Your Pregnancy at Week 4

by Your Baby Club
Week 04

You are likely to have a midwife appointment this week.

Week 04

Your Pregnancy This Week

Your appointments should become more frequent now as it is important that your blood pressure and urine are checked on a regular basis to ensure you are not developing pre-eclampsia.

You may be asked if you have started to consider your birth plan. This is an opportunity to write down things that are important to you during labour such as your preferred pain relief options and your plans for how you are going to feed your baby.

Assuming everything is fine at this appointment, you are likely to be given another date to see the midwife again in a couple of weeks' time. You are so nearly there!

One thing you may be experiencing at this point, is an increase in pelvic pain. To tackle this, try relaxing with your hips elevated, pelvic exercises, warm baths and prenatal massages can all help too.

Louise Broadbridge - Our Expert Midwife

Hi, my name is Louise, I am a Registered Midwife, founder of Let's Talk Birth and Baby and the face behind Instagram's The Honest Midwife. I have worked in health settings for the past 30 years, the majority of which have been working in children and family settings.

Your Pregnancy This Week

Your baby will now be weighing around 2.7kg and its digestive system is ready to take in their first milk, marking the start of their continued growth in the outside world.

One benefit of this stage of the pregnancy is that since your baby is dropping slowly into your pelvic cavity, the pressure being put onto your diaphragm is relieved. This means you can take bigger, deeper breaths than you would have been able to throughout recent weeks.

Remember, during the later stages of the pregnancy, make sure you are continuing to note any changes surrounding the movement of your baby. If you are worried, do not hesitate to contact your midwife if there is an irregular change in movement frequency or an unusual change in the patterns of your baby's movements.

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