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By the end of this week, you will most likely be expecting your period to come. However, if you are pregnant your period will most likely not come. Some women do experience some spotting or even a light period. It is also possible to have your period and still be pregnant! If you do miss your period, you might begin to think about a possible pregnancy! Home pregnancy tests are not as reliable as blood tests at this point. A blood test will detect a positive pregnancy test at this point because the hormone, human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), has been secreted.

At this point in your pregnancy, your growing baby is very small and is about 1 mm in length. One mm is about half of the size of a typed letter `o`. You are still not showing at all and you have not yet gained any weight. Even though you are in the very early stages of your pregnancy, many great changes are occurring. The implanted embryo is embedded deeper in the lining of your uterus and the amniotic cavity is beginning to form. The placenta is also forming and will be delivering oxygen and nutrients to your developing baby. This week the blastocyst begins to transform into an embryo. The embryo will have three different layers with different types of tissue. The inner layer will form the lungs, liver, digestive system and pancreas. The middle layer will become the skeleton, muscles, kidneys, blood vessels and heart. The outer layer will become the skin, hair, lenses of eyes, tooth enamel and the nervous system.

A clear result. If you tried it a few days ago and the result wasn't as convincing as in this picture, try it again now to be sure!

Even though you have not yet gained any weight, you need to be prepared to gain weight during pregnancy. Gaining a healthy amount of weight is crucial for the health of both mother and baby during pregnancy. You can control your weight gain by eating healthy and nutritious meals and snacks. During pregnancy you are eating for two, but that does not mean you have to eat twice as much!

Your body now starts producing a hormone which stops you having your period, and it shows in your urine.

It is now possible for your pregnancy to show up on blood tests, and even home pregnancy tests.

About 1 in 3 women have a light bleeding at this point. This happens before you would expect your period to arrive. Unless accompanied by cramping, backache or increased bleeding, a small amount of blood being discharged should be considered as implantation bleeding which is nothing to be concerned about.

At this point, your baby is still not visible to the naked eye.

See also:
Ovulation Calendar (When can you do a home pregnancy test?)
Home pregnancy tests

Comments on week 4

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Ryskay - 22 minutes ago
starting to feel abit of nausea now, and that I find that I'm having trouble going around some foods :(

Ryskay - 23.2 hours ago
@lillianshappymommy congrats on your bfp :)

lillianshappymommy - 1 days ago
Hey ladies!! I am so excited to be back on this site! I am officially pregnant again! I took the pregnancy test on the 18th and right away it showed up positive. I wasn't surprised though seeing as how I knew I was pregnant. I was just double checking lol. I have a 3 year old (she will be 4 in April) and I have had one mc before this one, but I am not too worried. I will be going to the doctors for the initial check up etc after the holidays because lets be real I will have no time before then. lol. I am super excited to connect with new ladies this time around(this site kept me SANE during my first pregnancy.) I look forward to getting to know everyone!

littlemamadit - 3 days ago
Well, this will be baby NO. 10 for me. I was always convinced that I KNEW I was pregnant right away. I was able to confirm that this time around. I taste metal in my mouth soon after I conceive. I checked lots of charts. According to the charts, I knew I was pregnant before the egg implanted :/ I am going to tell the rest of my little ones on Christmas Day. Let the party begin!

Ryskay - 4 days ago
congrats happybabymama3 on your bfp :)

skydive - 4 days ago
Hello ladies just a quick pop up to say hi. Let's get it started in here (:

happybabymama3 - 5 days ago
I got a BFP today!!! 4 days before I was expecting to start. This is my third, my older two girls are 4 and 2. I was on this site with both!

eliciamadora - 5 days ago
Hi guys. If this isn't allowed please delete! I mean no harm! I couldn't find any pregnancy groups for August 2015 on facebook so I made one. It is a closed group so only members can read what is posted there. Only a few members so far and I'd love to bond with women due around the same time! Please add and message me on Facebook ( Elicia Binman) if you would like to join it, I would love some company in there! Or search on Facebook 'August 2015 babies' and request to join :)

Ryskay - 5 days ago
hey ladies congrats on the bfp's I'm only in week 3 but I thought that I would hang in here for awhile :)

SummerGirl - 6 days ago
thanks mrsbugs, its really good to finally be in here fx that this is a sticky bean. I'm feeling very excited and can't wait for the weeks to pass congrats on your bfp as well :)

mamabearof3 - 6 days ago
So I know that I am in week 5 but thought I would post in here anyways since I just found out that I'm expecting..I'm feeling really good for most part the news for me is still sinking in lol..feeling tired and my sense of smells seems to have gotten stronger the past few days I'm feeling hungry alot more now and thats pretty much it at this moment.

mamabearof3 - 6 days ago
xEricaLynn I'm sorry to hear that, maybe give her sometime for the news to sink in she will come around I have gone throw the same with my family.

xEricaLynn - 7 days ago
I told my mother about me being pregnant, and she wasn't supportive at all. She knows I've been struggling with my brain disorders and the immense pain I'm in every day. I have to wean off my pain medications, which is causing me so much more pain. I also have anxiety and panic disorder. I wish my mother could have at least been a little supportive though. Sigh.

PregnantAnnie - 7 days ago
The fb group is closed so no one can see what u post unless they're in the group as well.

mrsbugs - 7 days ago
Congratulations summergirl! No I'm not joining the FB page I want to keep my pregnancy a secret from friends and family at thr moment. I've told my mum she's delighted!

SummerGirl - 8 days ago
Finally after a few months of TTC after a m/c I landed my BFP EXCITED :D

PregnantAnnie - 8 days ago
Are yall in the I-am-pregnant fb group????

mrsbugs - 9 days ago
I have a new symptom! Insomnia! 3 nights in a row now thank you very much baby! It's 4.30am here on a Saturday morning and can't get back to sleep!?!? Super tired on one hand but body feels wired!!! The rest of the house are snoring! #not fair!

PregnantAnnie - 9 days ago
I'm exhausted. And crampy. Oh!!! And super grouchy!!! Haha

mrsbugs - 9 days ago
No Lannister I feel absolutely fine!! Sides of my boobs are a bit sore but no more than if AF was on it's way!! No more of that for a long time! Fantastic eh!!!!

mamabearof3 - 9 days ago
morning ladies. its finally nice to finally get to join you all I got my BFP this morning and it feels really good to be here :)

Lannister - 9 days ago
Quick question have any of you ladies been experiencing any symptoms? Nausea? Headaches? Anything? Besides wanting to pass out as soon as the sun sets and a headache here and there I haven't had anything else. Oh and the sore boobs. My Dr says I can expect the rest of the symptoms party to arrive sometime in the next 2 weeks.

Lannister - 9 days ago
I have my first app on the 15th of Jan. Mine is due 15 August too :D. Congrats Mrsbugs and PregnantAnnie on the BFP:D Im 5 weeks today. See you all in the nest week

PregnantAnnie - 10 days ago
I got my positive (or 7) yesterday. Blood work came back positive was seen today due to some meds I'm on, go the 9th at 8 for ultrasound and checkup. Still afraid to count this as real!!!! Have yall started telling anyone ??

mrsbugs - 10 days ago
Ahhhhhh!!! Can't believe I'm quite here I got my BFP today!! Best Christmas present ever!! Baby number 3 is due 15th August!! ILooking forward to getting to know all you ladies!!! Wowee!!! It's a lovely place to be xx

maimai88 - 10 days ago
Has anyone scheduled a 1st appointment yet? I have mine set for January 13. With DD1 I got to go in at 6 weeks! I wonder if 1st time pregnancies they see you sooner or if it just depends on your Dr.? With DD2 I wasn't seen until 9 weeks either. What about you ladies?

maimai88 - 10 days ago
How is everyone feeling today?! PregnantAnnie- when I was pregnant with my DD1( in 2011), it was the same way, but when I got pregnant with DD2 (2013), it was already A LOT less busy on here. I think a lot of ladies move over to FB groups etc. Maybe as the weeks go on, more ladies will end up joining here as well.

PregnantAnnie - 10 days ago
Hey ladies! When I was pregnant with my son this board was crazy busy!!!! What happened ????

nycnaz23 - 10 days ago
Hello ladies, I donno yet if i'm back. I am only late 5 days, we are not trying but we're not using contraceptives. I have a 5yr old 20m old and not really ready for another. My period was on time and regular since my son .. it's probably stress **soo confused**

Lannister - 10 days ago
PregnantAnnie - couldn't you get the blood work done at a different Dr, or maybe a clinic? Where I stay,(South Africa) we can have blood tests for pregnancy done at a few of our pharmacies. Its quick and hassle free and means you don't have to wait for a Dr if they are super busy.

PregnantAnnie - 11 days ago
Had 3 positive tests. Worried they're 'False positives' dr can't get me in to order blood work or anything until March!!!!

Lannister - 11 days ago
Hi All. I got my BFP on monday and confirmed BFP yesterday at the Drs. This is my and hubby's first baby but my second. Lost my DS 4 years ago after a really complicated delivery. Anyway Congrats to you all, and may we all have a healthy happy and safe journey ahead of us - xxx

xEricaLynn - 13 days ago
Hi all. Got a bfp, this is my 7th pregnancy. DH and I don't have any children. Six prior losses. Trying not to get my hopes up. I've never gotten past the first trimester. Congrats to everyone else on this board!

maimai88 - 15 days ago
Hey everyone, I got my BFP a few days ago!! I'm so excited! This is baby #3 for DH and I- we already have two beautiful little girls, ages 3 and 11 months. FX for a blue bundle this time! Congrats to everyone else & looking forward to going on this journey together!

eliciamadora - 15 days ago
Hello everyone! Just found out yesterday that I am pregnant! I am a surrogate, which means I am carrying for a couple who cannot have children themselves. Excited for our journey ahead!

mummymobbsy - 18 days ago
Hi all I got my BFP 3 days ago!! Baby number 3 for me, i have two boys, Ben aged 19 and Jamie aged 16 months! Congrats to everyone else <3

red22 - 19 days ago
Thanks congrats to you too. I have a doctors appointment on Monday to confirm I'm preggo. Ya it seems so dead on here now. When I was here 2013 it was always busy lol.

fjamil1 - 20 days ago
@Red22 Congrats on the BFP.I got a positive last week, but confirmed it with Beta today. Looks like we are the only two here. This board used to be so busy, when I was using it with my last pregnancy in 2010.

red22 - 20 days ago
Today I took a home pregnancy test got a positive was a shocker to both me and my fiancé can't wait to give my first born son a sibling. Calling the doctor tomorrow to make an appointment to confirm it. Going to be hard keeping this a secret since Christmas is coming.

britnia - 26 days ago
Thank you mamagris!

mamagris - 27 days ago
Congrats BritniA!

britniA - 27 days ago
OMG I just found out this morning with a BFP! ^.^ so excited.

HeatherT1029 - 30 days ago
Congratulations lea! Happy Birthday mamagris and congrats to you too!!

mamagris - 30 days ago
Hi Ladies! I am officially in the 4th week and today is my birthday! I am trying to stay as positive as possible this time. A loss earlier this year, as to be expected, has me concerned. Really hoping this one sticks around :) Congrats to all you ladies, looking forward to moving along and growing with you all.

leashlush - 30 days ago
I got my bfp this morning. So excited for this journey but scared too. I've had two miscarriages this year. Afraid to get too hopeful but at the same time it's worth it for just a chance to get a little one. Can't wait to tell the hubby.

HeatherT1029 - 31 days ago
Hello ladies! I got a few BFP HPT's on Tuesday, Wednesday and another 2 today!! I had my confirmation doctors appointment yesterday and I am due July 29!!! Yay!! I have always wanted to have a baby in July so I'm soo very excited!! I already have 2 beautiful girls so I would love to have a boy this time, since this one is going to be our last. How are you ladies feeling? I'm quiet moody and tired but feeling really good otherwise.

justonemore - 38 days ago
AF is 2 days late. I had a natural miscarriage at 6 week's 5 days in September.My nipples have been tender and a little nauseous. I'm not testing until 5 more days if AF still hasn't showed.

joytotheworld - 39 days ago
Hi ladies. Got my BFP yesterday!!! I'm excited. I have three boys so really hoping that this one is a girl! God bless all of you - 41 days ago
I got my BFP on Saturday. I'm so excited and I'm looking forward to having another child. I already have three kids, ages 13, 4, and 2, so I'm definitely going to be one busy mama. I know this might seem weird but I had a gut instinct I was pregnant a few hours after conception. I just felt weird and I remember saying to myself that I think I just got impregnated. As of right now the only symptoms I have are sore boobs and slight waves of nausea. With my other pregnancies I got really bad morning sickness starting at 6 weeks so I'm curious to see if it'll pick up or stay the same. Congrats to all of the other BFPs!!

cheyni - 42 days ago
Hi ladies. Got bfp yesterday so just wanted to say hi to you all. I have 4 girls already aged from 19 to 5. Looking forward to this journey :)

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