4 Months Pregnant – Symptoms, Belly & Health Care

4 Month Pregnant

Being 4 months pregnant, you will spend some time in front of the mirror looking at your pregnant bump, that gets visible as you take your clothes off.

What does a 4 months pregnant woman feel?

The second trimester (13-16 weeks) of pregnancy has now started. At this time, the doctor appoints a planned ultrasound to examine the development of the fetus. On the ultrasonic screen, you’ll see the little thing moving. But its movements are barely noticeable so far, so you can’t feel them yet.  By the end of the 12th week, your uterus will be the size of a man’s fist. And a month later it’ll increase in size and will be as big as a ripe melon. The placenta has developed in compliance with the necessities of the growing fetus for oxygen and nutrition. The umbilical cord is bigger and longer now so that your baby is comfortable in your belly.

The expectant mother still gets tired easily and often feels irritated. Some women notice thin reddish lines on their thighs – superficial varicose veins. Similar lines can also appear on your breasts. Both cases are connected with hormonal changes. After the birth, these lines will fade and then completely vanish. The best way out is wearing right underwear and compressive stockings for the pregnant. There are also pleasant moments: the belly starts to grow, and the expectant mother has a reason for shopping – to try on breathtaking outfits for future mothers.

Useful tips

  • 4 Months Pregnant daily walksIf you’re going shopping, remember that the clothes you choose should first of all be comfortable.
  • If you wear make-up, try to use it seldom: during this period, your skin becomes vulnerable because of hormonal balance. Moreover due to the concentration of the same hormones of pregnancy there is pigmentation on your face that wasn’t there before pregnancy. Ice cubes made of cucumber or parsley juice will help to improve the situation. There are also specifically made bleaching creams for expectant mothers.
  • If varicose veins are hereditary in your family you should certainly consult a phlebologist.
  • Don’t stop your daily walks to get fresh air: think of new pleasant reasons to go out.
  • Be optimistic: meet with your friends, watch good movies.
  • Eat tastily, but healthy food. Don’t eat late in the evening (after 8 p.m.). It will improve your mood and state of health.
  • Take vitamin C, it strengthens the blood vascular walls.
  • Sleep on a side (preferably on the left one) with a pillow (or a pregnancy pillow) between your legs. Such position provides the placenta with a flow of blood and improves kidneys’ functioning.

The 4th month of pregnancy: discomforts

  • 4 Months Pregnant brown lineGeneral weakness
  • Increased appetite
  • Pigmentation on the face
  • A brown line on the abdomen from the navel to the bikini line (the so-called Alba line), which will disappear immediately after childbirth
  • Minor whitish excreta from the vagina
  • Possible hair frailness; the thickening and bleeding gums; nose bleedings
  •  Vascular “webs” on the thighs and breasts of the future mother
  • There is a possibility of hemorrhoids.

At the doctor’s

The 4th month of pregnancy is dangerous for women with the adrenal cortex dysfunction. The danger increases if a boy is expected. It happens because of testosterone.

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Doctors prescribe the future mothers who belong to this risk group to take the specific test of amniotic fluid – amniocentesis (or amniotic puncture). It will estimate the possibility of malformations, blood type, a level of bilirubin, proteins, and hormones, and also the sex of the baby, and will allow preventing possible pathologies. The doctor determines the positions of fetus and placenta, finds a safe place to inject a needle which is then cleansed and anesthetized. Then the needle with a syringe is injected through the abdominal wall into the uterine cavity. The amniotic fluid is taken through the needle into the syringe. This procedure lasts for about 30 minutes under the ultrasound control and is safe by this time because of the inertness of the uterus.

In the fourth month the women a bit too old for pregnancy or with hereditary diseases are also prescribed an amniotic puncture, after which in some cases there can be a small bleeding from the vagina, minor spasms or leaks of amniotic fluid – you should consult a doctor immediately if this happens.

Dangerous situations

  • 4 Months Pregnant Pains in the lower abdomenVisit a doctor immediately, if you’re experiencing:
  • Pains in the lower abdomen, including contractions-like;
  • Any blood or watery excreta from the genitals;
  • A severe headache, lasting more than 2-3 hours;
  • Dysfunction of sight: hazy vision, sight bifurcation, black spots in front of the eyes;
  • Painful urination;
  • Nausea, vomiting, vomit combined with stomach ache or fever;
  • Sudden weight increase more than by 2.2 pounds;
  • Body itch, with or without jaundice, with dark urine and colorless stool.

How your baby is developing

  • The internal organs of the baby are almost completely formed and begin to grow fast. The fetus looks more and more like a human being. However, its head is still too big. The skull consists of a group of loosely connected bones which are not resisting the growth of the brain. So it’s still fragile. The cartilages become bones, and the little thing’s body is turning from transparent whitish into a solid red.
  • By the 13th week, the little thing already has the rudiments of deciduous teeth.
  • The heart is beating twice as fast as the mothers.
  • The little thing is actively moving: its fingers are formed; it learns how to bend its elbows. The muscular system finishes its formation.
  • The face is almost formed.
  • By the 15th week, the little thing has individual fingerprints, the fibers in the intestines are formed and the system starts functioning.
  • The fetus feels and hears everything. And it can even “slip away” from the doctor’s hands while examination of the mother’s belly.
  • By the end of the fourth month, the fetus is about 4.8-6 inches long and weighs about 120-180 g.

4 Months Pregnant Belly Pictures

Check out what the bellies look like in the fourth month of pregnancy.

4 Months Pregnant Ultrasound

12-14 weeks of pregnancy – optimal period for ultrasound (internals, brain structures, heart, and collar zone are well observed)

13-16 weeks of pregnancy – ultrasound may provide a determination of fetus gender. You may see the fetus movement of two-dimensional images. This means that the photos you see show your baby’s internal organs. But this is not the case for 3D scan yet.

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      I don’t think it is necessary, when I was pregnant for my 1st and second child, as far as I remember, I felt their movements on 5th month of my pregnancy, but they are both healthy. Now I am 4 months pregnant to my 3rd child, I just can’t believe even during my 3rd month of pregnancy I already felt a sort of movements, and it’s not just once , but it’s a regular movements especially after meal. So I guess every pregnancy is quite different. As long as you are eating healthier foods, taking prescribed vitamins, you are healthy and never miss your doctor’s appointment, plus you are emotionally healthy (that includes you stays happy and optimistic) I think, you need not to worry.

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    I last saw my periods on the 28 of July…n i slept with my boyfriend on the 11 of august.. n again i slept with some guy on the 22 of august, now I’m pregnant so i want to know who the father myt be,myb the first or the second one..plz help

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      That would be hard to tell based on your mentrual period only.
      Better to have a DNA test after u give birth, even if you are fertile to both dates when you slept with diff guy, there is also a chance that one of them is not capable to have a child biologically speaking.

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      The first guy because U probably started ovulating from 9th. If U doubt this go explain to ur doctor to help U calculate ur ovulation period.

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    I last saw my period on the 13th of August 2016 now its about 5months lve been spotting…but then l went to a doctor did an ultrasound thought l was pregnant but the doctor doesn’t see the baby l checked everything but then the results was that l am healthy everything is fine.
    Could l be pregnant am so confused please help

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    Lol dwl….. Not that it’s a good thing to do because some people don’t like to make fun of but really if I fine a joke then I will u can if you fine any in my emails aswell.
    Hello! Good day everyone. My name is shaniece I am about 4 going to 5 months pregnant now or 5 going to 6 idk but I have not start going two appointments yet but my boyfriend has just made an appointment for me on the 23rd of this month and my Belly is moving and a lot of strange stuff like nose bleeding and I saw the line in my belly it’s big as a melon you can say this is going to be my first child and I’m not really ready for because I don’t know certain things the day I had sex with my boyfriend I told him to come inside of me so I can feel how it is because I wanted to explore get to know strange stuff well it was actually a test for him so that I could know if he really wanted my child and now here I am after that day I went my ex boyfriend’s house and we had sex but he used a condom the condom did not burst so I can tell whose child is it but I told my boyfriend and he’s a bit scared so he says he’s going to do a text to know whether or not the child is his soon I’ll be going to the apartment but I don’t know what to tell them because I don’t remember the date of my last period at first when he came inside of me he told me that he did not because he was texting me also but you lied a monster later I told him I don’t see my p-rod he said yes I did I said no I don’t so the next month following that month I look to see if I saw my p-rod and I did not he bought a pregnancy test and then I knew I was I was so surprised but he was not because he knew he come inside of me now I’m all mixed up and confused I don’t even remember the last p-rod so I’m wondering what to tell the doctor so far I think everything is okay with the belly but the thing is I cannot think I have to be positive that the belly is ok everyday I fret because I don’t want anything to go wrong with the belly because we tried to throw it away which is sinful of us but now we are happy that we are having this child maybe in the future he or she will be one of a kind we both promise each other to be there for this child and protect it like no other because of the love we have for each other so please help us and pray for us as we pray for you guys and the next upcoming generation

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    I am four months pregnant and I noticed I couldn’t eat well, like I eat once or twice in a day but they are balanced diet food which I am very sure of. Should I be worried?

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    If you with a man for one why the hell are you even sleeping with someone else? You a thot and that’s your own damn problem that you don’t know who your baby daddy is. I wouldn’t even be with your ass no more. I am proudly pregnant and happy with my man I’d be dead before I ever thought about being in bed with someone else. I’ve been trying for years and was told I couldn’t have a child and I am finally pregnant. Y’all Hoe’s out there needa learn how to cherish life and stick with one man. Whatcha gonna tell that child when it gets older? That I had a one night stand and made them. That’s real cute then your kids gonna think it aight to be fucking everything n everyone

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    I had relations in December (most recent(,I’ve had one heavy period since and like 4 little light ones ,I am on birth control so irregular periods arent a big indicator ,but i have been hungrier and getting tired easier lately ,is it possible I am 4 months pregnant ?
    I don’t think/hope I’m not but I want to see if any symptoms more indicate I should see a doctor or not.

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    I’m mc my period on first week of December n I slept with my boy friend offer period than as from that time I stopped n I feel move ment in side it four month now BT pregnant test its negative help me gaiz

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