11 weeks pregnant tips
After 11 weeks of pregnancy, the little occupant of your womb is no longer an embryo, but is called a fetus. This means that you have had the earliest stage of your pregnancy and your baby’s most important organ systems have emerged. The various organs and body parts develop further during the fetal phase.
Your baby in week 11 of your pregnancy
Your baby is no longer an embryo from 11 weeks of pregnancy , but a fetus . Mini-muscles start to form, with which your little Popeye can move his arms and legs. The organs and nerves also develop rapidly. The sex of your baby is now visible on the outside, but it is not yet possible to tell whether you have a boy or girl on an ultrasound . According to the nub theory you can predict the gender from 12 weeks of pregnancy . So one more week of waiting for the first bet.
The heart of the fetus has four rooms in week 11 of your pregnancy and the heart valves are formed. From now on your doctor or midwife can hear the heart beating ! Do not despair if this fails, it is possible that your little one is hiding in a corner of your womb or lying with his back to the outside. Within a few weeks you will certainly hear the wonderful sound of your baby’s heart.
You in week 11 of your pregnancy
The peak of pregnancy ailments (or rather: low point) is often in this week. There is a good chance that you will become more energetic again after this and that the nausea will decrease. Moreover, your appetite returns. Of course you know what you are doing it for, but this makes getting pregnant a lot more fun !
In the first trimester you can suffice with less than 1 kg weight gain , but most women gain 1 to 2.5 kg. With your returned appetite and your body (forward, also someone else) crying out for nutrients, this will be a lot faster in the second trimester . That is not bad at all: this is part of a pregnancy. However, it is good to ensure that this is done primarily through a healthy and varied diet . Make sure you don’t eat too much, it is not necessary to literally eat for two.
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Tip at 11 weeks pregnant
The combination test can be used to estimate the risk of a chromosomal abnormality in your baby. This is also possible with the NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Test), which is now available to everyone.
The best known chromosome abnormality is Down’s syndrome . With an increased risk you can do a follow-up study to get more certainty about the possible deviation, for example the flake test or the amniotic puncture . The advantage of a combination test or NIPT is that you can be reassured about the health of your child. The disadvantage is that you can worry unnecessarily.
Tips for You This Week
Strike a pose
Prenatal yoga is the perfect pregnancy exercise. Not only can a yoga routine help you feel more relaxed and prepared for birth, but a once-a-week yoga session for eight weeks is enough to reduce a mom-to-be’s risk of anxiety and depression, which in turn lowers her chance of premature birth and postpartum blues.Wash those hands, Mama
When you’re expecting, your immune system runs at a lower speed than usual — which is actually a good thing, since it keeps your growing baby protected and stops your body from fighting the fetus off as a foreign entity.
The downside of this immune suppression, though, is that your body can’t ward off colds as well as it normally does, making you more vulnerable to the stuffy nose, cough and sore throat that come with the virus.
To fight germs, make sure to wash your hands often. The more colds you have now, the higher the risk your baby may develop asthma, say experts. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based sanitizers.Go nuts for nuts
Love nuts? Keep eating. Enjoying this high-protein snack while pregnant doesn’t put your unborn child at risk of nut allergies — and in fact, it may actually lower his risk.
Nuts are chock-full of vitamin E and important minerals like copper, manganese, magnesium, selenium, zinc, potassium and even calcium. And even though they’re high in fat, it’s mainly the good-for-you kind — especially baby-brain-boosting ALA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid that’s found in walnuts.
So, in a nutshell, go nuts — just in moderation if you’re gaining quickly, liberally if you’re gaining slowly.Get your C
Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen, which gives strength to your baby’s cartilage, muscles, blood vessels and bones. It also gives a baby’s body the ability to repair wounded tissue.
And if that’s not enough, adequate doses of vitamin C have been linked to a healthy birth weight and a decreased risk of premature rupture of the membranes. Since vitamin C can’t be stored, you’ll need to make sure you get enough servings daily.
You can get your C with the old standard — orange juice — as well as from a wide variety of delicious fruits, like mango, cantaloupe and strawberries, and veggies like red peppers, broccoli, collard greens and vegetable juice.Keep your smile bright
You may have to wait until after you deliver your million-dollar baby to debut a new million-dollar smile. While there are no proven risks to tooth whitening, it’s a procedure that definitely falls into the better-safe-than-sorry category.
Be sure to keep your teeth clean and well flossed, though. In between cleanings, chew sugarless gum to help reduce plaque buildup, and snack on nuts or cheese, which contain calcium and other nutrients, to help your teeth stay healthy.
Your super-sensitive gums will thank you for the attention, plus you’ll increase your chances of having a healthier pregnancy. Believe it or not, poor dental care has been linked to premature birth. And isn’t having a healthy mouth more important than having whiter whites?Find a workout buddy
Want to make exercise more fun? Do it with a friend. The camaraderie will make the time — and the miles — speed by. Or load up a good playlist, hit the road or the treadmill and march (or run) to the beat of your favorite tunes.If you’re not in the mood, don’t panic
What’s the deal with your sex drive? Hormones hit every woman differently, turning up the heat for some and throwing ice water on others. Pregnancy symptoms can also stand between you and a good time — after all, it’s hard to feel sexy when you’re busy gagging on dinner.
Rest assured, whatever’s normal for you is normal. Remember that many women who’ve lost that lovin’ feeling in the first trimester get it back in the second, in spades…so don’t be surprised if a very warm front moves into your bedroom soon.