Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 11 Weeks
The moment you become 11 weeks pregnant, it is expected that virtually all the organs of the body and the body structure of your baby would have almost completed development, and start to function. More so, the genitals of the baby would have begun to take either the form of a male or female.
The kidney of your baby would have begun to function fully now so that it can wee while the stomach can produce gastric juice. If you are able to see the fingernails of your baby, you will discover that they are growing already. The fingers and toes will begin to separate. Then, the skin of your baby presently will still be so transparent while the bones will now be gradually getting harder.
By now, your baby will be doing lots of acrobatics signifying that she is very active. But the only thing is that you may not feel it yet until after a few weeks from now. She can kick, move and stretch without any difficulty. If your baby is growing well, by now, he or she should be a little more than about 2.5 inches which is about 6.35 in centimeters from the head to the rump. And then, the weight should be about 14.17 grams or like half an ounce.
Now that you are 11 weeks pregnant, it is worth noting to you that you are just a week away from entering into second trimester. At this time, your body is likely to either become dry or even oily depending on your body composition. It is possible you have stretch marks but if you use anti-stretch mark products, you can make your skin glow and flexible.
If you feel some discomfort or pain in your stomach, it is normal. This is because the muscles and ligaments in your stomach will have to stretch so as to accommodate the growing fetus in you. But the moment you discover it is persisting beyond normal, you may have to consult your doctor.
It is also possible that you will notice a tiny dark line vertically showing up in your stomach. The line is called linea nigra. After some time when you have delivered, the line will disappear. And when you discover that you are getting hotter, it is a function of the extra hard work that your body is doing to support the baby you are carrying.
As a result of the rapid growth that your body and the baby are going through, there is the likelihood that you would get thirsty frequently. This is because you need to produce more amniotic fluid, oil, sweat and blood. In this case, take as much water as possible often, or drink milk or beverages to keep up with your body’s demand.
Make sure you abstain from any food that has the potential of harboring bacterias or parasites which could make you sick or affect your baby’s health. Remember that at this period, you need to take food that contains lots of fiber, folate and iron as these are essential for the growth of your baby.
Take prenatal vitamins every day
Prenatal vitamins are recommended by most doctors if you are planning on becoming pregnant or are pregnant. They provide essential nutrients for the prenatal development of your baby. Taking prenatal vitamins is especially important when you’re so nauseous you can’t eat properly. Many of us don’t get all the vitamins and minerals we need from our food, which becomes critically important when you’re pregnant. If you have nausea during pregnancy, you should know that the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends vitamin B6 first-line in prenatal vitamins (such as this pack of vitamins) to help alleviate nausea. Make sure to read this detailed article about the best prenatal vitamins available on the market today to take during pregnancy.
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