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Your pregnancy at Week 10

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Your Baby at Week 10 #

Baby's first teeth
Teeny tooth buds are developing under the gums, even though baby's first teeth won't appear until around 6 months old.

Tummy time
The stomach is producing digestive juices, and the kidneys are making larger quantities of urine.

Building bones
Bones and cartilage are forming, and tiny elbows, knees, and ankles are already working.

Your Body at Week 10 #

Symptoms may persist
Pregnancy hormones can cause constipation, but eating fiber-rich foods, drinking water, and exercising can help alleviate it.

How Big Are 10-Week Bumps?
Your uterus is now somewhat larger than a grapefruit, and you may start to show a slightly rounder lower abdomen.

Visible veins
Due to increased blood supply, you might notice blue lines crisscrossing your breasts and abdomen. These veins are carrying nutrients and blood to your baby.

Curing constipation
To combat constipation, avoid foods that clog up the digestive system and opt for fiber-rich options. Drink plenty of fluids and consider adding exercise to your routine.

Pregnancy Symptoms in Week 10 #

You may still experience fatigue, but your energy level should improve in the second trimester.

Nausea and vomiting
Try acupressure bands and ginger candy to help alleviate queasiness.

Food cravings and aversions
Indulge in cravings in moderation, but try to distract yourself when they become overwhelming.

Heartburn and indigestion
Avoid lying down after meals and use pillows to elevate your head while sleeping.

Bloating and gas
Stay away from gas-producing foods and keep a record of triggers.

Increased vaginal discharge
Thin, milky-white discharge may be present due to increased blood flow to the pelvic area.

Occasional headaches
Headaches may be triggered by hormones, fatigue, hunger, or stress. Rest in a dark room and consider acetaminophen if approved by your doctor.

Faintness or dizziness
Be cautious when getting up to prevent dizziness. Rest and get comfortable if you experience round ligament pain.

Visible veins
The visible veins on your belly and breasts are a result of increased blood supply and will disappear after pregnancy.

Round ligament pain
The ligaments on the sides of your lower belly may cause sharp or dull pain as your belly grows. Rest and get comfortable if you experience discomfort.

Things to Take Care in Week 10 #

Take the ride in stride
Mood swings are normal during the first trimester, but they may return later in pregnancy.

Avoid triggering smells
Steer clear of smells that trigger nausea, and avoid foods that you can't stand the sight of.

Ask your doc about the COVID-19 vaccine
Discuss getting vaccinated for COVID-19 with your doctor to protect yourself and your baby from potential complications.

Add mangoes to your plate
Mangoes are a nutritious and versatile fruit that provides vitamins A and C.

Photograph your bump
Document your changing figure throughout pregnancy to create a pregnancy album.

Know that fatigue is normal
Pregnancy fatigue is normal due to hormonal changes and the development of the placenta.

Eat a healthy breakfast
Incorporate oatmeal and DHA-enriched eggs into your breakfast for added nutrition.

FAQs #

Question: Should I be worried if I haven't started showing at 10 weeks pregnant?
Answer: No need to worry; it's normal not to show at 10 weeks. Each woman's pregnancy progresses differently, and some may show later than others.

Question: Can I get vaccinated for COVID-19 while pregnant?
Answer: The COVID-19 vaccine is currently available to pregnant individuals. Consult your doctor to make an informed decision about getting vaccinated.

Question: How can I manage food cravings and aversions?
Answer: It's okay to indulge in cravings in moderation, but try to distract yourself when cravings become overwhelming. Avoid foods that trigger aversions.

Question: What can I do about pregnancy-related headaches?
Answer: Rest in a dark room, apply a cold compress, and consider acetaminophen (if approved by your doctor) to soothe headaches.

Question: Why do I have visible veins on my belly and breasts?
Answer: The visible veins are a result of increased blood supply, which is essential for nourishing your growing baby. They will disappear after pregnancy.