In the eleventh week, gaining weight, breasts becoming larger and tender, and the abdomen may appear distended. The abdominal distention is mostly due to increased bowel contents caused by the slowing down of the intestines due to the increased production of progesterone. Constipation is also very common at this stage. Changes in hair, toenails, and fingernails, likely grows like crazy. This, like most everything else, is due to the increase in hormones in the system. Pregnancy affects every cell of the body in some way. A false assumption of baby movement is seen but this feel is mainly due to gas in digestive tract. Hot flashes or to be warmer than usual are felt. This is due to the increase in the amount of blood in the body. Weight gain from two to five pounds is seen in this week.
Baby’s external genitals will start developing. All vitals organs of the baby are in place and many already starts to function. The baby is of the size of a fig, length is of 1 ½ inches and weighs about ¼ ounce.
Heartburn is likely seen in this week.