Pregnancy Week 11 ~
baby is at 8 weeks gestation and is about 30 mm (1
1/4 inch) long. Your baby is free floating in amniotic
fluid now. He is kicking and moving about in your
uterus! You are not likely feel a kick until around
the 18th week though. The baby's genitalia now shows
male characteristics if your baby is a boy. The placenta
and umbilical cord are completely formed and functional.
Eating healthy throughout pregnancy is so important.
Skim milk, whole grains, soy products and fruits/veggies
provide much needed vitamins, calcium and protein.
Take Popeye's advice and eat your spinach!
Try to eat small meals and avoid gassy foods. Or you
might want to try this tip -- have a glass of buttermilk
or some yogurt 1/2 hour before your regular meal.
If this doesn't work, ask your doctor for advice on
Unfortunately it is something many women have at one
time or another while pregnant. Drink plenty of fluids
and eat high fiber foods. Avoid laxatives of any kind
unless prescribed by your doctor.