at this point at this stage. So from this week you need to be cautious in your diet and medications you take.
- Eat healthy
- Avoid alcohol , cigarette smoking and other dangerous habits that cab endanger your baby.
- Always consult your obstetrician before taking any new drug.
- Book at an antenatal clinic and make regular appointments with your obstetrician
- Get plenty of rest and relaxation.
YOUR BODY CHANGES
At four weeks, your body produces Human Chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) which can lead to symptoms of vomiting, nausea, dizziness, mood swings etc. The nipples of your breasts become tender and sore Your breasts will become increasingly tender and sore. The first trimester can be very trying due to these symptoms but they abate soon enough. You may also have the urge to urinate frequently.
At this stage, Your baby is about 3-5 my in length with the heart and other organs developing rapidly. Also the amnion and yolk sad develop at this stage. The amnion sad which contains the amniotic fluid helps protect the baby while the yolk sad helps nourish the embryo until the placenta is formed.
Check back next week for changes in week 5.