By the eleventh week, the baby has grown a lot and can be held in your palm and has reached about 1.6 inches. The growth is still rapid because every organ is growing very rapidly. Here are other developments and changes you can anticipate at the eleventh week.
Up to the tenth week, the baby’s skin was transparent, and all the internal organs were easily visible. However, an additional layer of several cells continue growing and will develop into a multilayered membrane that makes all internal organs completely invisible.
The baby’s fingers and toes have advanced further, and the baby can move them like he/she is getting a grip. Besides, the ears continue growing and taking their final position. These adjustments are all in readiness for the next few weeks that will result in very rapid growth.
Though the head is still bigger than the other parts of the body, the growth is fast and will soon catch up. Notably, the heart has already stopped beating spontaneously and follows the normal human rates. By the close of the 11th week, the heart will have made approximately 8,000,000 beats.
The diaphragm is developing very fast, and the baby can be seen hiccupping by close of the week. If this does not start, it will definitely in the subsequent week. However, you will not be able to feel the hiccups because the movements are still very small. By this week, most babies are truly acrobatic and will shake, kick, and nod the head inside the amniotic sac.
This is a great week for the mom because many of the intensive pregnancy symptoms that peaked during the 8th and 9th week keep ebbing out. If morning sickness has not stopped, do not worry because they will end in the next few weeks.
Other changes to expect at the eleventh week include migraines, soreness of breasts, constipation, metallic taste in the mouth, and emotions.