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Week 11 of Pregnancy

First Trimester

Your 11th Week

You'll now be setting up the health care that will support you over the coming months.
11 week embryo in uterus
Fetus at 11 weeks
1. The fetus measures 2 in (5 cm) from crown to rump.
2. The ear has started to move into its final position.
3. The neck has lengthened, allowing the baby to nod and shake his head from side to side.
4. The ovaries or testes are beginning to develop.
5. Your growing uterus may begin to cause discomfort as ligaments and muscles stretch to make room.
6. The diaphragm is complete, and your baby can make breathing movements.
7. The placenta will get larger as pregnancy progresses. In addition to allowing food and wastes to circulate, the placenta helps prevent harmful microorganisms and substances from reaching the baby.
8. Within the amniotic sac, the baby is becoming very active, kicking and squirming. You cannot feel any movements yet.
9. The eyelids are sealed shut and will remain this way until the 26th week.
The fetus measures 2 in crown to rump.The ear has started to move into its final position.The neck has lengthenedThe ovaries or testes are beginning to develop.Your growing uterus may begin to cause discomfortThe diaphragm is complete, and your baby can make breathing movements.The placenta will get largerWithin the amniotic sac, the baby is becoming very activeThe eyelids are sealed shut
Your baby is now unmistakeably human and is undergoing many sophisticated changes, such as development of the sense organs. To mark his new status, he's now called a fetus. If pregnancy hasn't seemed quite real to you so far, it soon will. It's time to get down to such practicalities as your first prenatal checkup. Procedures such as ultrasound scans and blood tests are about to become part of your normal pregnancy routine.

Week 11 of Pregnancy

Your baby is now unmistakeably human and is undergoing many sophisticated changes, such as development of the sense organs. To mark his new status, he's now called a fetus. If pregnancy hasn't seemed quite real to you so far, it soon will. It's time to get down to such practicalities as your first prenatal checkup. Procedures such as ultrasound scans and blood tests are about to become part of your normal pregnancy routine. read more

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You are 10 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThe baby's head is just under half the length of his body. His limbs are still relatively short but the hands and feet can look quite big. Early basic trunk and limb movements are taking place but it's too early to feel them at this stage. read more

You are 10 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThe umbilical cord gradually becomes more coiled as the pregnancy progresses-as seen here on the left of the image. This coiling is thought to occur because of the many movements the embryo makes. read more

You are 10 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThe external ear is now more clearly seen as it makes its way to its final position. The eyes are also much closer to their final position and the neck continues to lengthen. The baby will often bring his hands up to his mouth, providing important sensory feedback. read more

You are 10 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThis is the umbilical cord of an 11-week-old fetus. The cord is a strand of tissue that contains the two spiraling arteries that carry blood to the placenta and a vein that returns blood to the developing baby. read more

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Your baby todayThe hands can now be easily brought up to the face and the baby's neck has lengthened, which will enable him to flex it and make side-to-side movements. The baby's ear and eye are clearly visible. read more