Your baby’s fingers and toes are fully formed, and they can now stretch and kick.
In an ultrasound scan , by 12 weeks, the nose, eye sockets and forehead are likely to be visible. Your little one’s ears will nearly be in position too, even though he can’t hear at this point.
As your baby grows this week, the intestines will be moving from the umbilical cord into your baby’s tummy as there will be more room.
By now his neck will have lengthened and will enable the baby to move freely in the amniotic sac.
Pregnant at 11 weeks, you may still feel emotional and may not know what to expect but this is normal at this stage of the pregnancy.
You could be starting to show now, although some women don’t notice anything for another month or so.
As you near the end of the first trimester most of the early pregnancy symptoms should have passed. You may find that your visits to the toilet are less frequent as your uterus moves up your abdominal cavity and relieves pressure on your bladder. The fatigue may also lift as your sleep may be deeper as you begin to relax into your pregnancy. If your nausea hasn’t passed by this stage, don’t worry, every woman is different!
What to think about
You should be looking forward to your dating scan. Seeing your baby in your dating scan may be when your pregnancy becomes a reality for your partner. It’s also near the time when you should start to think about telling your employer as you may have to miss work for this appointment.
Exercise may relieve some stress and help prepare your body for the next few stages. Read more on how to exercise safely during pregnancy.
Having a diagnostic scan may help with any anxiety that you are experiencing. Speak to your midwife or GP about the pros and cons.