In the fourth week, one of the critical stages of pregnancy takes place – implantation of the embryo. It could happen earlier, it all depends on the individual characteristics of the woman’s body. Imagine that your future baby is now the size of a poppy seed!
During implantation of the embryo in the mucous membrane of the uterus, substances that reduce the mother’s immunity are released into the body to prevent the production of a large number of white blood cells.
In a healthy pregnancy, the secretions from the female genitalia are white or transparent, often have a sour odor. The amount of secretions may increase, which is considered normal, given the hormonal restructuring.
It is also not excluded the appearance of ointment bloody discharge. This is the so-called implantation bleeding. If the discharge is scanty and brief, you should not worry.
But now the first signs of pregnancy in the form of drowsiness, fatigue and mood swings can already make themselves known. More noticeable are changes in the mammary glands, their engorgement and hypersensitivity, may be bothered by nausea, vomiting and dizziness. Early toxicosis – a common manifestation of pregnancy, although not necessarily.
Do not worry if you start to worry about intestinal problems – constipation and gas, it is quite common. Prevention of many problems with the gastrointestinal tract will be the right food and a balanced diet.
Get rid of negative emotions and heavy physical exertion, spend more time in the fresh air, rest and sleep well.
Do not lift heavy weights, refuse dangerous and tiring sports.
If a woman is worried about lower abdominal pain, it may indicate problems with fetal development or a risk of abortion. See your doctor as soon as possible.
If you do not get your period at this time, most women resort to pregnancy tests to find out if they are pregnant. The result is positive if the urine contains chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is produced by the chorion. To avoid mistakes when taking the test, read the instructions for use.
Now a little person, your child, is forming inside you. Tune in to the long, but unusually pleasant trembling path of the most desirable period in a woman’s life – pregnancy. This is the time of complete merging on the physical and emotional level of mom and child.