It's the 10th week of your first trimester. The week seems to pass by faster, and you are almost left with a few more weeks till you are on your second trimester. Last week on your week 9, your little bean has graduated from being an embryo to a fetus now. What changes await for you for this week? How much your little fetus is growing now? I am sure you are excited to find out. Well, let's find out!\r\nFirst Trimester: Week 10\r\nGrowth Progression\r\n\r\n\r\nYour baby\u2019s internal organs are now fully formed and currently slowly maturing. It will continue to do so over the next several weeks. Their fingernail and toenails are more visible. At this stage, the size of your baby is about 31 \u2013 42mm in length. Though he's barely the size of a kumquat\u2014 a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce. Your baby has now completed the most critical portion of the development. It is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in their body rapidly grow and mature.\r\n\r\nYour little bean's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs, including the kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver. It is now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac. It is in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy. If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes. No more webbing and peach-fuzz hair are beginning to grow on tender skin.\r\nOther Progression\r\nOther development includes your little bean limbs can be bend now. Their hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over their heart. The feet may be long enough to reach in front of their body. The outline of their spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from the spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with the developing brain and sits very high on the head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he's about 1 1\/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will gain double in size to nearly 3 inches.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_21000" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Now your little bean is as big as a kumquat.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBody Changes\r\n\r\n\r\nYour body is adjusting the different pregnancy hormones to sustain your baby. Your uterus will grow to accommodate your growing baby. Before pregnancy, your uterus was about the size of a fist. After six weeks, it will slowly grow to the size of a grapefruit. Some women may notice that they have emotional ups and downs during pregnancy.\r\n\r\nDuring this week of your pregnancy, you will notice a dewy glow. It's all thanks to the hCG hormone which stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone. The placenta produces these hormones after implantation. hCG hormone is essential in early pregnancy. It can be detected in the body within the first week of pregnancy. hCG also ensures the corpus luteum, which is a temporary endocrine gland in a woman\u2019s body after ovulation. Not to forget hCG also needs progesterone hormone to help it.\r\n\r\nWhat Should You Plan This Week?\r\n\r\n \tPlan to see your doctor discuss regarding the further antenatal test to could be done to screen for fetal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome. You should consider doing this if you are more than 35 years old or have a family history of fetal defects. First-trimester screening for Down syndrome includes having a scan of nuchal translucency and a blood test. This screening test is usually done from 11 \u2013 14 weeks of your pregnancy. Besides, a chorionic villus sampling could also be done to screen for genetic abnormalities in your baby. Talk to your doctor about these tests.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tDiscuss with your partner regarding the timing to announce your pregnancy to your close family members and friends.\r\n\r\n\u00a0\r\nTips For This Week\r\nTips on how to deal with your emotions during pregnancy:\r\n\r\n \tRest and sleep as much as possible\r\n \tDo things that make you happy (for example, shopping, watching movies or having a facial)\r\n \tTalk to your close friends about it\r\n \tTell your partner and ask for his support.\r\n \tAppreciate and celebrate the good things that you have in your life.\r\n \tIf you find it too much to deal with, talk to your doctor about it.\r\n\r\n\u00a0\r\n\r\nAnother thing you should be taking care of is your hygiene. Make sure to wash your hands frequently to avoid catching flu. Go for natural remedies when you experience indigestion. Go out on maternity shopping- it should be the right time to do so! Don't forget to review your company maternity leave policy if you are a career woman. Lastly, don't forget to enjoy your first trimester as there are more to come for you in the next few weeks before you reach your second trimester.\r\n\r\nWhat do you think of those changes in your body during the pregnancy? Does it do wonders to you? Tell us. We love to hear from you! Until then, stay tuned for more pregnancy tips and tricks on our blog. If you are finding the right place to shop for your baby needs, look no further check out Motherhood.com.my for all the baby items you ever need!