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Week 10

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Week 10


If you are still tired, and nauseated, hang on it will only be for a few more weeks for most of you! Hormonal changes occur during pregnancy that can affect the gums. The gums may become swollen and inflamed in response to bacteria along the gum line. This is called “pregnancy gingivitis.” It usually appears during the third to ninth month of pregnancy. Proper cleaning, along with an adequate intake of calcium, protein and vitamins B, C and D, will help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Your abdomen may begin to pooch out, but it will be more from bowel distension than the uterus. Your waistline is slowly disappearing! Do not obsess over your figure now; a pregnant woman is very sexy even if you don’t feel like it! Your baby needs a great deal of calcium throughout the pregnancy. If you don’t get enough, your baby will take it from your body, which may ultimately weaken your bones and teeth. To prevent these problems, plan on doubling your calcium intake.


Your little one is no longer an embryo; from now on he or she is referred to as a foetus. The tadpole appearance diminishes as the tail completely disappears and fingers and toes become verifiable. The eyes are largely open, but the eyelids are beginning to fuse and will stay shut until weeks 25 to 27. Both the external ear and upper lip are complete, and the beginnings of external genitalia appear. The average size of your baby 35 millimeters, crown to rump, and weighs in at approximately 4 grams!


The reality of pregnancy might still be setting in and queries start coming up regarding how to manage and maintain your standard of living with one salary less, or how to manage everyday errands once your little one is born. All these worries are normal and legitimate however it is very important to sit down and discuss these feelings with her. Finding solutions to all of your questions/worries will be very helpful in determining how to handle certain situations once your baby is delivered.

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