For a woman, pregnancy is an important period in life. She may find some of the developments relating to this quite bothersome, and may at times feel rundown. No woman is an exception to this. Pregnancy week by week brings about annoying symptoms and signs for the expectant mother. It is how you prepare yourself for this that decides how well you can weather some of the more unpleasant changes. Here we shall discuss the signs and symptoms related to 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Mood swings, tiredness, stomach disorders dominate
By the tenth weeks, morning sickness would have subsided and evening nausea may begin to come to the fore. Generally for women the first two to eight weeks after conception cause the most upsetting nausea and stomach problems. They do not have a decidedly healthy appetite. Fatigue, headache and mood swings are the commonly felt symptoms at ten weeks of pregnancy.
Dietary and Bowel Symptoms
For women at 10 weeks pregnancy, constipation and flatulence are common problems. One can reduce the intensity of this by taking whole grain food, vegetables and lots of water. This will improve the bowel movement. Nauseating women should also try to take food meant for dietary improvement. Heartburn and indigestion are the other symptoms that may come up. Some of the food cravings have to be carefully disregarded, because the extra calories are not required for the baby.
Prominent breast and vaginal symptoms
The first through fourteenth week of pregnancy will have the areola and nipples darkening in color. The breasts won’t be as sensitive as they were during the first few weeks of pregnancy. The veins come to the fore as they develop in size and become fuller and more round. There is also the chance of vaginal milky discharge by 10 weeks’ time. Avoid frequent douches or wipes, as these may imbalance the pH balance in the vagina and cause infections.
Backaches and blotchy skin
Backaches are very common at 10 weeks’ time, and will be persistent throughout the pregnancy. At 10 weeks, some women have a tendency to develop blotchy skin on the legs and the stomach. This is due to changes in hormonal levels.
At 10 weeks, the baby’s weight develops, and so the mother will start showing evidence of the pregnancy. The baby’s movements are not felt by the mother, although the baby‘s arms and legs have been fully formed. At times mild to severe pain is felt in the stomach as the belly stretches to accommodate the growing fetus.
Pregnancy week by week causes the belly to stretch, up until the delivery.