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How big is your baby?
Now in the 10th week of your pregnancy, your baby is nearly 1.2 inches long and it weighs about .14 ounces. Your baby's body length is going to be the double in the next three weeks.
Baby's Growth and Development
Your baby has now developed working arm joints, cartilage and bones are also on the verge of forming. All the vital organs are now fully developed and very soon they'll start functioning. The fingernails and hair too are ready to appear. Also, you will be thrilled to know that your baby can now swallow and kick in there, but you can't feel the kicks as yet.
The bump won't make an appearance yet. But surely, your belly will be more rounded at 10th week of pregnancy. You might even experience the heart beat of your baby, which might sound like the horses galloping, and hearing it for first time will make you feel like heaven.
Fatigue, nausea, morning sickness and many other pregnancy related problems can occur. During the 10th week, you will suddenly have strange food cravings. The morning sickness would now take a back seat and the mother would want to eat various things. The food cravings of pregnant women are quite strange but it is advised that they should not bother about anyone and enjoy and eat what they want to. However, they should also keep in mind to intake a balanced diet and not over indulge in anything.
Infections During Pregnancy
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are very common during pregnancy. These are bacterial infections, which generally occur due to higher levels of progesterone.
This hormone kind of relaxes the urinary tract, which lowers the speed of flow of the urine, thus giving time and place for the bacteria to grow. When the intestinal bacterium from rectum travels to the urethra, making their way up to the urinary tract, they tend to multiply in number.
If at all you suspect a UTI and do not get it treated, it might lead to kidney infections, leading to early labor. Asymptomatic bacterium can be treated before it leads to kidney dis-functioning. If it is cured in early stage, then there is absolutely no chance of your baby being affected.
Sometimes they even cause an infection in the urinary bladder called “cystitis”. The symptoms include:
Pelvic Discomfort, pain during urinating, recurrent urge for peeing. The urine might have a foul smell and look yellowish. Antibiotics are likely to relieve you of your symptoms, provided you complete the entire course.
Precautions During Pregnancy
It is a tender stage when the baby has just begun to grow. Therefore, a mother should take a proper diet on time. Eat food that is nutritious, drink safe and purified water. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Avoid visiting places that are crowded. Wear comfortable flat footwear, avoiding heels as much as you can.
Do not lift heavy things. Eat enough fruits, pulses, cereals, green vegetables etc. And be regular with your exercises.