Pregnancy Week 10
In pregnancy week 10, your baby will be about 31 mm to 42 mm long and will be of a size of a lime. Hence you can see the way your baby is growing from one week to another. The baby will be no longer in embryonic period and will begin the fetal period. This is the time when the growth of your baby will be at double rate as compared to the earlier weeks of pregnancy. Pregnancy week 10 is believed to be the most important week of the developmental stage. But this doesn’t mean that you are safe from the chances of miscarriage. Hence you will need to take proper care of yourself so as to avoid getting into any complications of pregnancy.
In pregnancy week 10, you will need to take good care of yourself and the baby. For this first and foremost make sure that the environment surrounding you is pleasant. Make sure that your partner or anyone in your house doesn't smoke in front of you. The second hand smoking is more injurious and can harm your baby in more than one ways. Avoid being in such places where people smoke openly. Make sure that you protect your baby from the second hand smoking. If you are traveling and any of the passengers is smoking, then kindly request them not to do so.
In pregnancy week 10, your baby's most of the organs are growing rapidly. The liver, brain, kidney and the heart are all functioning properly. The length of your baby will also start growing very fast from now onwards. Within few more weeks, you will see fingers and toenails properly formed on your baby's body. Your baby will start kicking and swallowing during this week. The baby starts swallowing the amniotic fluid that surrounds it. The liver of the baby is also working round the clock and producing the red blood cells.
As far as you are considered chances are more of you not showing your pregnancy in the pregnancy week 10 also. But be rest assured as within few more weeks there will be no need for you to mention others about your pregnancy, as your big tummy itself will announce the world that you are pregnant. But the people who are near you like your husband might start commenting about the changes in your tummy. Now you will get slight relief from the morning sickness. But the morning sickness will completely get disappeared in the next few weeks.You will start enjoying your pregnancy post the pregnancy week 10, as the early symptoms of pregnancy will slowly start getting vanished. You can hear your baby's heartbeat when you visit your doctor next time. It is good to take your partner with you whenever you will go and visit your doctor. This way your partner will also feel connected to your pregnancy. Include your partner also in your week-by-week pregnancy growth and see the way they will also start giving you their advice about how you should sit and stand. Hence take your partner along for your monthly check ups.