Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 10 Weeks
Now that you are 10 weeks pregnant, it is good news to let you know that you are about to finish your first trimester stage. And more so, the growth of your baby would have increased and is now about 5.08 cm which is a little more than 2 inches. But remember that this is dependent on how rapid the growth of the baby is.
The development of the fetus has also improved so that now, the eyebrows of the baby are now being formed gradually. But then, understand that all the major organs of the baby like the heart, kidney, brain have been formed and are now functioning perfectly. In fact, the hand that the baby will eventually become used to by the time he or she is born will become more active by now.
At this your 10 months pregnancy, the baby has completed his embryonic stage and expected to have begun the fetal stage. You can also be sure that the toe nails as well as the fingernails including the hair will become more visible now. Although the sex organ will be there now, but it will not be distinguishable yet. The placenta would have fully formed, and now able to develop the hormones the baby would need.
What happens to your body at 10 weeks pregnant
As for you, while it is possible that you still have not appeared pregnant yet, you can be sure that your waist would have become a little more thickened by now. Then, the morning sickness would have become fully blown now. And as touching when to share the news with others, this is the time some women count to be appropriate.
You are likely to discover that your waste has become less while your chest has increased. Your breasts will become so busy now because progesterone which causes the milk gland to develop and the estrogen which helps in stimulating the growth of the milk ducts are busy carrying out their operations. Consequently, you will find your breast increasing in size and also becoming heavier now.
Definitely, now that you are 10 weeks pregnant, your uterus will be busy growing just as the fetus is growing to accommodate the growth of the baby. It is also most likely that by now, you would have been picking up weight. But whatever it is, the important thing to note is that you need to eat a balanced diet and take on small quantities for as long as you feel like eating.
Take prenatal vitamins every day
Prenatal vitamins are recommended by most doctors if you are planning on becoming pregnant or are pregnant. They provide essential nutrients for the prenatal development of your baby. Taking prenatal vitamins is especially important when you’re so nauseous you can’t eat properly. Many of us don’t get all the vitamins and minerals we need from our food, which becomes critically important when you’re pregnant. If you have nausea during pregnancy, you should know that the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends vitamin B6 first-line in prenatal vitamins (such as this pack of vitamins) to help alleviate nausea. Make sure to read this detailed article about the best prenatal vitamins available on the market today to take during pregnancy.
To stay in shape and also make your pregnancy become better, you need to exercise yourself more often. If you ask your doctor, he or she can walk you through the type of exercise you can engage in.
You may be advised to go for a scan, and one of the reasons for this is so that you can confirm the EDD (Estimated Due Date). With it, you can also confirm whether you are carrying a baby or twins as the case may be, or the risks that may be associated with the baby and his delivery.
Have you announced your pregnancy yet?
If not, here are a few creative ideas for pregnancy announcement:
WEEK BY WEEK PREGNANCY GUIDE – FOLLOW YOUR PREGNANCY