Your developing baby – week 10

by Kaiser Permanente |
Fetus at week 10, illustration

Your baby has continued to grow and is about the size of an olive. All of your baby’s essential organs, including the basic parts of the brain and the heart, are now formed.

Due to pregnancy hormones, you may start finding yourself more emotional. Here’s what we recommend on managing your emotions related to the hormonal changes and this big life event:

  • Stay active. Meet up with a friend to walk and talk.
  • Share your feelings about pregnancy and parenthood with your partner, friends, or family. Good communication can help you feel connected and reduce your stress.
  • Take time to rest when you are tired or feeling stress.
  • Make a budget for baby expenses if you’re concerned about finances.


This article has been created by a national group of Kaiser Permanente ob-gyns, certified nurse-midwives, pediatricians, lactation consultants and other specialists who came together to provide you with the best pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and newborn information.

Some of the content is used and adapted with permission of The Permanente Medical Group.