No, you cannot feel the baby at 10 weeks pregnant.
Typically, it will take 6-15 weeks more to feel the baby bump and the baby’s movements. If you are skinny or a seasoned mommy, you sense vibrations or flutters at 13 weeks.
The fetus at 10 weeks of pregnancy is about the size of an apricot, which is around 30 mm in length. You will be able to see their jerky movements on an ultrasonography machine but would not be able to feel them. At 10 weeks, the following things develop in a fetus:
- The head is bigger in proportion to the body, but the eyes, nose, and mouth are taking shape. The ears are beginning to form.
- The eyes are not fully open (half-closed) but can respond to light.
- The heart beats at 180/min, which is about 2.5 times more than your heart rate.
What are the common symptoms you will experience at 10 weeks?
You are more likely to experience some of the symptoms as experienced in the early weeks of the pregnancy. Some of the symptoms that persist are as follows:
- Morning sickness or nausea
- Food cravings and aversions
- Abdominal pain
- Frequent peeing
- White vaginal discharge which does not itch
You may see veins on your abdomen and feel that the breasts are getting tender.
If you have noticed vaginal discharge during your earlier weeks, there is a chance that it may increase in the 10th week. If it is foul-smelling, it is a sign of infection. Get it treated.
Sleep issues and vivid dreams
Fatigue and low blood pressure will make you take frequent naps during the day. This will make you less sleepy at night. So, you may need to pee often in the night, and this will cause disturbed sleep, contributing to your sleep issue.
Vivid dreams are dreams that you get while you are in the rapid eye movement REM sleep phase. With these dreams, you get confused about whether the incidents that happened in the dreams are happening really or just a part of your dreams. With frequent trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night, you may experience such weird dreams and feel scared.
How should you care for yourself at 10 weeks pregnant?
Have small frequent meals throughout the day instead of a few large meals. This will help you deal with nausea, bloating, heartburn, and morning sickness.
Follow a healthy diet as recommended by your doctor. Be regular in taking the prescribed prenatal vitamin pills. Do not self-medicate. Most oral medications and a few ointments (acne creams) may not be safe for the baby.
Exercising will help boost the digestive system and give you better sleep at night. Ask your doctor which exercises you can do. You can also try other safe practices, such as yoga and meditation.
Try keeping a gap of 3 hours between your meal and bedtime.
Try turning away from devices that emit blue light, such as your television screen, laptops, and smartphones, 2 hours before going to bed. These are known agents that hamper your sleep.
Stay away from cleaning cats or their litter box. You may increase your chances of catching toxoplasmosis, which is an infection that can cause harm to your baby.
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