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Fetal Development: Week 10

Week 10 of your Pregnancy

All your baby’s vital organs such as the liver, kidneys, intestines and lungs have formed and are functional.

Pregnancy week 10Fingernails have started to grow, tooth buds are forming inside the mouth and the ears are beginning to take their final shape.

Your baby’s brain is also developing at an astounding rate.

At the end of this week (8 weeks from conception), your embryo becomes a fetus.

With the head almost half the length of the entire body, your fetus now measures just over 1 inch or 2.5 cm (about the size of a small strawberry) and weighs less than 0.15 ounces or 4 grams.

What to Expect

Your uterus is now about the size of a grapefruit.

You still won’t be showing a bump but it’s your middle that will be starting to expand.

Another annoying symptom of pregnancy that you may be experiencing is a chronic stuffy nose and nosebleeds. 

You can ease your symptoms by using pure saline sprays and a humidifier. But don’t try other medications or sprays without consulting your doctor.

Tip for Week 10

You are nearly at the end of your first trimester, so hang in there, not long to go before the morning sickness subsides.