At 10 weeks pregnant, what to expect includes your baby officially becoming a foetus. The kidneys, intestines, brain, and lungs are all in place. Your baby’s fingers and toes also start separating into complete digits. Your baby’s eyelids are thick and no longer transparent.
Tooth buds start to appear in the mouth too. A 10 week ultrasound sonogram can show the length of your baby from crown to rump is about three centimetres. You will likely also notice some fuzzy hair growth and the outline of the spine in a 10 week ultrasound scan.
You may still feel nauseous as one of your 10 weeks pregnant symptoms because of the extra progesterone surging through your body. In addition to making you feel more tired and nauseous, progesterone is responsible for the pregnancy “glow” of shinier skin you notice because it increases the amount of facial oil glands you have. Another effect is hair that looks both glossier and thicker than prior to your 10 weeks pregnant belly.
Get as much rest as possible, including naps during the day if your 10 weeks pregnant symptoms include feeling really tired. To comfortably accommodate the 10 weeks pregnant belly, start wearing looser clothing. You will likely notice fuller breasts from the growth of milk-producing glands.
At 10 weeks pregnant, cramping can also occur in minor doses in the abdominal area. Cramping at 10 weeks pregnant is fairly common as your body is undergoing several changes and the baby is growing rapidly. These alterations affect the uterus, surrounding tissues, and muscles, which explains the cramps and general discomfort.
Another of the 10 weeks pregnant symptoms that many women experience is a change in their vision. As you have double the blood volume than before pregnancy, the increased circulation can thicken and curve the corneas in your eyes, resulting in blurry vision. Your eyes may feel dry too. After delivery, your vision should return to what it was before.
With your 10 weeks pregnant belly, you may be less interested in sex than previously. If so, it is a good idea to discuss this with your partner, so they know it’s not personal.
A decrease in libido during pregnancy can be due to the increased progesterone in your 10 weeks pregnant body, as well as general fatigue and nausea. But you can still show your partner affection and enjoy a gentle massage or foot rub. By the way, declining interest in sex does not happen to all pregnant women; some even find pregnancy has the opposite effect!
It’s a good idea to make the effort to help your partner feel included in the pregnancy by enjoying even the smallest of intimate moments together. You may also want to take your partner to a 10 week ultrasound or on a maternity clothing shopping trip with you to help include the special person.
Spend time talking with your life partner about the pregnancy and share your feelings about the baby’s upcoming arrival. Feeling understood can help you feel less worrisome about being 10 weeks pregnant and feel closer to your partner too. Prepare together for the upcoming bundle of joy!