Week 10 of Your Pregnancy

October 31, 2009

What is Happening Inside Your Body?

You may or may not be beginning to put on weight.10WeekFetusWeb200

Whether or not you have put on weight, you may find that your clothes are beginning to feel uncomfortable. Your waist is thickening slightly and your breasts are getting larger. You may want to find a new, more roomy bra and wear some pants or skirts with an elastic waist for added comfort.

You may begin to develop little white bumps on your nipples, which are called Montgomery’s tubercles. These bumps are designed to help make breastfeeding more comfortable by secreting a white lubricant.

You likely are feeling quite emotional at this time. Mood swings are normal and are due to the vast hormonal fluctuations taking place inside your body.

You may find that your gums are beginning to bleed while you brush and floss your teeth. Pregnancy causes a softening of the gums. You also may be finding that you have more saliva in your mouth than usual. Many women produce more saliva during pregnancy.

How Big is Your Baby?

Your baby is about 1 ¼ inches long. It has been 8 weeks since conception.

What Does a Fetus Look Like at 10 Weeks?

Throughout this website we will link you up with great videos that show your developing baby at each stage of your pregnancy. Here is a video talking about the embryonic period. Embryonic Video 2

To answer this question we have a link to some awesome video of the baby in the womb at 8 weeks from conception.  click here to watch a video.

What does a human fetus look like at 10 weeks (8 weeks since conception)…click here to see images

More video you will love, 75% of fetus show right hand dominance…. Click here.

Just had to give you one more…Click Here.

How is Your Baby Developing?

Foetus10WeeksWeb200All the major organs of the body are in place and will continue to form over the coming weeks. The fingers have formed as have the eyelids.

The bones are beginning to form. Your baby is beginning to kick its legs.

Your baby’s head is still very large in proportion to the rest of its body. The head makes up about half of the body length.

If you are having a prenatal visit this week, you will likely be able to hear the baby’s heartbeat for the first time.

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

It is important to maintain good oral health during your pregnancy. Now is a great time to make a dental appointment for a cleaning and check up.

You may be feeling very tired at this point in your pregnancy. Try to make time for a short nap or take some extra time for relaxation.


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