In the fourth week of pregnancy it is all or nothing. Find out exactly what happens in your body in this article:
- What happens in the fourth week of pregnancy?
- How do I notice an early miscarriage??
- Can I prevent an early miscarriage?
SSW 4: What happens in the fourth week of pregnancy?
In the fourth week of pregnancy, the fertilized egg nests in the uterus. This is the time when you decide whether your body will accept the pregnancy or not.
A miscarriage is when the fetus is delivered before 24 weeks of pregnancy. Pregnancy week (SSW 24) passes away. A miscarriage up to 12. Weeks of pregnancy is considered an early miscarriage, from the 20. Week as a late miscarriage.
How do I notice an early miscarriage??
In fact, you are very unlikely to even notice an early miscarriage in the first four weeks of pregnancy. Most women do not even know they are pregnant at this time.
This is why most miscarriages happen unnoticed before the egg has even implanted. It is believed that about half of the fertilized eggs in women under 30 years of age are lost, and even more in older women. The fertilized egg is then expelled with your next period.
From the time the pregnancy is detectable, i.e. from about the 5. In the fourth week of pregnancy (SSW 5), the rate of miscarriages is around ten to 15 percent.
Can I prevent an early miscarriage?
There are minimal ways to prevent an early miscarriage. The following points can be observed during the first weeks of pregnancy:
- Deficiency of corpus luteum hormones
The embryo cannot implant properly if you are deficient in luteal hormones. A deficiency often comes from too much stress. It is therefore advisable to reduce the stress level when pregnancy is planned. If you wish to have a child, it is also possible to have your hormones tested in advance.
- Magnesium deficiency
Pregnant and breastfeeding women have an increased need for magnesium. Magnesium relaxes the muscles, which is important during the implantation of the embryo, since your abdomen is mainly composed of muscles. So make sure you eat a balanced diet that is high in magnesium.
- Alcohol and nicotine
Alcohol and cigarettes are poison for the body and can have a negative effect on cell division. If you are planning a pregnancy, you should avoid these stimulants in advance.
If your body still decides to terminate the pregnancy at SSW 4, but you are not to blame. Especially in the first weeks, miscarriage is normal. Talk to your gynecologist about this issue.
You want to know what in the 5. Week of pregnancy (5. SSW) happens? Click here.
Here you will also find an overview of all weeks of pregnancy (1.SSW to 40. SSW)