Your Pregnancy at Week 10by Your Baby Club
Are you suddenly finding that you are having really vivid dreams? This is not unusual but can be a little startling when you are suddenly talking to the animals and dreaming that you can fly! Don’t worry, you’re not going mad. There is so much going on at the moment both physically and emotionally that your brain is working overtime at the moment, but it will settle down. You may want to have a notebook and pen handy so that you can record your night-time thoughts to show your little one in the years ahead!
You may also be feeling a little bloated which is a sign of your slowing digestive system. Ensure you are continuing to eat a healthy diet, rich in fruit and fibre to keep things moving. Also, as always, it's very important that you keep hydrated and keep taking your prenatal vitamins. Here are some foods and drinks to avoid during pregnancy.
Despite what you may read online, it is perfectly safe to exercise in pregnancy. If you are used to regular exercise, just continue - you may wish to adapt things if you are playing extreme contact sports, but exertion is fine. If you are not a regular mover but want to start, now is a great time to take up some pregnancy yoga, pilates, walking or swimming. Just don’t overdo it!
Now the size of a cotton wool ball, your baby has graduated from an embryo to a fetus! Its eyes are now able to react to the light and are still slightly open as the eyelids develop. It’s also amazing to know that all of their little milk teeth are now in place and their jaw bone is also taking shape. Cartilage and bones continue to form around the body and small indentations appear on the legs which will develop into the knees and ankles.
Your baby’s elbows are already working. Its stomach is forming digestive juices, the kidneys are producing urine (which make up the amniotic fluid it will continue to ingest and excrete) and finally, if your baby is a boy, his testes will begin producing testosterone.
Click here to find out what happens in week 11.