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10 Weeks Pregnant: Your Baby’s Development

Listen up. At the moment, your baby's outer ears sit low on the head, but they'll move to the right spot as the head grows.

Vision quest. Your little one's eyes are also developing. The basic optical structure is in place and the eyelids are beginning to cover the eyes, which are still on either side of the head.

The whole tooth. Baby's first tooth won't break through the gums until several months after birth, but tiny tooth buds are already starting to form.

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10 Weeks Pregnant: Your Symptoms

Kick the caffeine habit. Many healthcare providers recommend that you reduce or eliminate caffeine from your diet. Caffeine can also contribute to dehydration since it's a diuretic (something that makes you urinate). If you must have your daily latte or fizzy drink, be sure to drink extra water to compensate for the loss of fluid.

Circulation information. At this stage of your pregnancy, your heart begins to pump more blood through your arteries. In fact, by 32 weeks, you'll have 40 to 50 per cent more blood in your body, sending much of it to the uterus and placenta. Taking steps now to improve your blood flow may help prevent varicose veins later in your pregnancy. Walking daily, lying on your left side, elevating your legs (with knees supported) and sitting without crossing your legs can all help to prevent your circulation from becoming sluggish.

Did you know? The placenta is forming as the umbilical cord gets longer. Your baby is also growing rapidly and beginning to take on a human shape. Tiny tooth buds are forming and eyebrows are even beginning to grow!

Ultrasound At 10th Week Of Pregnancy

When you go for your 10 weeks pregnant ultrasound, your doctor might suggest some important tests. These would include non- invasive prenatal test which is a cell-free fetal DNA test or test to detect genetic diseases in your fetus. You might also be suggested to undergo Nuchal Translucency screening which is done to test your fetus for risk of Down syndrome or any chromosomal abnormalities.

In the 10 weeks pregnant ultrasound, you would notice that your baby's body parts are now visible more clearly. Your baby at 10 week pregnant has started developing tissue and you can see his arms and legs forming. His toes and fingers have taken a distinct form and started developing fingernails as well.

The baby's organs have started functioning too. For example, his stomach is producing digestive juices and kidney is producing large quantities of urine.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • When you are 10 weeks pregnant you are in the 3rd month of your pregnancy and the gestational age of your fetus is 8 weeks.

  • All the body parts of your fetus have developed at 10 weeks. It is growing and developing with each week. Bones and cartilages of your baby are starting to form this week. Your little one's knees and ankles are also shaping up.

  • You might not start feeling your fetus till 13 - 16 weeks. However, you would be able to feel its heartbeat and some flutter in your stomach.

Precautions & Tips At 10th Week Of Pregnancy

  • Drink lots of water and fluids to keep you hydrated.

  • Eat food rich in antioxidants and food that gives you nutrients like calcium, folate, iron fiber and zinc. This pregnancy diet plan will help you provide all the required nutrients to mother & baby

  • Start slow exercises, without overexerting yourself and take adequate rest. These quick exercising tips for pregnant women can surely come to your rescue

  • Reduce or eliminate caffeine from your diet

  • Improve your blood flow by walking, elevating your legs, or lying on your left side

  • Get plenty of sleep and rest

  • Get week-by-week expert tips on pregnancy to keep track of your baby’s development & to ensure well-being of both you & your baby during entire nine months journey!