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At 11 weeks pregnant, the end of the first trimester is just around the corner! During the second trimester, many mums regain their energy and start feeling much better
If you are here, you are most likely wondering: Can I feel my baby move at 11 weeks pregnant?
Pregnancy Symptoms at 11 Weeks
For many women, the nausea and mood swings have already begun to fade, or disappeared all together.
During this time of pregnancy, many women may notice a dark vertical line along their tummy. This is calledthe Linea Nigra (Latin for black line). You may also notice that your nipples have darkened- this is so that your newborn can see your nipples easier for breast feeding. This is caused by the same hormone which caused the Linea Nigra.
You may also experience some leg cramps and body cramps.
Other common symptoms are dizziness, new likes and dislikes for foods, stretch marks, sore breasts, indigestion and heart burn, thicker and shinier hair and greasier, spotty skin.
Your Baby at 11 Weeks Pregnant
At 11 weeks pregnant, your baby is around 1.5 inches long- about the size of a fig! Your baby is now able to sigh, hiccup, stretch and kick. Her facial bones continue to form, and her body proportions are becoming more and more like a newborns.
Your baby’s fingers and toes are now losing their webbing, and beginning to look more human. Your baby has tiny little finger nails and ears.
Your baby’s development is still continuing at a rapid rate, and as the days go by, your baby starts to look more and more human.
Staying Healthy During Pregnancy
During pregnancy, you should eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. The idea that you should “eat for two” whislt you’re pregnant is a myth. Eating excessively, or unhealthily, can put your baby at risk for issues like high blood pressure, and can increase your risk of gestational diabetes.
It is important to exercise to keep fit whilst you are pregnant. Experts recommend 150 minutes of exercise a week, but it is important to listen to your body and do what feels right for you.
Can you feel your baby move at 11 weeks pregnant?
You usually can’t feel your baby’s first movements- called quickening- until around the 18th-20th weeks of pregnancy. Some mothers may not be able to feel their baby’s movements until as late as 25 weeks. If this isn’t your first week of pregnancy, you may be able to feel your baby’s movements as early as 12-13 weeks of pregnancy!
At Home Doppler
Although some midwifes recommend against having an at home doppler, many understand the need for constant reassurance for some mums. Please note if you are using one please understand that sometimes the heart beat can be difficult to find and you may even end up picking up your own heartbeat instead of the babies.
Hi, I’m Louise- mum of one to a little boy called Mason.
I am the Digital Marketing and Admin Assistant for MyBump2Baby.
I enjoy working to provide excellent service to MyBump2Baby’s growing families.
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