Development of the Baby

And here you are in the week of a new phase in your baby. Your baby, who continues to develop as an embryo from the fourth week, will take the shape of a fetus at the end of the 10th week of pregnancy.

All the organs and body systems of the fetus have taken their place. The brain and spinal cord will continue to develop throughout the entire pregnancy.

Even if the yolk sac has not yet completely disappeared, the umbilical cord has started to form and perform its function of providing blood circulation.

One of the most exciting developments in the 10-week-old baby is that his kidneys are now producing urine. Your baby’s brain continues to develop in a surprising way. The head continues to grow to make room for the developing brain.

At the tenth week of pregnancy, the baby is less sensitive to some risks now that it has been promoted to the fetus. However, the fetus is now threatened by factors such as viruses, drugs and environmental factors. As of this week, the likelihood of developing congenital abnormalities has decreased significantly.

In the 10th gestational week, some simple perception systems have developed in the fetus. May react to touch.

At the 10th week of pregnancy, the heart has taken its 4-chamber shape prominently. The heart works at twice the speed of an adult, at 180 beats per minute.

The iris layer, which determines the eye color of the baby, is formed. Eyes that are enlarged and colored at 9 weeks can be more clearly defined at 10 weeks of pregnancy.

In the 10th week, the baby’s bones continue to harden. While the wrists and ankles and muscles continue to develop, the fingers and toes are now well separated and can move them easily. Little toenails and toenails appear.

The only task of amniotic fluid is not to protect your baby against external factors. Babies swallow the amniotic fluid and this fluid passes through the intestines and is filtered through the kidneys and excreted as urine. This fluid exchange most of all supports the development of the lungs. As the fluid intake continues, the amniotic fluid will maintain its continuity. The baby’s urine is harmless in this process.

At 10 weeks of pregnancy, the baby’s organs continue to develop. The baby’s intestines continue to move towards the abdomen. Very soon, it will be completely inside the abdomen.

The thyroid gland started to work in the 10th week of pregnancy. The stomach, spleen and liver have taken their places. The liver began to work and to do its duty of producing blood. Digestive functions that the pancreas and gallbladder will use after birth develop.

The first permanent tooth buds begin to form inside the jawbones. The baby can open its mouth and move its tongue.

At 10 weeks of pregnancy, the baby’s genital organs begin to become more pronounced. Although the structure of this week is the same in male and female babies, from the 11th week, their genitals begin to develop differently in boys and girls.

Ultrasound Image

The 10-week-old baby now looks like a fetus in the womb and has begun to develop into a small human form. Her face looks more prominent. His neck begins to grow.

In the 10-week baby ultrasound image, the baby’s head is still large for its size.

In the 10-week ultrasound image, the baby’s umbilical cord and placenta can be easily observed. The yolk sac that has been feeding the embryo since its embryo state continues to shrink, disappearing. At 10 weeks of age, the outer part of the baby’s ear, that is, the auricle, has begun to grow in the lower parts of the head.

The baby can move his arms and legs more. However, mothers do not yet feel the movements of the 10-week-old baby. Prospective mothers cannot feel the baby’s movements much before 18-22 weeks. Prospective mothers who have previously had a baby may feel these movements earlier.

Changes in the Mother's Body

You have entered the second trimester of pregnancy. Changes in the mother at 10 weeks of pregnancy are as follows:

– At the tenth week of pregnancy, your uterus is the size of a large orange. Your belly begins to clear up. Your clothes may start to feel tight,

– Nausea begins to ease in some expectant mothers,

– Fatigue and insomnia may occur between the symptoms of 10 weeks of pregnancy. Nausea may persist. Constipation may occur. There may be headaches. The need to urinate frequently persists. There may be dizziness and a feeling of fainting,

– Your veins start to appear more prominent as the blood volume will increase at ten weeks of pregnancy,

Changes in the mother during 10 weeks of pregnancy may include emotional symptoms such as emotional tides, crying, restlessness, anxiety or cheerfulness.

Points need to be considered

Pay attention to healthy eating during ten weeks of pregnancy. Try not to gain too much weight. Expectant mothers who gain a lot of weight despite eating a healthy diet lose weight faster after birth. It is considered normal for expectant mothers to gain 15-20 kg if they are underweight, 13-17.5 kg if they are underweight, and 7-13 kg if they are overweight.

According to a study conducted in recent years, it has been stated that mothers under normal weight can give birth to a normal weight baby by consuming zinc-weighted foods. Do not forget to consult your doctor in this regard.

If you work at a desk job, try to walk and move by taking 10-minute breaks every few hours to keep your blood circulation healthy. Otherwise, you may experience problems such as piles and varicose veins.

During the 10th week of pregnancy, you may experience sudden dizziness due to sudden drops in your blood sugar or getting up from your seat quickly. To reduce dizziness, have foods with you that will suppress your stomach and snack on them occasionally. At the same time, be calmer and more careful when getting up from your seat.

From the 10th week of pregnancy, there may be swelling and bleeding in your gums due to the increase in both hormones and blood circulation. Don’t forget to brush your teeth regularly. If you didn’t use it before pregnancy, it’s time to use organic toothpaste. Due to the negative effects of fluoride on human health, even in small amounts, the production of fluoride-free toothpastes and the tendency to these pastes have increased. Prefer fluoride-free dental care products and applications for both yourself and your child after birth.

If you have a problem with your teeth during pregnancy, do not forget to go to the dentist. Because nowadays, X-ray and dental treatments can be applied safely for pregnant women.

Since your breasts will grow enough at the tenth week of pregnancy, it’s time to buy yourself comfortable bras. Because the breasts no longer grow after the first 3 months. Of course, if you do not gain excess weight in the future… If you prefer non-wired breastfeeding bras, you can continue to use these bras after birth.

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