From Body Carre we are going to see two pregnancies by two friends, from two different perspectives and countries, one from Latin America and the other from Spain. I hope you like it and see if you are able to find those little differences.
At 10 weeks pregnant, the baby is already a ball in the uterus, but mothers cannot feel its movements because its size does not reach the maximum of 5 cm! It is still very small, but it is no longer considered an embryo. The most dangerous part of training and pregnancy is also already at the end. Now his head begins to be more proportional to his body, unlike the previous week, his eyes, hands and legs are growing. He’s already swallowing amniotic fluid. His spine is already drawn on the ultrasound to be able to see its contours and the silhouette of the spinal cord that is in formation. The kidneys are already operating in full swing and filter all the amniotic fluid that your baby swallows.
In this stage of development, its main organs are already formed, as well as the nails, as well as the small hairs that begin to emerge. His genitalia are in the process of being finalized and will soon be distinguished on ultrasound. This week your little baby is the size of a small olive.
The internal sensations of the mother in the 10th week of pregnancy
10 weeks of gestation. Excessive sleepiness and nausea are part of this stage, but stay calm and take time to rest as much as possible. Your stomach begins to round and your waist becomes wider. It will become more and more noticeable that you are giving life to a baby.
A new discomfort may arise in this new stage, which is the accumulation of saliva in the mouth. The feeling of a mouthful of saliva constantly could happen due to high heartburn or even constant vomiting during this period. However, the symptom is temporary and will disappear as quickly as it came, from one moment to the next. Back pain is common. It’s all part of the process of changing the ligaments of the uterus, just like any other transformation of the body to control the growth and development of this little baby in the last 9 weeks of pregnancy.
Sensations and external factors in the 10th week
Every day the pregnancy is more evident and the sensation of generating a being within you is unique, magical and inexplicable. The curiosity of knowing the sex can cause you anxiety, and you can spend hours and hours sitting imagining his face, wearing the clothes that he saw in the glass or even already planning his future. Now is the time to dream and enjoy every second, because pregnancy is very fast.
Hello! Now that you have reached week 10 of pregnancy, you can stop wondering when you will start to really look pregnant, because this is precisely where it starts to show. That’s why week 10 is a great time for a little retail therapy, it’s time to stock up on new, looser clothes, and maybe your first round of maternity clothes. This does not mean that you go crazy inside the store buying excessively. As your body continues to change, you may want to buy some more essentials for the rest of your pregnancy. Remember, you still have seven more months of body changes.
How big is the baby at 10 weeks?
During the 10th week of pregnancy, the baby is as big as a strawberry, measuring about 1.2 inches long and weighing about 0.14 ounces. Your 10 week old baby’s body length will almost double in the next three weeks. Woof!
10 weeks pregnant, how many months?
At 10 weeks pregnant, you are two months and one week pregnant.
Symptoms of pregnancy at week 10
Wondering what to expect at 10 weeks pregnant? As the baby grows, your ligaments and muscles begin to stretch within the tummy 10 weeks into your pregnancy, your breasts are getting bigger and some other radical changes may be taking place. Here are some of the most common symptoms of a 10 week pregnancy:
- Abdominal ligament pain. Don’t be surprised if you start to feel some pain in your abdomen as it expands to accommodate the growing baby. While some moms don’t really notice them, others find these sensations – called “abdominal ligament pain” – absolutely painful. If you’re 10 weeks pregnant with twins, your ligament pain could be even more noticeable. Let your obstetrician determine if the discomfort is intense or if you are only concerned in some way by some of your 10 week pregnancy symptoms.
- Growing breasts. Your breasts have probably gotten bigger in the 10th week of pregnancy, as they have been preparing for breastfeeding for weeks.
- Morning sickness. Nausea and vomiting are quite common at 10 weeks of pregnancy. The good news is that they will probably go away shortly after you hit the second trimester, so you don’t need to worry.
- Humor changes. Changes in your hormones can be to blame for a roller coaster of emotions.
- You feel fatigued, here’s why: Not only is your body working hard and tirelessly to provide you with what is necessary for the baby’s growth, but your sleep can be interrupted by some very strange dreams.
- Increased vaginal discharge. Increased blood flow to your vagina, along with increased estrogen production, could cause more of a clear, odorless discharge called leukorrhea. It might sound a bit grotesque, but this substance is simply nature’s way of getting rid of bacteria. But if you notice that it is colored, stained with blood, has a bad smell or causes discomfort; call your doctor. They can be caused by something else.
- Visible veins. Those blue stripes serve an important purpose – they carry a ton of extra blood to your baby.
Development of pregnancy at week 10
Your 10 week pregnant tummy is probably starting to show up. That’s because your baby continues to grow rapidly, so your tummy has started to develop some extra curve. You may still not look pregnant to some people who know you, but you may need some pants with an elastic waist and some loose tops right around 10 weeks pregnant.
Many doctors recommend gaining about three to five pounds during the first trimester for BMI average pregnant women. So you are well on your way if you are 10 weeks pregnant, having gained a few pounds.
If you are pregnant with twins, your doctor may recommend gaining about a pound per week in the first half of your pregnancy, which means that you could have gained about 10 pounds by the time you reached 10 weeks pregnant with Twins. But don’t worry if you haven’t gained as much weight, or even if you’ve lost weight due to morning sickness. Wait to put the weight back on during the second trimester when the nausea subsides.
Ultrasound at week 10 of pregnancy
At ten weeks pregnant, the baby has arm joints, cartilage, and bones are forming. The vital organs of your 10-week-old fetus are fully developed and beginning to function. Nails and hair are starting to show up too! And can you believe that the baby is busy practicing swallowing and kicking inside your 10 weeks pregnant tummy?
Ten weeks is an important time if you have decided to do some genetic testing in the first trimester. Genetic testing is optional, it depends on the tests you want to get, but a genetic counselor can help you decide, always based on your family history and some risk factors.
The nuchal translucency test typically occurs between weeks 10 and 14. It tests your fetus for the risk of Down syndrome and various chromosomal abnormalities. To do this, you will have a painless ultrasound, and the baby’s nuchal crease (back of the neck) will be measured for signs of abnormality. The NTS is usually done as part of a “First Trimester Screen” where your blood is tested and your risk is assessed based on the results of both the ultrasound and the blood test.A cell-free fetal DNA test, also known as a non-invasive prenatal test, is a blood test performed at week 10 or later. Sample mom’s blood to look for risk signs for Down syndrome, Edward syndrome, Patau syndrome, and other chromosomal abnormalities.
Other more invasive tests – CVS and amniocentesis – can be used to diagnose abnormalities as well. They are performed normally, if you are at high risk of having a baby with a chromosomal abnormality, based on family history, risk factors, or NTS or NIPT results. CVS (chorionic villus sampling), given between weeks 10 and 12, uses an ultrasound to determine the location of the placenta. Then, using the ultrasound as a guide, the doctor either uses a speculum inserted into the cervix or a needle through your belly to collect the cells from the placenta. These cells are tested for genetic abnormalities.
If you opt for amniocentesis, your doctor will schedule it for a date between weeks 15 and 20. Overwhelmed by all the first and second trimester tests? trust us; Once you’re done with this, you can focus on more things to do.
Considerations regarding pregnancy at week 10
- Schedule your CVS test.
- Programs the detection of nuchal translucency.
- Consult about the pros and cons of the exercise.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.