At 11 weeks pregnant you may still be experiencing morning sickness and fatigue.
This is an important part of pregnancy as your baby is going through some significant developments, such as growing fingers and toes.
How Big Is Your Baby?
At 11 weeks, your baby will be around 1.6 inches long and will weigh .25 ounces.
For reference, this is about the size of a Lego figure.
Your Baby’s Development
Even though your baby is so small at 11 weeks, they are still going through a lot of changes.
At this stage of pregnancy, your baby’s head will be about the same size as the rest of their body and they will become more proportioned in later stages.
Here are some of the other things your baby will be going through at this stage:
- Growing Hair
At 11 weeks, hair follicles will start to develop on your baby’s head and body.
- Developing Fingers And Toes
This is an important stage in pregnancy as your baby will no longer have webbed fingers and toes.
At 11 weeks, the fingers and toes will become separate with the little fists getting ready to open and close.
- Budding Teeth
Even at this early stage, your baby will be starting to develop teeth buds underneath their gums.
This will occur now even though their first tooth will not appear until about four to seven months after birth.
This is something that you may be tired of hearing, but at 11 weeks your pregnancy symptoms will still be going strong.
It is important that you remember that you are getting closer to your second trimester, during which these symptoms should start to calm down and you will feel a bit better.
Here are some other things you should be aware of when it comes to your body at 11 weeks:
- Morning Sickness
At 11 weeks, you will still be experiencing morning sickness and will probably feel nauseous quite often.
You will have to wait until your second trimester for those pregnancy hormones to start settling down, but you will get there.
It is important to remember that this time will pass and it could only be a matter of weeks before you start to feel more like yourself again.
- Feeling Fatigued
During this stage of pregnancy, it is likely that you will still be feeling tired a bit too often for your liking.
Luckily, now that you have made it this far you will only have to get through a matter of weeks before this will reduce. You will notice that your energy levels will start to return to normal in a couple of weeks.
Make sure that you are getting enough sleep each night and have plenty of chances to get the rest you need.
- Urnitating Frequently
Pregnancy hormones and increased blood flow will mean that you are probably needing to use the bathroom a lot more than usual at this stage in pregnancy.
This is something that will probably continue in later stages.
- Stuffy Nose
This is an odd symptom, but an increase in estorgen can make your nasal passages swell which is something you will definitely notice.
It is likely that you will feel extra stuffy at 11 weeks, but don’t reach for the cold medicine just yet as it is just down to hormones.
- Book That Special Appointment
At 11 weeks you will need to prepare yourself to make a special doctor’s appointment – this will be for your 12-week ultrasound appointment.
This is normally the first kind of contact you will have with your baby as this is the time when you will hear their heartbeat and the doctor will check over both mother and baby’s health.
Your 12-week ultrasound appointment is very important as you will find out your due date, as well as confirming that everything is going well with both of your health.
This is also the time when you will get to see your baby for the first time!
The first few months of pregnancy can be pretty tough on your body and mind, but there are some little things that you can do to improve the way you are feeling.
At this stage in pregnancy in particular it is very important that you focus on the little things, as these can make all of the difference.
- Make Plans
At 11 weeks you are almost halfway through your first trimester so you should start to feel a bit more optimistic.
You should understand that the unpleasant symptoms you are experiencing will soon start to ease off and, in some cases, can even disappear altogether. After this stage, you may even notice that you have more energy and feel much better within yourself.
This is a brilliant time for you to make some plans for your second trimester when you will be feeling more like yourself.
- Gentle Physical Movement
After this stage in pregnancy, you will notice that your morning sickness has improved and you have more energy. This may mean that you are now up for some exercise, which can help ease cramps and other aches.
If you do want to start adding some more movement into your life during pregnancy make sure you are doing something gentle.
A lot of women enjoy prenatal yoga and have claimed that this can seriously improve cramping and other bodily pains that you may be experiencing.
This kind of exercise can also come with some wellbeing benefits, such as reduced stress and improved sleep.
- Ginger Recipes
If you feel as though the nausea isn’t going anywhere, you do not have to worry too much.
Ginger is a natural herb that can be incredibly soothing on the stomach and is loved by pregnant women everywhere due to the way it can reduce nausea.
This is an easily obtained herb that you can add to a range of different foods or drinks based on your taste.
- Looking Pregnant
This stage in pregnancy is the probably first time that you will actually look pregnant and will start to see the first stages of a bump showing. If this is your first pregnancy, you will typically start to show a bump between weeks 12 and 16.
This can be a very exciting time for all mothers, but it can also come with its own worries and concerns.
Allow yourself some time where you can be on your own to take a look at your new and changing body.