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The First Trimester

In this section, we will present information week by week about how your baby is growing, symptoms that you may be experiencing, thoughts to consider and tips for a healthy pregnancy.

Week 4

Welcome to week four!

By the end of week three and as you begin week 4 you will have missed your period and perhaps taken a pregnancy test to confirm that a tiny baby is now growing inside of you.

The urine pregnancy test measures something called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), a hormone that is produced during pregnancy. What previously appeared deep inside your uterus as a microscopic group of cells is now about the size of a poppy seed. The many hormonal changes of pregnancy may cause you to begin experiencing symptoms like breast tenderness, bloating or fatigue among other things.

What previously appeared deep inside your uterus as a microscopic group of cells is now about the size of a poppy seed.

How my Baby Grows

Symptoms Mama may Feel or Experience

Thoughts to Consider

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Dr. Cheryl Sharp,
Certified Nurse Midwife
Chief Content Officer