11 Weeks Pregnant

At 11 weeks of pregnancy, your almost fully formed baby is the size of a fig and will soon begin opening and closing it’s fists.

11 weeks pregnant

Your baby is approximately 1 1/2 inches long, about the size of a fig. Your baby’s head makes up about half it’s size. Some of the bones will begin hardening and little tooth buds are forming under the gums.

Eleven Weeks Pregnant

Your little fig is busy stretching and kicking, beginning to explore it’s little world. Now that the diaphragm is forming, your baby will experience the hiccups. But it will still be a month or more before you can feel all of these movements.

How You Are Changing

Your body is continuing to expand and as the weeks go by you and your baby will experience rapid growth. You may not look pregnant to others, but you will certainly notice a difference in your waist. As you produce more blood, amniotic fluid and sweat, you will need to drink more water. You may want to keep a drink with you when your out and about.

You may feel your nausea subsiding and may have a little more energy. But you may be trading one set of pregnancy symptoms for another. Some women start experiencing constipation and heartburn.

If your nausea is waning, you may be interested in eating more food. So, if you haven’t put much weight on as a result, your increased appetite will coincide with weight gain. It’s normal to put on about a pound a week.

Prenatal Nutrition

Taking your prenatal vitamin continues to be a must for your growing baby. But in addition to your vitamin, you want to be eating healthy foods, ones that provide the essential nutrients you both need.

Here is a list of healthy and tasty foods you and your baby will enjoy:

  • Beans & Lentils
  • Figs
  • Chives
  • Basil
  • Artichokes
  • Leeks
  • Broccoli
  • Tahini
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Eggs
  • Oatmeal
  • Leafy Greens

Eggs are a great source of protein, especially for pregnant women that develop an aversion to meat. Basil is a super-food while pregnant as it is packed will iron, vitamins E, A, K, riboflavin, niacin, dietary fiber, zinc, copper, just to name a few.

While it’s important to eat the right food, it’s equally important to stay away from potentially harmful foods. While the risk of developing food related issues while pregnant is low, it is still a good idea to learn about pregnancy food safety.