What can you expect at 10 weeks pregnant? If your symptoms are leaving you feeling like you’re on a roller coaster, you have your ever-changing pregnancy hormones to thank for that. One of these is the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone, which your body only produces during pregnancy. Levels will tend to peak around now, which can leave you feeling pretty rough.
But luckily, there are lots of positives to embrace this week and in the rest of your third month of pregnancy, too. Let’s find out what else is going on with you and your 10-week-old baby with some advice from a Flo expert.
Your baby at 10 weeks pregnant
By now, your baby’s bone development is in full swing. Their bone cells have replaced softer cartilage, and the bones will continue to harden even more at around 13 weeks. Around now, your baby’s face also begins to look more like, well, a face. This is because their jawbone is developing more (fun fact: it’s already home to their teeny baby teeth, and their adult teeth will develop at around 20 weeks). So cool.
Your baby is also moving around more this week. They’re making jerky little movements that you’ll be able to see on an ultrasound scan. However, while it’s exciting to see your baby move on the screen, keep in mind that they’re not big enough for you to feel those movements just yet. You’ll have to wait until about 16 to 24 weeks before you first feel these.
How big is a baby at 10 weeks?
Length (crown to rump): Around 3.2 cm or 1.3 in.
Weight: Around 35 g or 1.2 oz.
Size: Equivalent to a strawberry
All measurements are approximate and vary within the normal range.