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Pregnancy at 7 to 10 Weeks

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What changes are happening with my body?

Pregnancy hormones may cause your body to go through many changes during this stage of your pregnancy. You may feel more tired than usual, and have mood swings, nausea and vomiting, and headaches. You may gain or lose some weight. Your breasts may feel tender and swollen and you may urinate more often. You may have cravings for certain foods or dislike of foods you normally eat. You may also have heartburn or constipation.

How do I care for myself at this stage of my pregnancy?

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

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What changes are happening with my baby?

By 10 weeks, your baby will be about 2½ inches long from the top of the head to the rump (baby's bottom). Your baby weighs about ½ ounce. Major body organs, such as the brain, heart, and lungs, are forming. Your baby's facial features are also starting to form.

What do I need to know about prenatal care?

Prenatal care is a series of visits with your healthcare provider throughout your pregnancy. During the first 28 weeks of your pregnancy, you will see your healthcare provider 1 time each month. Prenatal care can help prevent problems during pregnancy and childbirth. Your healthcare provider will check your blood pressure and weight. Your baby's heart rate will also be checked. You may also need the following at some visits:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor or obstetrician?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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