- 11 weeks pregnant is which trimester? First trimester
- How many weeks of pregnancy are left? 29 weeks
- How many months is 11 weeks pregnant? You’re in your third month.
With week 10 of your pregnancy complete, you’re on week 11. Enjoy it, as week 12 is on the horizon!
One of the most exciting things about pregnancy is how many changes you’ll experience with your little one over the span of just seven days! Here are some tips and tricks to keep on top of all that’s happening.
Your baby at 11 weeks pregnant
What’s happening in there
- Your baby is the size of a large strawberry.
- You’re officially in the last three weeks of your first trimester.
- The countdown continues: You’ve got 29 weeks to go!
What does my baby look like at 11 weeks?
- A big brain: Your baby’s brain now weighs half of their total body weight and is about an inch in length. Those powerful little synapses are forming in the cerebral cortex, the nerve center of the brain responsible for complex functions like processing information and language.
- Their face is taking shape: Your baby’s eyes are set wide apart, and their ears are now positioned on the sides of the head.
- Their organs are doing their part: Your baby’s liver is working hard to create red blood cells to deliver oxygen to all of those growing body parts.
- Genitals are developing: The early formation of a penis or clitoris is happening, with the uterus and ovaries forming if you’re having a little girl.
What should I be feeling at 11 weeks pregnant?
- Your baby is growing and moving around, performing acrobatic feats in your stomach like somersaults, stretches, and forward rolls as their little body lengthens.
- Your tummy is growing and grumbling, but hopefully, you’re through the worst of the morning sickness. You will probably still be very gassy and may burp, pass gas, or feel bloated more than usual.
- You will likely notice your little bump growing, but it’s not too noticeable at this stage.
How big is a baby at 11 weeks?
Week 11 pregnancy symptoms
During week 11 of pregnancy, your body is changing quickly. As your baby grows, you will too, and there are certain pregnancy symptoms you may experience at this time.
10 common week 11 pregnancy symptoms
- You should almost be at the end of morning sickness, so there is a light at the end of the nausea tunnel.
- Pregnancy hormones will really play with your bodily functions. hCG is increasing the blood flow to your kidneys and pelvis, causing you to take more trips to the restroom. Stay hydrated but avoid coffee, as it will just fuel that need even more.
- Progesterone is another pregnancy hormone that is affecting your functions. In this case, it’s slowing down your digestion and relaxing your gastrointestinal tract, causing flatulence and bloating.
- You may notice that your breasts are growing, and they may also hurt or be extra sensitive.
- Your body needs all the blood production it can muster, and in the process, it can raise your blood pressure, causing faintness and dizziness. When resting, elevate your feet above your heart.
- When you’re 11 weeks pregnant, discharge is common and will continue throughout your pregnancy.
- You may get some weird cravings or have a lack of interest in flavors. Pregnancy can temporarily turn you off some of your favorite foods.
- At 11 weeks, the fetus size is approximately 2 inches in length, but your uterus is about the size of a grapefruit, so you may start showing soon.
- You may be having lots of great hair days as hormones can reduce hair shedding, making your tresses look thicker. However, you may also notice increased hair growth on your face and body.
- You may develop harder nails, but some mamas find their nails are more brittle.
3 tips for week 11 for a healthy and safe pregnancy
Being 11 weeks pregnant is an important time for you and your baby. Here are some tips on how to adjust to this new stage to keep you and your baby safe.
- Growing like a weed: The blood vessels in the placenta are expanding as your little one starts to have a growth spurt. To help your baby along, eat a well-balanced diet rich in brain-nourishing DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).
- Working around the clock: With your body now active 24/7, you may want to sit or lie down constantly. Try to get some exercise, but rest when you feel you need it.
- Your pregnancy diet at 11 weeks: Keep your blood sugar levels up with snacks of hard, pasteurized cheese and crackers or nuts and dried fruits.
Week 11 pregnancy checklist
Knowing what to do week-by-week can help you feel prepared and alleviate stress. Add these new items to your to-do list this week. You’ve got this, mama!
Learn more about your pregnancy, including pregnancy planning and pregnancy nutrition, to feel prepared to continue this magical adventure. You’re armed with the facts and know what to do, so now you can take time to connect with the little one growing inside you.
With week 10 in the rearview mirror and week 11 going strong, look to the future and what's coming up in week 12!
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