Few of the symptoms which you may notice at eleven weeks are:
Are you experiencing constant weird tastes in your mouth and finding your favorite foods unpalatable? Your pregnancy hormones are responsible for an altered sense of taste and smell, causing you to experience nausea and aversions of food. This weird symptom that alters your taste during pregnancy is called Dysgeusia.
Pregnancy hormones are capable of giving you surprises. During the first trimester of pregnancy, a sudden spike and shift of hormones, are responsible for a heightened sense of smell. While some of them calm you down, some can just churn your stomach up and leave you nauseous.
Since you are almost at the margin of the first trimester, your body is getting used to the hormonal haywire. Your hunger pangs start showing effect once you get rid of nausea. An increase in appetite is a good signal as you can choose your nutrition mindfully, which is helpful for you and the baby.
Food aversions usually are triggered by a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin. hCG will be at its peak during the 11th week of pregnancy and will be the reason for many symptoms like strong aversions to food and nausea. It will eventually come down as you cross your first trimester.
Progesterone plays the game in slowing down the digestive system resulting in constipation. At this stage, your body needs more fiber to beat this problem. Fiber can help bulk up the stool and makes it easy to pass. Handling constipation is vital during pregnancy to stay away from hemorrhoids.
Heartburn or acid reflux during pregnancy is one of the most widespread symptoms. It can last till the end of the first trimester. Pregnancy hormones play a vital role in causing acid reflux as they tend to relax the food pipe causing slow digestion.
Sore breasts are one of the major symptoms of pregnancy. It can last till the end of the first trimester. Breast tenderness during pregnancy feels way worse than the usual PMS symptom. Your breasts will continue to grow throughout the pregnancy, and the feeling of heaviness may come down gradually.
Fatigue can occur due to many factors during the first trimester of pregnancy, like progesterone spikes and increased pumping of blood, which can sometimes fluctuate your blood sugar levels. While feeling tired and exhausted is normal during the first trimester, ensure to talk to your gynecologist if you experience extreme exhaustion and fatigue. It can sometimes indicate iron deficiency, which is not good for you and the baby during pregnancy.
If you get lucky, your nausea and morning sickness will come down in a week or two. But for some women, nausea can stay throughout the pregnancy. Meanwhile, cope with them by staying away from the factors that trigger them. Have plenty of water and fluids, and talk to your doctor if you are unable to keep any food and liquids down.
Still unable to figure out what you feel? Happy, sad, anxious, confused? Blame the hormones that take over your moods like a rollercoaster. Take your family's help and cope with mood swings. Reading a book, meditating, and listening to soft music can help you deal with this ebb and flow of hormones.
Baby’s Length: 0.64 cm.
Baby’s Weight: .2 g.
This week is full of exciting growth as well as changes. Both big and small!!! The baby now has well defined facial features, which make it look more human. Following are the development of your fetus this week.
The baby’s head accounts for about half of his/her body length. And the baby’s torso has now started to lengthen to match this large head. It also has distinctive human features now.
Your baby’s ears are now moving toward their final position on the sides of the head. It also has open nasal passages on the tip of their tiny nose, a tongue and palate in the mouth.
It’s time to say bye-bye to webbed feet and hands as your baby’s fingers and toes have separated. Fingernails and toenail beds are starting to develop too and soon the nails will also start growing.
Baby’s hands and feet are now in the front of their body.
Baby now has visible nipples on their chest. And while it is too early to identify the sex of the baby, if it is a girl, her ovaries have started to develop.
Hair follicles are forming on the crown as well as over the rest of the body.