Your pregnancy at 10 weeks
What's happening with mum
Pregnancy is certainly a colorful process. As well as any blotchiness or redness you might notice on your face due to hormones and all that extra blood pumping through your body you may also see blue streaks across your abdomen and breasts. Your heart is now pumping blood to your uterus and placenta which means your total bloodflow has increased by approximately 35 percent and these veins become more visible as they plump up to deal with the extra volume.
As well as those veins you may find your breasts beginning to grow as your milk producing glands are being nourished by estrogen and progesterone, in readiness to breast feed your baby when it arrives.
What's happening with baby
Your baby is now 3 to 4cm long and her tiny bone and joints are devloping nicely. Tiny depressions in the skin will mark where her knees and ankles will grow allowing her to bend and flex her legs and feet.
Her head, now adorned with little nub ears and nose continues to develop to form her own unique features and her gums forming in the growing jawbone already contain tiny teeth.
Baby's skin will be covered in a fine downy hair called lanugo. This is the first hair her follcles will produce and in most cases is shed in the womb before birth. Some babies reatin this hair until after they are born, giving them a peachy feel to their skin.
Now that you are beginning to blossom it might be a good time to find some maternity clothes. Many retailers now have a maternity section and while you may not find everything you want they have a much better selection now than they did when you were the bump. It is important to find clothes you feel comfortable in and this is especially important when finding a new bra. Get something comforble but supportive as your breasts will continue to enlarge and become heavier.