10 Weeks Pregnant: Baby Size, Symptoms, Foods to Eat, Body Changes

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30
Weeks to go!

10th Week Pregnancy Highlights

Tiny Heart Beat

On your prenatal visit this week, you’ll get a chance to hear your baby’s heartbeat on a fetal Doppler!

What You’ll Discover

You can schedule an NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing) this week. It tests for genetic disorders like Down Syndrome.

Pregnancy Milestone

At week 10,you’re in the first half of your third month!

Your Baby’s Development
During Week 10

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Week 10
Baby’s Growth

weight (lbs)

4 g.

Length (cm)

3.1 cm.

Approximate size

Tiny Tangerine

How Big is Baby?

Your baby is now the size of an tiny tangerine!

In the 10th week, the facial features of the baby are recognizable and the teeth buds are forming under the gums. Various organs such as the heart, stomach and kidneys are functional in the soon-to-be baby. Your little champ is getting stronger every day with the development of bones and cartilages apart from the formation of ankles and knees.

Baby’s Length: 3.1 cm.

Baby’s Weight: 4 g.

Mother’s Changing Body:
What to Expect

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Due to pregnancy, your body produces an increased amount of progesterone and hCG which stimulate the oil glands and make your skin supple and smoother. This, in turn, gives you the pregnancy glow.

Your uterus has become the size of a grapefruit.

In some expectant mothers, the pregnancy hormones cause anxiety and stress which results in pregnancy fear. Calm your mind and activate your tired muscles by following a fitness regime like prenatal yoga.

10th Week Pregnancy Symptoms

At week 10, some pregnant women may experience occasional headache and dizziness as well as additional symptoms such as -

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Pregnancy Tips for Week 10

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  • As the baby’s teeth buds are forming under the gums, it is essential to concentrate on the intake of Vitamin D.
  • Wear a panty liner to overcome discomfort caused by excess vaginal discharge.
  • Make sure you add whole grains, vegetables and fruits along with plenty of water to your diet to handle constipation.
  • Include your spouse in the routine clinical checkups and ultrasound. This will increase the bond between you and your spouse. The process of pregnancy can be exciting and stress-free if your spouse is involved.

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