Pregnancy: Week 10

10 Weeks Pregnant

How big is a baby at 10 weeks? During the tenth week of pregnancy, your baby’s the size of a strawberry. Although he/she measures just a little over an inch or so, your baby has completed the most critical portion of the development phase. His/her basic physiology is now in place, so his organs and tissues are now rapidly growing.

Much to your enjoyment, your baby is taking a very human shape right now, with most of his organs fully formed. At this point, his arms are the size of this number 1, so no need to go and buy a baseball bat or Barbie doll yet!

Pregnancy Symptoms at 10 Weeks

Pregnancy Symptoms at 10 WeeksPregnancy Symptoms at 10 Weeks

What to Expect:

What to expect at 10 weeks pregnant? The tenth week of pregnancy is the prime time for an antenatal visit to your ob-gyn. You will probably want an ultrasound to hear your little one’s heartbeat — and be prepared to feel moved by this intense, beautiful sound!

  • Your uterus was the size of a tiny pear before you get pregnant. But when you're 10 weeks pregnant, it’s already the size of a grapefruit. The bump is just starting to form, and it’s not currently noticeable. Yet you’re probably feeling quite uncomfortable in your current clothes due to your thickening waistline and enlarged breasts.
  • The good news is that morning sickness is wearing off a little right now, so eating won’t be as difficult. Although you will continue to feel nauseated, throwing up won’t be as common. Also, you won’t have such a hard time to keep something in your stomach.
  • Fatigue is more bearable right now, and some women are able to get through the day without a nap.
  • One thing that won’t change much is your mood swings. You will go from happy and calm to cranky and angry, and back again.
  • The amount of vaginal discharge hasn’t increased much as compared to week 9, but you might find it large enough to bother you.

Your Baby at 10 Weeks

During the tenth week of pregnancy, your baby’s jawbones are starting to form, along with his/her milk teeth (which won’t break through the gums until he/she is around 6 months old). The fingers and toes are no longer webbed — they’re distinctively formed, and your little one can actually move them. He/she can even bend his/her arm at the wrist.

10 weeks pregnant

The spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from the spinal cord, and some fuzzy hair has developed on the skin. Moreover, baby boys are already producing testosterone. The liver has started to make red blood cells, and the yolk sac is now disappearing slowly. Although they continue to develop through pregnancy, most vital organs (the brain, kidneys, intestines etc) are functioning. Tiny nails are now forming on the fingers and toes. Since the brain sits very high in his head, the forehead is temporarily bulging at this point. The outline of the spine is more clearly defined as well. Furthermore, the baby is swallowing a lot of fluid, and making lots of movements inside your womb. The stomach is producing digestive juices, whereas the kidneys (that is, the fourth set of kidneys) are producing more urine.

Ultrasound Images of 10 Week Pregnancy

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10 weeks pregnant ultrasound photos
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Bellies at 10 Weeks

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Pregnancy Tips

  • Consistent exercise is highly recommended to pregnant women — not only does it keep you fit, but it also prepares you for the physical stress of labor. If you’re particularly concerned about your body weight, regular exercise will also help you get back in shape after the baby is born.
  • Wear a larger bra since your breasts are probably feeling very uncomfortable. If you’re not ready for maternity clothes yet, choose pants and skirts with forgiving elastic so you can feel comfortable.
  • Wear sanitary pads in case that vaginal discharge is giving you a hard time, and make sure you don’t use any soaps or detergents to wash down there.