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Your Body at Week 10
Lucky for you, the end of the first trimester is in sight! However, you may start to notice this week that your hair is feeling fuller and shinier, due to increased hormones and a result of you taking antenatal vitamins. With extra blood pumping around your body, you may also feel warmer which is completely normal. If you are finding it uncomfortable, try wearing looser clothing and staying hydrated.
Your Baby Week 10
This week, the blood will start circulating between the uterus and foetus which means the placenta will start functioning. Your baby’s fingernails are starting to develop and although they are tiny at this point, you would be able to feel them.
1 x packaged/fresh fish (safe for baby) weighing around 320-400g
1 tsp English mustard
Handful frozen sweetcorn
Handful frozen peas
Handful grated cheese (safe for baby)
Heat oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas mark 6
Peel and halve your required potatoes and pour enough water to cover them. Bring to the boil and simmer until tender
Once cooked, drain and mash with either a knob of butter and a splash of milk and season with ground black pepper
Put 25g of butter, 25g of plain flour and 4 finely sliced spring onions in another pan and heat gently until the butter has melted and cook for 1-2 minutes
Whisk in 400ml of milk. Bring to the boil, stirring to avoid any lumps and sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until thickened
Take off the heat and stir in the fish, 1 tsp English mustard, small handful of chopped chives, sweet corn and peas. Spoon into an ovenproof dish
Spoon the potato on top and sprinkle the cheese of your choice on top
Place in the oven for 25-25 minutes or until golden
Week 10 TODO's
If you are suffering with bloating, it’s time to swap out fizzy drinks with water to help combat this.
As you are nearing the end of your first trimester you might be eyeing up those cute little baby outfits out and about, treat yourself and baby to the first little outfit you can imagine themselves in.
Discuss with your dietician what foods are best to avoid during pregnancy.
See what else you can expect in the pregnancy calendar
From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals and highly respected health organizations and institutions including ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), as well as the What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.
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