Baby Growth Week 10

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You are now ten weeks pregnant.  Now onward all the changes in the baby are aimed at its growth and maturity.  Presently they are a tiny version of what they will be at birth.

By this time the chances of a miscarriage reduce drastically.  The apprehensions concerning this reduce and the reality and excitement of becoming a mother start manifesting.

There are a million questions that come to you.  Why don’t you join the social group matching your term of pregnancy?  Your Doctor can recommend a group to you through the HDoc app.  You can also join such groups through HMom app.  Joining such groups helps to reduce your worries and apprehensions when you discover that another mother’s to be also having the same feelings.  Sharing is the best way to cope.

You’re Baby in Week Ten

The end of week ten the baby is now a fetus and no longer an embryo.  Major changes are on the way.  Webbed hands and feet give way to separate fingers and toes.  The bones have begun to get hardened and wonder of wonders the kidneys are producing urine.  The brain development is impressive as nearly 250K neurons are being added every minute.  Development dangers reduce drastically with the baby going from the embryonic stage to the fetus stage.

The baby now moves in the warm amniotic fluid.  It has grown to nearly two inches long.  The body is more proportionate.  The fingers and toes are visible and the ankles and wrists are formed.  The yolk sac has separated and the umbilical cord is visible.  Now the thyroid gland is operating thereby regulating the body’s own chemistry. The gallbladder is secreting bile and the pancreas is making digestive enzymes.   These will be required for digesting food after birth.


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