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11 Week Pregnancy Checklist - Symptoms in a woman during 11 Week Pregnancy

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 04 Jan 2019 - Written by Dr. Chitwan Dubey - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

A pregnant woman has certain symptoms during 11 week pregnancy. This includes increased bloating, fatigue, mild cramps, linea nigra, and eventual weight gain. Baby growth during pregnancy needs to be focussed for healthy birth of the baby. An 11 weeks pregnant woman needs to take timely care of herself.

Let’s Discuss in More Details About 8 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms:

During week 11 pregnancies woman’s body is haywire and the following symptoms may be more profound -

1. Fatigue

  • You are now more relaxed as nausea is finally at peace.
  • You may still experience tiredness during the early days of week 11 pregnancy.

2. Gas and Bloating

  • The tummy troubles will stay apart throughout your pregnancy. Keep deeply fried or oily foods including beans, cabbage, and desserts off your plate. Include fiber-rich fruits and vegetables in your menu.
  • Mood swings will stay a common occurrence. So try yoga and meditation to avoid stress and keep you calm.
  • Keep yourself away from crowded places like office parties, huge get-together events and from large family functions.

3. Mild Cramps

  • Tight and tender muscles can strike you at night when 11 weeks pregnant.
  • Leg cramps are surely a sign of low water retention in your body. So ensure an adequate intake of water and keep yourself well hydrated.
  • Also monitor your diet to ensure that you are getting an adequate intake of potassium and magnesium.

Woman with cramps

4. Linea Nigra

  • We bet you never knew that one fine morning you might wake up and notice a dark line running across your belly. It is called Linea Nigra.
  • Fluctuating hormones leads to Linea Nigra and it usually starts developing in week 11. It will fade away slowly after you give birth to a baby.

5. Vaginal Discharge

  • During 11 weeks of pregnancy, you may experience a sudden increase in vaginal discharges. Its common and so don't panic.

6. Week 11 Pregnant and Weight Gain

  • Don’t panic if you have not put on much weight till now, as you must not be eating well because of nausea.
  • Experts reveal that your appetite is more likely to return soon and you may begin to gain around 1 pound of weight per week post 11 weeks pregnancy.

7. Week 11 Pregnancy and Food Safety

You must know that some food items may lead to potential health risks to you during 11-week pregnancy. Below is a list of such food items. These items encourage the growth of bacteria and may lead to food poisoning.

  • Raw or undercooked meat
  • Poultry and eggs
  • Homemade cookies that contain eggs
  • Unpasteurized soft cheese
  • Refrigerated meats and sandwich spreads
  • Smoked salmon
  • Green Papaya
  • Unwashed Fruits and veggies
  • Food items those are stale for more than two hours

8. Avoid Foods With High Dose Of Methyl Mercury

While seafood are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, on the other hand, certain seafood items can contain high amounts of methylmercury which can trigger pregnancy-related complications. While planning a beachside dinner at 11-week pregnancy, you should avoid items:

  • Shark, Swordfish, King mackerel, and Tilefish
  • Limit yourself to 6 ounces per week if you are fond of eating Tuna fish.

On the other hand, adding several seafood options to your menu can be a good source of proteins and Omega-3 fatty acids.

  • Low mercury fish such as Salmon, Shrimp, Pollock, and Trout.

Pregnant woman eating shushi in a restaurant

9. Beverages You Should Avoid

  • Caffeine is one of a most well known psychoactive substance.
  • Women with 11 weeks pregnancy are advised to limit caffeine intake to less than 200 mg per day - 2 to 3 small cups of coffee per day.
  • 11 weeks pregnant woman are advised to stop drinking alcohol completely as it can give rise to pregnancy-related complications like miscarriages or stillbirth.
  • Alcohol can also cause fetal alcohol syndrome, which is characterized by facial deformities, heart diseases and mental retardation in babies.

Woman thinking and drinking wine

10. Belly at 11 Weeks Pregnancy

  • At week 11 pregnancy your belly may start to develop a baby bump.
  • If it’s your first pregnancy you may not be showing at 11 weeks pregnant.
  • Although your belly may not show by this time, you may notice a change in the appearance of your breasts.

How Big Is Your Baby At 11 Week Pregnancy?

  • At week 11 pregnancy your baby resembles the size of a fig.
  • He or she now measures over 1 ½ inch long when measured from head to toe.
  • Tiny teeth buds are now developing under the gums.
  • Your baby’s bones have also started to harden. Your baby’s hands have begun to develop and will soon close into fists.
  • The see-through skin of your baby is now on the way to become opaque.
  • At week 11 pregnancy, baby fingers and toes are no more webbed and nail beds have already started to form.

Your Baby’s Movements

  • Your baby is now busy in stretching and making slow movements, which is now more like a water ballet.
  • These movements will become more profound and frequent as the baby grows more.

What Body Changes You Notice At 11 Weeks Pregnant?

  • At 11 week pregnant, you may feel a fresh breeze of energy. So now you can go for your favorite food items or munch on some healthy snacks.
  • By this time nausea is finally at peace but you may still be suffering from constipation.

Checklist For 11 Weeks Pregnant Women

  • Schedule an appointment with your doctor.
  • Go for a weekend tour. Following weeks will require you to stay more at home.
  • Start choosing and buying some comfortable yet stylish maternity garments.

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6 Weeks Pregnancy Symptoms

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Dr. Chitwan Dubey

Written by

Obstetrician, Gynecologist
Mumbai

Dr. Chitwan Dubey is a leading Obstetrician and IUI Expert currently working at SevenHills Hospital in Andheri, East Mumbai. She has been practicing in the same field for over a decade and her areas of expertise are Endometriosis, Ectopic Pregnancies, Fibroids, Total Lap Hysterectomies, and Fertility Enhancing Diagnostic etc. She completed MBBS from Rant's Medical College in 2004 followed by MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Mumbai University in 2006. Dr. Chitwan Dubey is an honoured member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). For contact details of Dr. Chitwan Dubey visit elawoman.com

6 Comments

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Navya Kandel

Start using conception calculator to find out your exact conception date. This will help you to count your trimesters and act accordingly.

Oct. 8, 2018, 9:55 a.m. 4.5

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Nidhi Verma

My vaginal discharge is white and smelly and sometimes I have spotting. Is this completely normal in 11 weeks of pregnancy?

July 31, 2018, 3:23 p.m. 5.0

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Sakshi Sahdev

But some say eggs are good. Maybe depends on how we cook.

July 12, 2018, 2 p.m. 5.0

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Madhur Pandit

For omega 3, flax seed is good to have along with Walnuts and canola oil but only after consulting your gyne.

Dec. 18, 2017, 8:46 a.m. 4.5

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Rakshita Akula

In 11 weeks pregnancy your baby is just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, here the baby is fully formed. One can see its hands opening and closing into fists. Tiny tooth buds get visible too under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden.

Oct. 26, 2017, 4:22 p.m. 4.5

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Amar Singh

I could relate to it the moment I read about avoiding caffeine. I was asked to reduce the consumption to just one cup when I was 11 weeks pregnant.

Oct. 26, 2017, 3:08 p.m. 5.0

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