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

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

10 Weeks Pregnant

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.

Last Updated: March 14, 2015

CONTRIBUTOR

Kelly Winder is the creator of BellyBelly.com.au, a doula, writer and mother to three awesome children.Currently she's travelling the world for 12 months with her partner and children, and hopes to inspire more families to do the same.