Pregnancy Care, Tips, Guide Week 11, Month 3
At week 11, your baby’s head is equal in length to the rest of the body. Slightly, over 2 inches, your baby’s the size of a lime and develops more like a human being with a see-through skin. Hair follicles have formed and the ears are nearing the final stage of development. In this week, your baby will have fingers and toes fully separated along with the initial formation of finger nails and toe nails. Your sweet pea will start to grow bigger in size and begin movements like kicking and stretching from this week.
The ideal weight of baby at week 11 is approximately 7 grams (0.25 ounces)
From this week, your belly will start to protrude slowly but if your abdomen looks flat, worry not; every woman’s body reacts differently to pregnancy symptoms and it might take a few more weeks to show up. A dark vertical line called Linea nigra may appear on the abdomen of pregnant women which is quite normal.
Here comes the good news: In the 11th week of pregnancy, the symptoms of morning sickness may slowly subside in pregnant women which will make you a bit hungry. This means, your appetite is gearing up to nourish the fetus. You may still experience nausea, excessive saliva, bloating, gas, dizziness, frequent urination, heartburn etc.
- Now that your appetite is back to normal, minimize junk intake and include more nutritious food in your diet.
- It is advisable to have protein and carbohydrate rich diet; you can munch on those crackers and cheese, nuts and dry fruits with no worry.
- Once-a-week yoga session is recommended for pregnant women as yoga relieves the body and mind from fatigue, stress, anxiety and depression.
- Fix an appointment with your dentist to consult good oral hygiene during pregnancy.