When you became pregnant, your whole world changed. No longer are you able to just eat anything you want or do all the activities that any non-pregnant woman is able to do. You will also experience certain changes in your body as well as symptoms of pregnancy that can be uncomfortable, to say the least. Lets have look the symptoms of pregnancy at 10 weeks.
The urge to pee all the time is a common symptom experienced by pregnant women. For some, it may seem that you only just got back from the bathroom before you suddenly feel the urge to go back again. This frequent urination occurs day and night, even waking you up from sleep several times a night. And you may be wondering how in the world you feel like peeing all the time when your baby isn’t that large yet to make your uterus push on your bladder.
Well, your uterus IS starting to get bigger to make room for the egg when it starts to rapidly grow. And because of the growth of the uterus, your bladder gets pushed down causing you to feel the urge to pee all the time. While there is really no home remedy for this symptom, you will find relief from frequent urination during your second trimester.
Heartburn is another symptom that you may experience at 10 weeks pregnant. Because of the increase in the level of progesterone in your body, the valve between the esophagus and the stomach relaxes and causes the food and acids in your stomach to rise up.
This causes heartburn which we all know can be extremely uncomfortable. To lessen the occurrence of heartburn, try to eat smaller meals each day rather than large meals two to three times a day. Also, avoid eating foods that can cause heartburn such as caffeine, chocolate, citrus fruits, and fried foods or those with a lot of seasoning.
For some women, being 10 weeks pregnant can become very uncomfortable because they start to feel headaches. Pregnancy causes an increase in the body’s blood volume. This can cause some pressure in the head which then causes headaches.
Other causes of headaches include low blood sugar, stress, dehydration, withdrawal from caffeine, and lack of sleep. The best way to avoid these headaches is to rest a lot and stay stress-free. Eating well-balanced meals and using cold/heated packs on your head will also help.
Getting a massage can also help relieve the headaches. If they do become unbearable, it is best to consult with your doctor before taking any medication.
While there are plenty of other symptoms of pregnancy at 10 weeks and even throughout your entire pregnancy, not all women experience the same symptoms or even the same intensity. Thus, the best way to deal with any and all of these symptoms is to always consult your doctor.