10th Week Of Pregnancy
Baby development: How is your baby growing in 10th Week Of pregnancy?
All your baby’s major organs are complete and the intestines are moving from the umbilical cord into the abdomen. Ears have formed, both inner and outer, and the lips are visible. Your baby’s genitals are starting to form, although at this stage they’re so tiny they won’t be picked up on an ultrasound. The neck is visible, giving your baby a more human-like appearance. However, the bulging forehead, which houses the swiftly growing brain, makes your baby look a bit like an alien! Head growth slows now, and during the coming months, body growth accelerates to give your baby a more balanced, human look. Nerves are sprouting from the spinal cord.
Wow! Did you know…Your baby is now called a fetus instead of an embryo.
Body changes and symptoms during 10th week of pregnancy
You may start to feel friskier and want to have sex, as sickness and tiredness subside and the increase in blood flow throughout your body makes your breasts and vulva ultra-sensitive. Some pregnant women even report an increase in orgasms.
Signs and Symptoms of 10th week pregnancy
A thin, milky, odorless vaginal discharge is normal during pregnancy, when blood flow increases to the vaginal area. Keep the area clean and dry, wear cotton underwear, avoid tight-fitting clothes around the area and stick to plain water instead of perfumed soaps when washing. But if the discharge becomes thick and creamy, smells and is accompanied by itchiness, it may be an infection, such as a yeast infection. If spotting or bleeding occurs it may signal a more serious condition, such as an ectopic pregnancy (where your pregnancy has implanted outside your womb), putting you or your baby at risk.
Spotting or light bleeding is surprisingly common in the first trimester. Up to a quarter of pregnant women experience it. It can be frightening but usually turns out to be nothing to worry about. Always call your doctor or midwife immediately, though. Bleeding may signify other problems that are fine with treatment and careful monitoring, such as an inflamed cervix or fibroids
Your to-do list and care during 10th Week of pregnancy:
During your prenatal checkup, you may have an ultrasound that shows how big your baby is and confirms how many weeks pregnant you are. Your baby’s development and heartbeat will also be checked. If there are signs of any potential problems, such as Down syndrome, you may be offered further, more accurate, tests, such as an amniocentesis or CVS.
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