4th month of pregnancy: what to expect?

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The fourth month of pregnancy is one of the quitest months of pregnancy! The morning sickness gone away in most cases, and you may start feeling the first kicks ever of your beloved baby.

The second trimester is often the easiest and you’re probably not feeling as tired as you were before. So, enjoy these months and do what you may regret not doing during pregnancy as some other moms regret.

What to expect in the:

If you want to know what happens in the fourth month of pregnancy, please keep reading.

The fourth month of pregnancy: what to expect?

When does the fourth month of pregnancy start?

The fourth month of pregnancy starts from week 13 to week 16. At this stage your second trimester begins.

 

what are the symptoms and your body changes in the 4th month of pregnancy? 

As I mentioned above, there are some good for you news in this month, one of them you’ll feel less tired and more energetic because mornings sickness will probably gone.
Some common symptoms and body changes of four month pregnant are:

  •  Your pregnant belly begins to show visible signs of being pregnant. Your waist line starting disappears, so it’s the time to change your clothes into maternity ones.
  • You may notice that moles and freckles are darker, that’s because of an increase in estrogen.
  • Some women get dark blotches that show up on cheeks, forehead and the bridge of the nose.
  • You may have nosebleeds, and that’s also because of the increase in estrogen levels.
  • Food cravings is another common symptom of the fourth month of pregnancy and the second trimester, keep in your mind that moderation is a most. You don’t want to gain too much weight during pregnancy.
  • Spider veins and stretch marks may be shown on different parts of your body especially the legs, belly and breasts. Keeping your skin moisturized can help reduce these symptoms.
  • Some women experience constipation during pregnancy, to help relieve this uncomfortable side effect, try drinking more water and fluids and have a high fiber diet to help your digestive system function better.

 

Your baby growth and development in the 4th month of pregnancy:

  • Your baby will grow to be up to 4.5 inches in length, that’s the size of a large orange.
  • The biological sex of the fetus can sometimes be seen by looking at external sex organs on an ultrasound.
  • Eyebrows, eyelashes and Hair begin to grow.
  • Your baby now is covered with a layer of downy hair called Lanugo. Which is usually shed before birth.
  • Hundreds of thousands of eggs form in the ovaries of female fetuses, and prostrate gland begins developing in the male fetuses.
  • Because the tiny ear bones are now in place, your baby now may be able to hear you. So start talking to your little one.
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