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10 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Your Baby at 10 Weeks Pregnant

Your little one is the size of a prune (length: 1.2”; weight: 0.14 oz.).

Listen up. Right now your little one's outer ears sit low on the head, but they'll move to the right spot as the head grows. Soon, your voice will be your little one's favorite sound.

Vision quest. Your little one's eyes are also developing. The basic optical structure is in place and the eyelids are beginning to cover the eyes, which are still on either side of the head. Eyebrows are even beginning to grow.

The whole tooth. Your baby's first tooth won't break through the gums until several months after birth, but tiny tooth buds are already starting to form.

Your Pregnancy at 10 Weeks

Kick the caffeine habit. Many healthcare providers recommend that you reduce or eliminate caffeine from your diet. It has no nutritional value, and it can make you (and possibly your little one) feel nervous. Caffeine can also contribute to dehydration since it's a diuretic (something that makes you urinate). If you must have your daily latte or soda, be sure to drink extra water to compensate for the loss of fluid.

Circulation information. At this stage of your pregnancy, your heart begins to pump more blood through your blood vessels. In fact, by 32 weeks, you'll have 40 to 50 percent more blood in your body than before you were pregnant, sending much of it to the uterus and placenta. Taking steps now to improve your blood flow may help prevent varicose veins later in your pregnancy. Walking daily, lying on your left side, elevating your legs (with knees supported), and sitting without crossing your legs can all help prevent your circulation from getting sluggish.

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