How is Your Baby Growing at 11 Weeks?
When you reach week 11, your placenta is almost fully developed. Your baby’s head and body are still forming and the blood vessels can be seen through their translucent skin.
The face has formed but the eyelids remain closed. The webs on the hands and feet are slowly disappearing so that the individual digits become apparent and the nails start to form. Your baby’s bones are hardening too.
At this stage in the foetal growth, the diaphragm muscle forms, and the intestines begin to contract. The sex organs are starting to develop based on the hormones circulating around your growing baby.
How Big is Your Baby at 11 Weeks?
At week 11, your baby is 4 cm (about the size of an apricot) and weighs 7 g.
What Happens at 11 Weeks?
At week 11, you may start to feel your baby moving around more. They will be kicking and stretching, surrounded by the amniotic fluid. They will also be hiccupping occasionally as their diaphragm develops.
If you haven’t had your week 10-14 scan or haven’t booked it yet, now is the time to do so!
What Symptoms Will You Have at 11 Weeks?
By week 11, your early pregnancy symptoms should be slowly decreasing. The nausea may subside and you may feel less dizzy.
You might still be constipated due to the hormones surging through your body. It’s also likely that you will feel tired and lethargic due to supporting the rapid growth of your baby and the development of the placenta.
Don’t be surprised if you can no longer fit into your favourite pair of jeans as your belly will be growing by week 11!