Monday , December 11 2017

10 Weeks Pregnant: What You Need to Know about Your Body and Baby

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The tenth week of your pregnancy is a perfect end to its first trimester with its hard symptoms and vital developments inside your womb. Now, your baby’s body is fully formed, but the organs will keep their maturity and development while functioning along the rest of your pregnancy period.

The critical period of your baby’s life is almost to end, as most of his\her internal and external organs are already formed. However, your baby weights just a quarter of an ounce and measures about an inch like the size of a kumquat. At the coming weeks, your baby will go through the fetal period and grow rapidly to double his size several times. At the tenth week, your baby is developing the small details such as nails, jawbones, and peach-fuzz hair and produce the his own digestive juices.

At this critical stage, the head is about half the length of your whole body and the forehead is still large accordingly. The vital internal organs are already formed and functioned, but they will keep developing throughout the coming pregnancy weeks. Your baby can swim into the amniotic sac and kick the surrounding liquid with his tiny legs, as his muscles and joints are grown completely.

The newly-borne symptoms such as uncomfortable clothes, especially at your breast and waist and uncomfortable sleep will continue through the coming few weeks. At this point, the progesterone stimulates your breast’s milk glands to grow and the estrogen stimulates the milk ducts to develop. The high level of progesterone into your body can cause dry or dark spots in different parts of your body, but they will gain their normal color and texture directly after you get birth.

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You can still practice your usual routine of exercises such as walking, swimming, strength, or endurance exercises during the ninth week of your pregnancy, but you should inform your healthcare provider whenever you feel unusual or severe symptoms.

Whenever you notice a change in the color or texture of your urine or discharges, you should make tests to avoid the pregnancy infections including the urinary tract infection, yeast infection, and bacterial vaginosis. If you have a family history of life-time syndromes, you should perform a first trimester screening at this week. Such a screening will define if your baby is affected with trisomy 18 or Down syndrome.

10 Weeks Pregnant What You Need to Know about Your Body and Baby

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