10 gestational week
10 gestational week corresponds to the 3rd month of pregnancy and falls in the first trimester. This week is important as it marks the end of one of the most critical periods of pregnancy. It is the first 8-10 weeks that are most risky in terms of negatively influencing factors such as stress, medication intake, maternal illnesses, etc. Any of these can have a detrimental effect on the formation of the child’s internal organs.
Size and development of the embryo in the tenth 10 gestational weeks
- Height – 3.1 cm.
- Weight – 4 g.
You can now know the sex of the child and even its blood group. The nervous system is almost completely formed. Central and peripheral nervous system appears. The development of the brain continues. The two hemispheres are now increasingly independent.
The fetus itself is over 3 cm. and its weight has reached 4 g. However, he is now in his third week of moving his legs and arms, folding them and even stretching them. He can suck his fingers. When he swallows some of the surrounding liquid, urine is formed. The kidneys train its removal from the body.
Your future child already has a formed lower jaw. The facial muscles are beginning their development. At this stage, the process of forming the upper lip is actively underway. The nose of the fetus is densely covered with a layer of mucous membrane. It is not yet fully developed. However, receptors of smell are present.
The future child receives all the necessary substances through the placenta. It is already thicker and stronger. It reaches a thickness of up to 1.34 cm. The placenta is responsible for all metabolic processes and prevents the entry of harmful substances capable of damaging the fetus.
What does a pregnant woman feel during the tenth gestational week?
The uterus continues to enlarge. Her weight is felt in the groin area. You can even feel it with your hand through the skin. The tension on the bladder makes the pregnant woman go to the toilet more often at little need. If pain is felt during this process, a urinary tract infection may be present.
The uterus is currently located just above the pubic bone. You may notice that the pants you are wearing are now smaller on you. If you had a flat tummy before, you will find that it has rounded slightly.
During the 10th gestational week, a pregnant woman may notice pigmentation of the skin. Hair growth accelerates significantly.
Nausea and vomiting may be joined by heartburn.
Guard your nervous system. It is advisable to concentrate on the health of the child. If you are too restless or irritable, suffer from insomnia, it is good to consult a doctor.
And in the tenth gestational week, the discharge from the vagina should be light and uniform. Any change in its quality is a reason to see a doctor. There is a risk of inflammation of the vagina or the presence of fungi above the norm, for example, candida.
These types of conditions need treatment. Otherwise, there is a risk of termination of pregnancy.
As the uterus is sensitive, it is possible to notice slight bleeding after intercourse. In any case, mention to the gynecologist if you have noticed this phenomenon.
The menu of a pregnant woman in the 10th gestational week
At this stage of pregnancy, zinc is extremely important. In the menu of a pregnant woman should be present enough products that contain it. Zinc is involved in a number of biochemical processes, including protein synthesis. It is contained in pumpkin seeds, walnuts, eggs and oatmeal.
Zinc deficiency can provoke interruption of pregnancy and unpleasant pathologies of the fetus. It is key to the production of the hormone estrogen.
What is seen on ultrasound?
During an ultrasound examination, the gynecologist will notice how much the fetus has developed. A heart is already beating in the little one’s chest. On the screen, you will see a little face with a nose, mouth and ears. There are arms and legs. Everything is clearly visible, despite the small size – only 5 cm. The umbilical cord is also visible, it is firmly connected to the placenta.
During the 10th gestational week, it is advisable for a pregnant woman to avoid unnecessary stress and not overexert herself.
Do not overstretch, do not be stressed, and do not avoid pregnancy
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