23 Sep 2022 | 7 min Read
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The 10th week of pregnancy bears special significance. This is the time when the embryo develops into a fetus and prepares for the outside world. At 10 weeks pregnant, you may also start to show a bit, and notice visible veins and increased vaginal discharge. You will also be able to feel your baby’s presence more and see their progress in your first prenatal visit this week.
Read on to know more about your baby’s development and growth progress during this week. We have also included a list of care tips that will help enhance your overall well-being and keep you comfortable and happy.
At 10 weeks pregnant, your baby will attain the size of a strawberry, and measure 3.048 cm from crown to rump and weigh around 3.96 gm.
During this week, your baby will move from the embryonic stage to the fetal stage. Let’s take a look at some of your baby’s major developments that will occur at this stage.
We have created a detailed table to help you get a better idea of your baby’s growth and development at 10 weeks pregnant. You will also be able to see their developmental progress during your routine OB/GYN check-up.
|Body Parts||Baby Development At 10 Weeks Pregnant|
|Mouth||Your baby’s tooth buds and tongue will start developing. They will also start swallowing amniotic fluid.|
|Facial features||Their facial features will become more distinct|
|Neck||Your baby’s neck will start taking shape by this week|
|Muscles||Their muscles are mostly developed|
|Brain||Their head will look bigger than their body. Neurons, which are your baby’s first brain cells are produced every minute.|
|Heart||Your baby’s heart will be fully developed with four chambers|
|Fingers and toes||They will no longer remain webbed|
|Movements||Your baby’s small movements will be detected through ultrasound|
|Internal organs||Brain, kidney, intestines, and liver start functioning|
|Bones||By this week, cartilage will be replaced by bones|
|Elbows and knees||They will start to bend, and their arms will be longer than their legs.|
|Umbilical cord||The umbilical cord will carry blood between the placenta and the fetus|
|Hair||Your baby will now start growing fuzzy hair on their body, which will help protect their skin|
|Eyelids||The eyelids will begin to close to protect your baby’s eyes|
|Gentilia||The genitals will be fully formed by this week|
As your baby continues to develop in the womb, you may experience multiple pregnancy symptoms due to hormonal changes. The most common ones include:
You are likely to have your first ultrasound scan this week to check the growth of your baby. The scan will help detect:
In case you experience any of these symptoms, you must immediately seek medical care and contact your doctor.
The first trimester is the most difficult phase of every pregnancy. You can try following these tips to ease your discomfort during this week.
At 10 weeks pregnant, your baby undergoes exponential growth, and you experience several bodily and emotional changes. During this time, you should take plenty of rest to help cope with morning sickness and fatigue, and indulge in light exercises to maintain your strength and agility.
If you experience any weird symptoms, such as sudden pain in your abdomen or vaginal discharge, consult your healthcare provider immediately as that could be an indication of an underlying pregnancy complication.
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