Week 11 of Your Pregnancy

10 weeks pregnant

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Pregnancy Symptoms

Few of the symptoms which you may notice at eleven weeks are:

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Dark Abdominal Line

The increasing levels of progesterone and oestrogen levels during this period results in the formation of a pregnancy line which is also called linea nigra. For most women, this line forms but is visible in women with darker skins.

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Leg Cramps

The ever-growing uterus puts pressure on different nearby organs, one of them being the nerves in your legs. This pressure on your leg nerves can cause leg cramps. There is also lesser blood circulation to your legs since the uterus puts pressure on the blood vessels.

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Metallic Taste in your mouth

Experiencing constant wierd tastes in your mouth? Finding your favorite foods unpalatable? Your pregnancy hormones cause you to experience altered sense of taste and smell which causes you to experience nausea and aversions to food.

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Thicker and shinier hair

By this pregnancy stage, your oestrogen and androgen hormone levels are high enough to make your hair lustrous and beautiful. Not only that, your hair grows quite quickly. This is the time to fall in love with your tresses and enjoy the phase.

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Heightened sense of smell

The ever-increasing hormone levels will cause you to have heightened sense of smell. While for most women, heightened smells can be an early pregnancy symptom, some will continue to experience this symptom for a longer period.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 0.64 cm.
Baby’s Weight: .2 g.

Baby’s Heart

This week, your baby’s heart develops into a complex four-chambered pumping organ and starts to beat at 160 beats per minute.

Baby’s Face:

The face of the baby takes form with jaws, cheeks and chin.

Baby’s Lungs, Liver & Kidneys:

In the 6th week, the baby slowly develops lungs, liver, kidneys and heartbeat.

Others:

The baby is covered by thin see-through skin all over the body.

Your changing body

If you are not yet nauseous, consider yourself lucky! Brace yourself, because morning sickness can occur at typically any time of the day, not just in the morning. According to medical experts, 50 to 70% of pregnant women get morning sickness in one form or other, for example vomiting, nausea. Morning sickness is usually at its peak at week 9 and gradually decreases by week 12.

Many pregnant women often complain of tender heavy breasts and the whole feeling can be uncomfortable. For most women, breast pain and tenderness start during this week. Hormonal spikes, especially prolactin, progesterone, and estrogen are responsible for this discomfort. Blood supply to your breasts also increases.

You must be feeling extremely tired and sleepy all the time. Getting up from the bed may feel like a chore. But remember, this is not laziness. Your hormones are all haywire and your body is working extra hard to nourish the little bean within you. Eating healthy, staying hydrated, taking quick power naps, and doing small exercises can help deal with this symptoms

The human body is a wonderful creation. Did you know the main reason behind constipation during pregnancy? Your digestive system moves slowly to ensure maximum absorption of nutrients from your food so that your baby can have the best nutrition possible. This slow movement, of course, causes you inconvenience, and the best way to combat it is by staying hydrated and eating fiber-rich foods.

Experiencing acidity along with constipation? Don’t be surprised. When your digestive system is working slowly, heartburn is a common consequence. Most to-be-mothers go through both these symptoms. Staying hydrated and having fiber-rich foods will help combat acidity too. Along with this, you can avoid foods that trigger heartburn such as coffee and tea, spices, and deep-fried foods. Your aim should be to eat foods that are nutrient-rich and at the same time easy to digest.

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