Your baby is about the size of a kumquat
head to bottom WEIGHT 1.23 ounces
Your slight weight gain and bloating are most likely to blame for the thickening in your midsection. Stretchy pants and skirts with waistbands are essential since you are likely transitioning from regular to maternity attire at this time. Here are some maternity fashion tips for extending the wear of your regular clothing during pregnancy.
You might be drooling more than usual, especially if you’re feeling sick. Extra saliva is common and normal during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. If youre unable to swallow your saliva, spit it out. Drinking more water, sucking on hard candies, and chewing gum can all assist you in more easily swallowing excess saliva.
You may experience significantly more vaginal discharge during pregnancy due to higher estrogen levels; this is not just your imagination. Healthy discharge is odorless or mild-smelling and milky white. You dont need to do anything about it. However, if you notice a sudden change in the type of discharge (such as if you’re consistently leaking fluid), it smells strong or disagreeable, or it’s gray, yellow, or green, call your healthcare provider right away.
You may have blue, noticeable veins on your chest, breasts, and belly. Your veins enlarge and become more noticeable during pregnancy as your body produces more blood to support you. As your uterus expands, you could also get varicose veins in your legs and lower body. The good news is that they frequently go away or get better after giving birth.
Right now, you might find yourself feeling a variety of strong emotions, from joy to sadness. Be reassured that mood swings are typical during pregnancy. Your levels of neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain) are impacted by stress, fatigue, and hormonal changes. Of course, there are also the various emotions you might experience as a parent. But if you continue to feel down, you could be suffering from pregnancy depression. Talk to your healthcare provider and ask for help.
Your morning sickness may be worse than ever: For many women, morning sickness peaks around 9 or 10 weeks of pregnancy. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels are at their highest during that time; morning sickness is thought to be related to increases in both hCG and estrogen. The good news is that your morning sickness might start to subside soon. HCG levels begin to decline at 11 weeks, and by 15 weeks, they have decreased by about 50% from their peak. Early on in the second trimester, morning sickness is often relieved for many pregnant women.
Your body is exerting more effort than usual because there is 30 to 50% more blood pumping through your veins. The majority of the time, your nervous and cardiovascular systems adapt to these changes without any issues, but occasionally, there may not be enough blood flow to your brain, which can cause you to feel lightheaded or dizzy. If this occurs, immediately sit or lie down and, if you can, place your head between your knees. If you’re driving, stop the vehicle right away and pull over until you feel better.
Why Should You Have an Ultrasound at 10 Weeks?
The following are the explanations for why an ultrasound should be done at week 10 of pregnancy.
To check for any abnormalities.
A nuchal translucency scan (NTS) will be carried out between weeks 10 and 14 of your pregnancy to check the fetus for the possibility of Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. This involves measuring the nuchal fold, the translucent back of the neck of the unborn child, to check for any anomalies. The 12th week of pregnancy is typically when this test is performed.