Week 10 of Pregnancy: Your baby is about the size of a cranberry this week, weighing about 7 grams and about 2.54 inch from head to toe, all organs are formed, but it still takes time to mature before birth.
Baby’s bones and cartilage are forming in the legs, thus developing knees and ankles. At the same time, the arms are forming and becoming stronger. As the bones become stronger, teeth are formed under the gum, and these teeth will not come out of the gums until at least six months after the baby is born. Other systems of the body are also busy developing, such as the digestive system is producing digestive fluid, while the kidneys are producing urine to be excreted with your urine. If you’re pregnant with a boy, his testicles will start producing a male hormone called Testosterone.
Changes in the body and life
Before pregnancy, your womb is about the size of a pear, and by this week it has become as big as grapefruit. Your belly starts to protrude outward, known as pregnant belly, and you can start thinking about wearing maternity wear, even if you don’t need it, you’ll find that ordinary clothes will become uncomfortable. The reason why the abdomen becomes larger can be due to slight weight gain and bloating. If you can’t decide whether to wear regular clothes or maternity wear, then choosing a stretch trousers or a low waist below the abdomen is a good way to start.
What should I be aware of – Week 10 of Pregnancy
You may be worried about weight gain during pregnancy, which is natural and unavoidable, and it is important to know exactly how much weight gain is. In general, you should increase 11~16 kg, which is suitable for women with normal body mass index (BMI), which is a body fat indicator that measures body weight and height. If you are underweight, you can gain more weight, but if you are overweight, you must limit your weight gain to avoid any complications.
Do not feel too stressful about weight gain, as long as you eat a healthy diet, a lot of fruits and vegetables, your baby will absorb all the necessary nutrients and develop properly.
Periodic maternity inspection
Are you tired or exhausted? This is normal in the early stages of pregnancy, and if fatigue affects your work or daily activities, you should tell your doctor. There are many reasons you can feel tired, but the main reason is that your body is working overtime to support growing babies. Pregnancy hormones can increase your blood volume and change your body size. Naturally, you will feel exhausted. Let your physician understand your feelings and sleep conditions and help you find ways to cure your fatigue.
What checks should I do?
Depending on your needs, your physician may perform the following examinations:
- Measuring your weight and blood pressure
- Check blood sugar and protein in urine
- Check the fetus’s heart rate
- Measure the size of the uterus from external palpation, see how its size relates to the expected date of delivery
- Check the height of the bottom position (top of the uterus)
- Check for swollen hands and feet and varicose veins in legs
If you have any concerns about the results of the examination, you should discuss with your doctor.
Health information during pregnancy
You may want to know if it is safe to have sex during pregnancy, and sex is absolutely safe for normal pregnancy. If you have energy and desire, you do not have to worry about having sex with your partner, fatigue and nausea may reduce your libido, but for some women, increased blood flow to the genitals and breasts, it will produce opposite effect.