There are also some symptoms that may increase in prominence at this point of your pregnancy. Because your body is changing to accommodate the new life within you, one of the most common symptoms at 10 weeks pregnant is fatigue or tiredness.
Feeling tired all the time is quite usual and nothing that you should worry about. With all the work that your body is doing, it’s perfectly normal for it to feel worn out and need much rest.
At 10 weeks pregnant, you are probably already experiencing nausea and vomiting, more commonly known as morning sickness. It is important to note that although it is called morning sickness, this symptom can actually occur during any time of the day. For some, this symptom is accompanied with sensitivity to certain foods and smells.
If you are one of those women who experience vomiting, it is best for you to eat smaller meals a day to ensure that your sugar level does not go too low thus causing dizziness. Most cases of morning sickness ends at the 12th to 13th week of pregnancy but there are a few cases wherein the symptom lasts throughout the entire pregnancy.
During this stage of your pregnancy, your breasts will also be undergoing some changes. Because your body will be preparing itself for feeding your baby, more blood will flow to your breasts and your milk glands will start to grow. Your areola will also darken and become larger as will your breasts.
These changes can cause you to feel some tenderness or even make your breasts sore. The feeling is quite similar to that which happens during the pre-menstrual syndrome. It is best to start looking for larger-sized bras to help support your growing breasts and make you feel more comfortable.
Changes in your hormone levels during the 10th week of pregnancy will also cause some changes to occur on your skin. Because there will be an increase in your body’s blood volume, you’ll start to see some veins showing in your tummy, legs, and breasts. You may also see acne and pimples appearing on your face due to the increase in hormones in your body.
Your hormonal changes will also cause constipation as they slow down the process of digestion by relaxing the muscles in your digestive tract. The growing uterus will also be placing pressure on your bladder which will make you frequently feel the urge to pee. The uterus’ expansion can also cause some abdominal pain and cramps in your muscles as they stretch to accommodate it.
While these symptoms commonly appear in most pregnant women, not all women have the same experiences. If you are experiencing any symptoms at 10 weeks pregnant that are causing you to worry, it is always better to first consult with your doctor before treating them.