What Happens During Pregnancy Week 11?

During Week 11 of pregnancy, or 9 weeks after conception, the placenta is providing nourishment that enables the fetus to start growing more rapidly. Red blood cells are beginning to form in the liver. The external genitals become visible. The fetus can now sigh, stretch, open its mouth, and move its tongue. It drinks fluid and there is movement in the small intestine. The fetus is about 2 inches long.

Did you know?
The circulatory system in your uterus becomes more efficient at extracting oxygen from your blood during exercise, making sure that your baby is never deprived during your workout. Be sure to work out at a comfortable, not competitive, level of exercise.