Fetal development during week 4 of pregnancy

During the first three weeks, you can’t be 100% sure that you are pregnant. Doctors consider them the end of your menstrual cycle. However, in the fourth week, you'll notice physical changes and feel symptoms as your pregnancy has indeed been confirmed.

Cherifa Sharaf
Published on:Dec 19th 2022 |Updated on:Apr 10th 2024


At the beginning of week 4, your fetus might seem very small, but your child's chromosomes have already determined features like hair color, eye color, gender, and more.

In this video, learn about the stages of fetal development during week 4 of pregnancy with Dr. Cherifa Sharaf, consultant in obstetrics and gynecology.

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Cherifa SharafObstetrics & Gynecology Consultant

Consultant of obstetrics, gynecology & Infertility, with years of experience in women’s healthcare. Dr.Cherifa is practicing at Qasr El Eyni Hospital/ Cairo University in addition to several other hospitals and centers in Cairo Egypt. She holds a Ph.D. in medicine from Cairo University in addition to the European Diploma of Operative Gynecology from Clermont-Ferrand, France, and Diploma of Management of Infertility from Antoine Béclère Faculty of Medicine Paris, France. Dr. Cherifa is very passionate about providing the appropriate health care to women and believes the overall health of a woman is key to her reproductive and maternal health. She is a strong believer in the importance of raising women’s awareness and educating them about everything related to health in general and reproductive health in particular.

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