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Week 10 starts on day 70 and goes up to day 77.
It is your 11e pregnancy week.

Length of your baby: 4.5 centimeter / 1.8 inches
Weight of your baby: 5 gram / 0.2 ozs

The tail of the fetus disappears completely this week and your baby begins to resemble a tiny person. The organs will continue to develop and the jaw will be formed as will the upper lip. The baby's eyes are now fully opened but as of next week they will close and remain closed until week 25.

The baby's head is still very big compared to the rest of the body. The inner ears are now ready and the outer ear will now begin to develop although the baby still won't hear anything for quite a while. The tissue joining the fingers will now begin to disappear and the fingers will separate, making them independent of each other. The urinary tract will now also be formed.

By the end of this week the placenta will be formed and the baby will be fed via the umbilical chord which is now also formed by three blood vessels which will connect it to the placenta. These blood vessels are well protected by a jelly like layer which completely surrounds them.

If you are using a folic acid supplement you can stop around this time as the brains and spinal chord are now complete. However, continuing to take this throughout your pregnancy will not do any harm.

In week 10 the hormone hCG is at its highest concentration and many women find this is when they experience the most acute symptoms of their pregnancy. After this period thing should gradually ease off as the hormone levels are reduced.

It is important to keep a close check on your diet at this time and unlike popular wives tales it is absolutely not necessary to 'eat for two'. It is better to eat a healthy and varied diet including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables which are important but more so during pregnancy.

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Chloealija (17 hours ago)
Due date 18/03/18


Lovechildofmine (29.5 days ago)
Due date 2/14/18


MOMMYTOBE24 (42 days ago)
due feb 7th 2018


Sana13 (43.1 days ago)
@adtreu - “due date feb,7th 201...„
Due date 8th Feb, 2018




adtreu (63 days ago)
due date feb,7th 2018


ruthtaylor (64.8 days ago)
Due date 10.01.2018 :) How exciting! <3


babynefreyjaorronan (85 days ago)
@Lyndsy lou - “@babynefreyjaorronan...„
Mine is December 21st :)


Lyndsy lou (85.6 days ago)
@babynefreyjaorronan - “First Ultrasound yes...„
Congratulations babynefreyjaorronan. What is your due date? Mine is December 15.


babynefreyjaorronan (89 days ago)
First Ultrasound yesterday with First Baby <3 10 wks 1 day, so excited to see you little one <3


Lyndsy lou (89.6 days ago)
Got to see my Rainbow baby today in my second ultrasound. Heartbeat has jump up to 169 bpm from 127 just a few weeks ago. Baby is measuring at 11 weeks 1 days but Dr said he is keeping my original due date of December 15, 2017!!!! So over the moon right now.


Lyndsy lou (94.6 days ago)
10 weeks and 1 days with my Rainbow baby. We get to celebrate big sister birthday tomorrow. My daughter who will be 3 on May 21 can`t wait to see her brother/ sister! Feeling so blessed.


Rosie1970 (117.6 days ago)
46 years old. 4 boys, praying for a girl. Blessed and beyond excited.


Aleishaal (138.5 days ago)
@trena - “I`m Trena. 40 years ...„
Trena did they mention anything to you about being high risk at this age?


Jurleeb (317.1 days ago)
@Twinoftwins - “Hi everyone I`m 36 t...„
They give a lot of people this test, my doc says it`s just for precautions and all they are doing is measuring the shit or the neck for the baby.


Twinoftwins (344.1 days ago)
@trena - “I`m Trena. 40 years ...„
I just posted something that I am worried abt that I hv never experienced b4 our youngest was born 12 years ago. Advice and hv u had to go thru this testing


Twinoftwins (344.1 days ago)
Hi everyone I`m 36 this is our 7 and 8th, and they tell me with my age and ethnic background I`m at risk of having babies with DS. Ive never smoked drank or did any type of drugs, shoot I don`t even like to take headache meds. I really was not expecting that info I hv to hv a sono when I am 12-13 weeks which I will b that in abt 2 wks. Plz do any one hv any advice. That have became pregnant after 34. Thank u


trena (372 days ago)
I`m Trena. 40 years old baby number 6 and have 5 boys. Praying for a girl.


Proudnommyof4 (385.9 days ago)
Hi my name is Michelle and this is baby number 4 and I been having morning sickness all day long and keep having bad headache and weak and shaking a lot due date 2-24-17


Nulle4 (452.1 days ago)
Baby No. 5:) due: 22th december 2016, Im 37 years old and have 2 girls and 2 boy. I guese Im having a boy again<3


Kellylou (452.8 days ago)
Baby no5 due 19th Dec 2016. I`m 37yrs old and I feel it. I have 4 boys so fingers crossed for a girl. I wish I could float in a pool of carbonated water whilst eating chips and gravy...


roxie29330 (454.9 days ago)
@charuma - “Am in 10th week i fe...„
Me to I`m so ready to feel normal again. Due date dec.19,2016 .will be my 3rd. Never had this problem with my other 2 pregnancies.


Rosiebaby (484.1 days ago)
Hi I am Rosie 39 this is my first baby ever and I tell u I been so sick since I found out I have only night sickness and now that I try to eat I can keep nothing down


Rosiebaby (484.1 days ago)


Momtobe2016 (488.1 days ago)
I`ll be 11 weeks on sunday, and i currently just got over the 24hour flu. It was awful, other than that i haven`t really puked so far, some days my nausea is bad and sometimes i don`t get it.


savannadestinee (492.1 days ago)
10 weeks today. Never really had mornimg sickness this whole time. I only throw up after every other shower, which is weird... But i am always tired!




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