By this time, your baby and your body have both undergone some changes. While your baby has grown into a fetus from an embryo and formed all the workings of a human being, your body has seen changes such as a rounder structure, firmer uterus, rounder and more sensitive breasts, etc. Let’s progress to the next week of your pregnancy, the 11th week and explore the new excitable possibilities in your pregnancy.
The 11th week is as fateful as the 9th and 10th week, as your baby looks more like a functional human being. For one, the facial bones of your baby are formed and hardening. The skin, however, is still transparent. Your baby is already starting to wiggle but not enough for you to realize, yet.
You should be able to count 20 fingers and toes by now, seeing that your baby has developed arms and legs that have separated. More importantly, your baby has learnt how to swallow and is of course surrounded by amniotic fluid. The hair follicles are also in place as are nipples, tongue and a nose with nasal passages.
The baby is as big as a lemon or a fig. So, you can expect to see a 11 weeks pregnant baby size of 1-2 inches long. Since the body of your baby is also strengthening, the torso has also lengthened. Your baby weighs around 7 or 8 grams at week 11. The most interesting part is that your baby’s head takes up most of the formation, with a 1:1 proportion with the body.
It’s safe to say that pregnancy changes life, and your body will agree that it will never be the same again. As body changes during pregnancy are inevitable, let’s see what week 11 of your pregnancy holds:
Whether you are clearly showing a baby bump or not, and whether you have had any other changes in your body or not, you will most certainly show the following symptoms during the 11th week of your pregnancy. Examine the list below to compare the symptoms with what you are experiencing.
Apart from the fresh symptoms stated above, the following symptoms from the last few weeks of your pregnancy will continue to manifest.
Most ladies may still be able to dismiss your pregnancy as gas or bloating. Nevertheless, your baby bump must already start to show, at least a little bit. For women who are pregnant for the first time, your belly may not appear to be different. For women who have been pregnant before, your tummy will likely hint at pregnancy.
Of course, it’s the opposite if you are on the slimmer or heavier side of the weighing scales. For heavier women, it might not seem different at all. For thin women, you might show a bit, especially if you have gained some weight.
An ultrasound scheduled in the 11th week will show you how your baby is getting along inside your belly. The movements of your little baby will be graceful and fluid. Besides that, your baby’s skin is steadily going to become opaque as opposed to transparent. At week 11 though, it will remain transparent.
One of the most important factors in this period is the concern about 11th-week pregnancy food. Read on to find what you must put on your plate in this period;
Pregnancy can be challenging and quite frankly, will take a toll on you. Nevertheless, keeping yourself and your baby safe and healthy should be of your utmost concern.
Being pregnant does not mean you cannot be stylish. Invest in good bras that stretch. You can also buy nursing bras at this stage that will come in handy later. Buy books on parenting that will give you information. Invest in maternity clothes and stretchy pants, preferably in cotton. Maternity kurtis are good option as they’re super comfortable and offer ample space for the growing belly. For maximum comfort, while sleeping at night, Bella Mama’s maternity night suits would be perfect during pregnancy and even after pregnancy as they come with two side zippers for easy nursing. Stock up on the vitamins and health supplements that your doctor advises. Invest in comfortable shoes that will help with leg cramps and swelling. Do buy good oral care products that can help keep oral problems at bay.
While your baby bump is barely discernible, there are a lot of bodily changes you will have to deal with because of the hormones being produced by your body. The good news is that a healthy diet and comfortable clothes can go a long way in bringing comfort.
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