Your baby is ready to pass one of many milestones in its life: It will no longer be in the embryo stage, and by the end of 10 weeks pregnant your baby is considered a fetus.
You are on the verge of entering into you second trimester.
Your Body At 10 Weeks Pregnant
If you really want to be showing the time has arrived. The trouble is, it will mostly just be noticed by the people really close to you, like your partner.
Feel confident that you will show your pregnant belly and you will get so big and uncomfortable you will hardly be able to wait to have the baby be born.
Morning sickness is subsiding or has passed by now. Food will start being really appealing again. You and your baby will start gaining weight.
You may notice a slight relief from the fatigue that you been feeling.
The emotional roller coaster will probably be with you throughout the pregnancy. Keep a Kleenex near by for those crying spells (even intense joy can bring out a gush of tears) and remember to keep your mouth closed when a crabby spell erupts.
There is such a thing as prenatal depression, so talk to your health care professional if you have concerns.
Your Baby At 10 Weeks Pregnant
The baby is a little over an inch and a half and growing strong. The risk of congenital disorders is reduced. There should still be precautions taken when using some cleaning agents, second hand smoke, types of foods eaten, etc. to give your baby every chance for a healthy development.
Some parents choose genetic testing. There are risks of false positives and many parents end up with perfectly healthy babies.
If there is anything wrong with your baby, you have a lifetime to deal with it. Many parents choose to just wait until the baby is born.
Since there are risks involved with genetic testing, parents don’t want to risk losing a healthy baby or damage a healthy baby with genetic testing.
Internal organs are not only developing, they are functioning. Organs like the following:
Details like toenails will begin to show and peach fuzz on the skin develops.
Your Life At 10 Weeks Pregnant
Breastfeeding can help burn off those after baby pounds, so start educating yourself now on breastfeeding and seriously consider giving your baby the health benefits that only breast milk can provide.
Include your partner in the prenatal visits and anything else you can think of. It will help begin bonding with the baby right away.