All categories
Am I pregnant.
Pregnancy - week by week guide.
Your guide to getting pregnant
Pregnancy diet
Pregnancy to do list
Planning a baby shower
Child birth
Pregnancy exercises
Pregnancy month by month
Pregnancy ultrasound

4 Months Pregnant.

4-Months-Pregnant

Welcome to your second trimester of pregnancy. You’re probably well and truly used to the little person that is growing inside you.

The best news this month is that you should start to feel better. The discomforts you have experienced in early pregnancy should start to disappear this month. The high levels of your pregnancy hormones will start to subside and common discomforts like morning sickness and fatigue will subside right along with them.

This is the beginning of typically the easiest stage of your pregnancy so consider making the most of the next few months. Use your newfound energy and comfort to get organised and prepare for your little one’s arrival.

You at 4 months pregnant

Hopefully, morning sickness and fatigue have started to fade and you’re beginning to feel more like yourself. However, remember that if you haven't already put on any weight it could be due to your morning sickness. If so, be mindful that your appetite might now start to grow and make you put on a few kilos.

If you’re still suffering from morning sickness, you may be one of the few women who continue to experience nausea throughout pregnancy. If so, you should consult your healthcare professional to address your concerns.

As your baby grows bigger your belly grows with it and you may be starting to consider or even make use of some maternity wear now. Maternity pants and maternity bras are especially helpful to maintain your comfort levels as you grow.

If you are feeling persistent butterflies or bubbles in your belly, chances are it’s your baby moving around. Your baby’s first kicks and punches are commonly called quickening or flutters. They are very small and mothers often mistake this sensation as having a hungry grumbling stomach.

Your baby at 4 months pregnant

Your baby is making big progress this month.

His or her eyes are moving into their forward facing position and although their head is seemingly large, their body is rapidly catching up.

Most excitingly your little one’s face is now fully formed. Their newest trick is experimenting with different facial expressions. But don’t worry if you see your baby frowning or squinting during an ultrasound. They are simply moving their muscles, not trying to communicate their mood.

You will also notice that your baby is now responding to the outside world. If you poke or push your belly, you might be able to feel your baby wiggle out of the way.

Another prominent feature of your baby this month is the fine coating hair (also called lanugo) that covers their entire body. Until your little one puts on enough fat, this hair will protect him or her and keep them warm and cosy.

Things to think about

If you haven’t already, consider asking your partner to come along to your next prenatal check-up. The look on their face when they hear your baby’s heartbeat for the first time will be a beautiful memory.

If constipation is giving you a hard time, make sure you are exercising regularly. You should also keep up your fluids (no alcohol though) and load your pregnancy diet with plenty of fibre-rich fresh fruit and vegetables.

Due to your increased blood flow, it’s common for the veins in your legs to bulge. If they are becoming uncomfortable, try wearing some support stockings and rest with your feet up when you can.

Don’t miss a thing from this point forward. Sign up for relevant updates on your pregnancy week by week from Huggies.

INTERESTED ARTICLES

Linea Nigra
Pregnancy 23/01/2020

Linea nigra.

Linea nigra is a Latin term which quite literally means “black line”. This is a good way to describe the dark vertical line which so often appears on the abdomen of pregnant women. It’s estimated that around 75%, of pregnant women...

Male-Fertility-And-Female-Fertility-Know-The-Difference-354X354
Pregnancy 23/01/2020

Male fertility and female fertility – know the difference.

The basics of male fertility a sperm’s life-cycle is around 3 months. That is why when male fertility treatment involves changes in diet or environment, couples are asked to wait for 3 months before trying for pregnancy again. Low male...

 Here how can help your child use the potty 1
नवजात शिशु 24/01/2020

Here’s how you can help your child use the potty.

Raising a child is a fulfilling and sometimes involves getting your hands dirty. Yes, it’s time to talk about potty training. Potty training is a new life skill for your baby! It’s like learning to drive a stick shift.....

Register with Huggies Club

ARTICLE WITH TOPIC