11 Weeks Pregnant

11 Weeks Pregnant – My Growing Baby

My growing baby is about 25% bigger reaching almost two and half inches.  This is about four keys on my keyboard.  The weight is pretty similar as last week at about half an ounce.*

11 Weeks Pregnant – Changes for my baby

My growing baby’s head still makes up approximately half of the entire length.  The bones are getting harder, the fingers and toes have separated and the external genitalia has almost formed.  Although the genitalia has formed you probably will not be able to detect it through a sonogram for a few more weeks.  My baby is very active and the quickening (first felt movements) will probably happen in the next couple of weeks.

11 Weeks Pregnant – Changes for me

The changes in your physical appearance is probably negligible but again your pants and clothes may be getting tighter. Your hair, fingernails and toenails may be growing at greater rates, but nothing that any body else should notice.*

11 Weeks Pregnant – Planning this week

Some women actually lose weight during the first part of the trimester, but as you reach the end of this trimester you will probably have gained about three to four pounds.  Overal you should expect to gain between 25 to 35 pounds according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

11 Weeks Pregnant – Health Tips

Vacation is still a common activity during pregnancy and it is common for women to ask questions about the safety of travel.  Unless your doctor has identified any high risk concerns related to your pregnancy you are probably safe to travel throughout your pregnancy.  Some airlines require a note stating that travel during the last month is appropriate, but you may be too uncomfortable to travel during that period any way. If you have an option to schedule your vacation or travel, you might target the second trimester.  This usually does not have the nausea and morning sickness nor the uncomfortableness of the last trimester.

11 Weeks Pregnant – Tips for my partner

Your partner will appreciate it if you take time to read up on pregnancy related subjects with her.  In some cases it may actually be reading together and in other times it might be sharing with her about things that you have read.  Either way, she will appreciate you taking a vested interest in the pregnancy.  It also opens the door for her to discuss any concerns or questions that she might have.

Last Updated: 11/2012

* All measurements are provided as a general guide for common pregnancy development which may vary depending on the nutrition, mother’s health or accurate dating of conception.  Every pregnancy is unique and may be experienced differently even for the same woman.  It is important to undertand that babies develop at a different rate even before they are born. The purpose of this developmental information is to give you a general idea of how your baby is growing, and you must remember that your baby’s growth may vary from that which is outlined.

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