Pregnant - week 11
ZP® - English, 17 January 2019 12:25Laatste update op: 2 August 2019 16:08
By next week you will want to schedule an appointment with your obstetrician for an ultrasound. With this check-up, your obstetrician will be able to tell you more precisely when your due date will be.
Perhaps you can now feel your uterus if you lie down flat and carefully press your fingers just above your pelvic bone and feel a round hard edge there. This is the fundus or the top of your uterus.
The pregnancy can involve some physical discomfort (such as backache, constipation and fatigue). This is completely normal, but it can be quite bothersome.
You might like to take a weekly photo of your pregnant belly. This way, you will be able to see your belly grow later on. This is not only fun to see for yourself, but your child will also like seeing this in the future.
Your baby has gone through the most important phase and is basically already complete. The head is approximately half the total size of the baby. It is now about the size of a lime. The eyes close and will not open again until around the 26th week.
Your baby is developing its muscles by doing vigorous exercises in the uterus. Your baby can easily move while floating in the amniotic fluid. First with twitches and vibrations that start in the arms and legs and then extend to the neck and torso. It then starts to bend and stretch its legs, make stepping movements, make a fist and open its hand again, and move its head up and down. However, the baby is still so small that you can’t feel these movements yet.