Pregnancy Week 4
Mom's Changing Body
You just missed your period and the test came back positive—that's right, you're pregnant! Can't bear to fasten your bra in the morning? For most women, breast tenderness is the first physical sign of pregnancy—even before telltale morning sickness strikes. (If your breasts aren't sore now, odds are they will be within a few days or weeks.) You may also experience more extreme senses of taste and smell. In other words, that vase of peonies has never smelled better, but your coworker's tuna sandwich—which he's eating three cubicles away—might make you beeline for the bathroom.
Don't be surprised if your doctor doesn't schedule an appointment to see you until your 8- to 12-week mark. Many healthcare practices have potential mommies-to-be come in for a blood test with a nurse first to confirm pregnancy and then wait until you're far enough along to better estimate your due date through an ultrasound test.
What Week 4 of Your Pregnancy Is Really Like
This Week's To-Do List
This Week's FAQs
Is It Implantation Bleeding or Your Period? Here's How to TellWhat does implantation bleeding look like? Medical experts explain how to tell if your spotting is an early sign of pregnancy or your monthly menstrual cycle.
Which Medications Are Safe During Pregnancy?Wondering which medications are safe for pregnant women to take? From Advil to Tylenol, Tums to Pepto, here’s your cheatsheet when it comes to the most common conditions you may need to treat while you're expecting.