10 Weeks Pregnant

At 10 weeks of gestation age of the unborn baby is 8 weeks from the moment of conception. With the advent of 10 weeks of pregnancy pass the second phase of the crisis in the relationship, "the mother-fetus."  At 10 weeks' gestation, the fetus multiply nerve cells in the brain

Changes to the fetus

The size of the fruit to 10 weeks of pregnancy is about 35 - 40 mm in length, and the weight reaches 5 g, that is, the size of it already meets small apricot. Up to half the length of the fruit falls on his head, but the tail traces left at all, he turned to the coccyx.

Fetal heart rate at 10 weeks' gestation, about 150 - 160 beats per minute, that is almost like a newborn baby.

At this time already formed arms and legs future baby can distinguish his knee and elbow joints. The fruit of a long time to actively move, his movements become more diverse, although not felt by the woman. Develops mimicry - the fruit of his mouth opens and closes, brings hands to her face, hamming and grimaces and puts his fingers in his mouth.

Hair unborn baby are not yet available, but little body begins to be covered with light vellus hairs - lanugo.

At 10 weeks' gestation intensively multiply nerve cells of the brain, the whole nervous system is divided by the time in the central and peripheral. It is from the age of 10 weeks of pregnancy, you can register electric potentials of fetal brain, indicating its activity.

Ongoing development of the immune, lymphatic system, intestines virtually all formed. Begin laid vulva, but an ultrasound at 10 weeks of pregnancy, fetal sex can not yet be discerned. The sex glands begin to produce hormones.

Changes in women 10 weeks' gestation

At 10 weeks of pregnancy are significantly reduced symptoms of early toxicity in the form of nausea, vomiting and profuse salivation. The mother's body and fetus almost completely adapted to co-existence. But can persist weakness, fatigue, absent-mindedness and mood swings.

Belly 10 weeks of gestation has not yet rounded, although the uterus is the size of a grapefruit is comparable to, and in the pelvis it becomes crowded. Sometimes the increase in uterine provokes frequent urination and constipation. But this is a temporary problem, as soon as the uterus is increased so much that comes out of the pelvic cavity, they stop.

On the abdomen at 10 weeks of pregnancy, some women appear dark thin line that goes to the heart of the navel.

Pregnant 10 weeks, in severe toxicosis sometimes lose weight, but more often from now on is weight gain, no more than 2 - 3 kg. During pregnancy, women weight increases not only due to the growing uterus, the fetus and the amniotic fluid. Increase yields adipose tissue, which is deposited in the thighs, abdomen, chest. The body therefore stores nutrients for future breast-feeding a baby.  The size of the fetus at 10 weeks' gestation - 35-40 mm

Dedicated to the 10 week of pregnancy should not be a cause for concern if they are yellowish or whitish, have no odor. In that case, if the discharge 10 week gestation abundant curdled, friability and are accompanied by itching or burning, they may be a symptom of thrush (candidiasis of the vagina). It is fairly common during pregnancy, due to changes in acid-base balance, hormonal changes and decreased immunity. When thrush should consult a doctor about treatment, as during pregnancy some medications can harm an unborn baby.

Pain at 10 weeks of pregnancy a woman should alert. If they are accompanied by spotting, it can be a symptom of a miscarriage began.

A survey of 10 weeks of pregnancy

Usually ultrasound at 10 weeks of gestation is prescribed to all women as a screening study. In normal pregnancy - this is the first ultrasound examination of the fetus, its results are judged on the amount of fruits, their movements and heartbeat, of gross anomalies and malformations. Detection of fetal malformations incompatible with life at such an early stage of pregnancy may be an indication for its interruption. Ultrasound at 10 weeks' gestation confirms the viability of the fetus, and specifies the period of gestation.

An important survey of 10 weeks of pregnancy is a blood test for sugar. It certainly pass on an empty stomach. It is particularly important to conduct a study of blood sugar in pregnant women older than 25 years, overweight or family history of diabetes. Pregnancy gives a considerable burden on all systems of the female body, and in those at risk often during this period begins diabetes.