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    Before you reach the bottom of this page, your baby’s brain will grow 250,000 new neurons.

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    Your baby's development

    It’s graduation day. Your embryo is now a fetus.

    By pregnancy at 10 weeks, all vital organs have formed, and your baby’s is now considered a fetus.* What are some other changes your baby is going through during your 10th week of pregnancy?

    By now your baby measures longer than 2.5 cm.
    By pregnancy at 10 weeks, all vital organs have formed, and your baby’s is now considered a fetus.* What are some other changes your baby is going through during your 10th week of pregnancy?

    By now your baby measures longer than 2.5 cm.

    By the end of the 1st trimester, his/her body will grow to about 7.6 cm — around the length of a kiwi fruit. This measurement doesn't count arms and legs, because in the 1st trimester, he is measured from the top of the head to the bottom of the rump.

    His embryonic tail, (yes, he has a tail, located at the bottom of his spinal cord), has disappeared.

    At 10 weeks, his ears approach their final form. His teeth buds emerge, and his eyelids develop further.

    His testes start producing testosterone around the 10th week.

    Tiny fingers and toes, which were previously webbed, are now fully separated.

    *According to the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
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    Your nutrition and health

    There’s no beating healthy eating.

    At this stage of your pregnancy, by choosing good foods from all of the food groups, you're nourishing your baby with a broad range of different nutrients.

    Depending on your age, weight, height and physical activity you will need a diet with different calories content to assure a proper intake of nutrients. For a 2,000-calorie diet, the USDA recommends the following servings of the major food groups:
    At this stage of your pregnancy, by choosing good foods from all of the food groups, you're nourishing your baby with a broad range of different nutrients.

    For a 2,000-calorie diet, the USDA recommends the following servings of the major food groups:
    • 170 grams of breads and grains (1 slice of bread or 30 ml cooked rice/pasta counts as 30 grams)
    • 155 grams of protein (e.g. meat and beans)
    • 3 cups of dairy products (1 cup of milk, yogurt or fortified soymilk or 42 grams of natural cheese or 57 grams of processed cheese counts as 1 cup)
    • 2 cups of fruit (fresh, frozen, or canned) (1 cup of raw or cooked fruit or 100% fruit juice; or ½ cup dried fruit counts as 1 cup)
    • 2 ½ cups of vegetables (fresh, frozen, or canned) (1 cup of raw or cooked vegetables or vegetable juice; or 2 cups of leafy vegetables counts as 1 cup)
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    Things to think about now

    Buckle up, your hormones are driving.

    Not feeling quite like yourself these days? Hormones released by your placenta, ovaries, adrenal glands, and pituitary gland are not only guiding the growth of your baby, but are guiding changes within your own body as well.
    Not feeling quite like yourself these days? Hormones released by your placenta, ovaries, adrenal glands, and pituitary gland are not only guiding the growth of your baby, but are guiding changes within your own body as well.
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    What happens next week?

    Your baby’s growing fast, which is slowing you down.

    While your baby grows by leaps and bounds, you might feel knocked out.
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