10 Weeks Pregnant – What Happens When You’re 10 Weeks Pregnant

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10 Weeks Pregnant – What Happens When You’re 10 Weeks Pregnant

10 Weeks Pregnant – Your Body

When you’re around 10 weeks pregnant, you may be getting some crazy, wild mood changes, which is caused by the rapidly increasing hormones. Constipation can also be a problem at this time, which is caused by progesterone relaxing the bowel and intestine, slowing down the passage of food. When this happens your body removes more water from your stools causing them to harden. To help relieve this ensure that you are drinking plenty of water (2 – 3 litres a day). A high fibre diet will also help. Wind or gas often increases in pregnancy, for some tips on reducing wind, have a read our article, Gas During Pregnancy – A Windy Problem!

10 Weeks Pregnant – Your Baby

Baby can now make small un-coordinated movements. Fingers toes and joints are now fully developed and your baby even has fingernails and hair! The nervous system is starting to develop along with the large muscles and the digestive system.

Eye colour is now determined and the eyelids are fused shut until early in the third trimester, as the the irises develop. Your baby’s head is about half it’s body length!

If you’re 10 weeks pregnant, your baby measures approximately 3cms long and weighs around 4 grams.

A special thanks to BellyBelly’s midwife, Alan Rooney, for helping me to compile this article. Kelly Winder is a birth attendant (aka doula), the creator of BellyBelly and mum to three beautiful children. Follow Kelly on Google+ and become a fan of BellyBelly on Facebook. BellyBelly is also on Twitter. Please note that all of my suggestions and advice are of a generalised nature only and are not intended to replace advice from a qualified professional. BellyBelly.com.au – The Thinking Woman’s Website For Conception, Pregnancy, Birth and Baby.


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