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07th Nov 2023

Your baby at 10 weeks: Week-by-week guide to pregnancy


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Welcome to week 10 of your pregnancy!

This week, your baby is as big as a strawberry. Here’s what else you can expect this week.

Your baby

Baby is the size of a strawberry around now, but only weighs about four grams. The arms can now bend at the elbows and the fingers and toes have separated.

If your midwife or doctor uses a Doppler sonic aid, it is sometimes possible to hear a heartbeat. However, it may be a few more weeks before you experience that thrill.

To help the lungs and digestive systems develop your baby is starting to swallow and breathe amniotic fluid in and out.


The emotional rollercoaster is probably in constant motion. Be kind to yourself. Crazy dreaming? Also likely. Your heart rate, circulation and breathing rate all continue to increase, possibly making you light-headed and dizzy, or even faint.

Your nipples and areola are getting bigger and darker, and an increased blood supply means the veins look more pronounced on your breasts and abdomen.

Now that you are 10 weeks pregnant, you might have started thinking about baby names. It’s never too early, and we LOVE these unisex Irish baby names because you probably still don’t know the sex of your baby.

The beautiful meanings of these first names will always be a wonderful conversation-starter. A survey commissioned by Coca-Cola of 1,800 people across eight European countries revealed that 87% of Irish people consider their names to be very important in their lives.

You’re 10 weeks pregnant and you’re desperately trying to hide it from work… we’ve ALL been there. If you have just recently out that you’re pregnant and are trying to keep the news under wraps, there are a few ‘tells’ that you will need to be aware of, to ward off the Suspicion Police.

Here are 10 of the biggest giveaways that you have a sneaky bun in the oven

Anything else?

We all know how important it is to take prenatal vitamins during pregnancy (and before); but swallowing a tablet that’s the size of a small horse and smells like a wet dog, when you’ve got morning sickness, isn’t easy.

B9 and Folic Acid are vital for both mum and baby in the early stages of pregnancy, however, nausea and vomiting can be enough to literally stop you from taking those much-needed vitamins. LoveurSoul’s oral Vitamin Sprays can be one way to help through those vital but turbulent first few weeks.

Healthy sprays are more effectively absorbed than the same dosage in pills, which have extras like shellac, talc, waxes and colourings that can make them hard for the body to digest. Sometimes only 10 – 12% of the nutrients taken in pill form are actually absorbed. Read more about the spray here.

If you’re 10 weeks pregnant and just feeling yuk and tired and you just cannot wait to tell everyone your news, just get a lowdown on just how incredible you are right now.

As if the ability to produce another human being wasn’t mind-blowing enough, pregnancy brings with it a host of other truly incredible changes that are almost impossible to believe until they happen to you.

Here are five fascinating pregnancy facts that prove (as if we ever doubted it) that women have serious super powers.