Pregnancy week 11
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How's the foetus at 11 weeks?

Baby is the size of a fig!
Your baby weighs about 7g and is about 4.1 - 4.5cm long from crown to rump. Your uterus is about the size of a grapefruit.

Eye colour (irises) starts to develop and hair starts to grow.

In girls, the clitoris and labia are complete.

The fingernails and toenails are beginning to grow.

Your baby's vital organs are fully formed and function independently. These vital organs are the liver, kidneys, intestines, brain and lungs.

Your baby's diaphragm begins to expand and contract in preparation for breathing - your baby is breathing amniotic fluid instead of air.

Placental function becomes established.

What's with my body: Increased appetite, possible headaches 

You may experience headaches as a result of the change of your hormone levels. Try to drink plenty of water and get adequate sleep. If the headaches are not caused by hypertension, they can be relieved by taking mild analgesics. Remember to consult your health professional before taking any form of medication.

If your headache is a by-product of fever, visual disturbances or puffiness in your hands and face, consult your health professional immediately.

Your appetite may have increased because you are less plagued by nausea.

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Go back to the complete list of Pregnancy week-by-week updates.

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