How is my baby growing and developing during week 4?

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Week 4 of pregnancy is an exciting time for the development of your baby. Many people refer to week 4 as the start of the embryonic period, meaning your baby's organs are starting to develop. The embryo continues to burrow into the uterine lining, and it now has two layers that will eventually develop into organs. The placenta, which is the organ that provides nutrients to your baby, is also starting to develop.

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