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From week 11 until the time your baby is full term, he or she is officially described as a fetus. With all organ systems in place, growth becomes more rapid. From week 11 until week 20 of pregnancy - the halfway mark - your baby will increase his or her weight thirtyfold and will about triple in length. To accommodate all this growth, blood vessels in your placenta are growing larger and more numerous to keep up the supply of nutrients to your baby. His or her ears are moving up and to the side of the head this week, and his or her reproductive organs are developing

 

11 weeks pregnant

quickly, too. What was a tiny tissue bud of external genitalia has begun to develop into either a penis or a clitoris and labia majora, which will soon be recognizable.

You and your body - Week 11 of pregnancy

Any sickness should start to fade and you will begin to feel less tired. You should start to think seriously about ante-natal classes because private ones can get booked up quickly. Contact your hospital or the National Childbirth Trust, or ask at your doctor's surgery about local classes.

Your growing baby when 11 weeks pregnant

When 11 weeks pregnant, most of the major organs are formed, so the most vulnerable time will be over by the end of this week. The baby is now relatively safe from any congenital abnormalities and infections, excepting rubella. The external genitals have formed, along with either ovaries or testicles. The heart is now pumping blood to all the major organs of the body. The baby weighs around 0.25 ounce (7 gram) and is now about 1.6 inch (4.1 cm) long.

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The BBC is making a

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2016-01-04 12:31.
The BBC is making a documentary about Down’s syndrome with Sally Phillips to be broadcast on BBC1 in 2016. The documentary will explore the debate around the proposed NIPTs and their possible availability on the NHS. The programme will discuss the implications for screening for genetic conditions, both today and in the future, exploring the support and education available to, and difficult choices faced by, parents-to-be. It will also discuss the progress in support for children and adults with Down’s syndrome and the advancements in any medical interventions that may be necessary At the moment we are researching the programme and are keen to speak with: • Women who are in their 1st trimester of pregnancy with their first baby • Women who have not yet had screening but are considering and would like to discuss the screening process and their experiences of it at various stages • Women who have not yet had screening but are not considering and would like to discuss the screening process and their experiences of going through their pregnancy without it We realise this is a sensitive area and that parents-to-be will involve a difficult and emotional decision making process during their screening and testing experience. Dragonfly are the makers of One Born Every Minute, and have a reputation for dealing with important sensitive subject matters and treating our contributors with warmth and integrity. At this stage we would welcome an initial off-the-record research chat. There would be no obligation to participate in the programme. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us Carl and Clare, if you would like any more information, or to talk things through. downsdocumentary@dragonfly.tv

I am 11 weeks pregnant. i am

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Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2012-09-14 10:50.

I am 11 weeks pregnant. i am due november 30th. i feel awful because i am seriously angry a lot, and i have severe anxiety attacks since the pregnancy. i'm hoping it calms down in the next few weeks.

hi i am almost 11 weeks now

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Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2012-09-14 10:39.

hi i am almost 11 weeks now and im feeing a lot odd and feeling that in all in my head as i am not showing yet is this normal as this is my first baby and i really dont know what to expect xxx and good luck for anyone else also 11 weeks pregnant

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