Month 4, A Baby's Development
By: Clara Kelly, Peyton Cavnar, and Katherine Moore
Dangerous Signs- If you start and continue to bleed heavily, it could be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy!
The mom's abdomen might be tender to the touch, but this is normal. The mom's skin may darken and stretch marks may appear on the abdomen and breasts. The mom's breasts may begin to produce colostrum. The mom might also have increased vaginal discharge. The mom's diet depends in the 4 month period on what vitamins she lacks and the baby needs. It is normal for the mom's gums to bleed and for her to have a congested nose.
ectopic pregnancy- A pregnancy in which the fetus develops outside the uterus, typically in a Fallopian tube.
prenatal vitamins-Prenatal vitamins are vitamin and mineral supplements intended to be taken before and during pregnancy.
trimester-a period of three months, especially as a division of the duration of pregnancy.
fetus-An unborn offspring of a mammal, in particular an unborn human baby more than eight weeks after conception.
amniotic fluid-The protective liquid contained by the amniotic sac of a pregnant female.
lanugo- Fine, soft hair, especially that which covers the body and limbs of a human fetus or newborn.