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Your baby continues to grow steadily, gaining around half-an-inch in the last week! Now, about the size of a prune, your baby has reached an important developmental milestone. Week 10 is the beginning of the fetal period, in which your baby's organs rapidly mature.
This week, his kidneys, liver, heart, and intestines are forming tissue. Toenails and hair begin to grow and add detail to your baby's body. Your baby's limbs are now able to flex. His wrists can bend and his hands can meet over his heart. His legs may be long enough for his feet to meet in front of his body. He will even start swallowing and kicking this week, but don't expect to feel anything yet, those movements are still too little.
Your baby is also less susceptible to certain birth defects and congenital malformations by the time she has reached the fetal period. It is important to remember, however, that certain toxins, such as second-hand smoke, are never good for your developing baby and should always be avoided!
Another fact: Her heart is beating approximately 160-170 beats per minute!