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07th Nov 2023

Your baby at 11 weeks pregnant: Week-by-week guide to development


lime pregnancy

Welcome to week 11 of your pregnancy!

This week, your baby is as big as a zesty lime. Here’s what else you can probably expect during week eleven of being pregnant.

Your baby

Baby is the size of a lime this week, 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.

You at 11 weeks pregnant

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.

Anything else?

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. If you’ve been hitting the treat press to help you cope with low energy, morning sickness or cravings, we hear you – keep on top of fruit and veg and proteins too to make sure you’re nourishing your growing baba.