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Your Baby at 10 Weeks Pregnant

Baby’s growth and size

Congratulations, your embryo is now a fetus! Your baby is measuring about an inch and a half in length and weighs around .14 ounces. 

What’s new developmentally? 

Baby’s vital organs have developed and started working but will need to continue developing before they are able to successfully function outside of your womb. 

Baby’s head takes up about half the length of their entire body, with a pretty pronounced bulge in the front. The bulge will eventually be filled with baby’s growing brain and their head will become more proportional to the rest of the body sometime in the third trimester. 

Bones and cartilage are beginning to form in baby’s limbs and digits, giving them less of a nub or paddle-like appearance. Baby will also lose the webbing of their fingers and toes this week. By the end of this week, you can expect baby’s limbs to be fully formed and functional.

    Fun facts about your week 10 baby

    • Baby’s liver is producing red blood cells 
    • Fingernails and hair are starting to appear
    • Baby is already practicing swallowing 


    Week 10 of Pregnancy 

    Week 10 pregnancy symptoms 

    Those early pregnancy symptoms are probably hanging on for another couple weeks. You can expect to be experiencing some, but hopefully not all, of the following – and if not, lucky you!

    • Nausea and morning sickness
    • Fatigue
    • Sore and tender breasts
    • Increased vaginal discharge (clear or white & odorless is normal)
    • Cravings and aversions
    • Bloating
    • Frequent urination 
    • Constipation 
    • Headaches (always a good idea to bring up with your provider)

      How should I be feeling at 10 weeks pregnant?

      It’s hard to determine if your little pooch (if you have one) is the beginning of a baby bump or a result of pregnancy bloat. Either way, there is a chance that a little somethin’ somethin’ is in the works, even if it’s only noticeable to you. 

      If you are having trouble squeezing into your regular pants but not quite ready for maternity clothes, check out this IG post for one of my favorite early pregnancy hacks. 

      I know it seems like you might never escape the unpleasant, early symptoms that accompany the majority of pregnancies, but rest assured that most women do start feeling better once their first trimester comes to a close. Only a couple more weeks, mama. 

      Hang in there, you’ve got this!


      More Week 10 Info

      10 weeks pregnant ultrasound

      There are a few reasons why you might be receiving an ultrasound at 10 weeks pregnant. If you haven’t yet had an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy and verify your dating, then this would be one big reason. 

      10 weeks gestation is also the earliest some genetic testing can be performed. More commonly performed between 11 and 13 weeks, the nuchal translucency screening can be done as early as 10 weeks. 

      If you have an ultrasound done at 10 weeks, you can expect your provider or sonographer to measure baby’s length from the top of their head to their bum, a measurement known as the crown-rump length (CRL). The CRL is used to help estimate and confirm gestational age. 

      Why is week 10 of pregnancy the worst? 

      Early pregnancy symptoms tend to be at their peak around weeks 9 and 10, making these weeks of pregnancy the worst for some women. What is the reason for this? HCG levels are thought to be the highest around week 10, and there tends to be a direct correlation between hCG levels and those pesky first trimester symptoms. 

      Rest assured that your morning sickness, and hopefully many of the other early pregnancy symptoms, will begin to fade when hCG levels start dropping around 11 or 12 weeks. 

      You might find that sleep is harder to come by too, another reason why week 10 of pregnancy is so unpleasant. The fluctuations in hormones, coupled with urinary frequency can really throw a wrench in your sleep and wake cycles. 

      10 weeks pregnant is how many months?

      Curious how many months along you are at 10 weeks pregnant? Even though you are going to hear pregnancy discussed in weeks the majority of time, if you are wondering about how many months you are at 10 weeks, the answer is three! 

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      Tips for 10 Weeks Pregnant

      I know you probably feel like you’re in survival mode right now – you aren’t alone. This isn’t considered the worst week of pregnancy by a lot of women for no reason. Here are some tips to help you get through this week (and the next couple) until you turn the corner. 

      • Continue taking your prenatal vitamin – taking it at night or with food might help it go down easier
      • Aim to drink 10 glasses of water a day (easier said than done, I know)
      • Consider investing in a pregnancy pillow – I have a couple on my Amazon Storefront to help you narrow your search
      • Familiarize yourself with pregnancy safe exercises and the benefits for whenever you feel ready to get your body moving
      • Review foods to avoid during pregnancy 
      • Establish healthy sleep habits
      • Check in with your mental health – it’s never too early to start doing this


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