10 Weeks Pregnant
Week 10 is a landmark date for your baby, by now his complete body plan is laid down. Your baby’s eyes are well shaped and the external part of its ears are beginning to grow.
The fingers and toes have started to separate.
Hormones and mood
Are your moods up and down like a yo-yo? Blame it on the functioning hormone levels that can leave you feeling confused, anxious, depressed, excited, tearful, frightened or irritable and more. The good news is that the hormone levels become more stable in the second trimester of pregnancy, leaving you feeling more positive and calm.
Food for thought
Calcium during your pregnancy at this stage is important for both your growing baby and you. Calcium helps to strengthen bones and teeth, is essential for nerves and muscles and for blood clotting. Aim for four servings of calcium-rich foods daily. You’ll also need vitamin D to help you to absorb calcium, and with the sun in short supply in Ireland, fortified milk and cereals can really help (check the label first), as well as eggs, and oily fish.
‘To do’ this week
Buy some new bras. If your breasts are sore, get a good supportive cotton bra. Maternity bras can offer extra support, so try a couple on to see whether you like them.
Your breasts might increase one or two more sizes, especially if this is your first pregnancy.