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During your first trimester, the entire pregnancy can feel a bit overwhelming. From the shock and excitement that comes with figuring out you’re pregnant, to the morning sickness and fatigue, it can be a whirlwind of emotions. But if you know what to expect every step of the way, your body adapts and welcomes the changes helping you enjoy every second of it. That’s why we’ve put together a series of articles to help you understand what to expect during every week of your pregnancy.
In this article, we’ll be letting you know what happens to you, your body, and your developing baby during your 11th week of pregnancy.
11 weeks pregnancy symptoms
During your 11th week of pregnancy, you’ll be experiencing the same symptoms as you were in your 10 weeks pregnancy as well as a few others. While morning sickness will probably be the prevalent pregnancy symptom at this stage, here are a few 11 weeks pregnancy symptoms that you can experience:
- Bright skin
- Thick, shiny hair
- Strong nails
- Skin blemishes
- Excess body hair growth
- Sore and tender breasts
- Increase appetite and cravings
11 weeks pregnant belly
At 11 weeks pregnant, you may start to spot a slight pregnant belly, especially if you’ve been pregnant before. It will be a tiny bump or just the result of the bloating. No one will be able to identify you’re pregnant just yet.
Your 11 weeks pregnant belly has a lot happening inside as your baby is continuing to grow and develop. At 11 weeks pregnant, your baby is the size of a fig and is around 2 inches long. During this week, your baby’s genitals are forming; however, that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to know your baby’s gender just yet. The baby’s hair follicles are also developing and the baby’s toes and fingers are starting to become more obvious.
11 weeks pregnancy checklist
During your first trimester, there’s a pregnancy checklist you need to follow to ensure both you and your baby are healthy.
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet
- Take your prenatal vitamins
- Avoid using permanent hair dye
- Incorporate exercise into your daily routine to help relieve nausea and fatigue
- Make sure your caffeine intake is below 200 mg of coffee per day
- Pregnancy Week By Week: Week 1 to 9
- Benefits of Kegel Exercise During Pregnancy
- Top 10 Pregnancy Pillows for a Good Night’s Sleep
Sources used in this article:
- 11 weeks pregnancy guide – NHS
- 11 Weeks pregnancy: Signs and symptoms – Healthline
- 11 weeks pregnancy: Medical News Today