11th week now, Mama! You’ve got a long journey ahead of you, but you’re going to love every bit of it. The little one inside you is growing at an incredible speed, and within the blink of an eye, you’ll be on your way to the delivery room! By the 11th week, your baby is already the size of a fig.
In the 11th week, your baby is about 1.5 inches long and weighs approximately 7 grams. There are some visible changes physically.
The baby’s ears have moved closer in his head, nearing their final destination
Your baby’s head accounts for half of his body length now
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Say bye-bye to the webbed limbs, as your baby has now started developing fingers and toes!
Fingernail and toenail beds have started developing. Very soon, nails will also start developing
For female babies, the ovaries have started developing as well
Your baby now has clear nasal passages, nipples, and a tongue
Your baby has developed a palate now
Tooth buds continue forming in your baby’s mouth
Hair follicles have started forming all over the body
At this stage, the baby’s position starts to change; the body starts straightening and the torso elongates
Your little one can now roll, stretch and somersault inside you. It won’t be long before you can start to feel your baby wiggling inside you!
What to expect in the ultrasound
The 11th-week ultrasound is probably one of the most crucial scans throughout your pregnancy, so it is thoroughly advised to not miss this one. It gives you a glimpse of your baby for the first time, along with some other very important information.
This will be your first trans-abdominal scan
This week’s scan rules out any abnormalities that can be seen in the fetus
The baby looks more human with well-formed hands and legs