10 Weeks Pregnant – Your Pregnancy Guide

Your Baby This Week – Week 10

Your Baby this week - Week 10

Can you believe that as of this week, you’re 10 WEEKS PREGNANT?! Unreal, right? But here’s what’s happening with your baby -  all the vital organs are developed – the heart, the lungs, the liver, the brain and even the intestines. And all this in your baby who’s barely above an inch long– about the size of a prune. What’s more, all his organs are fully functional.

Size of baby at 10 weeks

If you could take a closer look at your baby, you’ll notice that a lot of detailing has gone into his formation this week - like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (bye bye, webbing) and super soft baby hair beginning to grow on tender skin.

In other news: Your baby can flex his limbs now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and his feet can meet in front of his body. The outline of his backbone is clearly visible through his translucent skin. Your baby's developing brain temporarily bulges his forehead and is high up on his head, which measures half the length of his entire body.

Moreover, bones and cartilage are forming all over his body and small dents on the legs are developing into knees and ankles. The arms can flex already and have even developed elbows! Hello, tooth fairy! Your baby's little teeth are forming under the gums. Your baby's stomach has already started producing digestive juices, the kidneys are making large quantities of urine and, if your baby's a boy, he's already started his testosterone production!


10 Weeks Pregnant - Your Body

 10 Weeks Pregnant – Your Body

You’re 10 weeks pregnant. So you’re almost at the end of the road of the first trimester. But it’s not all good news yet. This week may start to see you suffer with constipation. Varicose veins may start to appear too. Be aware that constipation in pregnancy is a rather common side effect. And you can thank pesky pregnancy hormones for that. The smooth muscles of the large bowel that regulate your sludge get sluggish and so you get constipated. This is where paying attention to your nutrition during pregnancy can help. Adding fibre to your pregnancy diet and drinking plenty of water can help. Also, it is a great idea to add plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables during pregnancy in your diet.

Visible Veins

If you haven’t already examined your newly pregnant body, brace yourself. First thing that’ll be obvious to you at 10 weeks pregnant is a slight roundness in your lower abdomen. That's your uterus that you're checking out — which is now about the size of a small mousambi. It’ll of course continue to expand to accommodate your growing baby.

The next thing you might notice are all those blue lines that inadvertently crisscross your erstwhile mark-free body. What you’ve identified is the growing network of veins that carry the increased blood needed to nourish your growing baby. So don’t fret – wear your stripes there, Tiger. And draw comfort in the knowledge that they'll vanish once your baby's born and you've stopped breastfeeding.


Things to know about pregnancy in Week 10

You may have a whole slew of new questions now, based on what you hear from concerned relatives and friends. Should you be eating additional ghee during pregnancy? Also, is swimming during pregnancy safe? We have all the answers for you right here to these questions and more.