Week 10

10 weeksYour baby

  • The baby kicks and moves - even though you can’t feel anything yet
  • The baby’s head is still larger in proportion than the rest of the body
  • Development continues to be rapid
  • Your womb is now about the size of a small melon

A little more pregnant every day

You will notice that as well as your breasts becoming bigger, your skin is probably smoother and softer. You may be starting to gain weight (although some women are so sick in early pregnancy that they lose weight at first). You may even have a little pot belly! If you are at all worried about weight gain or loss during your pregnancy please speak to your doctor or midwife who will be able to advise and reassure you.

The first scan!

You will probably have had your first antenatal visit or this will already have been booked. And - how exciting this will be - you are likely to have an ultrasound scan somewhere between 10 and 14 weeks. It is an incredible and wonderful moment when you and your partner (or family member or friend) see your baby on the screen. He or she may even give you a wave! This scan is the most reliable way of assessing the baby’s expected date of delivery; you may also be offered a nuchal test as part of this first scan (this is used to assess the risk of genetic conditions such as Down's Syndrome).

Expecting double the joy?

You may discover at your first scan that you are expecting double the joy - and the trouble! Visit the Multiple Births Foundation www.multiplebirths.org.uk or call 020 3313 3519 for advice and support.

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