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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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G7 - 1 minutes ago
I'm due the day before you! I still can't believe I'm pregnant I took another test this morning because I had one and some times I'm a nut case. The line was super dark super fast so I guess I am. The one thing that is making me crazy right now is that I had two very separate yet distinct implantation bleedings about 30 hours apart. This is my 9th pregnancy and have never had that happen. So my over active brain concludes that it is twins UGH! I really don't think I could survive that. I guess we'll find out Nov. 2 when I have my US. how are you feeling?

larisa929 - 2 days ago
Yes G7 we need to keep positive thoughts! When are you due? According to my period I'm due June 17th but that can always change once I see the dr.

G7 - 2 days ago
Yea Larisa! I hope all goes well. I'm holding my breath too I had 5 losses before my son was born (20 months). Here's to healthy babies!!!

larisa929 - 4 days ago
Just got a positive today on our 10 year wedding anniversary! This will be baby #3 for us. We unfortunately had a miscarriage 2 years ago so I'm a little nervous. I have a healthy son and daughter so hoping this pregnancy goes well. Good luck everyone

G7 - 5 days ago
Ok so I'm officially on the board. Had a dream I was having twins - scared the S out of me. Sending out positives so I'm not in this week alone πŸ˜‹

G7 - 6 days ago
Yes I'm super hungry all the time! Always remember morning sickness is a good sign! And unfortunately it doesn't discriminate with time of day 😩

Kerjer - 6 days ago
I believe its June 9th but I'm not sure until i go to the doctor on Friday. Thank you :) I'm very excited! Tomorrow I'm 5 weeks so I'm hoping the morning sickness doesn't start up yet, I'm not looking forward to that. Is anybody else really hungry all the time and have bowel movements more then once a day??

Jennish - 7 days ago

G7 - 7 days ago
Yeah! Kerjer. Welcome. What is your due date? Mine is June 16th so I'm not in this week yet (ha!)The beginning can feel like forever but pretty soon you won't know where the time went. Enjoy each moment!!

Kerjer - 7 days ago
This is my first pregnancy so I'm a little nervous. I took two tests that were both clearly positive. I haven't been to the doctor yet but have a yearly this Friday. I'm not really sure what to expect.

G7 - 8 days ago
I guess my name won't show up in this week until Thursday- so weird that we can get a positive so early. It may be all in my head but the last few days I have been famished and slightly nauseous. It is 9:30 PM and I just cooked a pound of breakfast sausage and am eating it straight. I usually don't eat like this. I also picked up a Rx for progesterone that I'll be taking and have made my first apts. US week 7. Maybe I'll just be posting to myself for a few more days until others get their good news πŸ˜‹

G7 - 8 days ago

G7 - 9 days ago
Line was so faint DH said it didn't count. I realized it was super expired so I got a new test for tomorrow morning. AF is due on Thursday so we're still early. I'll let you know but I think the line is there 😜

Jennish - 10 days ago
Good luck G7!!! :)

G7 - 10 days ago
Ok so I'm taking a test tomorrow morning so we'll see what happens. I'm so anxious. I have chronic pain and fatigue, had 5 mc's before my son, I'm 43, I'm a nurse that works 12 hour shifts and I don't know how I'll make it through another pregnancy and the first year but we want 2. We want our son to have a sibling so we are going to give it one try. If I MC DH says no more so I'm anxious and the next 12 weeks are going to be so hard to stay calm because the babes usually get hart beats and grow just fine until 10 weeks and then heart stops for no reason. Ok we can do this !!! 😜

Jennish - 12 days ago
Welcome welcome! :)

BabySmakes4 - 13 days ago
I will be joining you ladies again as well! I was 4 weeks yesterday. I joined this site about 9 years ago (under a different profile, but they deleted everything for inactivity) and am happy to be back! This is the first time I've not been completely miserable with morning sickness by now. The pregnancy Gods must have spared me for now...I'll take it :) Boobs have been sore since ovulation and craving crab rangoon like nobody's business. Lol. Sending sticky glue to all of these babies and hope for an uneventful 9 months!!

G7 - 14 days ago
Hey ladies. I'm not really in your week about ten days behind. I know I'm not officially pregnant yet but I have a feeling. I was on here about 2 years ago - son is 20 months. Had 5 MCs prior to that so who knows what will happen this time. I'm jumping in with hope and both feet. Plus I'm old πŸ˜† 43. I made good friend here last go round and they were a few weeks ahead so I decided to just be here. It really helps me stay calm um calmer in my real world. Here's to healthy babes!

proudmommaof3 - 14 days ago
hello i just want to add i just found out i was pregnant as well this will be my 3rd child. my boobs are sore and i am very moody as well cramps of course, but other than that i am super happy as well with my kids and husband... all the moms to be out there congratulations

BabySaunders - 14 days ago
Mine too! I started testing at basically 2 1/2 weeks because my boobs were hurting. Of course got negatives, but I knew something was up.

Jennish - 14 days ago
Hello, glad we're not alone here! :) I'm feeling pretty good, bit tired and ugh yes the sore boobs.... my boobs have been KILLING me since conception (which sounds crazy but they normally never hurt!) but otherwise no complaints! Just super excited!!

BabySaunders - 15 days ago
Hey Jennish! Let's do this! :D Happy to see someone else posting. I was thinking I'd be alone lol. How are you feeling? So far I'm just super tired and really crampy. Sore boobs too, but not as bad as my first.

Jennish - 15 days ago
Just found out I'm 4 weeks today and back for my 3rd i-a-p baby. :)

BabySaunders - 18 days ago
Just got my first positives today so I HAD to come back to my favorite sight. So excited! This will be baby #3 for us. We have two amazing boys. Would love to add a girl to our mix. Main symptom right now is awful heartburn. Ugh.

Mommy2anl - 23 days ago
Meals! Yes I recognized you and thought, 'Yay! A familiar mama on the site!' I don't have my 1st ultrasound until I'm 8 first few tests were very faint and I was afraid I would have another early miscarriage, but I took a FRER two days ago and it was super dark so I feel better now lol. How have you been?

meals - 24 days ago
Welcome Mommy2anl! We have been pregnant together before! I too am hare for the 4th and final time. We are due 24 May and so excited! Things are looking pretty good, the test line is twice as dark as the control line. I have my first ultrasound at exactly 6 weeks on the 28th.

mommy2anl - 25 days ago
Hi ladies! Back for the 4th and final time! Found out Sunday night after 2 years of trying, and I'm so excited to go on this journey once again!

MOMIIB - 25 days ago
2nd beta was 315, PTL!!!!! Soo happy!!!

MOMIIB - 26 days ago
First beta was 65, i really thought it would be higher considering I got a bfp on a digital sun mid afternoon. Beta was run Tuesday evening. Going back friday morning.

TA77 - 28 days ago
Got my BFP today. A bit scared as this is #5 for me. Not sure how hubby is going to take it lol.

MOMIIB - 29 days ago
I got my bfp on Saturday, cd24. Confirmed with digital on cd25. First ob appt oct.2 Praying this rainbow baby is super sticky!!!!!

ek724q - 46 days ago
Thanks baby ali

Cherylsweetz1 - 46 days ago
BFN today. I would be 3 weeks and a few days so probably too early to test but I just really wanted to try. My period comes on about a week so I think I'll wait another week. Preggo symptoms are hard to tell bc I have epilepsy and take meds which make me tired already and with working full time and a busy schedule I'm always tired. Although Tuesday and Wednesday I slept practically all day and I got a headache late Tuesday that won't go away. White tea helped bc of the caffeine but I don't want to take any other meds if I don't have to.

baby ali - 47 days ago
Elizabeth- goodluck hoping u get a positive result x - 47 days ago
I have not been in this situation since 2008, but am praying and trusting God is in the details. I am not sure if I am still 3 or 4 weeks at this time but I know that it seems to early for a HPT. I know that baby would just now be implanting and it could be another week or 2 for it to show. Like with my last pregnancy. I took test to early. But I do have to pee a lot more today. I been nauseated, headache for the last 4 days, smells heighten, sore breast, slight dull pain in my uterus, moods and yes even tears. My husband without ever having kids before started looking up early pregnancy signs last Friday. I didn't know he had done that until like Tuesday. Hmm another sign. Oh yeah and he is super emotional too hehe. Praying for a Positive soon

baby ali - 47 days ago
Funtimemum- hello once Again I was here last year gave birth to my son 1st September, and here now with baby number 4 πŸ˜„

Cherylsweetz1 - 47 days ago
Anyone tried testing early? I'm chomping at the bit. My last period was Aug 5th and conceived (I think)on the 18/19 (overnight). I would be just over 3 weeks. I really want to test!

ckaySA - 49 days ago
Welcome new mommies!!

funtimemum80 - 49 days ago
Hello! How exciting! I'm very very happy to say baby #8 is cooking ☺️

mamacass1219 - 52 days ago
My only symptom (boobs hurting) - has subsided. Wonder why?...

ckaySA - 52 days ago
I have a 4yr old son and almost 6yr old daughter...

mamacass1219 - 54 days ago
Who has other kids?? How old ? Gender? Have u told them yet? I'm Gonna wait til first trimesters over

ckaySA - 56 days ago
@louisa, wow...i can understand your reluctance to test now...have you had any other symptoms?...hang in there... @mamacass1219, my boobs have gotten a lot heavier (to me) and hubby seems to agree lol...i've had a constant nauseas feeling...and feel dizzy from time to time as well...been having slight cramps off and on too...

mamacass1219 - 57 days ago
Anyone having morning sickness - or any- symptoms ? Boobs hurting over here. That's about it. Paranoid about Ms setting in. Starting new job in two weeks yikes!...... Hoping this one is a girl!!!!! ( already have three boys)

louisa - 57 days ago
@ckaysa - today I'm having very little discharge. Still no AF. I'm kinda scared to take a test, I guess a part of me don't want to see a negative. My first/last pregnancy was in 2006 and I had a stillborn. So becoming pregnant now, almost 10 years later is kinda scary for me at the age 31.

ckaySA - 57 days ago
@louisa...sorry for tmi but i'm actually noticing a lot less discharge in my case lol, have you taken a test yet?...welcome mamacass1219...i'm so glad it's starting to fill up here...yey!!

mamacass1219 - 58 days ago
We meet Again IAP! Baby number four 4/24/16 Bfp today! Nice to meet you all.. Excited to share this journey with you!

louisa - 58 days ago
Experiencing a whole lot of clear/white Discharge today

ckaySA - 58 days ago
@beegee , hopefully we can liven it up a bit lol ;)... @louis, hopefully you don't get AF and you can join us!! Would be lovely...

louisa - 59 days ago
My last AF was July 18. My AF was due yesterday - still waiting for it to show.

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