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At this point of your pregnancy, the crown-to-rump length of your developing baby is 1.25 to 1.68 inches. It is now easier to tell how much the baby weighs since he is beginning to put on some weight. Your baby weighs approximately 5 grams and is the size of a small plum! The baby has grown an incredible amount during these past few weeks, but you still are not showing too much yet.

Fetus in pregnancy week 10 Click for a bigger movie of this busy boy

This week is somewhat of a landmark for your developing baby. By now, your babys complete body plan is laid down. Your baby will continue to develop and grow for the remainder of the pregnancy. The fingers and toes have separated and the tail has disappeared now. Your baby has taste and tooth buds at this point, which will continue to develop. The brain will continue to grow at an amazing rate and nearly a quarter of a million new neurons are produced every minute! The embryonic heart is completely developed. External genitalia are not apparent until next week, but the testes in baby boys will already be producing testosterone.

Because you have high hormone levels at this time, you may notice an abundance of emotional and physical effects. Most pregnant women find themselves getting distressed easily and have frequent mood swings. Common physical changes include the beginning of real weight gain, potential softening of the gums and slightly swollen thyroid glands. Common emotional changes include feelings of unattractiveness, feelings of inadequacy and concerns about what the future holds. Some women are not excited about their pregnancy at first and question the condition. Moodswings are not uncommon and many pregnancy women tend to get upset easily, cry at the slightest things, feel moody or drift on daydreams.

You may have gained a little weight already. Average weight gain during pregnancy is about 28lbs(13kgs), but most of that is gained in the second and third trimester.

See also:

Fetal Development

Children and Pregnancy

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skydivedoc - 7.2 hours ago
Hi Ladies! I'm off to week 11 tomorrow but I have a quick Q for you: I've got OBNOXIOUS post nasal drip with this pregnancy. I haven't had it before. I know about netti pots & saline rinses but haven't done it yet- do any of you have any other drug free recommendations that have worked for you in the past?

elleanasmama - 2 days ago
I told myself I would relax and enjoy this pregnancy, but I'm just so anxious already. gah

christina76900 - 3 days ago
Hello ladies my doctor change my due date back I'm 10 weeks today anyone else have the problem with feeling so full all the time and not really eating

elleanasmama - 5 days ago
I haven't gained any weight . but unfortunately Im way overweight :-(

sleepymom - 5 days ago
Not too bad weight wise, hovering around two to four pounds depending on time of day. Thankfully. With my other two I had gained more by this point. With my second I got stretch marks on the inside of my knees((I tend to gain in my legs first-sigh) . I agree tho, maternity clothes are way more comfy. I wear some of them even when I am not pregnant.

Doda - 9 days ago
How are you ladies doing weight wise? I still fit into all my pants but I think I want to buy a couple maternity pants just because they are so comfy and stretchy :)

aliciaising - 10 days ago
Im new 10 weeks yeah

happywoman84 - 10 days ago
Sleepymom- yeah im craving for my super spicy foods but I think I'm on my way to say bye to this nausea cos it's getting down bit by bit from 4x a day to once a day which I'm happy for that 😊 I'm getting my appointment on 2rd of dec wish me luck and for every all the ladies best of luck 😘 Francescha78- cheers Francesca we live in Rathfarnham and its very windy and grey today 😞

Franchesca78 - 10 days ago
Yeh, I'm from the north west of Ireland, but living un Amsterdam for a very long time now.

Doda - 11 days ago
wohooo week 10 :)

sleepymom - 11 days ago
happywoman- I know its frustrating when you want something so bad but your body just won't cooperate. At least the small portions work. I am good, had what felt like the worlds longest cold but am feeling much better now. Bit tired and unmotivated tho. trying to force myself to exercise a bit. Does anyone know, are you supposed to do the bloodwork on the same day as your nuchal translucency test?? Anyone else doing the genetic screen?

happywoman84 - 12 days ago
Franchesca78 lol.. Yeah it's irish lol.. Do u have Irish roots? 😃

Franchesca78 - 13 days ago
@happywoman84 saying I'm grand is a peculiarly Irish thing to say. Haven't heard it said in ages (I'm an expat ). It made me smile :)

happywoman84 - 13 days ago
Hi sleepymom, I'm grand.. Trying my best to limit the sickness by having small portion but often, it seems working. Funnily.. When I have tasty n spicy foods ( I'm Asian n hubby is Irishman) I always end up by throwing it 😣 While when I have something plain n simple it stays very good 😁 As Asian, Indonesian I miss the spices.. N craving for Indonesian foods badly. How r u sleepymom? 😘

sleepymom - 14 days ago
Hi, ten weeks now!! Hooray! Happy woman how you feeling?

happywoman84 - 15 days ago
10 weeks today 😇

babytwee - 17 days ago
Hey there ladies!! I haven't posted much in here as I'm on a few Facebook groups, but wanted to check in and say hi and I hope everyone is doing okay! :) I just had blood drawn this morning for the Verif test. It's a test to check the chromosomes of the baby to see if it has Down Syndrome or any other abnormalities. They can also determine the sex! So anxiously awaiting the results.

honeymoon-surprise - 17 days ago
Week 10 already! I really need to go and get my blood tests done! but with work and 2 kids already not finding any time to get to have them done!!

tabby607 - 18 days ago
Anyone else on any other sites? I'm on baby center and let me tell you there are some mean ladies on there... I was on this site when I was pregnant with my DS and never once was attacked or even one mean comment.. even if I had made a comment about not liking being pregnant or wanted a drink.... just examples... has anyone else experienced rude people either on this site or others...

tabby607 - 19 days ago

ekstandridge32 - 20 days ago
30 more weeks!

tabby607 - 22 days ago
Thank you :) - 22 days ago
Hi tabby... I am jumping here from week 6. Usually higher than 135 is a girl... I have two little girls and theirs was always between 140 and 150 this time around I babys hb was at 122 but because its still early days for me it might go up later but here is hoping lol good luck with your pregnancy and birth I wish you all the best xxx

tabby607 - 22 days ago
Had a ultrasound today... little baby is moving around... measuring 10 wks 1 day... yippy... a couple days ahead of where I thought I was... heartbeat was 176.... does any one know if that would be a girl or boy... just for fun... - 43 days ago
Babyflump- my daughter apparently shared the news with her whole class hahaha she is 6 she is beyond excited xx - 43 days ago
10 weeks yesterday had loads of bleeding and didn't think it was going to settle down at all but it has! Yay. Xxx

babyflump - 48 days ago
Had an ultrasound today and baby was wriggling about so much! This is baby number 3 for me and my husband and we're over the moon <3 our 4 year old son noticed my belly had got bigger and asked if I had a baby in there, now he's telling everyone! Woops! I'm 10 weeks 5 days today and finding it so hard to keep it secret! Any body else really showing? And is it true the more children you have, the earlier you show? There's no hiding my bump at all!! :-) my 2 year old daughter is so excited - she's baby mad!!

mamaford77 - 54 days ago
I think I'm finally in a place where I am accepting that this pregnancy will end in a baby. I've stayed emotionally guarded until now and tried to plan for best, but expect the worst. I've seen the heartbeat twice now, been sick as a dog and even hospitalized for dehydration. Being Baby #6, I can feel my uterus rising up out of my pubic bone and I finally bought something for the baby! I think that after I pass the 20 week mark, I'll start stocking up on cloth diapers again! I was certain #5 was it, so I got rid of EVERYTHING!

tazzysmumma - 54 days ago
happy quarter of the way through day for me and my little mini me. What a nice milestone :D x

Preciousgift2 - 59 days ago
Finally hit the double digits, I am so happy. Still experiencing the nausea and I wonder when it will end. The taste in the my mouth is bad, but the worst of all is the smell of my two and half years old DS's bath soap. After he's taken a bath I can hardly stand being in the bathroom and can hardly stand him being near me soon after. I don't know what to do because this soap has been good for his skin, he used to get rashes with other products until I tried out this one and its been good for him. What should I do?

maryamz - 67 days ago
Klawest2 I really want to join in but is it public or private? I don't want others to know I'm pregnant yet. I am waiting till my first trimester ends.

klawest2 - 67 days ago
Come join the Facebook group! Click on the link It's a lot of fun to share pics and get to know each other more!

maryamz - 68 days ago
Wow sher-baby..We are in the same boat then :) your daughter would love the surprise on her birthday! I'm wishing for a baby girl this time though :) any old wives tale about guessing the sex of the baby are welcome!btw this forum used to be much more active when I was pregnant with my son! What happened ladies? Get up and talkkkk! :)

mandykat760 - 68 days ago
I told everyone last week.

sher-baby - 69 days ago
hi maryamz!!i am pregnant with my second as well and my daughter will be 6 in Nov. im planning on announcing the news to my daughter and most of my family at my daughters 6th birthday party!! i figured she would appreciate this surprise considering shes been asking santa for a baby brother! LOL

maryamz - 69 days ago
Hello ladies! This is my first comment here in this pregnancy. I just found out my exact due date. Came back after listening to my baby's heartbeat for the first time. Saw the baby moving and kicking. I am finally getting excited! When are you ladies planning to announce? This is my 2nd pregnancy. I have a 6 year old son :)

mandykat760 - 69 days ago
I keep having cravings for salad but if I try to make them myself it turns my stomach. My body only wants take out.

sher-baby - 70 days ago
Cold is an understatement! It's unreal! - 70 days ago
hey just being nostaligic and checking up in different lo is 4 weeks old today....i live just northwest of orangeville :) it is getting bloody cold isnt it? :(

sher-baby - 70 days ago
I hate that I love the food network!! Everything I watch them make or fry or grill I'm like 'oh I want that!!!.' And do u think I can think of anything else other than baby back ribs and coleslaw...and roast beef sandwiches...or smoked wings..Uugh!!! this must be a boy!!!

sher-baby - 70 days ago
Nicolemarie- hey girl!!! I'll be 11 weeks on Saturday! I've been feeling ok...tired, more tire than usual. But a lot of the time I haven't really felt pregnant since maybe week 8. Congrats to u too girl! I know it's been a long time coming for you!!

nicolemarie22 - 70 days ago
sher-baby!! congrats girl!! Not sure if you remember me lol we were in the TTC forum at the same time for quite a while....we are both here now! This is the first time I logged on in a while, trying to see names I recognize :) Happy to see you in here! I will be 11 weeks tomorrow...

babylove5 - 73 days ago
Supama, I live 20 min from Nashville. They are getting a Sweetie Pies in Memphis, which has that yummy soul food. I am going to have to check it out. I am sure Cali is pretty just more expensive! I'm 11 weeks today, so close to the second tri!!

supama - 73 days ago
Babylove-my family's in Memphis. I miss going to Nashville and the mountains...the mountains here are so different.

babylove5 - 74 days ago
I have a stuffy nose ever since getting pregnant! We had football all day and it was freezing in TN. Well to me 60 is freezing but we are getting ready for fall and I love it! We are going to the smokey mountains in a few weeks to stay in a cabin and I can't wait. It's beautiful w the leaves changing. I absolutely hated being 9 months pregnant in the summer so this one will be born around Easter before the heat gets here.

sher-baby - 74 days ago
Well its freezing here already in Toronto, Canada and I too really don't care to eat...I just want smoothie. It's after 10pm here and I know o should of eaten something for dinner but nothing sounds appetizing to me! If rather be hungry but when I'm too hungry, that's when I feel sick.

supama - 74 days ago
Ohhh, i wish my sickness would go away already, lol. It's been 103degrees here (So Cali) without any let up, & i cant figure out if it's worse to be 8 mos preggo in this heat or pukey with morning sickness all day long in this heat, arrgggg. Lol.Alllll i want is fruit and smoothies.

sher-baby - 75 days ago
Whoo hoo! Into the double digits today!...hello 10weeks!

supermom87 - 75 days ago
My boobs are a cup size bigger I have people asking am I having twins I feel huge as a house but I don't over eat and by the end of the day I am exhausted bout the only thing I am feeling right now my breast haven't started leaking but my left is bigger than my right I feel odd balled lol

sher-baby - 76 days ago
My boobs are deff full! They don't giggle as much now so I can kinda feel their fullness but they still look the same in my bras...thankfully! I had a breast reduction 4 years ago so I'd love for them to stay the exact same! Ha!!....wishful thinking, I know!

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