10 Weeks Pregnant - Embryo to Fetus

Your baby's own ID

Your baby now has their own unique fingerprints! Their neck is beginning to take shape, their body muscles are almost developed, the jaws are in place and nipples and hair follicles begin to grow. While it is still too small for you to feel, baby is moving, wriggling and shifting.

Your baby's development

Baby as big as a fig

Length 3 cm Weight 4 g

Your baby's development

In week 10 your baby measures around 3cm from the top of their head to their bottom.

At this stage, their brain is developing faster than any other part of the body and their head looks disproportionately large.

Your baby can now bend their arms at the elbow, making it easier to exercise their developing muscles. They can curl their toes, which have now separated from their webbed beginnings into ten tiny separate digits. If you could peer inside, you'd be able to see their spine clearly visible through their skin.

At this stage they are becoming more active by the day, which is divided into distinct periods of sleep and wakefulness.

Your body

Your uterus is now double the size it was before pregnancy and is similar in size to a grapefruit.

If this is your first baby, you probably haven’t developed a bump yet. At this stage one of the tell-tale signs to friends and colleagues may be the fact that you’re more tired than usual.


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Please Note: These pregnancy week-by-week articles, are meant to give you a general sense of the growth and development going on within you. However, it’s important to remember that every baby develops differently, even during pregnancy.

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