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IN week 4 of your pregnancy, the baby, which scientifically is known as blastocyst, is microscopic and an extremely small ball of cells.
Baby’s growth and development
This ball of cells keeps splitting so as to form an embryo and placenta. Your baby's neural tube, spine's building block, brain plus backbone, has already formed.
Another factor to consider during the pregnancy is to control your weight. Adding calories to your diet is needed for the nourishment of the baby but too many calories will affect your health. You must consider the average number of calories you consume every day. Too much weight gain will be tiresome for you in the later weeks of pregnancy. It may be very hard for you to keep your figure in shape after pregnancy.
You may feel some symptoms of early pregnancy by now and will notice some changes in your body like you may feel tired, your breast may feel tender or you may feel like you are just about to start your periods.
There are some substances that are harmful for the babies and can cause fetal malformation or deformities. Common substances that are known to be harmful include cigarettes and alcohol. If you have problems with any of these substances you should consult your healthcare provider ensuring the health and safety of your baby during your pregnancy.
You need to eat well and healthy in order to supply appropriate nutrition to your baby and this can be done when you take care of what you eat. Consult your doctor on what medications are required at this stage and follow accordingly.
Moderate swimming and walking are examples of activities that will help and you can enjoy them as well. Do some easy stretches that are specially adapted for pregnancy. Yoga is another good option, but make sure you talk to your doctor before you start any fitness regime and follow whatever he recommends.
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