Week 10 of Your Pregnancy

9 weeks pregnant

245

Days to go

4

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Keep going. You’ll find something useful below.

Pregnancy Symptoms

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Ligament Pain near Pelvis

Your pelvis houses two round ligaments that strech and tug with your growing uterus. As a result of this physical change you will start experiencing sharp pains, cramps, aching, or even jabbing near your pelvis area. While this pain can be concerning, you must understand that this is common and for some pregnant women, this pain continues for the whole tenure of pregnancy and ends post-delivery.

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Morning Sickness

If you are not yet nauseous, consider yourself lucky! Brace yourself, because morning sickness can occur at typically any time of the day, not just in the morning. According to medical experts, 50 to 70% of pregnant women get morning sickness in one form or other, for example vomiting, nausea. Morning sickness is usually at its peak at week 9 and gradually decreases by week 12.

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Occasional Headaches

There are two main reasons for experiencing headaches during pregnancy. One is the hormonal changes while the other is the increasing blood volume which can put pressure on the blood vessels in your head region. Some women also experience stress headaches and migraine headaches during this period.

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Whitish Vaginal Discharge

Pregnancy is a sensitive time for us and small changes can sometimes create panic. Increased vaginal discharge maybe scary but it is, in fact, normal in most cases. Creamy white watery discharge happens due to hormonal changes. It is also your body’s way of preventing vaginal infections and keeping your baby safe. But remember, if you find a change in color, quickly consult your doctor to be on the safe side.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 3.1 cm.
Baby’s Weight: 4 g.

Baby’s Heart

Your baby by now has a fully functioning heart which is beating at 180 beats per minute.

Baby’s Teeth:

This week you may notice those pearly whites. Wow, does this mean your baby will have teeth when it is born? The answer is NO! This week tiny teeth buds may be developing under the gums.

Baby’s Arms & Legs:

The arms, complete with elbows, can flex already. Magical? Isn’t it? Your baby’s arms are taking shape and getting stronger, but each one is still teeny-tiny.

Others:

Your baby’s head is more straight now, ears are growing, making baby look more human.
The yolk sac, which fed your baby with nutrients before the placenta developed, is beginning to shrink now.

Your changing body

Most women experience sore breasts at different stages during pregnancy. Once you are pregnant, your breasts start preparing themselves to breastfeed your little one. Changing hormones and growing breasts result in pain and soreness in the area.

Multiple bathroom trips are common during pregnancy and happen due to the increasing blood volume in your blood, your ever-expanding uterus which puts pressure on your bladder, as well as hormonal disturbances. Make sure that you stay well hydrated during pregnancy, especially when you experience frequent urination. The chances of contracting urinary infections are very high during pregnancy and drinking a good amount of fluids helps you reduce the risk of contracting UTIs.

You must be feeling extremely tired and sleepy all the time. Getting up from the bed may feel like a chore. But remember, this is not laziness. Your hormones are all haywire and your body is working extra hard to nourish the little bean within you. Eating healthy, staying hydrated, taking quick power naps, and doing small exercises can help deal with this symptoms

The human body is a wonderful creation. Did you know the main reason behind constipation during pregnancy? Your digestive system moves slowly to ensure maximum absorption of nutrients from your food so that your baby can have the best nutrition possible. This slow movement, of course, causes you inconvenience, and the best way to combat it is by staying hydrated and eating fiber-rich foods.

Experiencing acidity along with constipation? Don’t be surprised. When your digestive system is working slowly, heartburn is a common consequence. Most to-be-mothers go through both these symptoms. Staying hydrated and having fiber-rich foods will help combat acidity too. Along with this, you can avoid foods that trigger heartburn such as coffee and tea, spices, and deep-fried foods. Your aim should be to eat foods that are nutrient-rich and at the same time easy to digest.

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