Pregnancy Week 11
Mom's Changing Body
Have you started to show yet? If this is your first pregnancy, you may just feel bloated, kind of like after a big meal. But some women have a little baby-belly pooch by the end of the first trimester. After all, your uterus is now the size of a grapefruit. At your next exam, your doctor will be able to feel the top of it.
Hello, cleavage! Spurred by the hormones progesterone and estrogen, your breasts (and the milk-producing glands inside them) may soon strain the buttons of your blouse. In fact, it may soon be time to shop for new bras. If you plan to breastfeed, we suggest heading straight to the nursing section. You'll need the easy access after the baby arrives, so you'll get more wear out nursing bras than you would regular maternity bras.
What Week 11 of Your Pregnancy Is Really Like
Pregnancy Confidential Podcast
Pregnancy: The Ultimate Relationship Test?
At 11 weeks, you and your partner are still fairly new to this whole pregnancy thing. And it can take some adjusting. (You won't be the only one with major mood swings over these next few months.) If you're in a relationship, you might be wondering how having a baby will impact your partnership: Will it make it stronger? Will it be a test of your commitment? The truth is, probably both. The tricky thing is a strong, healthy relationship will be more important than ever once a new human being comes along, but it certainly won't always come easy. So now is the time to be proactive about how you're feeling as a duo and try to keep your pack in a happy place—through all the hormones and emotions.
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This Week’s FAQs
Flu in Pregnancy: What to Do If You Get SickHaving the flu and being pregnant at the same time is something no one wants to experience. But it happens. Here's what to do if you get the flu during your pregnancy.
7 Things You Didn't Know About Hyperemesis GravidarumThink it's just "bad morning sickness?" Think again. From symptoms to medication options, here are some commonly misunderstood facts about this rare pregnancy disorder.
Pregnancy Sex During Your First Trimester: Is It Safe?Your sex life will likely ebb and flow during early pregnancy, and that first trimester is sure to be the most confusing when it comes to getting it on. Here's everything you need to know, plus an idea of what's to come down the road.
8 Secretly Healthy Desserts for Pregnancy CravingsThese sweet treats are loaded with delicious flavors and plenty of pregnancy-friendly nutrients to keep you and your growing baby healthy. Go ahead, Mama, indulge.