When you get pregnant, you may have no idea what is going to happen to you and your baby. And even if you can educate yourself through books and social media, you might have a totally different experience from what is expected. However, it is better to keep yourself informed at least so that you can anticipate the pregnancy symptoms and deal with them accordingly.
This article will explain the changes in the 10th week of pregnancy.
What Will Change on the 10th Week of Pregnancy?
You may have heard that your body and mental would change on the 10th week of pregnancy. However, what would happen exactly? If you know them, you can be ready for that without surprise.
When you get pregnant, it’s better to know what would happen to you and your baby. So, you can prepare for that.
What is significant about the 10th week of pregnancy?
Body changes at 10 weeks of pregnancy
When you enter the 10th week of pregnancy, you may notice your belly sticking out slightly. Of course, there are many pregnant women who don’t feel that their belly has gotten bigger and don’t see any changes at all. However, even if it’s not noticeable, your body continues to change as the baby grows.
Mental changes at 10 weeks of pregnancy
The 10th week of pregnancy is the time when not only changes in your body occur but also in your mind. It will also be a time to witness your baby coming into human form in the echo photography, and when the expected date of birth will be revealed. Therefore, your role as a mother will be much clearer to you.
On the other hand, it is also a time when you become emotionally unstable due to various factors such as changes in hormonal balance, morning sickness, and etc. Positive and negative feelings happen at the same time as you think about and anticipate more changes in the coming months. Although it is perfectly normal to feel a little anxiety, there is ultimately nothing to be gained from worrying too much. It is better to be objective and handle your concerns properly and express your worries, rather than accumulating stress unnecessarily.
How does the baby change?
In the 10th week of pregnancy, many changes also happen to your baby. The growth of a baby is remarkable only between the beginning and the end of the 10th week. It’s really amazing to see this growth spurt when you go for a checkup.
Until the 10th week of pregnancy, the baby in the uterus is said to be an embryo and is immature. However, it will grow from around the 10th week of pregnancy into a human form called a fetus. The eyes and ears of a baby are formed well by the end of the 10th week. In addition, the source of the hair is developed and the shape of the face and hands, and feet become distinct. By the end of the 10th week of pregnancy, your baby looks human.
Size of the baby on the 10th week of pregnancy
The size of the baby on the 10th week of pregnancy is about the size of a small strawberry. The size of the baby at this time is based not on his/her height but on the head, called CRL, which measures the length from head to butt. The head of the baby on the 10th week of pregnancy is about 3 cm. And it will be 4 to 5 cm by the time the 10th week is over. In addition, the weight is used as an estimated weight calculated by echo and the average weight of a 10-week-old baby is about 5 to 9g.
Movement of the baby on the 10th week of pregnancy
The baby who reaches the 10th week of pregnancy will develop its nervous system so that it can move its hands and feet firmly. By the end of the 10th week, the movement becomes active as he/she shakes the hands and move the face. However, because the body is still small, it will be a little later for the mom to feel the baby’s movement as a fetal movement. Still, you can enjoy the baby’s movement by echoing upon checkup.
It’s interesting to know what will happen to you and your baby, isn’t it? Although your baby is still tiny on the 10th week of pregnancy, their miniature body parts are already developed and continue to grow day by day. Your body and mind will go through a lot more changes, so enjoy the experience as much as you can!