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Pregnancy Week by Week – Week 10

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In the tenth week of pregnancy your baby will measure between 27-33 millimeters from crown to rump. He/she will weigh almost 4 grams. His hands, fingers, toes and legs are fully formed. External ear, joints and upper lip have developed and external genitalia appear. Your baby at the tenth week can also move vigorously, breathe amniotic fluid and urinate. But it is still early for the mother to feel the baby’s movements.

Pregnancy symptoms at this stage include slight morning sickness, fatigue, tenderness in breasts and frequent urination. Constipation is also a common symptom but laxatives are not advised. Eating a high fibre diet and drinking lots of water combined with exercise will prevent further health problems.

Iron supplements can also cause constipation but you should not stop using them without consulting a health care professional.

Many women also experience headaches at the tenth week of pregnancy but intake of aspirin or ibuprofen are not recommended. Relaxation techniques and applying a balm to sooth your headache or other natural remedies can be undertaken.

It is also important to understand that a pregnant woman requires twice the calcium intake than a normal woman. Not taking enough calcium supplements might lead the baby to take its requirements from you and will lead to osteoporosis later on in your life. Even soy milk, cheese products and non fat yogurt will help you get the calcium you need during the ninth week of pregnancy.

You can also consider calcium fortified foods like orange juice, cereal, bread etc. You can make use of the information available online to understand your ideal weight at this stage and all about the baby’s development and movement. If you experience any unusual symptom you should not hesitate to consult a health care professional.

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