At 10 weeks pregnant, you will begin to see more changes happening in your body as your baby starts to grow inside of you. During this time, your baby is now a fetus and his or her circulatory, nervous, respiratory, and digestive systems are already formed.
He or she is also starting to become more active. While you may not notice this activity, you will notice several pregnancy symptoms disappear at 10 weeks while some appear. Here are some of what you may be experiencing and why:
When you’re 10 weeks pregnant, the levels of estrogen and progesterone in your body increase considerably. This causes you to feel several symptoms, one of which is that your breasts become swollen and slightly tender. This feeling is much like that experienced during the pre-menstrual phase.
For some women, their breasts become fuller and much heavier. This soreness and swelling of the breasts is caused by an increase in the blood flow to the breasts as well as the growth of the milk glands. Both of these causes are the body’s way of preparing for breastfeeding once the baby is born. It is typical for this symptom to disappear once the first trimester ends.
Fatigue is another symptom that you will experience. It is quite common for pregnant women to feel tired even if they just woke up. Most take naps during the day and sleep early every night due to fatigue. This symptom is primarily caused by the sudden changes occurring in the woman’s body.
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body starts working harder to keep up with the changes. The uterus, the breasts, and the egg are growing all at the same time which makes the body feel worn out.
Most women also experience morning sickness when they’re 10 weeks pregnant. While some just feel nausea, there are also a number of women who do actually vomit. In addition, some even become sensitive to smells which may cause nausea.
Some home treatments for morning sickness include eating dry, bland biscuits or drinking lemon/orange juice before eating. Sucking on an ice cube can also help alleviate nausea. Most pregnant women lose this symptom once they enter the second trimester but there are a few cases that experience nausea throughout their pregnancy.
Because of the increased levels of hormones in the body, occasional mood swings also occur. Constipation is also a result of the change in hormones during the first trimester. While there is nothing that can be done to prevent the mood swings, there are several things that you can do to prevent constipation.
The first and most important is to always drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated is as important to pregnant women as it is to women who are not. Also, having plenty of fiber in your diet will ensure that your bowel movement remains regular. One last thing to keep in mind is to ensure that you don’t take too much calcium because it can harden your bowel and make you constipated.