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You may have got your positive pregnancy test this week and congratulations if that is the case, you are officially a mama in the making and you are now officially pregnant!! Your little embryo is now the size of a poppy seed or for foodies like me…. a crumb of a cookie.
Now you have your positive pregnancy test you may be looking for early pregnancy symptoms and if you are 4 weeks pregnant with no symptoms you might be a little worried …. BUT FEAR NOT!!
Being 4 weeks pregnant with no symptoms is actually very common, many mums to be mistake pregnancy symptoms for the usual PMT symptoms – after all, they are very similar.
Let’s delve a little further into pregnancy symptoms that you may experience at 4 weeks pregnant.
4 Weeks Pregnant No Symptoms
At 4 weeks pregnant your little embryo may have just implanted and that is when you begin producing the HCG hormone, HCG is the pregnancy hormone and rises as your pregnancy progresses until around 10-12 weeks then it plateaus after the first trimester, often the higher HCG the more symptoms you are likely to have and pregnancy symptoms tend to last until week 12 of pregnancy (The first trimester).
Morning sickness before a positive pregnancy test?
When we see pregnant women on TV, we often see them vomiting before they even get the positive pregnancy test but realistically for most women, the earliest symptoms are very similar to PMT which is why it is so hard to distinguish. Many pregnant women say their first inkling of pregnancy is actually their missed period and then they start to look back over the last month and piece the subtle symptoms together.
When do pregnancy symptoms start?
Pregnancy symptoms usually start around week 6 of pregnancy, although many women tend to report a few tell-tale symptoms beforehand. Some women even report early pregnancy symptoms as early as 7 dpo.
What are the earliest pregnancy symptoms to look out for?
We gathered together some MyBump2Baby mums common symptoms that they experienced in early pregnancy;
“It was weird for me, i had literally no symptoms at 4 weeks pregnant and one and a half weeks later i had terrible morning sickness. The morning sickness started during the night and gradually got more intense as my pregnancy progressed” Kaci
” I was 4 weeks pregnant with no symptoms and i was really worried as i gave an early pregnancy loss previously. I kept telling myself that this pregnancy is different, every pregnancy is different and I had a really healthy pregnancy and as I write this my little girl is asleep in my arms, so don’t worry too much about no symptoms – you may just be really lucky” Kendal
“pregnancy week by week articles were telling me i should be feeling this and that and the trust was i didn’t feel much at all at 4 weeks pregnant. I didn’t even feel pregnant and i was convinced my test must have been wrong. I began experiencing pregnancy symptoms at around 6 weeks pregnant. I booked my first ultrasound scan at 5 weeks due to spotting.. The symptoms we frequent urination, a strong sense of smell, and breast tenderness.” Sara
Other common symptoms are:
- Extreme Fatigue
- Sensitive to smell
- Going off certain foods and textures
- Stitch feeling in one side of uterine wall
- Blood that is lighter than a period (you can read about 4 weeks pregnant brown discharge and light bleeding in our other articles).
Do no pregnancy symptoms mean I am more likely to have a miscarriage?
Many women who are expecting worry that they don’t feel sick or they aren’t feeling pregnant and what many women forget is that it is likely that your body is very early to pregnancy and as the first trimester goes on the HCG levels will increase until they plateau at 10 – 12 weeks.
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Carla is the founder of MyBump2Baby. Carla has a huge passion for linking together small businesses and growing families. Carla’s humorous, non-filtered honesty has won the hearts of thousands of parents throughout the UK.
She has previously written for the Metro and made appearances on BBC News, BBC 5 live, LBC etc. Carla is a finalist for Blogger of the Year award with Simply Ladies inc. Carla is also the host of the popular Fifty Shades of Motherhood podcast and The MyBump2Baby Expert podcast.