Week 11 – 1st day
You are nearing the end of the first quarter. As the next few weeks go by, most of the baby’s most crucial development will have already happened, and the risk of miscarriage will decline considerably. From the head to the butt, the fetus is 4 centimeters and already has the whole body formed, from the teeth to the nails of the foot.
Your baby leads a hectic life, kicking and stretching. The movements are so fluid they look like a water ballet. The fingers of his hands and feet have completely separated. The main task of the fetus over the next six months is to grow and strengthen until it is able to survive on its own outside the womb. A dark vertical line may appear on your belly. Your uterus is already above the bones of the pelvis and the doctor can already feel it on an external examination.
Week 11 – 2nd day
One of the funniest points of prenatal consultations is being able to hear the sound of the baby’s heartbeat, by the device doctors use, the sonar. It’s always an exciting time to hear that quick noise, like a horse’s gallop.
Do not be alarmed if the doctor can not find the beats at this stage (some do not even try because they know that sometimes it can be difficult and they do not want to cause concern). There are obstetricians who have ultrasound equipment in the office itself, and the pregnant woman has a chance to take a closer look at the baby.
Week 11 – 3rd day
Exercising regularly can be difficult for many people, but now is a good time to start (lightly!). Physical activity improves muscle tone, strength and endurance, three much needed items during childbirth. In addition, they serve to recover more quickly the physical form after the birth of the baby. The best exercises to practice during pregnancy are walking, swimming and water aerobics.
Week 11 – 4th day
Your body needs iron to perform a number of functions, such as the production of hemoglobin (blood protein that helps carry oxygen to the body’s cells) and the maintenance of a healthy immune system. In pregnancy, iron becomes even more important. Among the reasons are:
- the amount of blood increases in your body by up to 50% during gestation, so more iron is needed to produce more hemoglobin
- extra iron is also used by the developing baby and the placenta, especially in the second and third trimesters
- many women need iron because they have already begun pregnancy with insufficient supplies (iron deficiency can lead to a type of anemia associated with preterm birth, low birth weight and, in more severe cases, infant mortality). It is also common for women to have anemia prior to pregnancy because of bleeding from menstruation.
Week 11 – 5th day
Red meats are one of the best sources of iron for pregnant women. If you are a vegetarian, you can use vegetables, vegetables and grains to supply your iron needs. There are two types of iron: non-heme iron , found in plants, as well as in meat, poultry and fish and heme iron , found only in products of animal origin.
The human body is more likely to absorb heme iron (although non-heme is used in the composition of iron-fortified foods and supplements). Foods rich in iron heme : Red meats, poultry and fish are all good sources of this type of iron.
- 85 grams of steak (also known as alcatrinho): 3.2 milligrams
- 85 grams of beef tenderloin: 3 milligrams
- 85 grams of roasted turkey, dark meat: 2 milligrams
- 85 grams of roasted turkey, breast: 1.4 milligrams
- 85 grams of roasted chicken, dark meat: 1.1 milligrams
- 85 grams of roasted chicken, breast: 1.1 milligrams
- 1 fillet of sole (127 grams): 0.4 milligrams
- 85 grams of salmon: 0.4 milligrams
- 85 grams of pork loin: 0.8 milligrams
Foods rich in non-heme iron :
- 1 cup cereal enriched with iron: 24 milligrams
- 1 cup enriched instant oats: 10 milligrams
- 1 cup cooked lentil: 6.6 milligrams
- 1 cup cooked mulatto beans: 5.2 milligrams
- 1 cup chickpeas: 4.8 milligrams
- 1 cup cooked black beans: 3.6 milligrams
- 1/2 cup firm tofu: 3.4 milligrams
- 1/2 cup cooked spinach: 3.2 milligrams
- 1/4 cup raisins: 0.75 milligrams
Week 11 – 6th Day
Avoid consuming tea and coffee with your meals because they contain substances known as phenols that interfere with the absorption of iron. Regardless, it is recommended to restrict caffeine intake during pregnancy or reduce it to the fullest extent, because, according to some observational studies such as the British Medical Journal , it is associated with an increased risk of fetal growth restriction.
There is still no consensus on this, as there is about alcohol and tobacco consumption, however, because caffeine can disrupt sleep and is not recommended during breastfeeding, it is better to gradually reduce consumption to avoid rebound effects such as headaches and feeling tired.
Week 11 – 7th day
Body in the legs
Treatment to dry vinasse is contraindicated during gestation as many of the products used in the procedure do not have sufficient studies to ensure safety for the mother and the baby. In addition, because during pregnancy the woman is usually subjected to an increase in the production of pigments in the skin, the so-called sclerotherapy (laser treatment to dry the vessels of the legs) increases the chance of blemishes.
The appearance of these vessels occurs due to a number of factors: increase of the pressure of the veins in the legs by the venous compression due to the weight of the belly by hormonal changes that stimulate the formation of new vessels by reduction of physical activity by weight increase and by genetic tendency. When they are calibrious and deep, these vases are nothing more than the dreaded varicose veins.
For the prevention of deep varicose veins, it is important that you move (always, of course, following medical guidelines) have a balanced diet, avoiding excessively calorific foods use compression stockings and, for at least a few minutes a day, raise your feet.
Your body at 11 weeks of pregnancy
His waist begins to disappear and his belly is round. The uterus grows, accompanying the development of the baby, and is slightly larger than a grapefruit. At the end of the third month , the uterus lies just above the pelvic bone in the lower abdomen.
Despite this change, it may not yet be noted that she is pregnant, which varies according to the physical structure of each woman.
The discomforts of the last few weeks have become lighter or may even disappear. The blood volume increases which can make you feel more warm.
You may notice changes in your nails and hair. You may notice them stronger or weaker. It is due to the hormonal changes that occur in your body , and the increased volume of blood circulation .
From this week begins a calmer period in pregnancy . The morning disorders begin to disappear and attenuate the symptoms characteristic of the first quarter. Soon you will enter the second trimester and your body has already had time to prepare and adapt to a new life. In addition to the more sophisticated smell , you may notice an increase in saliva production , sometimes with a slight metallic taste. Maybe it’s a little awkward, but with no reason to worry.
Emotions can remain unstable, between the anguish of knowing that the baby is developing properly and is doing everything he can to provide a healthy environment for his growth and an immense joy at the beginning of the first external signs that she is pregnant.
Constipation and laxatives
Preferably you should not take laxatives during pregnancy. These should only be used in the latter case, and with the recommendation and supervision of your doctor.
Although many are non-prescription medicines, you should never take them without a prescription.
Food should be seen as the main treatment for constipation in pregnancy:
Increase the consumption of fiber-rich foods , such as whole grains (whole-grain bread or whole-grain bread, brown rice), fruits (especially in bark if there is no medical contraindication), vegetables, legumes such as beans, , peas) and fatty fruits (such as walnut, almond and hazelnut).
At the same time increasing fiber consumption should also increase water consumption . The fibers absorb a large amount of water, and an adequate intake is necessary for them to exert their action.
Tips of Pregnancy
This week you should be full of doubts. What can not I eat? What remedies should I avoid? Nothing more natural. The expectant mother needs to be careful because everything she consumes is absorbed by the child. Doctors have not yet reached a consensus on the daily limit of alcohol allowed to the pregnant woman, but it is already known that the drink can interrupt the development of the future baby, affecting mainly the brain, eyes and respiratory system. Therefore, it is best to pass away from anything that is alcoholic. Take advantage to reduce the sugar – exaggerating in the sweets is not at all healthy – and moderates also the salt, that can raise its pressure. Oh, did you notice that the sickness is reducing? Well, now, most women usually get rid of the nuisance.
- In low-risk pregnancies it is advisable to perform the first consultation, as early as possible and up to 12 weeks of pregnancy (1st trimester of pregnancy).
- Carry out prenatal surveillance consultations , after the first consultation :
- Every 4-6 weeks up to 30 weeks
- Every 2-3 weeks between 30 and 36 weeks
- Every 1-2 weeks after 36 weeks until delivery.
- All pregnant women between the ages of 36 and 40 must have access to an appointment at the hospital where the delivery is expected to occur.
The schedule and frequency of prenatal visits may be increased taking into account:
- The clinical evaluation data and the results of the complementary tests performed
- The needs of each woman / couple
- The protocols of each Functional Coordinating Unit.
Calendar of prenatal visits
- 1st Consultation (before 12 weeks)
- 2nd Consultation (between 14 and 16 weeks and 6 days)
- 3rd Consultation (before 24 weeks)
- 4th Consultation (between 27 and 30 weeks and 6 days)
- 5th Consultation (between 34 and 35 weeks and 6 days)
- 6th Consultation (between 36 and 38 weeks and 6 days)
- 7th Consultation (after 40 weeks)
- Postpartum consultation (6 weeks postpartum)
It is good to remember that you should continue to control your weight . During this first quarter should not have gained more than 2 kg.
When it comes to hair , if you usually go to the hairdresser every week, keep in mind that, for example, getting a permanent during pregnancy is not dangerous in itself. However, it is not advisable because it weakens the hair which by now is already more vulnerable than normal. If you decide to dye your hair, pay attention to the odors of the paints, they are likely to bother you. Apart from these aspects, there is no contraindication for a change of look or hair color.
Pregnancy Week by week
- 1 Week Pregnant: Early signs of pregnancy
- 2 Weeks Pregnant: Sign, Symptoms, Discharge
- 3 Weeks Pregnant: Sign and Test
- 4 Weeks Pregnant: Ultrasound
- 5 Weeks Pregnant: Belly and Cramping
- 6 Weeks Pregnant: Don’t be afraid of miscarriage
- 7 Weeks Pregnant: Development
- 8 Weeks Pregnant: Bleeding
- 9 Weeks Pregnant: Twins?
- 10 Weeks Pregnant: Fetus
- 11 Weeks Pregnant: Uterus
- 12 Weeks Pregnant: Ultrasound Gender
- 13 Weeks Pregnant: Scan
- 14 Weeks Pregnant: Baby moves
- 15 Weeks Pregnant: Can baby hear in the womb?
- 16 Weeks Pregnant: Baby movement
- 17 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal Development
- 18 Weeks Pregnant: Morphological Ultrasound
- 19 Weeks Pregnant: Weight gain during pregnancy
- 20 Weeks Pregnant: Uterus positions
- 21 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal weight
- 22 Weeks Pregnant: Baby size
- 23 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal movement feel like
- 24 Weeks Pregnant: Position of Baby
- 25 Weeks Pregnant: Sleeping position
- 26 Weeks Pregnant: Food and fruits
- 27 Weeks Pregnant: Trimester
- 28 Weeks Pregnant: Baby position in the womb
- 29 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms not to ignore
- 30 Weeks Pregnant: Average weight of fetus?
- 31 Weeks Pregnant: How many month i am?
- 32 Weeks Pregnant: How big is baby?
- 33 Weeks Pregnant: Is it safe to deliver?
- 34 Weeks Pregnant: Signs of labor
- 35 Weeks Pregnant: Is how many months?
- 36 Weeks Pregnant: Is it safe to deliver?
- 37 Weeks Pregnant: What are the chances of giving birth?
- 38 Weeks Pregnant: Signs of labor
- 39 Weeks Pregnant: Considered a Term Baby
- 40 Weeks Pregnant: Contractions in Labor