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Thursday, August 11, 2011

WEEK 10 - My sweet lil' poo factory

~length1.4 in | 3.5 cm
~weight0.14 oz | 4 g

Your astonishingly tiny baby has been growing as fast as possible, almost doubling in size in the past three weeks, which they'll re-do within the next three weeks!

Your tiny champion still weighs less than a quarter of an ounce but has already completed the most critical stage of their development.

Using Doppler technology, you can hear their tiny rapid fetal heartbeats this week (145-165 beats per minute!). Chances for miscarriage are greatly reduced when the heartbeat can be detected, so take a sigh of relief if you've been needing one. It hasn’t been an easy ten weeks!

In other digestive news, you're now carrying a tiny poo-factory as your little one now sports a functioning digestive tract capable of moving food all the way through to their bowels!

And the final shiny gold star on their fetal behavior chart for the week: your little scrapper has already developed defense mechanisms to protect them on reflex!

Fetal development in pregnancy week 10

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