Week 10 at a glance
10 weeks pregnant.
You’re feeling every kind of feeling, releasing every liquid and gas, and starting to feel even your dreams are in on the plot.
At 10 weeks pregnant, there have been some pretty remarkable developments.
Let’s have a look at what you can expect:
In this article: 📝
- Week 10 at a glance
- Baby development at 10 weeks
- Pregnancy symptoms at 10 weeks
- Pregnancy tips at 10 weeks
Baby development at 10 weeks
How big is a fetus at 10 weeks?
We thought you’d never ask.
It’s about 1.25 inches, which translates to about 3.175 cm.
That means, your baby is three-fifths of the size of a golf tee, one-tenth as tall as a bowling pin, and one-two-hundred-fiftieth the length of a London bus.
Also – and this is really something – your baby has one crazy big brain right now.
Remember Krang from the Ninja Turtles? Something like that.
We’re not joking.
A 10-week fetus is half head, half rest-of-the-body.
Their forehead is also bulging with a whole lot of excess grey matter.
See? Your little munchkin is already a genius.
That didn’t take long.
Okay. Onto some other cute things.
And their bones are taking more shape, too.
They’re finally looking a bit more human!
Pregnancy symptoms at 10 weeks
So how are you feeling, mama?
Well, at 10 weeks, here’s a sample of the symptoms you might be experiencing…
You’re tired and you can’t sleep properly.
What a beautiful mix.
The vicious cycle for women who are 10 weeks pregnant goes something like this: you’re fatigued from all that hormone action so you nap in the day, making you a little wired at night, making you even more fatigued in the day.
But where does the fatigue come from in the first place?
Hormones (which you can pretty much attribute everything to at this point) and blood pressure that is lower than normal due to the new demand for blood and its flow.
You’re gassy, you’re veiny, you’re constipated – and you’re weirdly horny.
We’ll just deal with the last one on this list.
You’ve got a lot of blood flowing in the direction of your pelvic area.
Some other odd side effects include bleeding gums and increased vaginal discharge, but let’s stick to the good news for now, shall we?
Your head feels like it too may be growing a little one.
Headaches can appear for a range of different reasons at 10 weeks pregnant.
Some are due to hormone changes, and some are simply because this whole experience can leave you feeling run down.
There are various ways to find relief.
Sleeping and eating do wonders, a hot or cold compress can help you get rid of the pain – and if you want to go the good old medication route, chat to your doctor about what’s safe.
What on earth is going on in that subconscious of yours?
Yes, it is normal for you to be having the strangest dreams right now.
Riding a unicorn to a business meeting?
Get there and it’s a boardroom populated with babies?
10 weeks pregnant belly
This is perhaps one of the strangest, most beautiful parts of being pregnant.
Your body – that body that has played soccer, and lain slumped on the couch, and got you to work every day, and danced till the wee hours – that body is changing in this pretty miraculous way.
Yup, renovations are happening at this hotel and it’s expanding!
So, yes, that does mean that you may just have a cute little 10 weeks pregnant bump.
(Important to remember, of course, that everyone is different. Some women may not be showing very much at all at this stage.)
Can you feel baby at 10 weeks?
Not likely at this stage.
Those little movements are still too small.
Pregnancy tips at 10 weeks
You’re officially in the double digits of pregnancy ‒ woohoo!
Here are some things you might want to add to your to-do list:
- Start a baby registry: It’s time to start thinking about all the cute little baby items you’ll need. Get that registry going, so your friends and family can start spoiling you and baby!
- Join a pregnancy support group: Being pregnant can be tough, but it’s easier when you have a community of other mamas going through the same thing. Join a pregnancy support group to get advice, support, and some new friends.
- Treat yo’ self to some cute maternity clothes: Your belly might be starting to grow, and so is your maternity wardrobe. Treat yourself to some cute new clothes that will keep you feeling comfortable and stylish throughout your pregnancy.
- Start brainstorming baby names: It’s never too early to start thinking about baby names. Get that list going, so you’re ready when the time comes to name your little bundle of joy.
- Do some pregnancy-safe workouts: Staying active is key, mama ‒ pick some workouts or exercises that you enjoy that are also gentle.
- Stock up on snacks: Pregnancy cravings can strike at any time, so make sure you have plenty of snacks on hand to keep you fueled and satisfied.
- Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is important for both you and baby. So, grab a water bottle and stay hydrated throughout the day.
Remember, pregnancy can be a wild ride, but you got this!
Take things one day at a time, stay positive, and don’t hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns.
Keep on growing, mama!
10 weeks down.
About 30 to go.