You are about saying goodbye to your first trimester even at 10 weeks pregnant. By now, you are probably getting used to the idea of being a pregnant woman. What do you expect as the day goes by? There are lots happening ahead, here are those inclined to weeks 10 pregnancies.
How are you at 10 weeks pregnant?
Your pregnancy is still not being notice by others but it will not last for long. Your belly continues to grow rounder even as your uterus increases. Weight gain is constant, so you’ll probably gain about a pound or 2 this period. Some women still experience morning sickness but it should be lesser to early pregnancy weeks.
Your blood level has gone up even if you have not notice the veins in your abdomen and breast becoming more visible, there is 50% chance that you’ll this 10th week.
How is your baby at 10 weeks pregnant?
At the end of this week 10, your little one will formally move from being an embryo to a fetus. Your baby fingers and webbed toes start to divide and forming individual unit. All baby’s vital organs are formed and the placenta is properly doing her work.
By this week of pregnancy your little one takes on a more human like resemblance, the eyelids starts to close and facial feature more become more distinguishable. Your baby is able to swallow and also growing of tooth buds.
If you’re opportune to visit your doctors this 10th week and an ultrasound is carried out, you may probably hear your baby’s heartbeat but you may not be able to detect your baby’s gender until several coming weeks.
This 10th weeks, some woman start having relief from morning sickness. But if you do not belong to this women, be strong as nausea and vomiting get betters towards the end of the 1st trimester for most women.
Other symptoms like heartburn, fatigue, bloating, gas, constipation, food cravings and dislike continues. And sometime some may last throughout pregnancy months.
Increased Vaginal Discharge
During week 10th of your pregnancy, you may notice an increase in your vaginal discharge. This is usually caused by increment in pregnancy estrogen levels. Pregnancy discharge is usually thick and thin with lesser odors. Nevertheless there are some signs to look out for, if your discharge is accompanied with this features listed below that’s shows an outbreak of infection.
- Foul odor.
- Mixed with blood.
- Green or yellow in color.
- Associated with painful urination.
- Occurs with redness or itching of the vulva.
This is a common occurrence during pregnancy. Abdominal pains happen due to the expansion of your uterus. This pain may be dull or sharp and it benign. It help if you can move slowly, and standing up when symptoms comes. When abdominal pain is persistent or accompanied by vaginal bleeding, fever, chills, or burning urination, contact your doctor immediately.
Things to Do This Week for a Healthy Pregnancy
Be sure to follow your doctors advise given to you on your first prenatal care visit. Be sure to write down everything that seems to be questionable to you and what you would like to know on your next appointment.
If you’re not ready for maternity clothes but your clothes seems tight, then shop for new loose ones that will take you for several week before moving into maternity clothing. You may also want to buy new shoes, bras and underwear of bigger sizes.
And if you are still battling with morning sickness, it is high time you start eating good diet that is nutrition and safe for your developing baby and you. Taken prenatal vitamin is a better way to keeping healthy pregnancy.
There may be no need of increasing your calorie intake until 2nd trimester but if there seems to be some question about how often you should eat, talk to your health care provider or a dietician.
Toxoplasmosis is also common during pregnancy, this is a parasitic infection transmitted by cats. So if you had cats that you do take care of before now, you should stop immediately as directed by Centers-for-Disease-Control. Toxoplasmosis causes brain and eye problems in infant, most especially blindness
When to call your doctor?
It is very necessary for every pregnant woman to be watchful for the things that may stand as danger to pregnancy. The listed problems should be under watch and peradventure they occur ensure to call your doctor fast.
- Pain with urination.
- Bleeding or cramping.
- Severe nausea with vomiting.
- Severe abdominal pain.
- Abnormal vaginal discharge or odor.
Congratulation, you’re near second trimesters and there is much ahead. But the most important thing is to stay healthy and be on the lookout for things that poses threat to you and your developing baby.