10 Weeks Means How Many Months
At the 10th week of your pregnancy, you are close to the end of the first trimester. At this time, your baby becomes a foetus from an embryo. You might start experiencing the symptoms of a 10-week pregnancy. Also, you may notice a rise in your vaginal discharge and visible veins.
In a nutshell
10 weeks pregnancy means how many months - 2 months and 10 days
Which trimester - first trimester
Number of weeks to go - 30
Baby development at 10 week pregnancy
At the 10th week of your pregnancy, your baby is around the length of a toy block - 3.5 to 4 centimetres. Here is more on the development of your baby in the womb:
- The formation of major organs in your baby gets a start
- Baby’s eyes, mouth, and nose are getting a shape
- Tooth caps and buds are recognisable
- There is a loss of the web look of the baby's toes and fingers. They are now longer.
- There is a continuous growth of eyelids
- The formation of outer ears gets a start
Your common pregnancy symptoms at this week
You will experience your early morning sickness symptoms for a few more weeks. And so, you might still be experiencing the following symptoms:
- Fatigue - It is a common morning sickness sign. There is no need to worry about it. After a month, you feel less tired.
- Nausea and vomiting - Vomiting and nausea are common signs of morning sickness during pregnancy. To manage it, you can skip a meal.
- Heartburn and indigestion - Indigestion and heartburn are common during the first trimester. You can avoid it by not going to bed just after taking your meal or not taking a meal while lying on the bed.
- Food cravings and aversions - It is good to have occasional craving for foods. However, you need to be careful of frequent food cravings, as it can lead you to have excess body weight during pregnancy.
- Bloating and gas - Hormones make your entire body muscle relax, including the one in the gastrointestinal tract. Due to this, you might notice more indigestion and more intestinal gas.
- Dizziness or faintness - Your body uses all the blood pumped through it. And so, you feel dizzy occasionally. Consult your doctor if you notice it often.
- Increased vaginal discharge - You have more blood flow toward your pelvic area. It is good for your sexual life. You have increased discharge due to pregnancy hormone oestrogen.
- Occasional headaches - Hormonal changes, stress, hunger, and fatigue cause you to have headaches. Take medicines as per your doctor’s advice to manage your headaches.
- Round ligament pain - It is something you have not ever expected. The ligaments are on the left and right sides of your lower belly. During pregnancy, your belly is stretching out and getting bigger. And it is getting thinner and heavier. This weight pulls on the ligaments and causes pain there when you turn or walk.
- Visible veins - The increased supply of the blood makes your veins visible.
How to manage these symptoms
Except for a few cases, you can easily lower or manage your 10 week pregnancy symptoms yourself. However, consulting your doctor is the best option for you. Here are some useful steps to lower or manage symptoms:
- Focus on taking fibre rich foods such as whole grains, cereals, fresh fruits to treat constipation during pregnancy. You can avoid the food items such as rice and pasta causing constipation.
- Take your dinner before 2 hours of your bed-time and do light exercises to have sound sleep at night. Avoid having caffeinated drinks. Follow strictly a sleep routine
- Meditate or do deep breathing to manage your headaches. You can apply warm and cold compress on your head or neck
- Keep taking prenatal vitamins
- Drink 10-12 glasses of water a day
- Use a body or pregnancy pillow to turn side comfortable while being on the bed
- Avoid being alone. You can read your favourite books, watch television programs, etc. if no one is around you
- Take photographs of your baby bum every day
- Keep in mind these symptoms are common for pregnant women
- Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms cause more trouble
10 weeks of pregnancy is the indication that the first trimester is going to end. It is, as 10 weeks mean 2 months and 10 days. Your morning sickness symptoms and allied signs keep going on. The baby in your womb turns into a foetus from an embryo and has formation of major organs. Managing symptoms and caring for yourself is easy. With a doctor’s consultation, it becomes easier.