Pregnancy information at week 10 of being pregnant - Your baby's little heart is pumping blood around the body and can be seen on an ultrasound scan.
You are already a quarter of the way through your pregnancy and the time when you are most at risk of miscarriage is coming to an end. You may have your booking visit around this time, when a doctor or midwife will take all your details and family history and discuss what sort of care you would prefer during your pregnancy. Now is the time to begin to think about your antenatal options.
Sickness usually reaches a peak around week nine, but diminishes slowly until week 12, though unfortunately for some women it continues throughout pregnancy. Tiredness is intense and you may feel your eyesight is affected. The increasing levels of progesterone may make your gums bleed.
Your body is retaining more fluid now you're pregnant and the increased fluid in your eyes can cause temporary long or short sightedness. Your contact lenses may feel uncomfortable. You may want to invest in some underwear that supports your new shape.
Your baby will now be getting all her nutrients from you. In medical terms your baby has moved from being an embryo to a foetus. Facial features include an evolving profile with a large forehead and button nose. All internal organs are present; the skeleton is complete, but still formed from cartilage. Your baby's heart now pumps blood around her body. The stomach is developing and being connected to her mouth and the cells that will become the brain continue to multiply rapidly.
Your baby's taste buds are developing. There are distinct fingers and toes and the inner ear and eyes are formed, but the eyelids are still sealed. The little heart is pumping blood around the body and can be seen on an ultrasound scan. Wrist and ankle joints begin to develop. Organs continue to grow and more bone and muscle tissue continues to be laid down and the external sex organs have begun to form. Your baby is still less than the length of your little finger.
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