Week 4-6| pregnancy & beyond

I will be detailing my weeks of pregnancy as I experience them and talk about my symptoms, what has helped to relieve me and things I’ve been doing. If you are a first-time mom or soon to be mom definitely continue reading



I was able to actually find out I was pregnant by 4 weeks to be exact. I had my last period July 30 and it ended August 4th. As I waited oh so patiently for my period to come at the end of the month as I ensured it would be here on my Clue App – I have been using Clue for 6 years and it’s a wonderful app that shows you and explains what your cycle means, saves all sorts of data and is pretty accurate of your cycle.


When I finally took a pregnancy test I was 3 days late of when my period would have arrived and with my anxious state of needing to know I took 6 tests. One was a first response and that was honestly the test I knew would confirm what the other tests were saying.

I downloaded the What to Expect when Your Expecting App which I used for my God-Daughter to track the progress and I knew this was not only a reputable app but would be able to tell me how far along I was. I did my due date calculation and it told me I was 4 weeks.



  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum (I couldn’t hold down liquids or food)
  • Constipated
  • Food Aversion!
  • Breast grow 3 cups (36C to 36 DD)
  • Lack of motivation

These honestly only got worse as time went by & I didn’t know what to do! Good thing I was able to get into my OBGYN when I was 8 weeks to get a nausea medication that helped me tremendously. Ginger did not help, morning sickness teas and drops, ginger tea, crackers! NOTHING! The only thing that truly helped was the medication I received.


Thank You for reading my post! Stay tune for more of my Weekly Pregnancy updates!


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Melissa Philippe, or Mel, is the founder and creator of Da Modern Mama. An organisation built around the advocacy and support for POC maternal health. After being an English educator for 8+ years, Mel decided to devote her time to being a speaker and advocate for women of colour. With degrees in English, Writing and literature while being a doula and certified Montessori educator and an Adult and Child Psychologist focused on development and neuroscience. It's allowed her to learn from both sides of the fence and use the same practices in our family. Melissa is also a multi-award-winning author, writer, educator, parent coach, and keynote speaker. - Melissa Philippe (Laura Valentine)

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