Pregnancy Week by Week

What to Expect When 10 Weeks Pregnant

When you are 10 weeks pregnant, your baby is now 1.25 to 1.68 inches long and weighs approximately 0.18 ounces (equal to the weight of a quarter).
 
Some specific developments that typically occur during this week include the following:
 
  • The baby's eyelids are no longer transparent
  • The outer ears start to assume their final form
  • Tooth buds begin to form
  • The testes will start producing the male hormone testosterone in males
  • Your baby will have fully separated fingers and toes
  • The embryonic tail will have disappeared completely.
 
Your blood volume will increase 40 to 50 percent during pregnancy, which may cause your veins to become more noticeable in your stomach, breasts, and legs. Other symptoms that you may experience include:
 
  • Blotchy complexion
  • Moodiness
  • Weight gain.
     
Your healthcare provider can give you guidelines as to what is an acceptable weight gain during your pregnancy, as this is somewhat determined by your pre-pregnancy weight.
 
(Click 10 Weeks Pregnant for more information.)
 

Eleven Weeks Pregnant

At this point in your pregnancy, your baby is no longer considered an embryo -- it is now a fetus. It will begin to grow rapidly for the next several months. At 11 weeks, you will most likely get to hear your baby's heartbeat for the first time. By the end of the week, your baby will be about 2 inches in length.
 
At 11 weeks pregnant, the following fetal developments typically occur:
 
  • The eyelids have fused and will stay that way until week 24
  • The external genitals move outside of the body
  • The hair follicles of the skin are forming
  • Teeth are beginning to form.
 
You will have another medical checkup at this point, during which your healthcare provider will check your weight, uterus size, blood pressure, etc. again.
 
(Click 11 Weeks Pregnant for more information.)
 
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