10 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms and What to Expect

At 10 weeks pregnant, your baby is officially a foetus. The kidneys, intestines, brain, and lungs are all in place. Your baby’s
fingers and toes are also separating into complete digits.

Your baby’s eyelids have thickened so they are no longer transparent and tooth buds are starting to appear in the mouth. The length of your baby from crown to rump is about three centimetres.

Changes to Your Body

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.

Lifestyle Considerations

You may be less interested in sex than previously and if so it’s 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 level of progesterone and general fatigue and nausea. Declining interest in sex doesn’t happen to all pregnant women, some even find pregnancy has the opposite effect!

General Advice

Even if you aren’t in the mood for sex you can still be affectionate with your partner and enjoy a massage or foot rub. It’s a good idea to make the effort to ensure that your partner feels included and take time to talk about the pregnancy and share your feelings about your upcoming arrival.

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