Pregnancy Question: At 4 weeks pregnant should
there be a heartbeat?
The embryonic heart starts
beating 22 days after conception, or about five weeks after the last
menstrual period referred to as the fifth week of pregnancy. The heart
at this stage is too small to hear, even with amplification, but it can
sometimes be seen as a flickering in the chest region if an ultrasound
scan is conducted at this early stage.
Pregnancy Question: Can you fly during First Trimester?
One of the most common questions asked at 4 weeks pregnant is
can you fly during first trimester?
For the vast majority of women it is safe to fly during first trimester
as long as you are experiencing a healthy, normal pregnancy.
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommend that women donít fly after
their 36th week of pregnancy.
Pregnancy Question: Pregnancy Weight gain?
Pregnancy Weight gain - generally, most women gain 2-5 pounds in
the first twelve weeks of pregnancy.
Pregnancy Question: Can you miscarriage at 4
The first trimester carries the highest risk of miscarriage.
What are the hCG levels at 4 Weeks Pregnant?
test (blood test) uses 2-4 mL of venous blood for testing. The serum hCG
levels at 4 weeks pregnant, measured from the LMP (last menstrual
period) are as follows:
4 weeks since LMP: 5 - 426 mIU/ml
For a chart of normal hCG levels please refer
hCG levels at 4 Weeks Pregnant
pregnancy hormone, called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is first
found in a pregnant woman's blood as early as 7 to 8 days after
conception. Early pregnancy testing is generally based on the detection
or measurement of hCG. Levels of hCG may be measured in the blood or
urine. The hormone hCG is made by the developing embryo soon after
conception and later by part of the placenta. The purpose of hCG is to
maintain progesterone production that is critical for a pregnancy in
humans. As a pregnancy grows, hCG increases.