Pregnancy Week 10

The baby is at 7 weeks gestation and is about 18-20 mm (3/4 inch) long. A Doppler may pick up the baby’s heart beat! But don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear it yet — it’s still early.

The fetus’ upper limbs are growing longer and are bent at the elbows. The fingers are more distinct now too.

Sex?? The fetus’ testes or ovaries are distinguishable now, but you may not be able to tell until the second trimester. Did you know that the baby’s intestines form outside baby first (on the umbilical cord) because they can’t fit inside?

Advice for Mom

Your breasts may be sore, and if you are suffering from “morning sickness” you probably haven’t been able to keep down a decent meal in the past few weeks. You may not be feeling up to doing much, but now is the time, if you haven’t already, to begin an exercise program for pregnancy. Maybe Yoga is for you? Always check with your doctor though before beginning any program.

What do you think?