Pregnancy Care, Tips, Guide Week 10, Month 3
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.
The ideal weight of baby this week is approximately 4 grams (0.14 ounces)
Due to pregnancy, your body produces increased amount of progesterone and hCG which stimulates the oil glands and make your skin supple and smoother. This in turns gives the pregnancy glow. Now, your uterus has become the size of a grapefruit. In some expectant mothers, the pregnancy hormones causes anxiety and stress which results in pregnancy fear. Calm your mind and activate your tired muscles by following a fitness regime like prenatal yoga.
At week 10, some pregnant women may experience occasional headache and dizziness as additional symptoms. The fatigue, hunger, stress and nausea are the underlying reasons for headaches and dizziness which will eventually reduce after the first trimester. The other existing symptoms include breast tenderness, bloating, gas, constipation, food cravings, heartburn, food aversions, morning sickness etc. Some pregnant women may have food aversions due to severe morning sickness and some may have food craving as a first trimester pregnancy symptom.
- As the baby’s teeth buds are forming under the gums, it is essential to concentrate on the intake of Vitamin D.
- Make sure you add whole grains, vegetables and fruits along with plenty of water to your diet to handle constipation.
- Consult your physician if your headache is severe. Do not try to medicate on your own.
- Try to 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.