Baby at 11 Weeks
In week 11 of pregnancy your baby is the size of a strawberry. Your baby is measuring around 41 millimeters. Your baby’s head is very large, however, their body is growing rapidly to catch up. Your baby is in full motion but you won’t be able to feel their kicks and flutters for another 6 or 7 weeks. Up until now your baby has been getting their nutrients from a yolk sac.
However, the placenta will soon take over supplying nutrients and oxygen to your baby. With your baby producing waste now, the placenta will filter out the waste and provide nourishment. During this time, your body will produce more hormones than usual leaving you feeling emotional and fatigued.
Your baby’s ears are developing and are moving to their permanent position on the side of their head. If your baby is a girl, their ovaries will be developing this week. Your baby’s torso will also become longer as they grow. Baby’s teeth buds are also growing this week, however, you won’t see their teeth until they are six or seven months old.
Week 11 Pregnancy Symptoms & Your Body
As your body goes through various changes, your body temperature will elevate. To combat the sweaty and uncomfortable feeling, wear light weight clothes, drink plenty of water, and keep the temperature in your house cool. Your baby bump may be more prominent or you might just look bloated.
Either way embrace your growing bump.Don’t compare your baby bump to other women. Every pregnancy is different.Take lots of picture and start a baby book. If you are still experiencing early pregnancy symptoms, contact your doctor to see what medication you can take or remedies you can try to cure them.
Normal aches and pains are very common at this stage of pregnancy. You may experience headaches, muscle pains, and spasms. If your aches and pains becomes overwhelming, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Tiredness and fatigue will sometimes get the best of you during this time in your pregnancy. Try eating energy boosting foods and try prenatal yoga. Prenatal yoga is tailored to pregnant women and can help with aches, stress, and flexibility during delivery.