Mom's Changing Body
Loving your new dewy, pregnant glow? Thank the hormones HCG and progesterone (they increase the number of oil glands in your face, making your complexion shinier and smoother) and your boosted blood volume, which can make your skin slightly flushed and plump. And if the girls are giving you all kinds of nice cleavage these days, it's because estrogen and progesterone are spurring milk-producing glands to grow there (and there's plenty more of that to come)!
You'll finally get a peek at your baby this week! Your upcoming prenatal visit will include your first ultrasound. Your doctor will be able to point out fingers and toes, and you'll hear your baby's heartbeat. At this time, you may also need a nuchal translucency test, which can assess risks of Down syndrome, other chromosome abnormalities, and congenital heart problems.
What Week 10 of Your Pregnancy Is Really Like
Pregnancy Confidential Podcast
Week 10 - Getting Ready for the Big Reveal
At 10 weeks, you've finally come to terms with your pregnancy. Now it's time to start thinking about spreading the word to your friends and family, if you haven't already (hands up if you Instagrammed your positive pregnancy test). Most people start sharing the big news around 12 weeks, but with a status update just a finger tap away, folks are starting to post their reveals even sooner. Whether you choose to speak out now or later, the trend seems to be to go big, bold and creative with your pregnancy reveal. And whether it's a Miley Cyrus parody or a sibling photo shoot, let's face it, it's a little about one-upping your friends, right?
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This Week's FAQs
7 Safe Solutions for Pregnancy AcnePregnancy is a hormonal roller coaster, and your skin has no choice but to go along for the ride. Here's how to treat pregnancy acne with safe medications and tactics.
Your Ultimate Guide to Maternity LeaveSo what exactly is maternity leave all about? We answered all your questions about taking time off work after giving birth, including how many weeks you're entitled to, job security, health benefits and more.
22 Weird Pregnancy Symptoms You Might Not Expect
You expected the glowy skin and gorgeous bump—but probably not the itchy boobs or extra gas. Here are 22 strange but normal pregnancy symptoms you might not know about.