Being pregnant should always be seen as a blessing, and the mother has to know that this is one of the most beautiful periods of her life, especially during pregnancy week 11. She can actually experience new life developing inside her.

What happens to the baby during the 11th week of pregnancy?

In case you see pictures of the baby in this period you will observe that his or her head is about half of the body size. Naturally later this ration will change. It is interesting to know that in this period the iris develops, and the little one will also develop fingernails. At this moment the weight of the baby is of about 7 grams. Not much, right?

How about the mother?

Weight gain concerns a lot of women during their pregnancy and not only during pregnancy week 11. In the first trimester the majority of women gain about 1-2 lbs. per month. Even more, there are also some women that instead of gaining weight actually lose weight, and they are still fine, and the baby is fine too.

It is also possible that you won’t gain any weight. The other ‘extreme’ is when women gain more than 10 lbs. during their pregnancy. During pregnancy week 11, and also during the entire pregnancy you have to make sure that you have a healthy diet. This way you won’t gain a lot of weight and the little one will also be healthy after being born.

Although weight is an important aspect when being pregnant, you should be more concerned regarding nutrition. It is a misconception that you are eating for two. You just remember that everything that you eat has an effect on you and the baby. According to professionals during the 11th week of pregnancy and also during the entire period you need to consume 300-500 extra calories.


When thinking about exercising during pregnancy you shouldn’t think of something that is very tiresome. Consider walking, aerobics, yoga and swimming. These activities affect both you and the baby in a positive way.

Pregnancy isn’t about sitting at home and doing nothing. In case you have been practicing any of these exercises, there is no reason for you to stop during pregnancy week 11.

You may see that there are a lot of changes going on in this period, and you should involve your partner as well in the things that you do.

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