The fourth week of pregnancy marks the beginning of the fifth week of gestation. At this stage, your baby’s heart is developing and beating rapidly and their arms and legs are forming.
Your baby’s organs are continuing to develop and their brain and nervous system are beginning to form. This is an important time for the baby’s development, so make sure to get plenty of rest and eat healthy, nutritious foods that will provide key nutrients for a growing baby.
You may also experience some early pregnancy symptoms including fatigue, nausea, and breast tenderness. Taking prenatal vitamins and getting plenty of exercise are both important to make sure that your body is healthy and prepared for the coming weeks of pregnancy.
Your doctor may also talk to you about testing such as blood tests, urine tests, and ultrasound. These tests help to confirm pregnancy, monitor the baby’s development and check for any issues that may need to be addressed.
The fourth week of pregnancy is an important time to start preparing your body and lifestyle for pregnancy. Eating healthy, taking prenatal vitamins, and getting regular exercise are key to ensuring that you and baby stay as healthy as possible throughout your pregnancy.