10 Weeks Pregnant...
No Longer an Embryo
You're 10 weeks pregnant and your little bean is about 1.25 - 1.75 inches long (crown-to-rump) and weighs about 0.18 ounces.
Your baby is no longer called an embryo, your baby is now called a fetus. Development of an embryo, fetus and baby all occur from top to bottom.
The end of the 10th week is the end of the embryonic period. Most congentital malformations will occur before the end of the 10th week.
Once in the fetal period, few malformations will occur. However there are certain factors that can destroy fetal cells at any time during pregnancy. Such as x-rays and other harmful exposures, so continue to avoid these to protect you and your baby.
Downy hair is becoming visible and you can make out the face clearly. The head is still large and continues to curve into the chest.
Baby's neck is starting to appear and the muscles are almost developed. You can clearly see the ears and nose. Baby's hair follicles are also starting to take place. They have completely lost their tail by now.
Baby's joints are fully formed now and he may be able to grab on to something if it were placed in his hand, as the baby is growing more sensitive to touch. Your little baby is now "breathing" amniotic fluid.
10 Weeks Pregnant
Although you still can't make out the gender, if your baby is a boy his testes will already be producing testosterone.
Your chances of miscarriage reduce once the heartbeat is detected. Your baby has came through the most critical stages of development.
Everything is in place...from here on out everything will continue to grow and mature until that special day.
Almost the end of the
whew!! can you believe it?!