Week Eleven of Pregnancy

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Your baby at week eleven of pregnancy

At week eleven, your baby is now about the size of a fig! Tiny finger nails have developed, and their hands will soon start to open and close. Your baby’s head has all the facial bones now there, and the ears are moving to the correct place on their currently dis-proportionally sized head! At weeks ten and eleven of gestation, your baby will start to inhale and exhale small amounts of amniotic fluid, which helps your baby’s lungs to grow and develop. A fine layer of skin has begun to envelope your little one. Say farewell to webbed fingers as their tiny digits begin to separate. Hair follicles are starting to form on your baby’s head and the rest of his or her body. Also nasal passages and, the tongue and palette, have now developed.

Your body at week eleven of pregnancy

Although a significant bump may not be evident, you may feel that your tummy is bloated. This is a time when you feel move overweight than pregnant and can feel self-conscious especially if you have not told people you are pregnant yet. You will feel better when you bloated and wobbly tummy turns more into a firm pregnancy bump.

What you may be feeling at week eleven of pregnancy

By the eleventh week of your pregnancy you should be starting to regain more of an appetite as morning sickness and general nausea subsides and as you approach the end of your first trimester of pregnancy. You will by now start to feel more at ease with your pregnancy symptoms and know that many of the early pregnancy symptoms and discomforts will begin to settle and wane as you approach the second trimester at thirteen weeks.

Common symptoms at week eleven of pregnancy

  • Increasing appetite with or without food cravings or food aversions
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue, although you may begin to feel more energetic
  • Bloating, gas, constipation, or heartburn
  • Breast tenderness and changes
  • Excessive saliva
  • Faintness or dizziness

Tips for week 11 of pregnancy

  • Despite the fact that you’re now eating for two, there is no need to eat excessively, and it might not be advisable to give way to cravings for unhealthy meals and snacks. Try to eat healthily, especially fruits and vegetables which are fibrous and will help relieve constipation
  • It is recommended that a pregnant woman consumes eighty to one hundred milligrams of vitamin C daily, which helps the baby with healthy cell growth and build strong bones. Vitamin C can easily be increased within your diet just by eating more papaya, strawberries, oranges and broccoli.
  • If you have told people that you are pregnant beware of congratulatory hugs which may be uncomfortable with your tender tummy and breasts and if you feel nauseous. Tell friends and relatives if you prefer not to hug!

If you have any symptoms that concern you it is important to consult your doctor as soon as you can.

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