Your pregnancy and baby guide
You and your baby at 11 weeks pregnant
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- Secrets to success
- Am I pregnant?
- Early days
- Week by week
- Preparing for the birth
- Work out your due date
- Tests scans and checks
- Your pregnancy (antenatal) care
- Your health and wellbeing
- Existing health problems
- Common pregnancy ailments
- Pregnancy-induced conditions
Labour and birth
- The start of labour
- The birth
- Emotions and worries
- Premature babies
- How to breastfeed
- Breastfeeding problems
- Lifestyle and breastfeeding
- Bottle feeding
- Newborn screening tests
- Newborn essentials
- New parents
- New mums
- Twins and multiples
Babies and toddlers
- Weaning and solid foods
- Baby health and care
- Spotting signs of serious illness
- Reflux in babies
- How to take a baby's temperature
- Reducing the risk of SIDS
- Treating a high temperature
- Sleep problems in children
- Coughs, colds and ear infections
- Diarrhoea and vomiting
- Infectious illnesses
- Children's medicines
- Looking after a sick child
- Serious conditions and special needs
- Constipation in young children
- Your baby's height and weight
- Baby health and development reviews
- Leg and foot problems in children
- Learning, play and behaviour
- Safety and accidents
Your baby at 11 weeks
The baby grows quickly and the placenta is rapidly developing – it'll be fully formed at about 12 weeks.
The bones of the face are formed now. The eyelids are closed and will not open for a few months yet.
The ear buds developing on the sides of your baby's head look more like ears as they grow.
Your baby's head makes up one-third of its length, but the body is growing fast – it's straightening, and the fingers and toes are separating. There are fingernails.
You at 11 weeks
Headaches in pregnancy can be caused by changes in your body.
Find out how to care for headaches yourself and when you should contact your doctor or midwife.
Limiting the amount of caffeine you have in pregnancy can reduce the chances of miscarriage and your baby weighing less than normal when they're born (low birthweight).
Things to think about
If you're pregnant and working, find out about your legal rights, including paid time off for antenatal (pregnancy) care, maternity leave, protection of your health and safety at work, and more.
The screening test for Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndromes involves a blood test and an ultrasound scan, offered between 10 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. If you choose to have this screening test, it can be done at the same time as the dating scan.
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Page last reviewed: 04/10/2019
Next review due: 04/10/2022