10 weeks pregnant


If 10 weeks pregnant, you are in your last month of your first trimester though you may still be feeling the symptoms of an early pregnancy. Some of those symptoms may include fatigue, nausea, constipation, an increase in vaginal discharge, urinary frequency, heartburn, indigestion, flatulence, bloating, increased appetite, headaches, dizziness, breast changes; fullness, heaviness, and tenderness. You may also notice some instability emotionally such as irritability, mood swings, irrationality, and weepiness. They can be comparable to premenstrual syndrome but often are more pronounced. You also may experience at 10 weeks pregnant fear, joy, or a new sense of calmness. Mutual understanding with your partner and communicating openly will help you get through all of the symptoms or feeling you may experience with a pregnancy. Remember that every woman is different and therefore every pregnancy is different.

For a Happy Pregnancy

Now being 10 weeks pregnant your uterus is about the size of a grapefruit, and your growing baby is approximately 2 ½ to 3 inches in length and weighing about 1 ½ ounces which is about the size of an apple. Your growing baby has now developed a neck, ears on each side of the head, and the eyes are moving closer together. The baby’s hands have also become more functional, and soft nails now cover the fingers and toes. Inside your baby’s mouth twenty buds have formed to eventually become your baby’s teeth someday, taste buds have developed as well as the sucking reflex. Your baby is now making urine and releasing it in the amniotic fluid. With all of this growing your baby is doing you may notice you have gained weight. The recommended amount of weight gained during a pregnancy is 25 to 35pounds. Approximately 3 to 4 pounds total should be gained on average during your first trimester. The most exciting part of being 10 weeks pregnant is in this month’s checkup with your practitioner you may even be able to hear the wonderful sound of your baby’s heartbeat through a Doppler ultrasound.

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