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11 weeks pregnant

In your 11th week of pregnancy, your embryo grows at a rapid pace; developing teeth and reflexes. At this stage you may also be considering antenatal classes.

Week by week stages of pregnancy: week 11

In your 11th week, your embryo is continuing to grow at a rapid pace.  During this time they will be developing the buds which will become teeth. The cartilage which formed the skeleton will start to harden into bone. The embryo will also have developed a sucking reflex. They will measure about 5cm.

It is common for your baby to be referred to as either an embryo or a foetus around 10-11 weeks of pregnancy.  There is no definitive date your embryo becomes a foetus but it is normally between eight to 12 weeks

As you approach the end of your first trimester (you begin your second trimester at 13 weeks) you may still have pregnancy symptoms at 11 weeks such as morning sickness, tiredness and needing to urinate frequently. These are perfectly normal pregnancy niggles and discomforts and will likely continue into week 12 of pregnancy and possibly into your second trimester.

Now you are eleven weeks pregnant, you should be thinking about booking your antenatal classes. NCT offers antenatal courses for parents in your local area, run by our NCT practitioners.  Our courses offer information on pain relief, birthing techniques, pregnancy and early days, with the aim of helping you to be prepared for the birth of your child and to enable you to make informed choices. A unique feature of NCT courses is the emphasis we place on building your own network of support with other local mums and dads. NCT antenatal classes are very popular and can book up quickly, so we recommend contacting your local booking administrator to enquire about classes in your area.

Further help and information

NCT's helpline offers practical and emotional support in all areas of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood: 0300 330 0700. We also offer antenatal courses which are a great way to find out more about birth, labour and life with a new baby.

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