Pregnancy 10 weeks

This record was checked by a gynecologist-endocrinologist, mammologist, ultrasound specialist Sikirina Olga Iosifovna.

The age of the child is 8th week (seven full), pregnancy - 10th obstetric week (nine full).

The 10th obstetric week is troublesome for both the expectant mother and the unborn baby. This is the period when the baby's movements are not yet felt, but his heartbeat can already be felt independently. Despite the tiny size, the baby already has all the organs, and the active formation of the brain is carried out. Therefore, most of the tips for this week come down to one thing - to lead an exceptionally healthy lifestyle so that the child’s nervous system is formed normally.

Mother's Feelings at Week 10

It starts - and lasts until 20 weeks - second wave of placentation.

  • The body of the uterus increases, and it becomes crowded in the cavity of the small pelvis, as a result of which the woman begins to feel heaviness in the pelvic area,
  • In connection with the tension of the ligaments of the uterus, there are periodic pulling pains in the inguinal region,
  • Rapid urination
  • The appearance of insomnia, sensitivity and superficiality of sleep, frightening, sometimes nightmare dreams,
  • Discharge (with bleeding, discharge should immediately consult a doctor - they can be a symptom of a miscarriage).

Must not gain weight yet!

What women say about well-being - forums

I've already had ten weeks ... Belly, that is, then no. Toxicosis is weakening. But I don’t want to eat as before, I even lost a little weight. And she doesn’t feel like sex at all, although she’s sorry and sorry ... My head is spinning, I want to sleep all the time, my chest is aching ... How is the baby, interesting?


Hello to all expectant mothers! And for 10 weeks we have already hit! I never went to the doctor - and I feel great. There is no toxicosis at all, insomnia too. In general, if I did not know that she was pregnant ...


And I think that it does not make sense to go to the consultation early. What is there to listen to? And the baby is still an embryo. The main thing is not to worry. That there was no threat. Why seek adventure on your own head? And so there are enough of them in life. All minimum toxicosis and maximum joy!


Hi guys! And we already managed to lie down on conservation! Uterine tone, threat. Ultrasound was done three times already, child, like a small worm.)) Today they let me go home. Actually, I’m what it is for - don’t delay with going to the doctor. Better safe than sorry.


Well, I don’t have any sensations. The chest only aches at night. And the lower back. And so everything is fine. Tomorrow is an ultrasound. Waiting with fear.))

What happens in the mother’s body at week 10?

  • Irritability and mood swings,
  • Thyroid enlargement,
  • Friable gums
  • The gradual disappearance of the waist,
  • The appearance of Montgomery nodules (small seals in the areoles of the mammary glands),
  • A slight weight gain
  • Fatigue,
  • Morning sickness
  • The uterus begins to squeeze the blood vessels of the great vessels. This, in turn, causes varicose veins in the rectum. As a result, hemorrhoids appear. To combat this problem, you need to monitor the regularity of the stool.

No weight gain yet. You can not feel the uterus - it only begins to go beyond the fold, 1-2 cm above it.

Fetal development at 10th week

The tenth week is the final embryonic stage of development. At its end, the baby is officially considered a fetus. If during this period no abnormalities in its development were found, then we can safely say that the child does not face birth defects. Soon he will begin to involuntarily move and even suck his finger.


  • You can already determine the blood type and gender of the baby,
  • The active development of the brain, the beginning of the differentiation of the cortex,
  • Separation of the hemispheres from the middle and medulla oblongata,
  • Complete separation of the nervous system into the peripheral and central parts,
  • The head is disproportionately large, but already has a rounded shape,
  • The diameter of the head is about 1, 73 cm,
  • Body length - about 4, 71 cm,
  • Eyes completely covered for centuries
  • The baby’s kidneys begin to form urine, which, accumulating in the bladder, is excreted,
  • The child’s blood supply goes to another level, the corpus luteum of the pregnancy in the ovary fades, the number of hormones synthesized by the placenta increases,
  • The thickness of the placenta is 1, 34 cm.


This week, the fetus is already 8 weeks old - at this time the embryonic stage of development of the baby ends. Next week, from the “status” of the embryo, it will pass into the “status” of the fetus, a new period of its development will begin - fetal. And while the sensations at 10 weeks of gestation make themselves felt like they did a week ago, the hormones continue to do their job, which means the toxicosis has not yet passed. A future mother can calm herself in this case by the fact that toxicosis will remain in the past in the very near future: usually its symptoms go away by 12 weeks. Nausea and occasional vomiting is accompanied by other sensations, such as drowsiness, fatigue, distraction. There are mood swings, emotional instability.

How does the baby develop?

In fact, the 10th obstetric week is the 8th week from the moment of conception. We will understand what happens at 10 weeks of pregnancy with the baby. The development of the fetus continues to go on fast topics. The rudiments of all internal organs and systems have already appeared, so the risk of serious anomalies becomes less.

The soft beginnings of the bones of the unborn baby are becoming more and more durable, so the body of the future mother needs calcium. With a lack of this element, teeth can begin to decay, so pregnant women need to visit a dentist. In addition, the fetus at 10 weeks of gestation begins to form the rudiments of the first teeth, which further increases the need for trace elements.

Many mothers are interested in what the fetus looks like at each stage of pregnancy. They will be interested to know what the fetus looks like at 10 weeks already quite like a person. Of course, it is still tiny (the size of the fruit does not exceed 4 cm in length, and the weight is no more than five grams), but it already has:

  • limbs on which fingers and large joints are formed,
  • the head is still disproportionately large in relation to the body, its diameter is about 1.73 cm,
  • the baby’s heart is working intensely, the frequency of its contractions for a period of 10-11 weeks of pregnancy is 2.5 beats per second,
  • the face of the fetus at 10 weeks of pregnancy begins to gradually acquire individual features,

  • the lower jaw has already appeared, lips are actively forming,
  • the nose has not yet been formed, but receptors have already appeared that in the future will be "responsible" for the sense of smell,
  • there are already auricles, he knows how to move his arms and legs, and even put a finger in his mouth,
  • the baby’s brain at 10 weeks of gestation forms at a staggering rate, literally by the day, and by the hour,
  • the digestive system of the unborn child continues to improve,
  • lymph nodes and the immune system are in the process of formation.

The sex of the child is determined at the time of conception, but at the time of 10 weeks of pregnancy it is not yet possible to see the genitals with an ultrasound scan. But the reproductive system is already functioning, so if the male embryo, then male sex hormones are already synthesized in his body.

Advice! It will be possible to determine the sex of the baby during an ultrasound after 10 weeks of pregnancy from conception, that is, after the twelfth obstetric week. But even at this time, the dimensions of the genitals are still very small, so mistakes often occur.

What happens to mom and baby

At the 10th obstetric week, the placenta and the umbilical cord as a whole complete their development. Now the woman and her unborn child are especially firmly connected. Through the arteries and veins of the placenta and umbilical cord, nutrients and oxygen come from mother to baby, and decay products (for example, carbon dioxide) come from baby to mother. Alcohol, nicotine, many drugs can penetrate the placenta. So the expectant mother still needs to be protected from all kinds of negative factors.

For a child, a gestation period of 10 weeks means the final formation of all organs and systems. This process is called organogenesis, and now it is close to completion.

Fetal development at 10 weeks

10th week of pregnancy is the middle of the third obstetric month. Starting from this period, the embryo is called the fetus, since the basic structures of its body are already formed, and then they are improved. The corpus luteum, to which the embryo was attached, has already fulfilled its function, therefore it gradually decreases. At the same time, the mother’s connection with the baby is strengthened: through the formed placenta, the necessary nutrients enter the fetus, and the decay products return to the fetus. A woman at this stage of pregnancy may still experience signs of toxicosis, but after a couple of weeks they will cease to bother her.

The most significant changes in the development of the fetus concern the cardiovascular and central nervous system, musculoskeletal system. The abdominal and thoracic cavities are already separated by a diaphragm, and the heart has four chambers and beats actively (140-170 beats per minute). External genitals are only forming, so an ultrasound at this time will not show the baby's gender.

Despite the rapid growth of the body, the fetal body is still so tiny: the growth is 3-4 cm, and the weight usually does not exceed 5 grams. He has a disproportionately large head, although the arms and legs are already formed. The skin is still completely transparent, blood vessels are clearly visible through it.

The main changes that occur with the fetus during this period:

  • the density of cartilage increases (the basis of future bones),
  • neural connections are formed in the cerebellum, which will subsequently be responsible for reflexes,
  • fingers are almost completely separated
  • the beginnings of future hair appear on the body,
  • blood type already formed
  • the motor function of the limbs is activated, but for the mother, the movements are imperceptible, because the fetus is very small,
  • the oral cavity is actively developing,
  • the nervous system is divided into peripheral and central,
  • if a male baby, he begins to produce the hormone testosterone,
  • the formation of the auricles is completed, and the fetus can hear what is happening around,
  • the rudiments of milk teeth appear
  • muscles of the neck, jaw, larynx are formed,
  • nerve endings appear on the skin,
  • outlines of the face, nose, and ears are formed.

Child development

What happens to the baby at 10 weeks of gestation? Serious changes occur with the fetus. At the end of this gestational week, the embryo finishes its formation and receives the status of the fetus.

If the prescribed screening studies did not show any deviations in its development, then the mother can be calm - the baby will be born healthy. A child at 10 weeks gestation continues to increase height and weight. Now the size of the fruit is 3 - 4 centimeters, and the weight is about 5 grams.

What does the fetus look like at 10 weeks of gestation? He is becoming more and more like a person: the germ of the tail completely disappears, hiding between the gluteal muscles. It is worth noting that the children at this stage are all alike.

The development of the fetus is in full swing. He has an active brain development. The fetal head at 10 weeks gestation is still disproportionately large in relation to the trunk. The elbows and shoulders formed, the baby learned to bend the limbs. He is in constant motion, floating in the fetal bladder as in a pool.

A small heart beats at a speed of 150 - 160 beats per minute. The main organs - the liver, pancreas, kidneys and intestines are already located as in an adult, but they will begin to work fully only after the birth of a child.

The creation of a bone skeleton continues, the skin is covered with the finest hairs. The umbilical cord is attached to the surface of the placenta and becomes thicker, since blood flow forms in it. It is in this direction that the baby will receive all the nutrients before it is born.

How many months is this?

9-10 obstetric week, which will be discussed, may be regarded by a woman differently. Those who are counting from ovulation as the estimated date of conception of the baby are now at 8 weeks. It is 8 weeks or two lunar months that have passed since the meeting of the maternal egg and the paternal sperm.

In the antenatal clinic, where the expectant mother has most likely already applied for registration or intends to do so in the coming days, the term will be indicated according to the tradition generally accepted in medical obstetric practice - from the first day of the last menstruation.

Therefore, 8 weeks of fetal actual life is 10 weeks by obstetric standards. In order not to get confused in terms, it is better to focus on obstetric data, because both the test results and the norms for ultrasound throughout the pregnancy will be calculated exactly like this - from the first day of the last menstruation that preceded the onset of pregnancy. The tenth week is the middle of the third month of pregnancy.

If a woman has passed 10 weeks from the delay, then she should read materials about a different term, because she already has 14 obstetric weeks or 12 weeks from conception.

Belly at 10 weeks of gestation

Despite the fact that a lot of time has passed from conception and the fetus continues to actively grow and develop, the stomach at the 10th week of pregnancy has not yet begun to round. At the same time, at this stage, some pregnant women may find a dark strip on their stomach, going from the navel to the bottom - this is the result of increased synthesis of the substance of melanin in the body of the expectant mother. Although the stomach has not yet begun to grow, a certain increase in weight is noted - by about 2-3 kg. The “additional” mass of the woman is due to the increasing volume of blood, the engorgement of the mammary glands, and also to the growing uterus.

Fetal development

Your baby in size is like

Now the unborn child is no longer considered an embryo. Medically, it is a fetus. And in appearance - a tiny big-headed man the size of a large strawberry. The length of the small body is about 31-42 mm, and the weight is about 5 g.

How is the fetus developing now?

  1. The fetus does not yet have full bones, only cartilage. Its density begins to rise.
  2. The face is already formed, but the muscles of the face, pharynx and neck are just beginning to develop.
  3. The rudiments of future hairs appear throughout the body.
  4. In the cerebellum, neural connections are developing that will later “command” reflexes.
  5. The heart works in an enhanced mode and makes 150-170 beats per minute.
  6. The kid is actively moving: bends, extends the limbs, may even begin to suck a finger. If the legs touch the walls of the fetal bladder, the baby is quite capable of pushing off. But this is not felt - the child is too small.
  7. The small ears are almost complete.
  8. The nervous system begins to be divided into central and peripheral.
  9. A diaphragm is formed - a special muscle that separates the chest and abdominal cavity.
  10. The rudiments of primary teeth gradually develop.
  11. Usually the tail disappears.

This is what the fetus looks like:

Baby development

The main event of this week is a change of status. The baby is no longer an embryo. Now he is a fetus, that is what doctors will call him from now on, since the fetal period of the development of pregnancy has begun. Crumbs now produce their own blood cells. It is already possible to determine his blood type and Rhesus affiliation.

Your son or daughter weighs about 5 grams and grows very quickly. So, at the beginning of the 10th week, his (or her) length from the top of the head to the tailbone averages 23 mm, and already at the end of this week it approaches 38 mm.

With the change of status, the baby lost the embryonic tail. Now this is the tailbone. In all other respects, he looks more and more like a little man, his appearance changes every day. The total size of the fruit at this time allows you to compare it with a small plum.

Recommendations and advice to the expectant mother

  • Ensuring a good rest and enough time for normal sleep
  • Reception specially designed for expectant mothers vitamin preparationspreferably high in content B vitamins and magnesium (of course, with the appointment of a doctor),
  • Following your doctor’s advice on eliminate toxicosis (the state of toxicosis is dangerous for the child by a violation of his nutrition and, consequently, development),
  • HCG analysis. The doctor's recommendations for this analysis should not cause panic. This is the standard procedure necessary for information on the amount of the hCG hormone (human chorionic gonadotropin) produced by the embryo, to monitor the dynamics of its development and growth,
  • Sex in the tenth week it is possible, and even more is necessary. But only if there is no threat of interruption,
  • Useful hiking and swimming, as well as playing sports in a light form - this will help to transfer the birth easier, endure extra pounds and return to previous forms in a shorter time,
  • Nutrition It should consist mainly of small portions, be warm and bring only expectant pleasure to the expectant mother,
  • A procedure such as weighing. Losing weight is an occasion to see a doctor,
  • Care must be taken to monitor timely bowel movement. The rectum in a filled state has pressure on the uterus, which is completely undesirable. If constipation does appear, they can be eliminated with the help of natural, fiber-rich vegetables and fruits, black bread, raw (preferably “live”, spring) water, consumed on an empty stomach in the morning, and yogurt drunk before bedtime. Enema is not recommended.

Uterus and stomach

The uterus at 10 weeks of pregnancy resembles a large apple in size. It already becomes quite voluminous, and therefore begins to extend beyond the pelvic cavity and rises above the frontal joint. The gynecologist can feel her hands.

The abdomen at 10 weeks of pregnancy, despite the fact that the baby continues to grow and develop actively, has not yet begun to round up. Although in thin women, it can be noticeable.

At 10 weeks of gestation, a dark strip may already appear on the surface of the abdomen, passing from the navel to the pubic bone. It is the result of the active production of melanin. This is normal and should not cause unrest.

And although the stomach has not yet begun to grow, the woman is gaining weight. The increase is about two to three kilograms. The reason is an increase in the volume of circulating blood, increasing by the mammary glands and increasing in the volume of the uterus.


Something alien in the image of the child is still preserved. For example, he has a big head. It is so far the largest part of his body, but this week it becomes round, ceases to be oval.

Its diameter at this time is more than one and a half centimeters. Now there is an active formation of individual facial features of the child - the mouth is formed with lips, the eyes almost moved to their proper place (previously they were on the sides of the head). Eyes remain closed for centuries, they will learn to open their baby soon.

The neck, the formation of which began only a week ago, is already there, and the baby got the opportunity to turn his head to the right and left. At 10 weeks, the departments of the nose and the outer ear develop - the auricle itself. The facial muscles are still weak, but the child actively “trains” them, opening and closing his mouth. On the head at this time, the first hair begins to grow.

Handles and legs can already be examined by ultrasound, if you do a study with a device with good, high resolution. They have tiny fingers, nails almost “stood” in the place allotted to them by nature (they migrated from the palms and feet, where a week earlier they had formed as a densification of tissue).

Around this week, the skeletal system is actively developing. Now calcium needs are increasing at times, a woman should make sure that she has enough foods containing this mineral in her diet.

The abdominal cavity and the cavity of the chest have increased, the internal organs no longer protrude outside the child’s body, a diaphragm forms this week.

Nutrition of the future mother

  • Nutrition of the future mother at this time should be diverse. Consumed foods should provide the baby and mother with all the necessary trace elements. For example, zinc.
  1. Zinc is necessary for the synthesis of more than 300 proteins and is part of many enzymes
  2. In the female body, zinc, which is part of the estrogen receptor structure, is involved in maintaining pregnancy
  3. Most zinc is found in pumpkin and sunflower seeds, in bran and sprouted wheat grains. You can also find it in eggs, nuts, legumes, green tea, meat of chickens and rabbits. In a smaller amount - in raspberries, vegetables, beef, asparagus and beets.
  • Liquid. At week 10, you should drink about two liters of fluid (eight glasses) per day. It can be water, broths, fruit or vegetable juices. Fluid is needed for easier bowel function. The best helper in this is plum juice, which works great for problems with constipation. Also, with this problem, warm water with lemon helps stimulate intestinal contractions,
  • Allies of the future mother - foods rich in fiber. Dried fruits and fresh fruits useful for pregnant women, vegetables, cereals (especially whole grains), as well as everything “green” (vegetables, herbs, kiwi, which, by the way, has a very decent laxative effect). Of course, you shouldn’t lean on the cleaned fiber. White rice, pasta, white bread and pastries can only aggravate the situation,
  • To exclude hemorrhoids you should eat more prunes and fiber-containing foods, sleep mostly on your side (to relieve tension in the anus) and do gymnastics.

The most detailed pregnancy calendar by week

External changes

Is the stomach visible at week 10?

It all depends on the complexion, the initial weight of women. In thin women, a small tubercle in which the baby is “hiding” may appear rather early. Owners of rounded shapes, even with a careful look in the mirror, may not see any changes. But if in the future mother’s wardrobe all the clothes are tight-fitting, the belts no longer meet or crush. Yes, and the chest probably already does not fit in the previous bras.

Photo of the tummies at the tenth week (clickable)

It is impossible to admit tightness in clothes. Pressing fasteners and various ties tighten blood vessels and can cause inconvenience. Lightheadedness, discomfort and a feeling of numbness are clear signs that the wardrobe should be updated a bit.

How else does appearance change during pregnancy?

  • The skin can be incredibly smooth and soft. But pimples or age spots may appear on it. If this happens - do not get upset. A woman sometimes has to endure a lot for the sake of the baby.
  • The skin around the nipples can noticeably darken. Tiny tubercles may appear there. These are Montgomery nodules, enlarged sweat glands. And on the skin of the abdomen a dark strip is clearly manifested from the navel to the border of pubic hair growth.
  • The body weight of the future mother is an important indicator of her well-being or, on the contrary, any violations. If the scales show an increase in weight of 150-300 g per week, everything is in order. Against the background of toxicosis, weight may decrease slightly. If there is no severe weakness, this is also the norm.
  • Weight gain was a kilogram per week? This is cause for alarm. Another 30 weeks before delivery, what will happen if the weight continues to grow this way? Extra pounds - a heavy load on the female body. This condition requires careful medical supervision.
  • The same can be said about edema. Most often, their legs are affected, especially with “standing” professions. Usually, doctors recommend two methods: taking diuretics or reducing the amount of fluid consumed. The main thing is not to self-medicate.


Usually, for a period of 10 weeks, a woman is already aware that in a few months she will give life to a new man. If for some reason the woman is not yet registered, up to this point, now is the time to go to the antenatal clinic in order to do this. And - get a referral for tests at 10 weeks of gestation, which without fail involves sampling for a general blood test, a urinalysis, and a blood test for sugar.

When conducting tests at 10 weeks of gestation, specialists pay special attention to blood sugar levels, especially for women who are over 25 years old, those who are overweight or whose relatives are ill with diabetes. Also, conducting a blood test, analyze the level of testosterone in the body of a woman, which during pregnancy can be slightly increased.

Among other things, the doctor often prescribes an analysis of hCG at 10 weeks of gestation. Typically, such an analysis is performed if there is suspicion of a possible miscarriage. The hormone chorionic gonadotropin from the first days of conception is actively produced by the fetal tissues, and its level is constantly increasing as the embryo develops. The dynamics of an increase in the level of hCG allows us to determine how favorable the pregnancy is and whether there is a threat of termination.

At week 10, according to indications, a biopsy of the villi of the fetus is also performed. It may be required for the timely prenatal detection of genetic abnormalities in the development of the fetus in early pregnancy.

At the same time, an ultrasound examination at this time is usually not yet performed, only a date is set for the corresponding examination: usually the first ultrasound is performed before the 14th week of pregnancy. However, at week 10, an ultrasound may be needed to confirm a progressing pregnancy and to clarify the term.

During an ultrasound scan at 10 weeks of gestation, you can clearly see the fetus, which is already unusually similar to a person - albeit very small. The baby’s size now resembles a small plum, but this plum already has miniature knees and ankles. And an ultrasound at 10 weeks of gestation can show how the fetus bends its knees, how it waves its arms and bends them at its elbows, how it moves its legs.

The fetus at the 10th week of pregnancy completes the fundamental laying of all major organs and systems. This means that with the next crisis stage of its development passed, many factors that posed a threat to the baby at the first stage of its development will no longer be so dangerous. From now on, the baby will only grow, gradually “getting” all new cells to the laid “foundation”.

By the size of the fetus at 10 weeks of gestation it reaches 30-40 mm, its weight is on average 5 g. And, at the same time, this tiny miracle already has a direct resemblance to a human baby. Let the baby be all transparent, the hairs are still not growing, and the fluff is just laying, his heart is already working very powerful, up to 150 beats per minute.

The fetus at the 10th week of pregnancy can “boast” of formed limbs, on which the fingers are visible, knee and elbow joints. Auricles and an oral cavity have also formed - the baby is already actively grimacing, closes and opens his mouth, puts his hands to his face and puts his fingers in his mouth.

At the 10th week of pregnancy, the fetal brain develops with tremendous speed: about 250 thousand neurons are created in 1 minute. At the same time, the nervous system is already completely divided into central and peripheral.

Already at such an early date, the laying of the rudiments of the baby teeth of the unborn baby begins, and therefore the presence of calcium-containing products in the pregnant diet becomes a necessity. The intestines, rectum, and bile ducts almost completed their development, while the liver is still actively developing. The formation of the lymphatic and immune systems also continues.

Despite the fact that the genitals are not yet visible, it is possible to determine gender, nevertheless, it is possible: if a boy grows in the womb of the woman, the testes produce the male hormone testosterone.

Nervous system

The brain and spinal cord are formed, a network of nerve plexuses and nodes is actively developing. Differentiation occurs in the brain at 10 obstetric week of pregnancy - now the hemispheres are separated from the cerebellum, formed a week earlier, the medulla oblongata is also isolated.

Every minute, changes occur in the structure of the brain, and its large hemispheres develop. Every day, the number of brain cells increases by about a quarter of a million.

The first neural connections begin to form. This is a continuous process. The nervous system is one of the few in the body, the formation of which occurs not only in the prenatal period, but also for a long time after the birth of a child.

From week 10, the nervous system is already completely divided into central and peripheral. The cerebellum has already been formed - it is responsible for the coordination of movements. However, coordination is still a long way off. This week, the baby will learn to bring pens to his face and very soon he will realize that you can suck your finger. In the meantime, the sucking reflex is in the process of formation.

What does a woman feel?

So, the 10th obstetric week of pregnancy has come, that is, 2 months have passed since the conception. By this time, the corpus luteum, to which the embryo attached at the first stage, has already fulfilled its functions and is beginning to gradually decrease in size. Now, the placenta will be “responsible” for ensuring the life of the future baby.

In women at the 10th week of pregnancy, the sensations practically do not change. As before, they can greatly annoy bouts of nausea. In some women, the unpleasant symptoms of toxicosis are further aggravated, so they should be monitored by a doctor.

Often toxicosis at 10 weeks of gestation is accompanied by the appearance of an unpleasant burning sensation in the upper abdomen and chest. This is how heartburn manifests itself due to physiological relaxation of the muscles that separate the stomach from the esophagus.

An enlarging uterus at 10 weeks gestation is comparable in size to a grapefruit. Due to the growth of the uterus, many women begin to more often feel like going to the toilet, as an enlarged organ compresses the walls of the bladder.

Despite the growth of the uterus, the abdomen at 10 weeks of gestation is still almost invisible. However, if the expectant mother is slim, then you can notice the rounding that appears in his lower abdomen. But for other people, the changes are not yet visible.


If a small amount of clear or whitish mucus appears from the vagina from time to time, this is normal. Unfortunately, pregnant women often have thrush (candidiasis) on their own. This disease is indicated by white, curdled discharge with an unpleasant odor. A doctor should treat thrush. This disease is sexually transmitted, so the father of the child will also need therapy.

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Brown discharge is an alarming symptom. It is necessary to inform the doctor as soon as possible.And if bleeding has begun, it is best to call an ambulance.

In rare cases, even in the tenth week, small, more transparent discharge from the nipples may begin. It is colostrum. If fluid stains clothes, special bra pads will be required. It is impossible to strain colostrum.

Pain at 10 weeks of gestation

In the early stages of pregnancy, many women are characterized by complaints of pain of one nature or another. The pulling and painful sensation in the inguinal areas, for example, experts explain by the tension of the ligaments of the uterus.

Unless the leading position is occupied by complaints of pain at the 10th week of pregnancy in the abdomen. In this case, the nature of the pain needs to be carefully analyzed. If the pain is deployed in the upper abdomen, most likely, this makes the stomach know about itself. To eliminate pain, it may be enough to simply review the diet and reduce the amount of servings, if it does not help, you should plan a trip to a gastroenterologist.

Much more dangerous is pain at the 10th week of pregnancy in the lower abdomen, pulling or cramping, sharp. Such pains may indicate a high risk of premature and spontaneous abortion, especially if accompanied by bloody or brown discharge. Therefore, a call to a doctor should be made immediately, if necessary - even with an ambulance call to your home.

You should also consult a doctor if pain at the 10th week of pregnancy is accompanied by still frequent urination. Cramping, itching, burning in the genital area when the bladder is empty indicates a urinary tract infection and also requires mandatory treatment.

Internal organs

The formation of all organs by week 10 is almost complete. Now each of them is “mastering” the range of its own functional capabilities. The heart of the child has an atrial septum, it works confidently, rhythmically. The heart rate characteristic of this period is 170 beats per minute. Allowed fluctuations from 160 to 179 strokes.

The thyroid gland works this week, the kidneys and the bladder hone their “skills”, urine already accumulates in the kidneys and is excreted into the amniotic fluid. The composition of the water remains sterile, because it is updated every 3-4 hours.

The esophagus this week is separated from the trachea, now it will connect the oral cavity and stomach, and the baby’s digestive organs will begin to "rehearse" their work.

How do breasts change?

As a rule, breasts at 10 weeks of gestation are already enlarged, although breast growth rates are individual for each woman. Additional characteristic signs of pregnancy at 10 weeks are the appearance of Montgomery nodules around the areola. These are small tubercles on the nipple circle. However, the absence of Montgomery nodules is not a sign of pathology, it is a variant of the norm.

Some women notice that their breasts ceased to hurt. You should not be afraid of this phenomenon. Each pregnancy is individual, sometimes painful sensations in the mammary glands persist throughout the first trimester, and sometimes completely disappear earlier.

Possible complications

At the 10th week of pregnancy, the risk of a miscarriage or a dead pregnancy is slightly reduced. However, this does not mean that the expectant mother can again be on a stationary bike or in the sauna. Caution must always be taken.

If your belly pulls very slightly or your lower back aches a little, this is normal. After all, the tissues of muscles, ligaments and skin are really a little stretched. But when the stomach really hurts - you need a doctor.

Any pain during pregnancy requires attention. After all, you can not take analgesics. So, you need to learn alternative methods of dealing with pain. First of all, it is desirable to identify and eliminate the cause. For example, a head may hurt due to anemia. In this case, protein nutrition and / or iron preparations will help.

During pregnancy, a woman may develop hemorrhoids. The uterus grows and presses on the intestines. There are only two preventative measures: proper nutrition (then the chair will not be difficult) and washing with cold water after each visit to the toilet.

Statistics show that women 40 years of age and older have an increased risk of having a baby with Down syndrome. To exclude this disease at the stage of the fetus, you can conduct a biopsy of the chorionic villi of the fetal egg. The material is taken through a micro-puncture of the abdominal wall or through the cervix. It is important to know that in 1-2% such a procedure can provoke a miscarriage.

At week 10, a woman is still entitled to have an abortion without any indication. Every day, hundreds and thousands of women enjoy this right. Abortion is a difficult procedure. Therefore, the decision on abortion should be made only by the woman herself and only for serious reasons. You should always remember that an interrupted pregnancy may be the last.

Spontaneous miscarriage

A sudden onset of bleeding at 10 weeks of gestation — especially pure blood — is more than a dangerous condition. This is almost always a symptom of a problem with bearing.

If a woman does not receive qualified help, a miscarriage may occur. Therefore, with the appearance of bloody discharge, the pregnant woman should lie down and cause an "ambulance".

Even a minimal bloody "daub" accompanied by abdominal pain is a sign of a spontaneous abortion that has begun and requires urgent medical attention.

The 10th week of pregnancy in many women is accompanied by pains of a different nature. A stomach ache is the main complaint that gynecologists hear at a routine examination. There can be many explanations for such manifestations of pregnancy. For example, mild discomfort, and sometimes real pain, provokes tension in the ligaments that support the uterus.

If the stomach hurts in the epigastric region, then in most cases it is associated with the stomach. In this case, it is recommended to revise the diet - to make it healthier - and reduce a single serving. Ideally, switch to a fractional diet, taking food in small portions up to 7 times a day. You can get a consultation with a gastroenterologist.

The real danger is pains of a pulling or cutting nature, as well as sharp pain. They can be a sign of a developing spontaneous abortion, especially in the case of the attachment of spotting.

If the lower back hurts at 10 weeks of pregnancy, then you need to visit your gynecologist unscheduled. It can also be a dangerous sign. In addition, recommendations and possibly drug treatment should be obtained in case of occurrence (development):

  • frequent urination
  • Cramps and burning
  • itching in the perineum.

Assigned tests will help clarify the diagnosis and select therapy that is adequate for the condition.

What can the baby do?

At week 10, the baby learns to bend and unbend limbs. There is a lot of space in the uterus, he feels free in it. If the legs touch the wall of the fetal bladder, the baby is able to push off from it and swim in the other direction. From day to day, the baby will learn to distinguish taste, since right now taste buds-receptors are formed on his tongue.

By the end of this week, the thin and almost transparent skin of the fetus will become sensitive due to the formation of nerve endings on it. From this moment, the baby will begin to “accumulate” the experience of tactile sensations.

Hair growth and pigmentation

At a gestational age of 10 weeks, some women notice that they began to grow body hair. Hard hairs can begin to grow around the nipples, on the stomach, and sometimes on the face. In addition, brown pigment spots may appear on the skin. Do not worry! These changes are not forever, just the body reacts to the hormonal changes that causes pregnancy.


Different types of bleeding in the early stages of pregnancy are not uncommon: according to statistics, approximately 30% of pregnancy cases are accompanied by periodic bleeding. And if minor spotting may not pose a significant threat, then bleeding at 10 weeks of pregnancy is already considered a pathology, indicating a threat of miscarriage. Blood in this case can be bright red, pink or brownish in color, and bleeding accompanied by pulling pains in the abdomen and aching in the lower back.

Another reason that bleeding may occur at 10 weeks of gestation is an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is a complex and dangerous pathology that occurs when a fertilized egg is implanted not in the uterus, but outside it (most often in the fallopian tube). An ectopic pregnancy is very skillfully "disguised" as an ordinary pregnancy, you can suspect something was wrong by aching and pulling pains in the lower abdomen and bloody discharge. If an ectopic pregnancy was not detected on time, the risk of a fallopian tube rupture from overstretching due to the growth of a fertilized egg is inevitable. And this often happens at 10 weeks of gestation, accompanied by severe pain and heavy bleeding. With a rupture of the fallopian tube, the question of saving a woman goes to seconds, hospitalization and surgical intervention become an absolute necessity.

Doctor's supervision

If the expectant mother has not yet registered with the antenatal clinic, it is advisable to do so. A gynecologist will prescribe an examination of a pregnant patient with several specialists and laboratory tests:

  • blood per group, general, biochemical tests, sugar, HIV, hepatitis and syphilis,
  • urine for general analysis,
  • smear from the vagina on the flora and infection.

Which of us does not like to read medical forms with research results? True, there is almost nothing clear. But something can be made out. Many women are surprised and worried when they see a record of the degree of purity of the vagina. Especially if the degree is not the first. In fact, everything is quite simple. There are four degrees of purity. The first and second are evidence of the healthy state of the female genital and urological systems. If a third or fourth degree of purity is indicated, these are clear signs of infections - urinary tract or gynecological.

Planned ultrasound is rarely performed at 10 weeks. But if, for some reason, a study is scheduled, this is an opportunity to look at your "wizard". Depending on the equipment and the position of the tiny body, you can see an oblong white speck on a dark background or even the outline of your own little man.

From the moment of registration, you need to attend a antenatal clinic regularly. The doctor will monitor the weight gain of the patient, her general condition and development of the baby.

What is visible on ultrasound?

An ultrasound scan is not considered mandatory this week, but it may well be performed for medical reasons or if the pregnant woman wishes. In the uterus, the number of fetuses is determined if the pregnancy is multiple.

In babies, vital activity is recorded - palpitations and movements. An ultrasound may be needed if the doctor needs to clarify the gestational age, because the first prenatal screening is coming soon, which should be carried out in strictly designated time periods (from 10-11 to 12-13 weeks inclusive).

Ultrasound is also recommended at 10 weeks for women who have certain complications - the threat of miscarriage, a suspicion of a delay in fetal development, etc. Particularly curious expectant mothers themselves go to the diagnostician to just see how the baby became, how he grew up.

This week, the gestational age and compliance with the baby is judged by such parameters as the average internal diameter of the ovum (SVD) and coccygeal-parietal size (CTE). Women who go for an ultrasound scan this week will be interested in what indicators are considered normal for a given period.

The average internal diameter of the ovum at 10 weeks

Gestation period

SVD, mm

9 weeks + 1 day

9 weeks + 2 days

9 weeks + 3 days

9 weeks + 4 days

9 weeks + 5 days

9 weeks + 6 days

10 weeks exactly

Coccyx-parietal size at 10 weeks of gestation

Gestation period (weeks and days)

KTR norms, mm

KTP range of permissible values, mm

10 weeks exactly

The yolk sac, which has practically surrendered all its duties to nourish the baby and the synthesis of hormones of the young placenta, begins to decrease. At week 10, its size is approximately 5 mm.

The thickness of the young placenta at this time can also be measured for the first time. Its normal size for this period is about 13 mm, but other values ​​falling within the range from 9 to 17 mm will be considered quite normal indicators.

Recommendations for future mom

There are two absolute prohibitions in the life of a pregnant woman: alcohol and nicotine. Passive smoking is also the enemy of the baby.

Oddly enough, expectant mothers often do not care about food or sports, but another, more delicate one. Is it possible to lead a normal intimate life in the tenth week? There are almost no restrictions for this. If the sexual relations of the future parents are harmonious, and the woman has no discomfort during intercourse, everything is in order. And yet there are contraindications to sex:

  • risk of miscarriage,
  • increased uterine tone (determined by the doctor),
  • the location of the placenta in the lower part of the uterus, placenta previa,
  • pregnancies twins, triples (this is called multiple),
  • an abnormally large amount of amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios).

If a woman has previously had childbirth with Caesarean section, the doctor will definitely check the condition of the inner scar. If its inferiority is detected, sex life will have to stop.

In all matters related to the limitations of intimate life, frankness with the father of the child is especially important. This will prevent confusion and quarrels.


A cold at 10 weeks of gestation is a common occurrence, because weakened immune defenses are especially susceptible to all types of viruses. And in order not to get sick, pregnant women are not recommended to visit public places during the epidemic.

10 weeks of pregnancy from conception is no longer such a dangerous time in terms of infection with acute respiratory viral infections or acute respiratory infections, since the critical period for the child is almost over. But the disease can be treated only with drugs recommended by doctors - self-medication is unacceptable. It is prudent to use traditional medicine: bed rest, berry fruit drinks, teas with honey or lemon, a rosehip broth, etc.

The temperature must be brought down when it rises above 38 degrees. You can use rectal suppositories with a children's dosage, but first you should try rubbing with cool water. A body temperature between 37-37.5 is a physiological norm, if there is no additional symptomatology - a runny nose, sore throat.


  • Lift and carry weights.
  • Do makeovers.
  • Walking in a hotly heated bathhouse or sauna.
  • Get nervous, allow negative experiences.
  • Watch horror films, thrillers, psychologically heavy films.
  • Read similar books. Literary texts can be perceived even harder than films. Indeed, when reading, imagination can begin to play dangerously.
  • Overwork.
  • Lack of sleep.
  • Walking in shoes with high heels, a large platform or wedges.

Waiting for a baby is a whole range of prohibitions. But at the same time - joy, the consciousness of its huge role and the close happiness of motherhood.

Child gender

The gender of the crumbs is determined. It is already developing either according to the female or male type.This week, the formation of the external genitalia from the genital tubercle continues, which looks the same for both boys and girls. therefore there is no point in asking during the ultrasound about what gender the baby is. Even a very experienced diagnostic doctor will not be able to answer this question until he sees external sexual characteristics, and this will only happen closer to the 16th week of pregnancy.

It is theoretically possible to consider gender at 12-13 weeks, but no doctor can guarantee the accuracy of such a “prediction”: the genitals are too small, and it is very easy to confuse a boy with a girl and vice versa.

The method of determining sex by heart rate is not scientifically based. Sex does not affect the work of the cardiovascular system.

Intimate life

If there is no threat of interruption, then ceasing to live an intimate life is not necessary. On the contrary, positive emotions will be very useful to the expectant mother. But, of course, it is not worthwhile to show excessive activity and learn new poses at this time, you need to take care of your “pregnant belly” and be careful.


Alcohol, as you know, refers to substances that are highly toxic. And the most dangerous alcohol for the fetus, which is rapidly developing in the womb. Despite the fact that the 10th week of pregnancy is marked by the completion of the laying of all the main organs and systems of the unborn baby, the fetal brain continues to develop rapidly, as discussed above. And not a single doctor can guarantee that alcohol at the 10th week of pregnancy will not “hit” just one of the main organs of the baby and will not make it a cripple even before birth.

Although many medical experts are of the opinion that small amounts of alcohol - for example, a glass of dry red wine - are safe for the fetus, yet most reputable organizations in the form of VOOZ, institutes of pediatrics and gynecology insist on a complete rejection of alcoholic beverages during gestation baby. After all, the consequences that alcohol can provoke at 10 weeks of gestation can be severe and very sad. If in one case, alcohol may not harm the fetus, in another it can become a catalyst for the development of all kinds of defects and anomalies in the baby, for which there is even a common name - fertile alcohol syndrome.

But you should not refuse carnal pleasures for a period of 10 weeks of pregnancy, of course, if there are no contraindications in the form of a threat of termination of pregnancy. Sex at the 10th week of pregnancy is not only possible, but also necessary - despite the mood swings and not very well-being. The husband often looks at his wife at this time with a “new look” - he is clearly attracted to the rounded forms of the woman and the appeared smoothness in the movements. And, unpleasant symptoms such as toxicosis, irritability and fatigue have not yet exhausted a woman completely, sex at 10 weeks of pregnancy can be a pleasant discharge and a way to further bring closer future mothers and fathers. It’s just to be zealous, and also unnecessarily “active”, practicing sex at 10 weeks of gestation, nevertheless, it is not advisable.


Toxicosis at 10 weeks of gestation in many women still persists. But now it's not just nausea and vomiting. Occurring cardinal changes in the hormonal background can cause:

  • increased drowsiness
  • uncontrolled mood swings and irritability,
  • weight loss.

10 obstetric week of pregnancy - a time when the body is well adapted to a new condition and unpleasant symptoms disappear in many. But if it persists, then the signs may be:

  • multiple pregnancy
  • mother's age (toxicosis may last longer in postpartum women),
  • exacerbation of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver, proceeding in a chronic form.


The diet of the future mother should be full and varied. It is important to get a sufficient amount of protein, vitamins, minerals, especially, it is important at this stage, a sufficient intake of calcium. There should be enough fiber in the diet, as expectant mothers often suffer from constipation.

So, the 10th week of pregnancy is a transitional period. A future mother should know how the 10th week of pregnancy proceeds: what happens to the baby and the woman herself. Be sure to listen to the sensations and when the first alarming symptoms appear, immediately contact a gynecologist, and if there are signs of a miscarriage, call the ambulance.


External changes in the chest can occur at an early stage. The lush and poured mammary glands can cause many inconveniences. Sometimes they become painful when touched.

Breasts at 10 weeks of gestation increase in size. In addition, the following signs of pregnancy at 10 weeks may be noted:

  • darkening of the circumference of the nipples,
  • the appearance of a venous mesh on the chest, which is provoked by increased blood flow in this area,
  • an increase in the size of the nipple and areola,
  • an increase in Montgomery nodules (small nodules appear on the surface of the areola).

Also, women note an increased tenderness of the mammary glands caused by an increase in size. This is completely normal. Many mothers say that the chest stopped hurting precisely at this gestation period. So, precisely at 10 weeks of bearing a child, a woman should continue, as before, to be careful, stop worrying and avoid stressful situations.

Nutrition at 10 weeks of gestation

The issue of nutrition at 10 weeks of pregnancy is also relevant for a future mother. Of course, nutrition at 10 weeks of pregnancy must be healthy and balanced, in order to provide the fetus with all the necessary nutrients and nutrients.

The diet of the expectant mother at this time must include a large number of fresh vegetables and fruits (in addition, they also improve intestinal motility and help to avoid constipation), meat and fish (protein), as well as dairy products (calcium source).

It is time to give up coffee, as well as strong tea. Spicy, fatty, salty dishes, marinades that irritate the stomach, as well as sweets, which increase blood sugar and contribute to the development of diabetes mellitus, also fall under the ban. White flour products (bread, pasta) is the time to replace the products with wholemeal flour, white rice - brown rice.

It is necessary to eat food fractionally, the best option is 5-6 times a day in small portions. Dishes are best steamed, baked, stewed or boiled. Late suppers should be abandoned - the last meal should be no later than 19 hours, with a strong feeling of hunger it is permissible to eat a couple of apples (other fruits) or drink a glass of kefir.

Changes in the body

At the physical level, rounding of forms becomes noticeable. Visually, the woman, of course, still does not look pregnant, but the tummy is somewhat rounded due to the fact that the uterus begins to rise above the bosom.

In addition to the nice roundness, the growing uterus often this week also causes less pleasant sensations - it compresses the blood vessels of the main vessels. This leads to the appearance of hemorrhoids, which can deliver a lot of painful and unpleasant sensations.

It is by no means recommended to treat it yourself, because there are very few drugs that can now be used without risking harm to the baby - the doctor should choose a specific remedy. A woman should eat so as to prevent constipation.

The waistline begins to smooth out slowly. But the breast, to the envy of everyone, takes on tremendous shapes and sizes. It increases by about 1-2 sizes, looks "poured", elastic. This week, small tubercles, called Montgomery nodules, may appear in the nipple region.

By the 10th week, on the stomach of many, a vertical strip appears darker than the rest of the skin, which appears due to the increased synthesis of melatonin in the body. After childbirth, the strip will disappear, and the chest will become the same size.

Now the breast can bother the expectant mother quite enough. She is actively preparing for the upcoming breastfeeding, glandular tissue is growing.

Pain, burning, aches and itching in the mammary glands lead many to almost a nervous breakdown. It is almost impossible to alleviate this condition, you need to have patience and wait a little longer - by the second trimester, your chest will practically cease to hurt, since all the most large-scale changes in the mammary glands occur precisely in the first third of the term for carrying the baby.

In the meantime, you should take care of acquiring a comfortable and large bra, you can immediately choose a model for pregnant and lactating women - with special pockets on the inside of the cups for chest pads. You may need to update your wardrobe - your hips are wider, your waist is bigger, clothes should now be comfortable and practical, not belly-tightening and not restricting movements.

At the hormonal level, progesterone, estrogen and hCG - human chorionic gonadotropin - are still controlling all the processes in the pregnant woman at 10 weeks. HCG begins to be synthesized by chorion cells immediately after the blastocyst is attached in the uterine cavity (7-9 days after conception).

The concentration of hCG is now approaching the maximum. It will grow up to 12 weeks, and then gradually begin to decline. Now its concentration is in the range of 20900-291000 mU / ml. The norm of progesterone for this period is 23-27.6 ng / ml.

This hormone is necessary so that the best conditions for growth and development are created for the child. A lack of progesterone increases the risk of spontaneous abortion.

In a woman’s body, progesterone is now “responsible” for mood swings, the accumulation of fat and water, and appetite. This hormone controls the viability of the uterine muscles and the placenta, prevents the cervix from opening early, and the uterine muscles contract, maintaining them in a relaxed state.

However, it is thanks to such hormonal influences that many expectant mothers look beautiful at 10 weeks - their skin becomes smoother, more tender, clean, free from acne, an amazing, mysterious shine inherent only to pregnant women appears in the eyes, a woman prettier.

Pain - physiological and pathological

Slight abdominal pain at this time can be quite normal. They do not differ in sharpness and strength, are pulling in nature, are not permanent. Such pains are associated with the functional features of pregnancy of this period - the uterus is constantly growing, this growth does not stop for a minute, muscles and ligaments are stretched.

You need to sound the alarm when abdominal pain is accompanied by strange, atypical discharge, has a cutting character, is localized in the lower abdomen, gives in the lower back and in the rectum. You can’t put up with such pain.

You should take a horizontal position, limit motor activity and call an ambulance, since such pains can be signs of a threat of miscarriage or a miscarriage that has begun.

The loins and backs at week 10 hurt from time to time, and there’s nothing wrong with that, in fact. The load on all muscles under the influence of relaxing progesterone increases, the pelvic bones begin to prepare in advance for the upcoming birth, so unpleasant sensations in the coccyx can be observed.

The tailbone, back and lower back do not hurt all the time, but only when the woman has been upright for a long time, she sits in the same position. To remove unpleasant sensations, you should stretch yourself, walk, lie down a bit, change your body position. .

Most often, the back and lower back ache begin closer to the evening, after a busy day. Many women report that they had a headache at week 10. This pain should alert and make the pregnant woman more attentive to her health and all changes. The amount of blood with the appearance of the placenta became greater, the pressure on the walls of the vessels increased. If earlier a woman had a tendency to increase blood pressure, now she needs tight control over her level - pressure should be measured every day with two hands.

If headaches appear against the background of completely normal blood pressure, then they are associated with hormonal changes. You need to be patient a little, the hormonal background will begin to change very soon, headaches will recede.

Progesterone in large quantities, alas, does not contribute to normal digestion. Constipation, diarrhea, increased gas, indigestion - all these symptoms are well known to pregnant women. Pain can also be caused by eating disorders. Do not confuse them with pregnancy complications.

Abdominal pains due to problems with the digestive organs are of a different nature - they are most often concentrated in the upper abdomen, a woman may have a feeling that “the stomach is spinning”, the pain syndrome may be cutting in the right or left side and be accompanied by a feeling of fullness of the intestines .

The causes of pathological pains in which a woman needs medical help can be as follows:

  • Risk of miscarriage - pulling pains, intensifying, concentrated in the lower abdomen, giving away to the lower back, back, rectum. Accompanied by discharge.
  • Ectopic pregnancy - The pain is sharp, severe, unbearable, accompanied by nausea, loss of consciousness, blood discharge from the genitals.
  • Exacerbation of chronic diseases - in a woman, pyelonephritis, urolithiasis, osteochondrosis, gastritis, and colitis, if they previously had it, may worsen against the background of a load on the whole body.

It is clear that a woman can find it difficult to figure out whether her pain is normal or pathological at such an early stage.

Therefore, when pain occurs that is localized in any part of the body, especially in the back and stomach, you should contact your doctor and consult with him about the causes of pain and ways to reduce it.

Possible problems and dangers

The period of increased danger has not yet ended; it is too early to say that the threats to the baby and his mother have passed. The baby now needs maternal protection, organogenesis (the formation of all organs) is complete, but the immune system does not work yet, and therefore any negative factor can affect the baby.

We will tell you about the most common dangers that a pregnant woman can wait for at 10 weeks by obstetric standards.

Retrochorial hematoma

Such a pathology at 10 weeks is not detected as often as at earlier dates, but it is not excluded. She represents accumulation of blood between the chorion and the membranes. This becomes possible if detachment occurs. Retrochorial hematoma is most often found in pregnant women with untreated infectious diseases, who have had the flu, colds, SARS at an earlier date.

Often, such a diagnosis according to the results of ultrasound can be given to women who have chronic inflammatory diseases of the internal genital organs.

Detachment with the formation of a hematoma can occur when lifting weights, exposure to strong vibration, with a violation of the hormonal background, with strong and prolonged stress. If a pregnant woman can’t part with bad habits (smoking, drinking alcohol), then the likelihood of developing such a hematoma increases tenfold.

Very often, retrochorial hematoma develops in women who suffer from severe early toxicosis with vomiting, loose stools.

Pathology may not have symptoms, then it will become apparent on an ultrasound scan. Sometimes a hematoma is manifested by pink or brownish discharge from the genitals. The main danger is the further detachment and death of the fetus in the event that the hematoma increases.

Treatment is carried out in a gynecological hospital if the hematoma is quite impressive in size, or at home if it is small. The woman is shown hemostatic drugs, drugs that do not allow an increase in the tone of the uterus, vitamins and complete rest before the hematoma resolves.

Predictions depend on the size of the cavity filled with blood. In most cases, pregnancy can be maintained.

Frozen pregnancy

A suicide is called a pregnancy in which the fetus for some reason ceases to grow, develop and dies. The irreparable can happen at any gestational age, however, there are periods during which fetal fading is considered most likely. The tenth obstetric week refers precisely to such periods.

The risk of sudden death of the baby is highest at 3-4 weeks, from 8 to 10 weeks, as well as from 16 to 18 weeks of pregnancy.

The reasons why the baby stops developing, medicine is not completely clear. The most likely is the genetic version.. During conception, chromosomal pathologies and triploidy could occur, due to which the child during the development at the embryonic stage formed pathologies incompatible with life. It cannot grow further, the genetic error turns out to be total and insurmountable.

Among other causes are infectious diseases of the mother, pathological forms of sperm (teratozoospermia) in the father, various adverse factors - ecology, poisons, toxins, radiation, some medications, bad habits of the expectant mother, a large number of abortions in her gynecological history.

At 10 weeks, this pathology may not manifest itself until the moment of a gynecological examination. A woman’s uterus is lagging behind in size, which is the basis for the appointment of an unscheduled ultrasound. The diagnosis states the absence of the vital functions of the fetus - it does not have motor activity and does not have a heartbeat.

After 2-4 weeks after its death, the fetus can begin to be rejected, then the first symptoms will be spotting spotting of a bloody brown color and pulling pains in the lower abdomen.

At an earlier stage, a woman can theoretically guess that something went wrong. Many claim that they felt that on one “fine” day all the pre-existing symptoms and signs of pregnancy had completely disappeared, the chest had stopped hurting, and the basal temperature had dropped.

The uterine cavity is subject to curettage. Samples of fetal tissue are taken for genetic analysis in order to try to establish which particular causes led to the tragedy.

This information is needed in order to start planning for the next pregnancy after anti-inflammatory treatment, but already adjusted for possible risks.

Risk of miscarriage

According to statistics, the threat of abortion appears in the early stages in about 7 out of 10 pregnant women. But these data should not greatly upset the expectant mother, because in 90% of all cases, doctors quite successfully manage to cope with her and save the baby. Exceptions are threatened cases arising from genetic pathologies. If the baby is not viable by definition, medicine is powerless.

The probability of a miscarriage is higher, the shorter the gestation period. Usually at 10 obstetric week the risks are not as great as before.

The most susceptible to miscarriages at this time are women who previously had miscarriages that same week, as well as women who became pregnant through in vitro fertilization.

At risk and age mothers who are already over 35 years old After all, with increasing age, the probability of a miscarriage in the first trimester is higher.

A threatening condition is manifested by the appearance of pains in the lower abdomen, discharge from the genitals atypical for this week, as well as a deterioration in overall health.


A woman needs a full night's sleep, therefore, all night shifts, if work is associated with them, should be abandoned, legally pregnant has every right to do so. It is important for a woman to find time during the day to lie down a bit and relax. If sleep is disturbed, you should consult a doctor and together choose a mild sedative sedative on a natural basis.

Hypodynamia is the scourge of Russian pregnant women. Therefore, in the daily routine should take time for a short walk in the fresh air. Evening boardwalks will help normalize the process of falling asleep and improve the quality of sleep.


Excessive physical activity at this time is not welcome, as they can lead to an abortion, but swimming is good.

If before a woman did not do it, it's time to enroll in a special group of aqua aerobics for pregnant women, do yoga. This will help to avoid gaining excess weight, and also prepare the muscles of the female body for the upcoming birth.


Vitamin complexes created specifically for pregnant women will help compensate for the shortage of certain nutrients at this time. True, experts warn pregnant women from self-prescribing vitamins.

All complexes are different in composition, and an excess of one or another vitamin is no less harmful than its lack.

The doctor will help you choose the drug based on the results of a biochemical blood test, which shows which vitamins and minerals and how much is in the blood of the expectant mother.


Reviews of mothers about 10 weeks of pregnancy mainly relate to questions of new sensations that a growing uterus causes. Many say that it has become uncomfortable to lie on your back, sit for a long time in the workplace. Suddenly at this time, women come to the conclusion that it is time to change the wardrobe - all belts and elastic bands begin to “reap”.

Some of the expectant mothers are already photographing their rounded tummies. Basically, "pussies" begin to appear at this time in thin girls. Most mothers by this time have more than once visited an ultrasound.

Each alarming thought, and they often appear in pregnant women, can become an occasion to check, "is everything all right with the crumb." Excessive exposure to ultrasound is not welcome, as the effect of ultrasound on the fetus is not fully understood.

About what happens to the fetus and the expectant mother at 10 weeks of gestation, see the next video.

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