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11 weeks pregnant - all you need to know

You're now coming up to the end of the first trimester and your baby is starting to look like a baby! Your bump may start to show soon.

Week 11 infographic

What does my baby look like at week 11?

If you could see your baby’s hand, you’d notice they have teeny, delicate fingernails. Their fingers and toes are starting to separate.

Your baby’s eyes have completely closed and won’t open again until week 26.

Their kidneys are making wee and their stomach is producing gastric juice. Your baby no longer needs their nutrient-rich yolk sac, because other organs have taken over.

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Your symptoms - what's happening

Stomach pain

Some stomach pain or discomfort is normal in pregnancy, as your stomach muscles and ligaments stretch to accommodate your growing womb.

However, if you are having ongoing abdominal/stomach pain, you should get it checked out by a doctor or midwife straight away. Read more about stomach pain and pregnancy.

You may also notice a dark vertical line going up your belly. This is called a linea nigra. It's nothing to worry about and will disappear some time after the birth.

Feeling hotter than normal

Your metabolic rate (all the work your body does to keep you alive) has increased and your body is working extra hard to support the new life inside it. This, hormones and the extra blood your body’s pumping can leave you feeling hotter than you would normally feel. Drink plenty of water and wear layers that you can remove if you’re feeling too hot.

Are you suffering from swollen feet or constipation? Perhaps you’re feeling dizzy? See our guide to 10 common pregnancy complaints (and how to avoid them).

“I got chatting online and shared everything with people going through the same thing - it was such a relief to get it all out and be honest!”  Rebecca, mum of two

Your bump may begin to show

You might notice that your clothes feel tighter now, as your waist starts to thicken. Try wearing loose-fitting items for comfort.

You may even notice a baby bump starting to show, especially if this is not your first pregnancy. This varies a lot from woman to woman, though, so don't worry if your bump is not showing yet – it will come!

What to do in week 11

Snack attack

Having a handful of sunflower seeds will take the edge off hunger pangs and give you a hit of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, great for the development of your baby’s brain and eyesight.

These super seeds also offer vitamins B, D, E and K, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium and zinc.

Looking for more nutrition inspiration? Discover 10 brilliant food swaps for a healthy pregnancy.

Get fitted for a new bra

Your breasts may be getting bigger, so now might be a good time to invest in a good support bra, preferably non-wired. Visit your nearest department store for a fitting.


  1. NHS choices (2013). You and your baby at 9-12 weeks pregnant. (Page last reviewed: 31/03/2017 Next review due: 31/03/2020)
  2. Lennart Nilsson (2009) A Child is Born, Johnathan Cape
  3. Anjum F, Nadeem M et al (2012),"Nutritional and therapeutic potential of sunflower seeds: a review", British Food Journal, Vol. 114 Iss: 4 pp. 544 - 552


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    Last reviewed on June 25th, 2018. Next review date June 25th, 2021.

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    Please note that these comments are monitored but not answered by Tommy’s. Please call your GP or maternity unit if you have concerns about your health or your baby’s health.
    • By Hafsat usman (not verified) on 16 Jun 2020 - 09:37

      At exactly 10 weeks I saw a brownish blood charge for just few minutes and it stopped. 2days later my breast tenderness and sore pain in the nipple stopped too. Am 10 weeks and 4 days now and am feeling dizzy and feeling sleepy all the time. Pls should I be worried?

    • By Hafsat usman (not verified) on 16 Jun 2020 - 09:36

      At exactly 10 weeks I saw a brownish blood charge for just few minutes and it stopped. 2days later my breast tenderness and sore pain in the nipple stopped too. Am 10 weeks and 4 days now and am feeling dizzy and feeling sleepy all the time. Pls should I be worried?

    • By Taylor (not verified) on 9 Jun 2020 - 20:17

      Just wanting some reassurance as I’m 12 weeks pregnant been bleeding for a week now as the days have gone on it got heavy and passing clots now it’s slow down I have been to a n e but they say everything seems fine my scan is next week jusf seems so far away need to no if am having a misscarriage

    • By Vicky (not verified) on 4 May 2020 - 17:56

      Spotting of blood is it normal?

    • By Feebee (not verified) on 9 Apr 2020 - 21:21

      I am 11 weeks gone, but each time I eat no matter how small or whatever I eat, I start having stomach upset until I vomit then it will subside a little. Is it normal at 11 weeks?

    • By Debbie (not verified) on 8 Mar 2020 - 09:46

      I am getting brown discharge and now had tiny blood clot and little bit of red blood but i mostly notice this after extremly hard stools i have my first 12 week scan in a few days but am very worried ive got brown discharge weeks ago then went away but this is first timd had anything else and have very gard stools is it from that or do i need to worry which i am anyway

    • By Ruth (not verified) on 5 Mar 2020 - 14:03

      Am 10weeks6days but am sporting browny discharge an sometimes a spot of blood went to the hospital and the doctor said that the baby is okay but am having some abdominal pain. Pls help me

    • By Gift (not verified) on 23 Feb 2020 - 12:44

      I took swidar tablet and am 11 weeks pregnant do you think it can cause my baby any harm?and really scared

    • By S (not verified) on 31 Dec 2019 - 16:43

      I'm just over 11 weeks pregnant and I started bleeding 3 days ago, which has been constant. It's not been enough to need to change towels as often as I would on a period and on the first day it was mainly when I wiped. I'm really scared as its bright red with some clots and today I've had cramping like when I am on my period.
      I've been to the hospital on the say this started and they can only see me on Thursday- a 5 day wait. I'm going out of my mind terrified about this. Could I be miscarrying or am I over thinking this?

    • By Jasmine (not verified) on 26 May 2020 - 16:08

      Call 111 get advised and then bed rest for sometime - some days depend upon symptoms if it is stopped then light activity should started
      Gp advised Scan to confirm the progress of pregnancy

    • By Peace (not verified) on 15 Dec 2019 - 19:05

      Hi! I am 11weeks pregnant I saw a dark red blood after a wipe.hope my baby is safe?

    • By Katelyn (not verified) on 13 Nov 2019 - 01:52

      Hi, I'm almost 11 weeks pregnant and a week ago I noticed when I wiped that there was brown discharge on the tissue. It didn't last long and was only one wipe, and then yesterday it happened again but very faintly. Just wondering if its something I should be worried about? The first time it was when I was trying to have a bowel movement and was a little constipated, yesterday I had diarrhea and it was there. But again, I would use the washroom multiple times after that and there would be nothing. No other symptoms. Just want to be sure as I don't have a dr appointment for another 2 weeks!

    • By Mariah (not verified) on 26 Nov 2019 - 06:10

      Hi I am also 11 weeks I’m not a dr or anything of the sort but same thing happened to me and I asked my midwife she said it is normal 100% and not to be worried it’s just all the stuff in your body changing

    • By Arghawan Zahir (not verified) on 9 Dec 2019 - 21:07

      Did u also had pain in ur lower back n legs?

    • By Ambereyes92 (not verified) on 12 Mar 2020 - 21:52

      I'm worried, I've had no symptoms at alll or barely, but today I started getting lower backpain and abdominal pain and also pain in my legs.
      I've also had light bleeding when I wipe.. Should I be worried?

    • By Vallery (not verified) on 29 Aug 2019 - 15:07

      Am 11weeks and 5days pregnant and still vomiting up to 4times a day...What's the solution pls Dr?

    • By Quana (not verified) on 2 Nov 2019 - 13:12

      I was prescribed zofran it really worked for me

    • By Mom of two♥️ (not verified) on 26 Jul 2019 - 14:55

      Hi.. I am eleven weeks 4days pregnant, and this is my second pregnancy.. During the first one my baby was a stillborn at 34 weeks, and the doctors weren't sure what was wrong with me or the baby.. So I'm really scared I'd lose this baby too! I really need some advice please

      Thank you xx

    • By Samia (not verified) on 17 Aug 2019 - 00:22

      Hi I sadly toohave been in your position and your feelings are totally normal.

    • By Nekia Yozmin White (not verified) on 19 Aug 2019 - 20:00

      Sorry for your lost

      I would suggest going to see a counselor or therapist if possible. Losing a baby at 34 weeks was a traumatic event that you experienced, and it is likely this pregnancy can trigger those emotions. Getting emotional support during this new journey can be helpful.

    • By Cynthia (not verified) on 3 Sep 2019 - 03:58

      Enjoy every moment allow him or her to feel your love and the rest leave it to God

    • By Anonymous (not verified) on 15 Jul 2019 - 13:02

      Hey I am 11 weeks pregnant and have been having a painful headache for 3 days now, I went to the doctor but I forgot to tell him that I 'm pregnant and he injected me.. Is my baby safe?

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 15 Jul 2019 - 14:59

      Please go back to your doctor for advice. Without knowing what the doctor injected you with we can't tell you whether this is safe or not.

    • By dido (not verified) on 31 Oct 2019 - 15:02

      I) had the same at the same time and went to a neurologist thanks to her she wanted a urine test and culture saying headaches in pregnant might be a result of urinary tract infection- and it was. I am on antibiotics and had none of the urinary tract infection symptoms so I was very suprised. my doctor said it is common in pregnan t woman. go get your urinary tract checked with a bacterial culture whihc yo need to wait for 3 days for the results..I was so suprised it turned out to0 be true!

    • By Joyashree Sinha (not verified) on 23 Jun 2019 - 19:30

      Hi I'm 11 weeks pregnant and I feel like sleeping through out the day which is not possible since I'm working what should I do also I'm having leg pain from last 2 days any remedy.. Please suggest

    • By Anonymous (not verified) on 26 Jun 2019 - 09:43

      Check with your midwife about good prenatal supplements. Sometimes a mineral deficiency manifests as extreme fatigue and achiness. If you are queasy and struggling to get all your nutrients this can contribute to the general feeling of unwellness.

    • By Ronie (not verified) on 17 Jun 2019 - 07:33

      I think Im 10 weeks pregnant but i keep on having my period but it is strange on my first month i am delayed for about a week and it started with dark brown spots for 3 days then return to normal flow and color that lasted for 3 days. The following month is on time but again it started dark brown for 2 days and return to normal flow and color on the third until the seventh day, then i had spotting for another 7 days with blood tissues. I also took 5 pt and all are negative, now i have dark line below my breast, gassy i burp all the time, Im always hungry, lack of sleep, hot flushes, my stomach started to show, feel dizzy the whole day but no vomiting and I also notice my mood changes from time to time. Do you think Im pregnant?

    • By Sarah (not verified) on 29 Jun 2019 - 17:38

      You need to see a dr asap

    • By Ronie (not verified) on 9 Jul 2019 - 16:22

      I just had an ultrasound at my supposed 11th week but it turned out that I am not pregnant but I have endometriosis, I had an operation 7 years ago for same illness but I never had this symptoms. Btw I still feel pregnant up as of this comment.

    • By Destiny (not verified) on 30 Dec 2019 - 02:05

      im literally going through the same thing. can you tell me we’re you pregnant ?

    • By Anonymous (not verified) on 9 Jun 2019 - 04:21

      Hi. I'm 11 weeks pregnant and I've been having this smelling discharge that I can't get rid off, it's really bad and I don't know what to do plz help.

      Thank you.

    • By Anonymous (not verified) on 26 Jun 2019 - 14:10

      I'm also 11 weeks I also experienced that kind of discharg in my Vigina..go see your gp asap the discharg might might cause serious complications to your unborn baby it dangerous.

    • By Nwaigene Virginia (not verified) on 21 May 2019 - 04:37

      Good morning, please am currently 11 weeks 5days pregnant. yesterday evening I wiped out blood mixed with stretchy egg white substance when I went to use the ladies,it continued till late evening. And I also passed a small blood clot, hope my baby is okay.when I wipe now it's just like the end of my period.

    • By Zanele (not verified) on 5 Jul 2019 - 08:52

      Im 10 weeks 5 days nd yesterday i wipe out light,dark,Brown nd nou pink blood I'm so scared because 5 months back I lost my pregnancy at 36 weeks ...what should I do plz help

    • By Brittany (not verified) on 15 May 2019 - 16:22

      Currently 11 weeks pregnant I'm super nauseous,not throwing up,and having this sharp stabbing pain near my belly button,almost a little higher up. This is my 4th child,I dont even remember feeling this with my other 3. Any advice?

    • By Jay (not verified) on 5 May 2019 - 15:05

      The last day of my period is 20 February. am a first time many weeks gone could I be now.i only found out about the pregnancy close to a month ago after I did a test. Please help

    • By Anonymous (not verified) on 18 Jan 2020 - 04:36

      You can make use of pregnancy calculator to calculate it.
      Just type pregnancy calculator to google.

    • By Zuzzette (not verified) on 30 Apr 2019 - 21:22

      I am 11 weeks pregnant i have lower back pain and lower tummy pains got yesterday only ones brow discharge but it's gone now must I be worried at all it's my 3 child and I had 7 miscarriages before.

    • By A.Olivares (not verified) on 31 May 2019 - 16:48

      I am experiencing the same.. I wipes had brown dischage on Wed.. yesterday I felt period aches in abdomen .. lower Back.and thighs. I hope my baby is okay. I have a Dr appt today I'm hoping they will let me hear the heart beat.

    • By Anonymous (not verified) on 30 Mar 2019 - 01:57

      Is it normal to not feel pregnant at at 11weejs ? From weeks 6-10 the tender nipples/sore breast hit hard . . Now it’s like it’s stopped .

    • By Kailynn Harris (not verified) on 25 Apr 2019 - 19:03

      Hi, I’m 23 scared out of my mind I’m 11weeks and 2days. I haven’t had morning sickness but I can sleep my behind off lol. This will be my first child my concern comes in because I don’t feel pregnant or look it. I am extremely hot all the time I kinda have a sick feeling that never goes away is that ok. Idk I’m just so nervous both of my jobs are hard on my body. I might just be thinking hard but please someone help put my mind to ease.

    • By Vasty (not verified) on 14 Mar 2019 - 23:05

      Please ,I used to feel something moving in my stomach from one position to another ,pain is getting worse every time and I did pregnancy test but is negative. Please help me out.

    • By Misbah (not verified) on 27 Mar 2019 - 12:53

      It must be gas. .. gas feels like flutters and movement feeling. And gas also cause pain in abdomen.

    • By Blessing (not verified) on 14 Mar 2019 - 08:32

      hi am 11 weeks pregnant I woke up yesterday morning to discovered that i no longer feel the way i use to feel before even when i press my Tommy I feel nothing but no bleeding
      .is everything still OK? because last week everything was OK from the scan i did

    • By Kirsty Gallagher (not verified) on 16 Mar 2019 - 19:57

      Exactly the same thing happened to me, I’ve had 3 miscacarraiges before or at 8 weeks, I’ve never made it this far, I’m a bit neurotic now, because of my history I was allowed an early scan, everything is fine, the midwifes and everyone I have spoken to have said this is perfectly normal at this stage, try not to worry, wishing you all the best xx

    • By Crystal (not verified) on 27 Mar 2019 - 09:06

      Am feeling the same way my dear no sign of blood are any thing

    • By Kalvi (not verified) on 21 Feb 2019 - 07:57

      I used to be thin whn i was in hostel ..wh i came back home ...i started eating properly .n taking too much calorie n carbs without any workout ..due to which my belly fat increases ..and noticed dark line below belly button ..i want to knw wat is it ???

    • By Kate (not verified) on 13 Mar 2019 - 15:40

      This is called a linea - nigra. It's normal & fades soon after birth, when your hormones start to settle.

    • By Nyak (not verified) on 11 Feb 2019 - 11:16

      Pls should I be worried, at 11 wks I'm bleeding slightly. It started with my discharge turning brown, then I started blood.

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 15 Feb 2019 - 13:18

      Hi Nyak,
      If you are having bleeding then it would be important to see your GP or midwife to be reviewed.
      Best wishes
      Tommy's midwife

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