Weeks to go!
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 NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing) this week. It tests for genetic disorders like Down Syndrome.
At week 10,you’re in the first half of your third month!
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
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.
At week 10, some pregnant women may experience occasional headaches and dizziness as well as additional symptoms such as -
A Thick Midsection
Due to bloating and slight weight gain, you might experience a thick midsection.
Some expectant moms may experience constipation due to vomiting-induced low hydration and fibre intake.
Excess Vaginal Discharge
You might have excess vaginal discharge that could be odourless or mild-smelling.