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Week 11 of pregnancy

Now and in the 11th week of pregnancy, your fetus looks more like a little human. He will start moving to test his muscles and may even kick you with his soles, which of course will give you a weird and wonderful feeling. Besides all this, you are definitely looking to know what other exciting events you have to look forward to this week, so stay with us until the end of this article.

The state of the fetus in the eleventh week of pregnancy

In the eleventh week of pregnancy , the fetus is the size of a fig and its body is fully formed; It is about 3.8 cm long and weighs about 8 grams. His skin is still transparent, so most of his blood vessels can be clearly seen.
Some of his bones are forming and the roots of his little teeth are gradually showing under his gums. His fingers and toes are completely separated from each other and he will soon be able to open and close his fist, gently kick and wrestle.
His small movements are so smooth and fluid that it is more like dancing in water. With the growth of the fetus’s body in the 11th week of pregnancy, these movements will increase and become more developed and useful.
As the diaphragm grows, your little one may also experience hiccups. Since he is still very small, you will be able to feel his movements for the first time only between the sixteenth and the twentieth week of pregnancy.
The periods of sleep and wakefulness of the fetus usually last 5 to 10 minutes and may even wake up by coughing.
If the fetus is a girl, the ovaries are fully formed at this time, and if it is a boy, the testicles and scrotum are completed, although it is still too early to determine the gender of the fetus by ultrasound. The hands and feet are in front of the body, the ears are almost in the final stages of formation, and the breathing passages at the end of its small nose are formed. The tongue and palate are formed in his mouth. The nipples are also formed and the head has a size proportional to the body and the hair follicles in the head and other parts of the body are growing. His hands and feet have separate fingers, and meanwhile, fingernails and toenails begin to form this week.

Height: 57 mm
Weight: 8 grams

Mother’s condition in the eleventh week of pregnancy

From the 10th week of pregnancy onwards, you may experience strange side effects, such as excessive salivation. This is one of the most unusual changes during pregnancy. The amount of saliva you produce during this period is similar to people who have a sensory disorder. This may be related to the morning sickness before the vomiting and usually there is nothing you can do but wait. Try to learn which of these symptoms are normal and which may be a sign of a potential problem.
Don’t worry if your nausea doesn’t allow you to eat a variety of foods, or if you still haven’t gained much weight (many pregnant women gain between 1 and 2.5 kg in the first trimester). Your appetite will soon return and you will gain about half a kilogram each week. You are probably getting more hungry these days and this is good because it is a sign that your mood is improving and your appetite is slowly returning to help you feed yourself and your baby. Try to gain weight proportionately by choosing the most nutritious foods during pregnancy and minimizing low-value snacks. In the 11th week of pregnancy, the lower part of your belly has probably started to bulge to some extent.
Bruising is normal during pregnancy. That’s because you’re running a baby factory 24/7, and for the next few weeks it’s not just the growing baby, but the placenta that will act as your baby’s life support system until birth. Is. You may feel tired and overworked when you’re not even working. Your energy is drained when the placenta is active and your body system is adjusting due to the hormonal changes of pregnancy.

What should we eat in the eleventh week of pregnancy?

Milk is a complete food and is beneficial for pregnant women for various reasons. Milk contains all the different minerals necessary to build the skeleton of the fetus.
Calcium and phosphorus in milk are necessary for the growth of bones and teeth. Milk is also a very good source of protein, which is used to make textiles, and this protein is easy to digest.
Milk contains a variety of vitamins, especially vitamin A, which is very necessary for the development of the fetus. During pregnancy, drinking one liter of milk in 24 hours should be included in your diet. You can consume half a liter of milk in plain form and another half liter in the form of various foods made with milk.
If you have a desire to eat sweets, it is better to eat only a little chocolate sometimes so as not to overdo the calorie consumption. Finally, you should not let your illness be an excuse to avoid eating the nutritious foods you and your child need and to consume foods with no nutritional value. Keep your blood sugar level high by consuming light meals of carbohydrate and protein combination such as cheese and crackers, nuts and dried fruits.
Remember to say goodbye to consuming any raw food, including raw fish, because raw fish can carry bacteria, parasites and viruses.
Monosodium clomate is one of the food additives that cause diseases such as headache, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and chest congestion. Since there are no strong reasons indicating the negative effect of this substance on your fetus, but avoid eating foods with MSG, because they cause high blood pressure due to their high sodium content.

eat lentils

One of the most important vitamins for a pregnant woman is vitamin B, which is known as a supplement called folic acid, and lentils contain this vitamin. Folic acid is essential and vital for the formation of the fetus’s brain and nervous system and has powerful protective effects against neural tube defects. Lentils are a good source of protein, iron and B6, in addition, they are among the most compatible foods for the intestine and easily absorb different flavors and spices. If you don’t like lentils, spinach is also a great source of folic acid, iron, vitamin A and calcium. You can eat spinach raw or use it in salads or with fish and chicken, or layer it in lasagna.

are you in pain

Around the 11th week, you may feel discomfort around the area between the navel and the groin. But there is no need to worry, with the growth of the uterus, the pelvic bones also make room for it. This expansion is sometimes accompanied by discomfort. If this condition bothers you, you can get rid of it with two acetaminophen tablets prescribed by your doctor. Elevating your feet at the end of the day also helps. But if the pelvic discomfort is accompanied by bleeding or has a lot of pain, you should consult a doctor.

Important symptoms of the eleventh week of pregnancy

Cramps in the leg muscles, especially at night, are among the events that you may experience in the eleventh week of pregnancy, so that it disturbs a good night’s sleep. Consuming a lot of water can prevent leg cramps. Also, by looking at your diet, you can see that you are getting enough potassium and magnesium.
Darkening of the skin is another thing that may surprise you when you wake up one morning. This darkness often occurs in the lower abdomen, so this is a completely normal sign of pregnancy. This dash is caused by hormonal changes, which, fortunately, is not permanent and disappears over time after childbirth. Vaginal discharge also occurs this week, so you should know that it may even increase as the weeks pass.

  • List of important tasks in the eleventh week of pregnancy

  • Moisturize the skin of the abdomen and thighs every day so that it does not become dry.
  • Forget hot baths, steam rooms, vigorous exercise in hot weather, or anything else that can raise your body temperature is a no-go.
  • Be sure to do the first trimester screening with the help of a specialist.
  • If the doctor has prescribed it, you should also do a chromosomal test and chorionic virus sampling (CVS).
  • You can listen to the heartbeat of the fetus with the help of Doppler.
  • To prevent colds, wash your hands several times a day. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based cleaners.

Ultrasound of the eleventh week of pregnancy

In the 11th week ultrasound, the fetus is lying on its back with its head to the left and its legs facing up. In this picture, you can see that his neck is growing and his head is bigger than the rest of his body. His head still makes up more than 50% of his body, which is completely normal. The facial bones are still visible as white areas in the image.

Advice to spouses

If your partner’s lack of desire for sex is bothering you, try communicating with him in another way. Watch TV together, play games together, and do anything that helps you bond closer. Try to help your partner emotionally, even if you don’t feel like it. Rub her shoulders, hold her hands, or kiss her as you walk down the aisle. Help him get through this period by expressing your feelings and attention.

Think about your appearance

Many women’s faces become beautiful during pregnancy, but most of them suffer from facial acne, ankle swelling, stretching, and of course 10 to 15 kg of extra weight. Although it doesn’t feel good to be unattractive, most women accept this problem as a temporary cost of motherhood. To solve some of these problems, you can do things for yourself to feel better. Dress up and wear maternity clothes that have become so versatile and beautiful over the years. It is better to make yourself feel better with beautiful and colorful clothes.

A migraine is lurking

Even if you have never had a migraine, it is better to know that this problem can plague you during pregnancy. Migraine symptoms can be a feeling of pain and shooting in the head (often on one side of the head), nausea, vomiting, and a feeling of lightness and emptiness. Some people feel flickering lights, or zigzag lines before the headache starts, and others experience temporary vision loss or spot blindness. It is better to know that migraines are triggered by some factors, including foods such as red vinegar, smoked fish, chocolate, salted meats, onions, nuts, peanut butter, and dairy products. In addition, high light and weather changes, as well as stress and basically drought can be considered among the stimulating factors. When a migraine occurs, it is better to lie down in a dark room and put a cool cloth on your head. Acetaminophen can be helpful, but avoid ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, as they may harm the baby’s kidneys. Migraine usually goes away after a few hours, although sometimes it can last for two or three days. If you do not feel better after 2 hours, call your doctor

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