The ultimate HerFamily guide to your pregnancy: Week 11 3 years ago

The ultimate HerFamily guide to your pregnancy: Week 11

Week 11 – you're in the 1st Trimester! Read more about trimesters here.

This week....

Your baby

Is the size of a lime, but looks out of proportion because the head and body are about the same size. A tongue and palate have formed in the mouth. Fingernails and hair follicles are also appearing, and even the buds that will become teeth are in place.

The liver starts making red blood cells, and by the end of this week your baby will start developing its external genitalia.

Woman holding hands in heart shape on her belly. Closeup


Niggling headaches are still lingering and that stuffy nose you noticed in recent weeks hasn’t gone away. Pregnancy rhinitis is a surprisingly common symptom of early pregnancy — and unfortunately can last the duration! You could be using a lot of saline sprays over the coming months. If you’re still feeling exhausted ensure your iron levels have been checked.

Wardrobe issues?

Finding it tricky to find comfy clothes that fit? Read our advice for a fashionable pregnancy (and one that won't break the bank!). Tip: The kimono is your new best friend.

Conquer cravings...


If you've been hitting the cookie jar to help you cope with low energy, morning sickness or cravings, it's probably time to give your diet the once over.

Our advice is to snack smart. If you have these in the freezer it might be easier to lay off the biscuits (or Bounty bars).